Tuesday, October 13, 2009
  Did I mention I quit my job?

I don't think so, since I haven't updated this since, like, last year. Soo... yeah. I did. Last Monday. And it felt GOOD. I'm still going to work each day, but next Thursday I leave for Fiji and hopefully they will have found a replacement by then so I will be FREE FREE FREE!

I'm stressed right now. And PMSing. NOT A GOOD COMBINATION. Good news is that maybe I'll get my period before we leave so I'm not in the throes of Bad Cramps Day in Fiji. Cross your fingers for me!

I take Piper in to get fixed tomorrow. I'm going to warn them that I have lost one bunny to anesthesia and one bunny to cancer in the past year so PLEASE BE CAREFUL. Again, cross your fingers for me.

I have spent a lot of time in the mall. It has sucked. But! I found a dress. I don't think it looks like.. um... flattering? But it's white-ish and I'm faaat, so what can you expect? I seriously needed to lose like 20 more lbs and this would've not been such an ordeal. But hey, it's me.. It's my wedding for Chrisstake. I'm trying to not stress about that too much. Hopefully I can lose a little more by picture time in December, so we'll see Thing is, I cut out ALL CHEESE and other dairy, which means NO ENCHILADAS and NO ICE CREAM. You'd think I'd be skeletal at this point, but nope! The slothlike amount of activity can't be helping, but I'll aim to fix that when I get back from the Fiji.

OK, yeah, time to watch "Lie To Me" on Hulu and fall asleep. Tomorrow will be a long day.. Won't be home til like 11 pm on account of Piper's surgery, so, yay. I'm going to try to use the time wisely and go to YET ANOTHER MALL which isn't going to be all that fun but it needs to be done.

Oh! Chris got me the 24-70 2.8 lens. Early Christmas gift. :) I am getting it now so it's in time for Fiji. I had to track the fucker down, and I did, and it should be here Thursday. I need to learn how to do cartwheels for times like this.


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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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