Shannon Stacey

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Friday miscellaneous

Most of my life now is devoted to resisting the urge to reserve a black Kindle 3. I don’t need one and yet… Not a day goes by my cursor doesn’t hover over that diabolical preorder button for at least a few seconds.

We finally joined the rest of the world and signed up for Netflix. We’d been using Gamefly for video games since I got tired of being screwed by our brick & mortar video store (which … Read More »

Brief, spoiler-free Lost WTF moment

I was just browsing the trivia for LOST on and what did I see?

Forest Whitaker was originally cast in the role of Sawyer, but opted out of the role to direct “First Daughter”.

Let’s imagine that for a moment…

…and give thanks for “First Daughter”.… Read More »

Identity & waiting too long

Last night, the husband and I watched Identity, a 2003 movie I’d never heard of. In flipping through the on-screen guide, I stumbled across it and recorded it on a whim. An hour and a half later, after the kids went to bed, we watched it. What made me hit record on a movie I’d never heard of? John Cusack. That was enough.

It also stars Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, John Hawkes and John C. McGinley. I’m … Read More »

Abby Normal Academics

Last night I had to sign a permission slip for the Tall Kid. Not for a field trip, but for English class. They’ll be studying Frankenstein by, apparently, watching the 1994 film, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which the teacher referred to as “powerful”.

Okay, it does have an impressive cast: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, John Cleese, etc. And I’ve heard it best represents the book.


My husband and I believe, as parents, our … Read More »

Double the NCIS, double the fun?

I’ll start with NCIS: Los Angeles: Not a fan. I have a feeling if we continue watching it, it’ll be because it’s on after NCIS and there’s nothing else to watch.

The good: LL Cool J. I love him and I think he doesn’t get enough credit as an actor. He’s also eleventy billion kinds of hot, which doesn’t hurt.

The not-so-good: Everything else. It’s got that glossy, soap opera sheen I associate with CSI: Miami. Zero chemistry … Read More »

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