Saturday, April 07, 2007
  buncha wild people, i tell ya

DSC_0233, originally uploaded by cpb.

tonight: saturday night.

what we did:
- ate thai takeout.
- played ball with the dogs. chris threw it up on the roof and it fell into the neighbor's yard. we call the neighbor toup (think about it). toup was kind enough to throw the ball back. we laughed picturing him thinking, "i didn't realize they had kids over there..."
- chris went to church.
- i went to the gym, then for a run.

we're very wild.

this picture is inspired by the fact that the dogs have been trying to rip each other's throats out all weekend. in a nice way, of course.

it seriously sounds like we're having dogfights outside. then eventually, the barks and cries reach a very serious point, which is always followed by gretchey humping sebastian. she always wins. it's very impressive, but also very humiliating for sebastian. a boy dog being humped by a girl who doesn't even have anything to hump with.

i'll get pictures. it's pretty ferocious.

now i'm going to watch 'shane' in the bathtub. (it's for class.) (i got a portable dvd player the other day and i loooooove it.)

How many pets do you have?
i have 2 cats and 2 tortoises. chris has 2 dogs and a fish. his sister's dog and rabbit also live at his place. and we also have another cat, but i don't know whose it is, officially. so that adds up to: 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 tortoises, 1 bunny, 1 fish. :)
aw, shane's great.

shane! shaaaaaane! come back!!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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