Wednesday, October 15, 2008
  They looked so cute all lined up like this.

Tres gatitos, originally uploaded by estacey.

They're all in their new homes now. I hope they're happy.

It was a major bummer to see Orange Kitten go. I have had a few updates from his new mama, though, and she said he is happy and much adored. :)

Hopefully now no more kittens for a while. Back when I was bottle-feeding these guys, I happened to have a hell week at school and it was all just too much. But when I'm done...

And oh, I can't finish next semester. The schedules came out and I just can't... long story, but basically ALL the classes I take from here on out need to be upper division, but I have only taken Intermediate Spanish I, which means I need to take IM2 to get into any upper-division courses still... which at this point would be a waste. So I'll be done in the summer instead.

This is a little bit of a bummer, but also a bit of relief: I already have my scheduled picked out for Spring and I managed to fit 4 classes in that I need on just Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-5 more or less. I'll have 3 days a week at home to read, which I'll need since they're ALL LIT CLASSES.

One of the classes is "The Animal In Literature." :D I do realize this could include Hemingway hunting stories and stuff, but I was just all OMG when I saw the course. Another is Holocause Lit, which should be interesting. Another class doesn't sound so exciting, but it is taught by the best lady ever. And the last is Asian-American Lit. That just kinda fit in my schedule.. plus, I'll probably have some Asian-American babies someday, so.. it'll be good to educate myself. ;)

OK, back to studying for my midterm which is in like 5 hours. Sigh.

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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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