Shannon Stacey


I guess. One thing about being a stay-at-home mom is that the day of the week doesn’t really matter, except that there are more or fewer other people in the house, depending on the day.

My first column is up at Romancing The Blog!

I wish I hadn’t had to cut 200 words out of it. The final product came out a little choppy, and I had a LOT more I wanted to say. *g* (That’s the bitch muse–she won’t talk and won’t talk, then BAM! You can’t shut her up.)

Anyway, since the braincell must be in somebody else’s custody today, I’ll be like Emma, Maili, and Alison, and list what I’m listening to:

What I listen to while I write–

The Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack
The Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack
King Arthur Soundtrack

The repeating loop I’m listening to while bombing around online:

Bring Me To Life by Evanesence (theme song for my SIM)
My Immortal by Evanesence
How You Remind Me by Nickelback
Copacabana by Barry Manilow
Hero by Enrique Iglesias
I Drove All Night by Celine Dion
Tell Me Now (from King Arthur–theme song for my current ms)
Our Last Summer by Abba (shut up)
The Enterprise theme song by Russell Watson
Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by Toby Keith
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
How Do You Like Me Now by Toby Keith
Baby I Lied by Deborah Allen (theme song for Roadtrip)

And usually these songs are accompanied in the background by the Wiggles, Blue’s Clues, the Backyardigans, and other brain-numbing musical acts brought to me courtesy of Nick Jr.

One comment to “TGIF”

  1. Shannon
      · March 4th, 2005 at 12:06 am · Link


    Anonymous said…

    Oops! Was there a word limit?? Did I miss that message?? My spot is due Feb 13th. I just planned on blabbering on…
    Lori Devoti
    10:06 AM
    Shannon said…

    Hi Lori,

    I’m not sure if it was a limit or a suggestion, but there’s an FAQ that the columnists have a link to, and it said between 300-500 words.

    Shirley’s was about 491, Maili’s 502, Katie’s 513, and mine was 514. (Not that I’m paranoid about guidelines or anything. *g*)
    10:24 AM
    Larissa said…

    LOL–your article is WONDERFUL! Damn it, Stacey, the bar was already set high, and you only raised it, especially for us “unwashed, unpubbed masses,” as a friend of mine likes to say.*g* So when I look like a blithering idiot, I’m blaming you! ;)
    10:54 AM
    Anonymous said…

    I am getting so bad about following instructions–I’ve turned into a total scanner. Thanks for the heads-up on the word count thing. It’s a good thing I just wrote another blog piece today because the one I was going to use is 900 words!!! Guess it goes on the personal blog. :)
    Lori Devoti
    12:56 PM
    Steph T. said…

    Your column was wonderful! You’re not allowed to hide under your desk anymore.

    I, on the other hand, will be taking up permanent residence there. And I was LOL that you counted everyone’s columns, but only because you totally saved me from having to do it for myself. *ggg*

    Glad I’m totally going last. Not really sure HOW that’s going to help me, but I’m clinging to it.
    2:32 PM
    Màili said…

    502?! I thought it was exactly 500. Eek! Where did two words come from?

    BTW, your column is sound. Nice one. :)
    3:00 PM
    Shannon said…

    Thanks for the cheers. It was wicked hard to cut, and I had this horrible idea that nobody was going to comment. *g* Like I didn’t have enough neuroses in my life.

    Maybe I caught a couple extra words when I posted it into Word to use the word count, Maili. It wasn’t an exact science, that’s for sure. :)

    And Lori, you could always post the 900 word one, and if they say anything, just say “Shannon said we shouldn’t follow the rules.” *ggg*
    7:05 PM
    AngieW said…

    TGIF?? You mean it’s FRIDAY?? Huh. Who knew?? LOL!

    And look on the bright side, at least you’re not hearing Oobi in the background. Want me to sing it for you?

    “Oobi, oh Oobi…”


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