Shannon Stacey

Thursday Thirteen #8
Thirteen things that get old really fast:

1. My children humming the Darth Vader theme when I walk by.

2. Taxes. I remember the glory days when I actually used to whine about personal taxes. Then the husband and partner formed an LLC. And just to make it really fun, let’s make Shan an author!

3. Gizmo (the torti cat) perching on the upstairs half-wall so she can reach out and slap me upside the head every time I walk down the stairs.

4. Reading a book for the 982nd time and still finding typos.

5. Reading an excerpt for a published book so horrifically written the author’s computer was probably out whoring for viruses to save itself from her “work”, knowing it will probably sell better than mine because it’s a menage a however-many.

6. The cold. I’m ready to get the Mustang out of storage and send the Rubicon in for her pre-season check-up.

7. This inability to eat eggs that started during pregnancy with tall kid. You don’t want to know what I would be willing to do to be able to eat an over-hard egg. Or a deviled egg. Or an egg salad sandwich. Dammit.

8. Skimming through the spam flagged by Akismet looking for legitimate comments snagged by mistake. Scrolling past dozens…hundreds…thousands…of those cures a person of wanting to read about, write about, or even have sex ever again.

9. This season of “24”. They’re not even trying for being coherent this season, never mind being good.

10. My makeup. Yes, my makeup seems to get old really fast. I hadn’t seen mine in a while (which is good because it means nobody has died) so I went looking for it. The eyeshadow applicator crumbled when I touched it and my mascara looks like black cottage cheese.

11. Scooping the litter box.

12. Star Wars. I never thought I’d say that. Honestly. But between marathon viewings of the six movies, juvenile memorization of the behind the scenes DVD, and both Lego Star Wars games for PS2, as well as the recent discovery by the boys of a trove of Star Wars tie-in novels at the library, I’m pretty much Star Wars’d out.

13. Words tumbling around in my head, desperate to get out, while I’m doing errands/housekeeping/etc, then totally evaporating when I sit in front of a keyboard.

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19 comments to “Thursday Thirteen #8”

  1. Angie
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 7:46 am · Link

    Today, what’s getting old for me is the sewage smell coming from my basement. I hate old houses with drainage problems :cry:

  2. Emma Wayne Porter
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 7:52 am · Link

    The stair trolls are gettin’ old for me today, too. They’ve nearly killed me twice already this morning. I swear they must practice how to lay their tail across the stairs at the precisely right moment, knowing I’d rather fall down the stairs than step on them.


  3. May
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 8:03 am · Link

    Is number 7 an allergy, or do you mean that you just can’t eat whole cooked eggs?

    Some make-up is best kept in the fridge.

  4. Jaci Burton
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 8:42 am · Link

    It’s good to just play with the makeup every now and then, Shan. Then toss it after 6 months. Wal Mart = cheap makeup stuff.

    Make your husband take you on a date. Good excuse to play with the makeup.


  5. Karen
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 9:23 am · Link

    Can we add HBO to that list? Because all they seem to show these days is Star Wars :whip:

  6. Heather Rae Scott
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 9:31 am · Link

    I’m glad I’m not alone on #13. I don’t have a cat, so I can’t commisserate with the batting. I hate taxes. My kids aren’t addicted to Star Wars. They are however, addicted to Charmed. All three of them. I think my daughter is trying to find her inner witchiness ( and not for good ). My oldest one because the witches are hot and the little one because he likes when they destroy evil by using their witch powers.

    Happy TT.

  7. Joely
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 9:56 am · Link

    Aw, we had a kitty named Gizmo when I was a kid! Brings back lots of memories. He didn’t swat people in the head–he was an attack kitty. Never leave any dangling body part over the side of the couch.

  8. Sydney
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 10:56 am · Link

    :bang: I’d like to know what kind of gobblins live in the pc that slip in there and MUST add typos that weren’t there the first 100 times through.

  9. Annie
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 10:59 am · Link

    What a great list. Though I don’t know that I could ever get sick of Star Wars…. ever.

    And you’ve made me very hungry for egg salad :P

    Happy TT!

  10. Charlene
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 am · Link

    Darth Vader theme? :rofl: I’m with you on #4, except instead of typos it’s continuity issues. ARGH. :rant:

    #5 is hilarious!

  11. Emma S
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 am · Link

    #1 might get old for you, but I think it’s pretty damn funny. :lmao:

  12. Michelle
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 2:23 pm · Link

    This cold (as in head/chest cold) is getting old for me. I’m done now! :nod:

  13. Amelia Elias
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 3:19 pm · Link

    We got rid of the Lego Star Wars games here. How can a 2 player game, where all the money goes into a communal account at the end of every level, cause so many :censor: FIGHTS???

    And #13 strikes me as I’m falling asleep. I get the next scene and think, oh, I’ll remember that in the morning. Not. :doh:

  14. Shannon
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Is number 7 an allergy, or do you mean that you just can’t eat whole cooked eggs?

    I don’t know. I just know that if I eat eggs it feels like my stomach is trying to burn it’s way out of my body for about 2 hours. And there aren’t words to describe my love for eggs.


    How can a 2 player game, where all the money goes into a communal account at the end of every level, cause so many FIGHTS???

    Our only big fights come when there’s a hard part that’s easier for one player to do alone…

    Drop out!

    You drop out!

    No, YOU drop out!

    No, you drop out! NOW!

    Me: :villain:

  15. May
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 3:52 pm · Link

    It’d be an allergy if you can’t eat things with eggs, like most baked goods.

    I’d be very sad too if I couldn’t eat eggs. They are cheap and nutritious and will probably make up the bulk of my university diet.:tomato:

  16. Larissa Ione
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 7:24 pm · Link

    OMG, loved 5! And 3 was funny, because cats are funny. :rofl:

    When I was pregnant, I developed an aversion to garlic…and to this day I can’t eat it!

  17. Ann
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Great list. I just did my first 13, and added my link to your list. Happy Thursday.

  18. Anni
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm · Link

    gawd, now i’ve got the darth vader theme in my head …dumdumdumdumdumddumdumdumdummmmmmmmm

    my TT is up too.

  19. Daisy Dexter Dobbs
      · March 22nd, 2007 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Oh good grief, #13 is so me. I keep telling myself to write the damn stuff down when it pops into my head but I’m convinced I’ll remember the gold-plated kernels of thought on the short walk from the kitchen until I get to the computer downstairs. Hah!

    This was great, Shannon. Thanks for stopping by to visit my first TT!

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