Monday, August 20, 2007
  cool pic, right?

, originally uploaded by dawny.

dawn took it in south dakota. apparently it's a cornfield. it's fields like this that's keeping american in all its high fructose corn syrup. me gusta.

dawny turns 30 this week. 30! jesus.
this means *i* turn 30 soon, too. double jesus. a far more troubling fact...

whoa mama was i tired tonight. i stayed up 'til 1:30 last night, leaving me with six hours of sleep which is SO not enough anymore.. i *am* approaching 30, after all. by the end of the day, i looked and felt like hell. i came home, fell into bed with the phone while chatting with chris, then just went into a coma and slept right up until chris said dinner was ready at 8:30. a three-hour nap. ahh, that rocked.

class starts tomorrow night. i actually have an in-person class this semester! i actually am set to take two. one is a digital photography class, more for fun than anything else because i am more than set on electives (hi, i have like 65 credits now). now i am thinking that it really won't help me so just wrote to some dude (chick?) on craigslist that offers photography tutoring. that may be a better use of my time. i really feel like i still have loads to learn, so i was really really gunning for this photography class, but once i tracked a few syllibi down online, i realize it's far too basic for me. heck, i'd probably be the only one in class with an SLR! and it's all the advanced SLR stuff that i'm confused about! i found a pro guy i had heard about before online that offers classes.. one-on-one private deals.. they are quite a bit more expensive and his wildlife pics kinda suck, anyway, so i am hoping the craigslist thing works out better. i asked for pictures and a resume. we'll see!

okay, i have some law & order dvds to fall asleep to now. i don't want a repeat of last night. :)

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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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