Shannon Stacey

Things I've learned since 7:30 am

1) The tall kid is not 12. He’s only 11. After ten minutes of arguing the point, I was forced to bow to his superior math skills and concede the point. I plead lack of caffeine.

2) Derailments of the Romance Community Express hold my interest longer when one of the parties is freakin’ hilarious. Somebody page MJD and have her throw in on a side.

3) I will never, ever set a book in Greece ever, ever again.

4) One short kid trying to “help” one cat remove claws from Mom’s knitting project will result in much yelling and Mom getting scratched.

5) My new cell has crappy stock ring tones which will set my teeth on edge and make me say bad words when I have to hear them before the first coffee is consumed.

6) The music from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is even more annoying than my crappy stock ring tones.

7) Stephen King is the master. I can’t explain why I have this compulsion to pick up Lisey’s Story and keep reading when I’m not enjoying it very much. It’s so much Rose Madder, and so much NOT Cujo or It or Needful Things, and yet I can’t stop reading. I’m halfway through, and it’s getting better, but…

12 comments to “Things I've learned since 7:30 am”

  1. Shannon
      · December 12th, 2006 at 10:25 am · Link

    You wait, Angie. :neener: It’ll happen.

  2. May
      · December 12th, 2006 at 11:15 am · Link

    The Tall Kid and I will be good friends.

    On Saturday at the airport, my parents were debating which two bottles of wine to buy–it’s one per adult.

    It took me five minutes of arguing to make them remember that I am an adult too. :doh:

  3. Angie
      · December 12th, 2006 at 10:22 am · Link

    Clearly you need to download new ringtones asap.

    And :lmao:, you got his age wrong?

  4. Charlene
      · December 12th, 2006 at 4:00 pm · Link

    What’s the romance community doing now? No, never mind, I have work to do.

    Stephen King is so compelling. Dream Catcher was like that for me, I didn’t get it at first, but I had to keep reading, and then I was really glad I did.

  5. Kat
      · December 12th, 2006 at 7:44 pm · Link

    My 2-year-old loves his latest Happy Meal toy – a gizmo that plays Crazy Frog at the press of a button. “Froggy! Froggy!” he cries, and he hums the first couple of bars. The tune drives me crazy but how can I resist? However, if a phone next to me were to play it, I would have to resort to violence.

  6. Jean
      · December 12th, 2006 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Poor tall kid. I’m sure he could expect that at the movie theater when he’s trying to get at the kids’ price, but not from his mother.

    Regarding ring tones, listen to them many, many times. Think of the various places you will be when the phone rings. Is the tone going to annoy you? Will it embarrass you? Keep looking.

    At least the people who hear “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” when my husband calls usually know we live 800 miles apart. As for the Pink Panther theme that tells me a wrong number is calling (because it’s so rare anybody but hubby calls my cell phone, it’s almost always a wrong number), that just makes people laugh.

    Good luck finding something that works for you.

  7. FerfeLaBat
      · December 13th, 2006 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Ok. I have time. I can’t do jack here at the office until my overly expressive office mate exits the building. What the MJD do that I missed? What?

  8. Shannon
      · December 13th, 2006 at 10:43 pm · Link

    MJD didn’t do anything. Which is the problem. The current shebang is very serious and legalese-heavy. At least when MJD’s involved, we get to piss ourselves laughing. :rofl:

  9. Shannon
      · December 18th, 2006 at 7:52 pm · Link

    She shouldn’t have listened to Wilford Brimley.


    (I guess that’ll be a test for how many Imus fans are hanging around.)

  10. FerfeLaBat
      · December 18th, 2006 at 7:11 pm · Link

    The Battle Royal over at Dear Author then. Yeah. Except … I doubt even MJ could have jolted that one back from the brink. She’s good. Don’t get me wrong. But she would have whiped out some new word (previous new word was “ass-hole-esque”) and brains would have exploded across the blog-o-sphere. :baby:

  11. FerfeLaBat
      · December 18th, 2006 at 7:14 pm · Link

    If she were brave – this thread would have been a perfect fit:

    Hopefully she’s busy writing and fending off PETA reports for doing unnatural things to a turkey.

  12. FerfeLaBat
      · December 19th, 2006 at 1:53 am · Link

    I googled that. I have never listened to or seen Imus so … :popcorn: Queue the turkey.

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