Shannon Stacey

Archive for November, 2009

Buying books as gifts…or not

It’s the time of year when people starting talking about books as Christmas gifts, such as this post on RTB. And I remember last year there was a big movement urging people to help save the book industry by buying books as holiday presents.

I don’t really get it. How do you buy people books for Christmas?

(I know at least one of you just thought you go to the bookstore and give them money and they give you a Read More »

Lady Luck smiled today

So my husband went four-wheeling today. The Black Friday ride is an annual tradition (though it was Black Saturday this year due to rain) and is what’s called an LFD ride.

Left. For. Dead.

This is a bunch of idiots pounding through the woods on ATVs at speeds you’d probably be surprised ATVs can reach. Seriously. During one Black Friday LFD ride, a machine broke down and had to be towed. They towed that machine through … Read More »

Not-so-Black Friday

There is one true constant in my life: I hate shopping. I don’t care if it’s food, shoes, clothes or toys—I don’t wanna go. I didn’t even do the bridesmaid dress thing with my sisters. After a brief discussion of color palate, I told them to wear whatever the hell they wanted. (And they both looked absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend the bride stay out of some things because brides are batshit crazy. That’s no secret. Even the ones who … Read More »

What I'm grateful for

The turkey’s in the oven, the house is (relatively) clean, and there’s a lull before the making of side dishes begins, so I thought I’d pop in and give thanks to a few people.

I’m thankful my husband and the Tall Kid stopped what they were in the middle of to join the Short Kid and I in watching Santa at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, even though it’s silly to them. They know it’s incredibly, inexplicably important … Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving

The Short Kid and Gobbles the turkey Webkinz join me in wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! As you can see, we’re watching the Macy’s Parade and in about 2 1/2 hours Santa will appear, officially launching Christmastime!
I’ve got the Christmas tunes on the iPod, ready to keep my company while I toil in the kitchen.

Since I’m not braving the Black Friday crowds tomorrow, once dinner’s over and the dishes are washed, I’m officially on vacation for the … Read More »

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