Monday, August 13, 2007
my mandarinfish disappeared!
so until i can get a replacement picture, you get my eyes! i was going to use a sloth pic or a picture of a sea turtle or something, but really didn't want to steal an image, so i had to use something i took.

speaking of sea turtles, i get to watch a release on friday night. i'm excited about that! chris and i are going and a chick from work, kimmie, is coming too. i hear it's really neat to see. gotta practice getting some non-flash pictures some night this week to practice.

i had to take gretchey poo poo to the vet today. THAT was fun. but the poor thing was squinting like mr. freaking magoo.

i thought she could be trusted outside of a crate, like i do with sebastian. uh, mistake. she was all over the car. real cute, jumping all over. tipped my purse over, jumping on my lap. yes, it was safe, too! i did have a leash, which i tied to the handle thing above the passenger seat, but.. yeah, as with most things, preventative measures are but a suggestion for gretchey.

we don't know what caused the ocular irritation, but now we get to do drops for 10 days, so that adds to the fun of canine companionship. this is on top of the toothbrushing we're supposed to be doing!

i asked the doc to increase my topamax dosage, just by 25 mg. per day. i had a headache most of last week, and that sucked... i didn't have a headache this weekend, despite not being as careful as i should have been with my hydration and going diving to boot, though, so maybe it is getting better. i forgot my nalgene at home today though (on the boat!) so i'm really dehydrated today. so retarded.

please let hurricane dean not come - it would be here just in time to ruin our rescheduled trip to the caymans!!
how about the pic of you with the grasshopper on your face?
i like the eyes....

very ....

wait, you're straight aren't you.

very, ahem, NICE then. :)
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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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