Wednesday, April 23, 2008
SO TIRED. I went to bed at uhhh.. 3:45 or so. Then I got up for the next half-hour or so every few minutes when I heard funny sounds, acting as screen police. We now have exactly THREE SCREENS in the ENTIRE HOUSE that Elliot has not busted through, and I am trying very hard to keep them in pristine condition. The last time I got up, it was 4:30. Chris woke me up to get ready for school at 7:35. Yeah, I'm tired. And I still have to piece a dyslexia paper together by 4 p.m.!

Anyway, I walked into my Shakespeare class this morning and there was a camera crew, which was unusual. I remembered my teacher mentioning it the other day... I wondered what they were there for (whatever), and then this blonde chick walked in. I recognized her from Perez Hilton - it was Brooke Hogan. Does she have a reality show or something?

I am bummed 'cause I had almost brought my real camera today, but I was bringing so many books today that I couldn't even fit my computer in my bag and was carrying it separate, so adding a camera to the mix didn't seem too smart. Ah well. I probably would've been too chicken to get a decent picture anyhow. Not that I give a shit about Brooke Hogan, but I don't get to take pictures of non puggles much, so even a picture of the class buzz around her would've been interesting.

My Shakespeare class this morning had a camera crew.

Does Brooke Hogan have a reality show or something?

If she has a show, it's kinda neat because our class has been doing reports and performing scenes for the class. Our teacher had this one group that had done really well (I think a couple of them are drama majors) re-perform their scene, I am guessing for the benefit of the camera. They did a really awesome job, and it was really cute.

Oh, there she is again! I'm at a table at the Starbucks and she's walking around the courtyard with, like, a dozen people. Ahh, the weirdness of "celebrity". (She's famous for being Hulk Hogan's daughter, for chrissake!)

Anyway, back to dyslexia. Joy.
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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.

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