Wednesday, January 16, 2008
  yay for technology!
i finally figured out how to get in on the wifi network at school... so i'm writing this from the parking lot, before my next class. :)

i had to access a document, and of course my laptop wouldn't work in the classroom i was working in (the battery is nutso), and of course i can't print anything because they CHARGE for printing and i don't have a card to pay for that yet... so i had to do a drive-by the whole foods to load the page, then came back to school and configured the settings. and now.. voila! i'm in!

this is good and this is bad. one certainly gets more productive things done on the computer when one cannot go look at flickr everytime one hits a stumbling block in one's schoolwork. but, at the same time, i don't feel totally cut off from everything all day when i'm here, which is good.

it's INSANE how dependent i am on the internet, which i don't realize until i'm away from it. i need to call people (look up on switchboard), or figure out where things are (google maps), or access things in yahoo (email, notepad), and i couldn't do any of that.

alright, time for my last class, and then i get to go home! thank gosh.. i slept horribly last night. i'm tired and am barely making it through the day.
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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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