Tuesday, November 11, 2008
  OH MY GOD - bless the veterans' day!!!
i haven't had veterans' day off in, uh, like forever or something. who gives that day off?

SCHOOL, that's who!

and tuesday is my super-long day at school too. leave at 7 a.m. and don't get home until at least 7 p.m. so for a holiday to fall on a tuesday is a special gift.

today i had to wake up early to drive the turtle to its new home in hollywood... he gets to live in a pond there. he was super feisty on the drive and as i was doing the hand-off, so i think he's been eating and he'll have a good life in a pond full of fish and other turtles. :)

i took sebastian with me. went through a drive-thru to get breakfast. drive-thrus make sebastian super excited... i have a stash of treats in the truck to give him when i run through to get a coffee or something because otherwise he basically tries to launch himself through the window and into the restaurant. apparently it's something to do with his puppyhood and getting treats at the entrance drive-through gate thing at a local park.

i dunno how many dogs do this, but sebastian often shows his excitement in a really icky way:

He was excited about my breakfast sandwich.

ain't no fakin' that he's excited, right? he's looking camera left at the egg & cheese sandwich on my lap. lord.

i made an agreement with sebastian that i would share my sandwich if he would just PUT IT AWAY. it didn't work. :(

then i came home and...... NAPPED. and then proceeded to accomplish nearly nothing. but i feel nice! this was the best tuesday i've had this semester. and no class til 4 p.m. tomorrow. yaaaaaaaay!
that's a good reason to have all girl dogs :)
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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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