Shannon Stacey
#listifylife – Weird talents or skills I have

List of weird talents, written out in text below

Asking people questions five seconds after they take big bites of food (even though I haven’t waited tables in over twenty years).

I brake with my left foot. (I’m not sure it’s a talent or a skill, but my husband assures me it’s weird.)

(I had to ask my husband for help…)

Damaging my RZR over and over without actually having an accident.

(Note to self: don’t ask husband for help again.)

This week’s ‚Ä™#‚Äélistifylife‚Ĩ theme was HARD and made me aware I have no weird talents or skills. How about you?

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A Netflix rec for the weekend

Photo of my movie log, described in text


You might remember I’m trying to¬†make time for movies, and I’m doing okay with it. Considering how seldom I’ve watched movies in the last few years, four in a month (so far) is progress.

As you can see, I’ve borrowed slightly from the¬†Rotten Tomatoes¬†scale. Whether I’m reading or viewing, I’m not super analytical. It’s just a “well, that sucked” (green splat) or a “that was good” (red tomato), but for a movie I¬†really liked and will probably watch again, I added a gold star to my ratings. So far…

Sisters was a green splat. Such a green splat I almost made it a brown splat, if you know what I mean. Miss Congeniality 2 was good. With the exception of a very charming, adorable and funny LeBron James, Trainwreck was a big green splat for me.

But finally, a gold star!

Leap Year is a 2010 romantic comedy starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. (And if you thought he was hot as Finn Polmar on The Good Wife, you do NOT want to miss him in this, in his full scruffy, broody, deep Irish brogue glory. Trust me.)

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

And Matthew Goode is the scruffy, broody, deep-Irish-brogue-glory guy who ends up trying to get her to Dublin in time when her plans go awry. It’s all fish-out-of-water, opposites attract, road trip romantic yumminess.

Definitely a gold star. And, according to my TBW (to be watched) list, it was recommended to me by Vivian Arend and Susanna Kearsley, so I owe them both a drink!

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#1linewed – Forever Again

"Is she my daughter?"

Forever Again

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#listifylife – Words I Always Spell Wrong

List of words I spell wrong, written in text below

SAHNNON – Yes, my name. But only when typing.

RECEIVE – I before E, except after C, and a gazillion other exceptions.

TOUSLED – I spell it touseled, every time.

COLOR, HONOR, etc – Spending my formative spelling years in England gave my words more FLAVOUR.

Find out more about the ListifyLife challenge at¬†Roni’s site.

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Why April is the longest month

Oh, April. It’s a month that starts with one of my least favorite days of the year (April Fool’s Day) and just seems to never end. Winter’s over (more or less) and the sun is warm (more days than not) and I can hear the Harleys going through town. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the nice(ish) weather.

But the only thing I really care to do outside is drive my RZR and I can’t until the middle of May, when the ATV trails open. And we can’t open up the camper until May 1st (or in this year’s case, April 29th). For now it just sits, lonely and sad.

A picture of my sad and lonely camper

I’m ready to put hibernation behind me and get out there and splash through puddles and sit by the campfire, but I can’t yet. April is the¬†longest month ever.

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