Monday, July 16, 2007
  quick - weekend / sangria / coma / old / astronauts & monkeys
hmm, the weekend!

so saturday was fun. chris & i went into a mini coma saturday afternoon. he got up and went to mass. i stayed in the coma until he got home and i had to get ready for the party. we packed up the pen!s cake and the sangria and he dropped me off so he could take his out-of-town friend, linda, out for dinner. it's okay; matt hoe tells me i'm more fun without chris around anyway. :p

pics are posted, obviously.

i had too much to drink. too much these days is anything over two, apparently.
thank you, imitrex, for making me just tired yesterday rather than tired and miserable.

did some homework. ate some ice cream. laid about. watched law & order. felt very, very heavy all day. hated getting older.

it's a gorgeous day today. i'm on my way to the gym, after consuming this delicious NOT protein beverage. erh, this delicious protein beverage.............................................................................. NOT. did i get that right?

oh, i never did work out this weekend. i had big plans to swim on saturday, but then i fell into that coma. and sunday, yeah, i couldn't move. and i was doing really well, eatingwise, until the party. after the fifth two-bite brownie or so, i stopped keeping track. :) yesterday was pretty bad, too, so we'll just fast forward to today: health shake this morning with fruit & protein powder, banana, half a papaya (this has got to stop!), and now a protein drink. someday i will plan ahead and have a genuine meal while at work, but until then i will be consuming things meant for astronauts and monkeys.

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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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