Shannon Stacey

Thursday Thirteen #5
Thirteen Things I Like Close By While I Write

1. A large Dunkin Donuts coffee, cream only

2. My hackeysack

3. Ezmerelda

4. The remote to my CD player

5. My electric pencil sharpener because I like my pencils deadly-sharp, but can’t stand mechanical pencils.

6. My copy of Rodale’s The Synonym Finder

7. A notebook in which I scrawl notes like ‘how often would the stage pass through?’ and telephone messages that should technically go in the telephone message book and notes for books I’m not supposed to be working on.

8. Burt’s Bees beeswax lip balm

9. Uni-ball Onyx micro-point pen

10. My mp3 player, which is currently playing a variety of music from Carrie Underwood, AC/DC, Keith Urban, Kiss, Sawyer Brown, Triniti, and more.

11. The business’s cordless phone so I don’t have to break my neck running through the house and tripping over toys/cats/child/winter boots when it rings.

12. My cellphone so I can surf ringtones, take pictures and call people be available for emergency calls.

13. Hershey Kisses with Dorito chasers. (Sweet, then salt—always)

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12 comments to “Thursday Thirteen #5”

  1. May
      · February 8th, 2007 at 8:29 am · Link

    I eat cheese instead of chocolate. I tell myslf it’s healthier. :lmao:

  2. Jaci Burton
      · February 8th, 2007 at 9:48 am · Link

    Rodale’s Synonym Finder sits on my desk too. And my cell phone, you know, just in case Shan will call me so she can practice talking in her Okie NH accent. :lmao:

  3. Melani Blazer
      · February 8th, 2007 at 10:02 am · Link

    I’m jealous, you have an electric pencil sharpener? I’d given up and gone to mechanicals, but it’s not the same…. NOT the same.

    And I hate using pen when I write by hand or make notes, cuz I don’t like scribbled out/crossed out stuff. So I’d have an industrial sized eraser there too. :)

    I got chocolate truffle kisses last night. And caramel ones. And gummi bears. Sugar helps me write, honest.

  4. Joely
      · February 8th, 2007 at 11:02 am · Link

    Oh, man, I love those Dorito chasers! I need a copy of that synonym finder, too. Happy TT!

  5. Elisa
      · February 8th, 2007 at 11:04 am · Link

    I keep lip balm close by, too. And hand lotion in the winter. Happy TT!

  6. Christine d'Abo
      · February 8th, 2007 at 10:59 am · Link

    Funny I have to have the lip balm near by as well. If little things are bothering my I can’t seem to write! Great list and happy TT!

  7. Angie
      · February 8th, 2007 at 11:31 am · Link

    Plain Hershey kisses or the cherry cordial kind?

  8. tvaddictgurl
      · February 8th, 2007 at 1:06 pm · Link

    I keep hearing people talk about that synonym finder. I might have to invest in one.

  9. Maria Duncan
      · February 8th, 2007 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Music is very very important for the creative spirit, and chocolate doesn’t hurt either

  10. Heather Rae Scott
      · February 8th, 2007 at 11:27 pm · Link

    Guess next time it would help to submit comment before looking at the time and panicking because I’m going to be late picking up my grandma so I can take her to her doctor’s appointment. I forgot what I said, but I assure you it was prolific and breath-taking. :lmao:

    Oh, I said I was going to have to try the Bee’s wax because I am a Chapstick whore in the winter time.

  11. Michelle
      · February 9th, 2007 at 1:22 pm · Link

    I have lip balm too. One is a product I make myself (I used to own a skincare salon and make my own body products) called BE Balm for Lips which has peppermint essential oil and coconut in it, and the other is one Jaci sent from BBW and is tropical. I alternate. :nod:

    Instead of Hershey’s kisses I have these things called Slimstyles Crave Relax chewables – not sure they really help but they do taste good. :cheesy:

  12. Shannon
      · February 9th, 2007 at 3:44 pm · Link

    The Synonym Finder is totally worth the price. I’m pretty cheap when it comes to buying books, but I :heart: this one.

    And Michelle, you have any recommendations for eczema? Both my boys have it on their cheeks, and we’ve tried everything from Eucerin to prescription creams. Nothing’s worked so far.

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