Sunday, June 01, 2008
  Why MySpace is scary
I did a search for my niece tonight, who is about to turn 15. (15? Sniff.) She isn't on MySpace, as far as I can tell. (Phew.)

So then I did a search for my other niece, my sister's husband's daughter. She's on there. 19 years old and pregnant. This much I knew. That goddamn Souljah Boy song blares when her page loads. Jesus H.

On MySpace, it says that she is married. However, they had called off the wedding, that ne I was really conflicted about going to. Is there something she's not telling us? The reason they called it off is pretty hilarious, in a Jerry-Springer sort of way. Ay de mi.

Her username is uhh.. asianluvr something-something. Heh, well, I guess we do have something in common. ;)

Lastly, she announces that the creature inhabiting her womb is a boy. The profile says, and I quote: "My Baby boy Radon, i want him out right now!!"

Forgive me if it is some sort of teen-ager lingo that I am too old to grasp, but that sentence to me looks as if she is referring to her baby boy as Radon. RADON.

Now, coming off an evening hanging out with the OG Byron (he was in South Florida so he came over for dinner and a couple hours of shootin' the shit), during which we discussed the absolutely crazy baby names people come up with, I am thinking: PLEASE DON'T NAME YOUR BABY RADON. Please? I should probably send her a MySpace message to that effect.
How did you not tell me that she's pregnant and that they were talking about getting married??? We need to catch up on that story!

Oh, and I found her MySpace page. Yeah, I think she's planning to name him Radon. Her friends are even referring to him as Radon. Maybe it's pronounced more like Ray-den and not like the gas???
I be namin' my baby Xenon, but I'ma gon spell it Zeenun.

According to Wikipedia, Radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer in the US. That's a big burden for a baby.
sorry, shannon... don't know how i left THAT story out, because wow is a doozy.

also, bethy - i agree. the poor kid will have enough to worry about with two kids for parents. jeeeez.
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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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