Thursday, April 19, 2007

Diane!, originally uploaded by eeloy.

so chris loves this dude, bob mould. he was the lead singer of husker du, if that helps. a song of his i like came on last night ("wishing well") and i randomly went to his website to see if he was on tour anywhere near here. of course not - south florida is far from a live music hot spot. the sad thing is that every time i go look up someone i like, they're never coming here, but they're always on their way to madison, wisconsin within the next month. seriously.

anyway, so this dude is going to be in minneapolis on 6/22 and detroit on 7/12. i thought, hmm, if we went to minneapolis, we could sneak over to wisconsin for a weekend visit! then i realized - 6/24 is amanda's birthday. !!!

so the tentative plans are to fly to MSP on the afternoon of 6/22, rent a car, go to this concert (at a gay pride fest! woo!), drive to wisconsin late at night, then spend all day saturday and sunday there, before having to leave late morning to go back to MSP to catch our flight home.

whirlwind, for sure, but i think it will be good. (of course, chris, king of brevity, doesn't see why we don't just leave sunday. "but it's amanda's birthday!" "so celebrate it on saturday." *stern look* "okay, okay, we can leave monday.") i usually want to come back to florida - badly - after 3-4 days (of course, this is usually in the winter) so a 2-day visit may be just perfect, although i know it will feel too short.

i'm a little excited. :)

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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!

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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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