Shannon Stacey

Archive for January, 2010

Identity & waiting too long

Last night, the husband and I watched Identity, a 2003 movie I’d never heard of. In flipping through the on-screen guide, I stumbled across it and recorded it on a whim. An hour and a half later, after the kids went to bed, we watched it. What made me hit record on a movie I’d never heard of? John Cusack. That was enough.

It also stars Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, John Hawkes and John C. McGinley. I’m … Read More »

A couple of non-techy iPad observations

Unless you live under an internet-free rock, in which case you’re not reading this, you know Apple revealed the iPad yesterday. I’m not going to bother grabbing links and photos of the thing because they’re all over the damn place. But, while listening to live audio in the background while watching pictures being posted from the event, I had several thoughts.

It’s a giant iPod Touch, but with the ability to run big programs (iWork, iPhoto), not just apps. It’s … Read More »

More DG help from the peanut gallery

The Short Kid doesn’t have quite the plot-problemsolving savvy that the Tall Kid does, but he doesn’t like being left out of the action. What can he do? Try to convince me that Devlin Group needs a gun like this. (And maybe a cool camouflage wristband, too?)

He was a little disappointed when I very gently pointed out that a Nerf gun probably wasn’t the most efficient weapon to take into a gunfight, but the Stacey inability to ever be Read More »

Facebook, Reading & Truck Ice Capades

If you’ve friended me on Facebook, you might have seen my message yesterday regarding my new Facebook page. As more of my family has discovered Facebook, I’ve struggled with the intermingling of personal and professional, so the time has come to separate them. If you’re Facebook friends with “author me”, I’d greatly appreciate it if you became a “fan” of my new page. (That feels so pretentious, but it’s Facebook’s terminology so I’m stuck with it.) I’m going to … Read More »

I don't even own starch

If you looked at the Christmas pictures I posted, you might remember that the Tall Kid showed up bright and early to open his gifts fully dressed, right down to the belt and that fastened top button.

And here he is eating his breakfast before school:

One note—thanks to crappy cellphone camera, it looks like he’s wearing a sweater vest, but he’s not. That was last year. This year’s vest is a fabric one, like you’d wear under a suitcoat.… Read More »

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