Saturday, May 05, 2007
  whoa mama, tired
so my speech is done!
now it's just a couple of low-key, last-minute things to do for my film class.... and i'm done!!! until wednesday, anyhow... :) but i feel very happy right now.

my speech class has so many cute people, i swear.

and we got done early, just in time for me to go with on the boat to go watch the air & sea show, but i decided against it. i be tired. it's too bad; patty's boyfriend was over, and catherine & her fiance (also a wisconsinite - we had a good laugh over the "uffda" and the "ja" stuff) are here. ah well...

i'm already in my swimsuit; i'm gonna go outside and nap and swim and read and play with the dogs and nap and swim and read. :) sadly, i don't know if i should get my hair wet or not; who wants to be working with freshly-washed hair when trying to look purdy?

i really should be playing with my camera (new lens), but.. no, i just want to nap. :)
Comments: got the new lens already! Photo's!


PS: My wideangle lens part did not come in today. We saw lot of nice places to use it above and below the water. The fellow diving with me today is using a Cannon 20D with a 17 degree Wide angle dome port and 8 strobe lights at Jackson Blue. It helps in lighting up an area. He was a pretty good me unhung out of the line without having to cut it. ( I was in it pretty tight ) We were in this real pristine area with multicolor clay banks and Girthite on the floor. We got it done without spoiling anything so I am happy. Nice cave on my web site now.
nope, tom - not THE lens, just a tide-me-over nikkor-brand lens (18-55). $130 as opposed to $800.. the $800 will have to wait...!

let me know when you get some pics with your wide-angle. what kind of camera do you use underwater?
Same as several of the e-divers. A Oly 5050. One day a SLR but I got to hit the Loto first!
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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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