Saturday, September 30, 2006

We're going to fight, fight, fight for Iowa!

I am headed to Iowa City today for the Iowa vs Ohio State football game. Sadly, my mom won't be making the trip to the IC, but I will be able to tailgate with my brother and dad. We can only hope that the tailgate will be to the level of greatness as last years when we were punting sausages.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Even more

An even better picture

It's not looking good.

Maybe I am too picky and the YOY is a necessary part of my life.

This is what my quiz results were:

Soulmate Calculator for American Singles

ResultYour Final Probability Coefficient: 6.25594964980544E-07

You have to meet: 1,598,478 male Chicago singles to find your soulmate.

Total population in Chicago: 2,896,016

Estimate male singles in Chicago meeting your marital status and age requirements: 723,671


Find yours:

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Iowa goes 4-0

Josh, Jill, Dad and Mom at the Iowa vs Illinois game in Champaign this past weekend.Mom and dad planned an epic tailgate for us and we all had a great time. Thanks for everything.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tailgating, Iowa Style

Kerry and the "Beer Bong"

Published: September 19, 2006
Politicians face all manner of peril whenever they wade into, er, festive environments.

Rodney White/Des Moines Register
John Kerry was offered a "beer bong" before the Iowa State football game Saturday.

Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, learned this lesson on Saturday at a tailgate party before the Iowa-Iowa State football game. A young woman hoisted a “beer bong” to his face — and the moment was duly documented by a photograph in The Des Moines Register.

“Beer bong” refers to a tubular, funnel-like device deployed to “inhale” large quantities of beer in a few seconds.

But did Mr. Kerry actually inhale?

“Definitely not,” said David Wade, the senator’s spokesman. “Actually, since we were in Iowa, it was probably filled with ethanol.”

taken from the NYTimes

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Year of Yes post on behalf of Jenne's request

Jenne was right.
The Year of Yes had been slowly moving into my normal Stacey mode.
Upon realizing this, I made the decision that it was unaccpetable behavior.
I am again saying Yes.

Monday, September 18, 2006

walking sharks discovered

Walking sharks were discovered in a coral reef off the coast of New Guinea, in what scientists called a treasure trove of new marine species.

My sources say, watch the news for reports of single-tooth saber-tooth dolphins.

Coming soon...

Year of Yes update is on the horizon.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

good times

Megan and I at Howl at the Moon. We may or may not have had a lot of fun.

I love Jenne

I randomly checked Jenne's blog today and saw that she had posted for the first time in over 6 months. It is a good enough post to make up for all that time. I laughed out loud when I read it.

I was actually telling someone the other day that she thought her uterus would fall out if she ran. I am glad that she has been jogging and still has an intact uterus.

If you want a good laugh, check out Jenne's blog.

Shoddy, Stace, Shoddy

I feel like the blog has gone south lately.
I have been pretty busy and not really dedicated much time to it.
Sorry about that.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Now those are some skilled hands

Aaron sent me this article. I would like to point out that the nurse had been out of town at a conference. Props to her for her professional involvement.

Nurse strangles man hired to kill her

By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press WriterSat Sep 16, 7:15 AM ET
When Susan Kuhnhausen returned home from work one day earlier this month, she encountered an intruder wielding a claw hammer. After a struggle, the 51-year-old nurse fended off her attacker by strangling him with her bare hands.
Neighbors praised the woman for her bravery, and investigators said they believed the dead man — Edward Dalton Haffey — was burglarizing Kuhnhausen's home. But after an investigation, police now say the intruder Kuhnhausen strangled was apparently a hit man hired by her estranged husband — Michael James Kuhnhausen Sr. — to kill her.
The 58-year-old husband was taken into custody Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder. He was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
Haffey had worked as a custodian under Kuhnhausen at an adult video store, according an affidavit filed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's office.
Kuhnhausen and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, and she told officers "her husband was distraught about the divorce and wanting to reconcile but that she was insisting on the divorce," the affidavit states.
A background check showed Haffey had served lengthy prison terms for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and convictions for robbery and burglary.
Inside a backpack Haffey left at the scene was a day planner with "Call Mike, Get letter," scribbled on the week of Sept. 4, the affidavit said. Michael Kuhnhausen's cell phone number was jotted on the inside of a folder, it said.
An emergency room nurse who lives in a southeast Portland neighborhood, Susan Kuhnhausen arrived home on the evening of Sept. 6 to find Haffey coming at her with a claw hammer.
She was struck in the head and wrested the weapon away, but the struggle continued and Haffey bit the nurse, according to police. A large woman, she was eventually able to get the slight Haffey into a chokehold and police later found him dead in a hallway. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as strangulation.
Police say she acted in self-defense.
There was no sign of forced entry into the home, but according to the affidavit, Susan Kuhnhausen offered an explanation for the lack of evidence of a break-in: Her estranged husband had the security codes for the home's alarm system, and would have been able to disarm it.
Michael Kuhnhausen denies any involvement, the affidavit states.
Susan Kuhnhausen was out of town attending a nursing conference and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
She left this message on her voicemail: "I'm not able to answer all the calls that I've received in the past few days. I'm being comforted by your concern and your support. I want you to know that our lives are all at risk for random acts, but more likely random acts of love will come your way than random acts of violence."

Friday, September 15, 2006

Are you ready for some football?

Iowa vs Iowa State tomorrow.

You know what I'll be doing.

On Iowa, go Hawks.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I will always love you...or not

Whitney files for a legal separation from Bobby.

Our reaction to the tragic news:

MelissaKaraK: my whole idea of marriage has been shaken to the very core
Stawojo5481: i know
Stawojo5481: he stuck his finger up her butthole to dislodge poop when she was constipated. that is love
MelissaKaraK: i know
MelissaKaraK: i don't ever want anyone to love me that much
Stawojo5481: LOL

Happy Birthday

Happy 24th birthday Megan.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What is going on?!?! I'll tell you.

Well, I can't tell you what is going on with this weather, but somehow August and Sept got lost and Chicago went from July weather straight to October.

Sick and tired of the cold, rainy and gloomy days, I decided that since it just looked overcast out today that I would take a long walk outside instead of heading to the gym. Bad idea. When I was about a mile from home it began to mist, which I was fine with. By the time I was 3 miles from home, it had begun to almost rain. That is when I had enough and turned around to head home. I was freezing cold and wet by the time I made it back to my apartment, but it was nice to get outside.

Big happenings this weekend.

My roommate turns 24 tomorrow and is going out to Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar from fun and festivities on Friday night. This also means the return of her boyfriend to also stay with us in our apartment this weekend.

Saturday is the Iowa vs Iowa State game

Everyone knows who I am cheering for.

Monday, September 11, 2006

My new favorite snack

I love nutella on bananas.

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It is like bananas and peanut butter, but better.


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The tragedy

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Inside Two World Financial Center

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Looking through blown out windows of World Financial Center

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A sculpure in a park near WTC

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Friday, September 08, 2006

It's pretty much a miracle

WARNING: Before this post begins, I need to tell my mom, dad and brother to sit down...Preferably on the floor so that there is less distance between you and the floor when you pass out from what I am about to report.

Today I got called off of work and after going out for lunch and gallivanting around the city for a few hours, I made a big decision.

I decided to clean out my closet.

While removing an alarming number of clothes, I took an even more drastic step.

I cleaned out my shoes bin. My shoes were stored in a 60 gallon rubbermaid and it was overflowing.

I blame my addiction to shoes on the fact that I have large feet. While it is much more common for shoe companies to make size 11 shoes now, it was not the case when I was younger. I have been wearing a size 11 since 7th grade. This led me to buy up most shoes that were made in size 11...And due to the lack of size 11's being made, I became a shoe hoarder. I have gotten much better at not buying all size 11's in sight in the past few years, but like any girl, I still love my shoes(especially flip flops).

Here was the damage I did tonight:

Shoes thrown out: 14 pairs

Shoes being recycled: 22 pairs

Shoes I still own: about 40 pairs(a third to 1/2 of those are flip flops)

I know. I thought it could never be done. But my large rubber made isn't even filled to the top anymore.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


One of my favorite sites is Flickr. It is a photo sharing site where you can also search photos and view others posted pics. I really like the fact that you can view some of the most interesting photos posted in the past 7 days. Some of them are absolutely beautiful. It makes me want to be able to take such creative and amazing picutures.

Here are a couple that I liked from this week:

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Monday, September 04, 2006

School Administrator criticized for posing nearly naked in fundraiser calendar

A small community in Iowa is causing a stink about a calendar the local rotary club has put together to raise money for a new park. The calendar is a spoof off of the movie Calendar Girls. Local leaders in this small town posed nearly naked and were superimposed into scenes for the calendar.

The local superintendent is catching a lot of flack for this stunt. He defends himself saying it was an attempt to raise money for a new park and that he was wearing swim trunks in the photo but you can not see them.

Get the whole story. It also includes a news video showing all the pictures in the calendar.

Crocodile Hunter dies at age 44

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, has died in a marine accident off Australia's northeast coast, local media reported on Monday.

Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Irwin, 44, whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" won international acclaim and popularized the phrase "Crikey," was believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest.
He was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas when the accident occurred, the report said.

Sky Television also reported that Irwin had been stung by a sting ray.
Australian emergency officials could not immediately confirm the reports.
Irwin won a global following for his daredevil antics but also triggered outrage in 2004 by holding his then one-month-old baby while feeding a snapping crocodile at his Australian zoo.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Everybody loves Herman

Ruthann wore camo in support of the troops and Herman the fireman was there watching over all of us, incase rescueing needed to occur.

Please help Stacey's thumb

I had cut my thumb at dinner, so a prayer circle was held for the successful healing. Mel led the prayer as she is ordainded on the internet.Rob's shirt was a great addition to the party.

Oh say can you see

To get the party started and moving the right direction it commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.