Shannon Stacey

Maybe I should lie

I do write fiction, after all. But…no. I’ll be honest. Jordan started it. Sasha did it. So, I’ll do it, too, because I’m too tired to come up with something of my own. :snore: Do what? Introduce myself and any special interests/talents I have.

Hello, my name is Shannon, and I’m a caffeine-aholic. :coffee:

I guess, unless spending fifty bucks a week at Dunkin Donuts is a special talent, that doesn’t count. But after seeing what Jordan’s done and what Sasha’s done, I feel pretty :censor: lame right now. :roll:

Umm…I can knit. I can balance breakfast plates for a party of six on my arms, or carry six water glasses. I can type up and assemble those nifty packets of forms you sign at the car dealership.

I can tell you almost anything you want to know about Imperial Russia. Especially the fact that editors don’t like it.

I’ve walked through the battlefields of Gettysburg, gazed across that massive field toward the High-Water monument, and wept for men long dead.

Editors don’t like the American Civil War, either.

I lived in England for three years, but that required no special talent. Just a stepfather in the Air Force.

I’ve been near shoulder-deep in a cow’s ya-ya wrestling with her little one. (That’s probably the only time I’ve gotten to aggravate the shit out of somebody who wasn’t even born yet.) (Oh wait, there were all those times I’d set a glass of ice-water on my pregnant tummy just to make the babies go nuts.)

Did I mention I can knit?

Things I’ve never done that I would like to:
Go to a nightclub
Go to a Macy’s
Travel to Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg
Visit Alaska
Go back to England because I didn’t know Anna then, and I’d like to have tea with her. We are so very much alike. (Other than that accent thing, of course)
Even though Florida, during our Disney trip, was like my own personal hell, I’d like to spend two weeks in Key West sans children.

Oh, and I’d like to try a Cosmopolitan, too. (Although Dunkin Donuts has nothing to fear.)

8 comments to “Maybe I should lie”

  1. Anna Lucia
      · April 15th, 2005 at 3:37 am · Link

    Hey! No making me sniffle before the Waking Up Headache’s worn off…. :baby:

    Anytime, anytime. :kiss:

    (Psst. Editors don’t like England, either :grin:)

    I’m going to have to carry this onto my blog, too, I think. But not right now. Right now I’m still praising the laundry gods.

  2. Shannon
      · April 15th, 2005 at 9:20 am · Link

    Someday, Anna. Of course there’s also a chance that at some point we’ll hit the same conference here, but I really want to have tea in your cottage. :nod:

  3. kate
      · April 15th, 2005 at 11:19 am · Link

    I can knit too!

  4. Shannon
      · April 15th, 2005 at 11:21 am · Link

    Hey, if we ever get the chance to trek through Nepal, or explore the Alaskan wilderness, our feet will be toasty warm. :thumb:

  5. Charlene T
      · April 15th, 2005 at 11:26 am · Link

    I can’t knit, although I tried once. Hmm, special talents? Do I have any?

    I can butcher any song known to man on the fly, substituting my own special words. (I once used this talent to set Lord of the Rings to Bohemian Rhapsody; “Sauruman has an orc set aside for me, for me, for meeeeee…”) This mostly leads to pleas from my husband to for godssake go write another book.

  6. Sasha
      · April 16th, 2005 at 5:08 am · Link

    I can’t knit!! :cry:

    You know what? I also can’t enter your friends contest becasue I’ve never been propsed to. I’m still single! :eyebrow:

    And I can happily say I’ve never had my hand/arm up a cow’s :censor:.


    You’ve had a pretty full life yourself!

  7. Jordan
      · April 16th, 2005 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Shannon, I can’t knit, sew, stitch, darn, etc. to save my life. Just ask my dh, who rarely allows me to even hold a needle…something about self-inflicted injuries. :roll: I’ve also never birthed a calf. Kudos, girl. That takes guts and a strong stomach. :thumb:

    I have drank my share of Cosmos. I recommend pacing yourself when you try them. :crazy:

    I’d love to see Alaska and the Florida Keys. Someday… I think it’ll be Japan, Australia, and New Zealand before that happens.

  8. Shannon
      · April 16th, 2005 at 7:17 pm · Link

    I’ll add New Zealand to my list, too. I’m always reminded during The Amazing Race how stunningly gorgeous a country that is. :nod:

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