Shannon Stacey

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Luddite offspring

My sons have proven to be quite resistant to digital reading. During the school year, I don’t give it a lot of thought. The Tall Kid, especially, needs to be able to transport the book he’s reading back and forth to school in his backpack. Since his backpack weighs about thirty pounds and strains at the seams, I don’t want my Kindle in there.

But I thought maybe I’d hooked the Short Kid. He’s been devouring the Artemis Fowl series … Read More »

Mini, the Droid X and the iPod Touch

Yesterday, I said to somebody that I thought the camera on my new iPod Touch took better pictures than the camera on my Droid X. When I mentioned that to my husband, he didn’t think that could be right. One of the reasons I bought the Droid X, after all, was the 8mp camera. I can’t even find the real spec on the iPod Touch’s camera, but I know it’s not good. (It’s not the same as the 5mp iPhone … Read More »

The Blanket of Doom

Come winter, the single most prized possession in the Stacey household is the Blanket of Doom. Our Blankets of Doom are not typical fleece blankets. My mom works in an upscale decorating/design shop-type place and she got them for us over time because using her discount made them actually affordable. We have several in throw size and one queen-sized brown version I call the Chocolate Blanket of Doom that’s so extreme we don’t actually use it on a bed. When … Read More »

Snow, toys and an intoxicated kitty

So they’re calling it the Blizzard of 2010. While I’m sure that’s true for the places that don’t have fleets of DOT trucks just waiting for the first snowflake to fall, here in central NH we’ve only got 7-8 inches, which is a fairly decent amount and would have merited a snow day were we not on vacation, but nothing to make a news graphic for. It’s still falling, though, which makes the snowmobiler in the house a very … Read More »

Feline peace and quiet…for a while

Gizmo (right) and Jinx (left) spent a quiet hour or so in the chair that’s not SK’s last night, holding hands.

Their peace and quiet made me want to curl up with them and rest for a while. Fortunately I didn’t, because shortly after the picture was taken, Gizmo tried to whisper something in Jinx’s ear and Jinx wanted none of it. Hissing, clawing and two ornaments off the tree ensued.… Read More »

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