Shannon Stacey

Archive for November, 2011

Fire envy

Today I’m just hanging around, being jealous of everybody who’s playing with a Kindle Fire. Sadly, while I want one, I don’t need one. Or, more correctly, I can’t justify buying one when I have an iPad.

If you got one, do you love it?

I bought my mom the Kindle Touch 3G and it was delivered yesterday. It’s pretty awesome! (Of course I had to play with it. I can’t show Mom how to use it if I … Read More »


Mini and Taz cuddling

As you can see, Mini’s getting used to having a little brother. There are a lot of wrestling matches, much jockeying for position at the water bowl, and some snuggling together while mom and dad watch TV at night.

A little after that photo was taken last night, their relationship suffered a minor setback, however. We have hardwood floors and Taz managed to grab hold of Mini’s tail and drag her backwards around the living room. There wasn’t a damn … Read More »

Auto-revolving Doors of DOOM

Noise is starting to be made about the RWA National Conference in July. The one in Anaheim. California. (Boston, people! What’s the matter with Boston?) And, thanks to my husband and I having what we thought was a private conversation that wasn’t, the Short Kid is busy planning a week in Anaheim with his dad. The problem with California is that I can’t drive there.

Back on the 4th, my family set off for Manchester airport to pick up … Read More »

Thank you to our veterans

There is a quotation that has been misattributed so often there doesn’t seem to be a clear source for it. Some say Rudyard Kipling. Same say Winston Churchill. Today, as we honor our veterans, I’ll offer it without attribution because it has always resonated so strongly with me.

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

I hold that sentiment in my heart and … Read More »

USMC, price drop and a really creepy puppy

First off, happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Thank you for two hundred thirty-six years of being the first in.

“They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!”—Chesty Puller

“I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!”—Gen. Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army

“Some people

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