Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Drunk Pumpkin

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In honor of the upcoming holiday (and the fact that I've had nothing else to post lately) I've decided to add my favorite Halloween picture ever! I love the drunk pumpkin. Absolutely disgusting! Isn't it great!?!?

Friday, October 15, 2004

Man + Iron

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I've decided that this is what I really need...a man that irons! I feel like I'm pretty "domesticated", but I can't iron to save my life. I end up ironing more wrinkles into my clothes than were there in the first place. Plus half the time the iron ends up staining my clothes somehow (thank you Beau Bailey for sharing with me how to resolve this issue - now I just have to figure out how to get the water out of the iron). AND, what I forgot to add to this blog originally, I also burn myself 90% of the time (I have a scar on my finger right now matter of fact).

So, if you are a single male that can iron looking for a single female that can cook, give me a call. We might be able to work out some sort of deal.

Friday, October 08, 2004

It's Getting Hot in Here...

I have the noisiest neighbor in the world! Always pounding on the wall and playing their stereo loudly… (Just kidding!) Actually, I adore my neighbors. For those of you who don’t know, I live right next door to friends from church, Tams and Kat. Anytime you share walls with other people, you expect noise and it doesn’t really bother me (as long as I’m not trying to sleep) and my most recent neighbors are very courteous in this area – until last night.

Let me set the stage for you. You see, Kat and I share a wall, so I can usually hear her stereo, but she always turns it off before I go to bed, so it’s usually not a problem. Last night, I was starting to head to bed about 10:20ish and Kat’s stereo was going. I still needed to read my Bible, so I thought “I’ll do my reading and if it’s still going when I’m ready to go to sleep, I’ll just call and ask her to turn it down.” No big deal really, until I started to read. I hadn’t been paying attention to what she was listening too. Normally I can’t even tell – I just hear the bass. But last night as I start reading and I find myself distracted by the words to the song she was listening to… “It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes…” It really takes away from your personal Bible study when you have a song like that going through your head. So, I decided to go ahead and call.

I guess our friend, Jayna, was over there visiting because she answered Kat’s phone. I was a little thrown at first and wasn’t sure who I was talking to, but our conversation went something like this:

Jayna “Hello.”
Me “Hey, it’s Stacey”
Kat (in the background) “Tell her we’ll turn it down”
Me “I don’t want to be the gripey neighbor, but ‘it’s getting hot in here’”
Jayna “you can hear that”
Me “yes, and it wouldn’t be so bad, but I’m trying to read my Bible”
Jayna (laughing to Kat) “She’s trying to read her Bible and now she wants to ‘take off all her clothes’”

At this point all conversation erupted into laughter and I’m not sure what any of us said.

So, thank you girls, for keeping my evening less than boring!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Not Commonly Known

This took me a while (I mean like weeks) to come up with because I was trying to come up with one for each year I've been on this earth (see item #3). If you know me well, you probably know a lot of these. Definately more about me than you ever wanted to know. Oh, and I can't take credit for this myself - I got the idea from Lindsy.

1. I am terrified of Ferris wheels.

2. I’m actually the middle child in my family. My older sister died shortly after I was born.

3. I’m 30 (which I know isn’t a surprise to those who know me well, but I’ve been amazed lately at the number of people who think I’m younger than that. Guess I should enjoy it while it lasts.)

4. Though I have been overseas several times, I have never crossed the Mexican or Canadian borders.

5. I CANNOT stand the smell of sauerkraut.

6. I was named after my sister’s babysitter, Stacey Niles.

7. I got the scar on my chin by falling into the coffee table while chasing my cousin, Darren (who was pretending to be King Kong), when I was 4.

8. I don’t like angel food cake.

9. I’ve only had 1 speeding ticket.

10. My middle name is Kaye. I received this name because it rhymes with Faye which was my sister and mom’s middle names and my mom got her middle name from my grandmother’s cousin, Clara Faye.

11. My favorite doll when I was little was named Jenny. Actually, I named everything Jenny, but she was “The Jenny Doll” and I still have her.

12. I don’t like melons of any kind (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.)

13. My career aspiration when I was little was to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader when I grew up.

14. When I was little, I used to walk on the knuckles of my toes because I also wanted to be a ballerina.

15. I spent a lot of time in detention growing up because I talked too much (this changed in the 6th grade when we moved and I stopped talking in school).

16. I have some strange candy preferences: 1) I like the regular size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but not the miniatures, 2) I prefer orange Smarties and will save them for last, and 3) I will usually only eat the white conversation hearts (the chalky kind) and leave the rest.

17. I don’t like the color orange (and this has nothing to do with any school, I just don’t like the color).

18. I’m intimidated by most people and I have to really work at it to keep it from controlling my life.

19. My first pet was a poodle named Curly.

20. I had a run-in with someone who broke into our house when I was nine.

21. I don’t like my nose.

22. My first crush was in the first grade on a boy named Newly Hutchinson (which coincidently, I ran into again in a math class my freshman year of college).

23. I constantly had nightmares about vampires until I was in my mid twenties (they strangely quit once I started watching “Buffy”)

24. I like to build things/put things together and would love to learn to do woodworking someday and design furniture.

25. I don’t like Pepsi because of a whole “spewing it out my nose” incident.

26. I almost got kicked out of kindergarten (no joke!)

27. I have this unusual talent for making pig noises that you have to hear (and see) to believe.

28. I snow ski, but have never water skied.

29. My parents used to have to put the couch in front of the door because I would walk in my sleep and had been known to leave the house.

30. I don’t chew gum

Friday, October 01, 2004


a·rach·no·pho·bi·a, n. An abnormal fear of spiders.

I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but it seems that the spiders are out to get me. My surroundings keep getting infested with them and it's making me paranoid! I of course like most people don't like spiders and will kill them if I need to, but I'm starting to develop a fear of them.

If you were around me at all in early July, you heard about my spider "infestation" in my office. For those of you who didn't, I came into the office one Monday morning to and went to answer the phone in my office when I noticed a little tiny black spider on my phone. I reached for a Kleenex to dispose of it when I saw one of the most terrifying sites - my Kleenex box was COVERED with hundreds of tiny black baby spiders. It seems a momma spider decided that my Kleenex box would be a good place to give birth. Since it took place over the weekend, they had since dispersed throughout my entire office. It was awful. They were on my monitor, inside my phone, in my candy dish...EVERYWHERE! Thanks to our exterminator, they were gone in two days and haven't come back since.

But now I have a new problem. Every since we left Pettijohn last weekend, I have started finding medium size albino spiders all over my car. Never more than one at a time, but on a regular enough basis, it's becoming un-nerving. I'll be driving along and they'll come crawling down my windshield or up my window, or come crawling out from underneath the door handle. So far, they have always been outside the car, but it's just a matter of time I'm sure. First of all, I've never seen albino spiders - so it makes me think they're some sort of mutation. But they're really starting to freak me out. Part of me thinks if I would go wash my car, they might go away - or - they might move inside to take cover. I don't want that.