Shannon Stacey

And yet, I'm not feeling creative

Changing toothpaste brands has killed off my muse.

I know. That’s a stretch, even for me. :grin:

I’m writing my butt off today, in between doing other things, but I have a feeling it totally sucks. Why? I haven’t slept through the night in over a week. First, the short kid went and got a really bad ear infection and grinned and bore it. We didn’t know about it until blech started draining down onto his neck. He ruptured something or other to the tune of $300.

But the toothpaste thing is worse (unless you’re the short kid). A friend recommended Aquafresh Extreme Clean, so I figured I’d give it a try. (Which surprises me–I hate change. I wouldn’t use a different toilet paper if they were giving the other stuff away.) Anyway. I LOVE it! Unfortunately, so do my cats. They’re so infatuated with my new breath, they won’t leave me alone. Everytime I start to nod off, and therefore forget to exhale only through my nose, a little orange or black face plasters itself to mine, sniffing away. And the constant nudging–ugh! And my days of going without sleep are long over. So basically today we have:

“You’re really a vampire?”



“Wanna have sex?”

“Again? Sure.”

Boink boink boink.

Luckily, my writing’s in the editing. :razz:

8 comments to “And yet, I'm not feeling creative”

  1. Walt Stone
      · March 16th, 2005 at 4:52 pm · Link

    “Wanna have sex?”

    “Again? Sure.”

    Boink boink boink.

    Didn’t I see that on the last episode of The The OC?

  2. Shannon
      · March 16th, 2005 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Oh, busted!

    I wanna write OC episodes when I grow up! :neener:

  3. Maili
      · March 17th, 2005 at 12:44 am · Link

    I’d love to know why there is a difference in these spellings: Boink [US] and Bonk [UK].

    ‘Boink’ [having been so used to ‘bonk’] always has me visualising a couple shagging on a bouncy bed:

    Boing! boink! boing! boink! boing! boink!

    I’m bored here at home, can you tell? Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox. :D

  4. kate
      · March 17th, 2005 at 7:36 am · Link

    sounds like a book to me. What’s the problem again?:wtf:

  5. Jaci
      · March 17th, 2005 at 8:01 am · Link

    sharp dialogue, Shan. A sure best seller :neener:

  6. Larissa
      · March 17th, 2005 at 8:45 am · Link


  7. Shannon
      · March 17th, 2005 at 9:21 am · Link

    “sharp dialogue, Shan. A sure best seller :neener:”

    Ooooooooh, an author blurb for my cover! I wonder if the :neener: will show up. :lol:

    “Boing! boink! boing! boink! boing! boink!”

    Boing ! boink! squeak! boing! boink! squeak!

    (This has become a very disturbing conversation when you consider that my son is watching Winnie The Pooh right now. I’m having trouble not covering my ears every time Tigger boings.)

  8. Silma
      · March 17th, 2005 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Yeah, those toothpaste can sure scare the Muses. So I’m stick to Mint Colgate. It makes my Muses happy. :smile:

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