Thursday, December 10, 2009

I only hope the world finds God again before it's too late.

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an exploicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the "Early Show" and Jane Clayson asked her, "How could God let something like this happen?" (regarding Hurricane Katrina)... Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing & protection if we demand He leave us alone?"

In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeliene Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves...

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."

*I had read that today, and I thought I'd pass it on via my blog. I'm not sure who all reads my blog, but for those who do, I hope it got them thinking. I admit this is a topic I am quite passionate about, and sometimes get quite upset about this. I just think that there are so many people out there who are just so ignorant to what they do and what they say, and they try to blame it on religion. Have we seriously forgotten why we have America in the first place? We came to escape the burdens of having religion forced upon us. We came so that we could make our own decision on what to believe, when to believe it, and where we wanted. Our country was founded upon those ideals... And they're slowly being torn apart.

I believe in God. I believe He wants the best for myself, for my family, and for my friends. I believe He loves me. and despite what I consider stupid actions from sometimes stupid people, He loves them too. I hope that this gets you thinking, and I hope you remember God. He gave you everything you have.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just Dance!

So my sister's dance team was supposed to perform at the UTAH FLASH Basketball game last night, but didn't have the opportunity to do so, due to a rumor that Michael Jordan was going to play a little one on one with Bryon Russell. Both former NBA players. The seats were packed! The speakers were too loud, it stunk like junk food that you can only find at sporting events, and there were even games behind the bleachers for kids to play if they got restless. What a night!

Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned. First because my sister & her team didn't get to perform at half time. Rather, they had to run in in-between time outs to do a 15--20 second skit of a dance. Second, we had 10 minutes of "dead-air" after the five minutes of "B. Russ" standing in the middle of the court "waiting" for MJ to show face on the court. Guess what though? MJ didn't show up. Why would he? I mean, yes it would have been exciting for him to show up, but he didn't. and quite honestly I laugh at those who came to the game Just to see him. I mean, don't get me wrong, I was excited to see if he'd show, but I wasn't holding my breath. As for those who were...HA HA HA!!

After getting home, we sat amongst ourselves enjoying a cup of homemade Egg Nog ice cream, and talking about the game. We didn't think it'd get any news publicity. But it did! The Flash owner even posted an explanation of sorts on his blog, and left it open for comments! Props to him for that. I don't think I could ever do that, let alone respond to all those negative comments.

In the end, it was a pretty good night. I got to spend a few hours with my family, and my two most adorable nieces. Had homemade egg nog ice cream, and still got to bed at a decent hour (I love my sleep). And Trent brought me flowers before heading down to orem. :-) Brownie points for him.

Thank you all for a good night! :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009


You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A fox trot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball that's just hanging by a thread

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

When I fall asleepLeave my door open just a crack(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep
To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

When I fall asleepI'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

When I fall asleepI'd like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seems

Heaven Can Wait

here's a song for the nights
i think too much and
here's a song when i imagine us together
here's a song for when we talk too much
and i forget my words

heaven can wait up high in the sky
it's you and i
heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
i'm yours tonight
lay your heart next to mine
i feel so alive
tell me you want me to stay, forever
'cause heaven can wait

here's a song for the one who stole my heart
and ran so far, that cupid couldn't catch her
here's a song for the kid who aims so high
he shot her down

heaven can wait up high in the sky
it's you and i
heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
i'm yours tonight
lay your heart next to mine
i feel so alive
tell me you want me to stay forever
'cause heaven can wait

here's a song for the nights i drink too much
and spill my words

heaven can wait up high in the sky
it's you and i
heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
i'm yours tonight
lay your heart next to mine
i feel so alive
tell me you want me to stay,
forever cause heaven can wait

cause heaven can wait
cause heaven can wait

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What's in a name?

So I'm hoping those who read this regularly will notice the new quote after my blog description/name...If you haven't noticed a change, allow me to tell you about it.

*~*A look inside my goofy mind*~*Enter at your own risk*~* is what my beautiful banner reads every time you hop on this page. and I'm sure you have to admit, it is a goofy place to be. I enjoy it anyway. Well, underneath that, blogspot allows the blogger to enter a brief description of what they've included in their blog. In my case I blieve it used to be an entry on what I was using a blog for. However, as I'd changed it sometime around July in favor of jumping on the band-wagon to "decorate" my blog...I can no longer remember what I'd posted. That was a Sad day on the Stacey Blog. Now though, I've come to the conclusion that I can have some fun with this.

I'm going to post quotes. This moment's quote reads, "Everything will be Okay in the end. If it's not Okay, it's Not the end." I Love that one because it's so true! Everything Will be okay in the end. Doesn't always feel like it. But it will be. And right now in my life, (because that's what blogs are for, random ramblings about our lives for those who enjoy a good update, or laugh) I can use this quote a lot. and it reminds me, sometimes most things in life are so small and trivial, and not even worth the time or emotion. Luckily, I'm also an optimistic (90% of the time ;-) and I can say that most of life, is worth everything you've got. So let's get off technology and enjoy it! (in other words, go outside, it's a lovely day)!

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next time.

Monday, August 31, 2009

So, I was browsing online and looking at a good handful of blogs that I enjoy looking at, and I thought to myself, "It's time to change my blog". So that's what I'm doing. I'm changing my blog.

I started with my background. Worked a bit on font colors. Added a blinking button, and a couple normal buttons (or was that the other way around?). I listed some of the blogs I read (the same ones that inspired me to concoct this little bit for you). And then I proceeded with one more change. Adding a new post.

I've recently moved from my nice 1 bed room apartment to a super fun & way cute basement apartment. I've got a roomie (Alli) and my two cats. We have a bowling "Alli", fireplace, washer & dryer (BIG bonus) a large & quite spacious front/back yard, with a river! Alli & I are planning on building ourselves a fire pit! So plan on some delicious s'mores & hot dogs, melted starbursts if that suits your fancy, and of course campfire songs and or Ghost stories! Because as we All know, you shouldn't have a fire without songs or some good ghost stories. ;-) If you have any other items or ideas for enjoyment around a camp fire, let me know! All ideas are appreciated.

Now, back to our bowling "Alli"...our living room is lined with the faux wood flooring which makes for perfect sliding in flip flops or socks. haha, lucky us! With this amazing discovery, we've decided we're going to host a Swedish Crayfish party with "redneck" bowling. (HAHAHA!!! Did you get that Alli?) Anyway, we're not going to be serving real Crayfish, so you can release that shocked gasp of air pocket you've been holding in. Most likely it will be cupcakes with the swedish fish gummies on top or just to make things fun, a Large Messy Lobster cake so our guests can wear the Lobster bibs we hope to obtain (Now, I know I said it was a Crayfish party, and now I'm confusing you with all this talk about lobster, but the little cretins are so similar that unless you know exactly what a crayfish looks like, you won't know the difference) I know, it's brilliant!

Well, I think that's all the updating I can get done for now. I'm kind of at work. Not the best time to be updating my blog...but honestly, it is the best time to update my blog (Makes me look busy). Haha! Alright my readers, until next time. Enjoy my amazing new page!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stacey Updated her blog! Read all about it!

Okay, So I don't know what to write about. I am usually able to come up with a million things to write about but head is empty.

I changed my background today. Fun Stuff. I uploaded photos to my facebook albums. That was enjoyable because I had a lot of good laughs. You should check them out if you have not already done so.

I am at work right now. It's quiet for once. It's nice. The radio is on of course...but I can scarcely hear it over the clickity-clack of my keyboard as I drone on and on to you about my day. However, as you are reading this, I can only assume that it interests you. So I'll continue.

Work is...well, it's interesting. I've learned a lot. But not much of what I've learned pertains to my job description. For instance, Bob Marley, wrote a song that is absolutely horrible. Something or other about a Buffalo Fighter. Not that great. Or how about all the commercials I now have practically memorized, and can probably repeat at will? That is a priceless experience right there.

My birthday is coming up. Hence the "Happy Birthday to Me" sign on the left column. I enjoy repeating to myself that I'm turning 23. Excitement in the making! I was planning on heading up to Idaho for the weekend, but as it turns out, Megs has a treatment and won't be able to make it. And as I'm tired of being on my own the rest of the week, I decided I didn't want to spend the weekend alone in Idaho. So, I'm just planning on heading down to orem and hanging out. Should be fun.

Well I think that's all the updating I feel like doing at the moment. So, I'll log off, and allow you to move on to the next blog on your blog-reading list. I hope you enjoyed.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

My New Job!

Okay, so i was just reading my mom's blog ( and I realized I'm one of the people who also doesn't update my blog as much as I should. I don't think I have anything to say. But in reality, I kind of do. For instance, I GOT THE JOB!!! :-D YAAAY!!!

I had an interview yesterday for BTC Services. They provide the Heating and Air Conditioning in Commercial buildings. Well, my friend Miriam from my ward informed me that she was going to be leaving the company soon because she was moving to Colorado, and she asked if I had found a job yet. I hadn't so I said "No." She talked to her employer and then told me that if I would email my resume to the company, they would take a look at it. Well, I did this, and a couple days later, I emailed the company again, wondering if they'd had a chance to look at my resume, and if they were interested in interviewing me. They were. We set up a time for Tuesday at 10am. Friday they called and said they were going to be running late, and if I wouldn't mind moving my appointment to Wednesday for the same time. Since I had a lot of free time, I said that would be great. Well, Wed. came around, and I was nervous. I had set my alarm so that I would wake up with plenty of time to get ready, and leave early so that I would be able to find my way without any complications (since I've been known to get lost even in Orem. {night of the first pre-school graduation}). Luckily I got there five minutes early. I double checked my make-up, hair, necklace. You know, the usual girl check stuff. And I walked in. I will be pleased to announce that I walked in with a couple minutes to spare. I thought it would be impressive if I showed up early.

We went through the interview. And it was going okay, until they said, "So, tell us about yourself." I literally froze. I never know what to say to that, and I was so nervous that I think I said, "well....haha, what would you like to know?" I know that's not the best response, and I'm sure I said other things. But jeeze! "What would you like to know?" Honestly, if you think about it, that's a fairly legitimate question to ask. I mean, if they already knew what they wanted to know about you, they wouldn't have called you in for an interview. The interview lasted for about 15-20 minutes. and I was so nervous!! I went home, tried to relax. Then ran to the library, (which is where I'm at now) to the LDS Employment Center, (because I didn't think I impressed BTC as much as I had hoped), and then I ran to walmart for some gold fish. I love those things. I watched three movies last night; Ella Enchanted, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Toy Story. I was too nervous to go to bed.

So this morning, I woke up around nine, and decided I'd go hang out at a Carl's Jr. just a few blocks away, with my favorite radio station X96. I won a mug. I was hoping for concert tickets, but the mug is just as cool. At least it is now. Because as I was making my way to the Library to email my resume to Broadcasting International, a company my Bro-in-law Mark, recommended to me this morning. I got a call. I recognized the number, and I think I squeaked when I answered the phone. It was BTC, asking me if I would like the job! I was surprised, and I said "Really?" Yes, they really want me. I am so excited!! I'm probably ecstatic! Yeah that sounds about right. I start tomorrow at 8am.

I think I'm going to celebrate! Cale Logan told me I should share the news at my volleyball game tonight, and then go out to dinner with whoever is interested. I think I'm going to do that. Well, my time on my computer is nearly up, and I still have to do my exercises.

Thank you for reading this. Ciao!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Read all the way to the bottom: If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:They're written by Andy Rooney , a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words.Enjoy.......

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.....That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I 've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned....That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned....That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you.....It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED! Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. This was sent to me by a friend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One Word


It's not as easy as you might think! Consider yourself tagged upon reading this and post it on your blog if you so desire. It's difficult to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?

Your significant other?

Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Your favorite drink?

Your dream/goal?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in six years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?


Your pet(s)?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?



Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go to over and over?

My favorite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be?

Where I stood.

I realize that everybody is their own person with their own thoughts and feelings. And I realize that everybody is different. Even though sometimes you wish they weren't. It's something that you don't think about consciously. It's something that's just there, and you can't change it. Because if you could and if you did, you would be playing God.

It's hard to accept things you can't change though. I don't mean things like the color of your hair, or what kind of car you own...I mean things like the weather, or how other people see you, or even how other people feel. Even though so badly you want to. It's like being a parent, or a teacher...There's really only so much You can do. Sometimes I hate it. I hate feeling so helpless. It's too unfamiliar and just so frustrating. It's like sitting on the sidelines, watching yourself head straight for a wall at full speed. Not being able to stop it. And then you realize, it wasn't you because you were sitting there the whole time.

Sometimes you think you have life all figured out. You think you know all you need to know, and you're just out taking a walk enjoying things...when all of a sudden a train hits. And you wake up three weeks later, just to be hit by another train. It sucks because there's nothing you can do...suddenly no matter where you walk, you're just on another track with another train heading straight for you. Sometimes you can jump out of the way, but other times you can't...most of the time you can't. And there's nothing you can do.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring Cleaning is Done!!

I decided to clean my apartment today. I did a fantastic job. I moved all the furniture in the living room and my dinning room. I vacuumed under everything, and I used that weird carpet powder. You know the kind you sprinkle all over the place and vacuum up a few minutes later. It made my apartment smell really nice. Well, that including my awesome little wall flower plug ins from Bath and Body, and the febreeze air spray that I have. The funny thing is, my carpet dust is Black Berry smell, my wall flowers are some kind of berry, I want to say it's Raspberry Vanilla or something, and my air spray is some kind of Tropical Breeze or something of that sort. And oddly enough it didn't clash too bad. I think it smells wonderful. But oh! what a job it turned out to be.
I got up this morning at 7:30-ish. And after not doing a whole lot, I decided that I would clean my apartment. I started with my bathroom as maintenance was going to come over and fix the leaky faucet in my tub (He ended up arriving around 10:30-ish, and now my tub is no longer leaky and the caulking job has been re-done). I admit it's very nice not to listen to the water run all the time. Anyway, once I got that done, I headed out to the living room. I picked up all the stupid ads I get in the mail. I swear I get about one thousand a day. It gets annoying you know? I think ads in the mail are as great as Telemarketers. (no offense Kindra), I just think they're annoying and a waste of paper. That and only about one eighth of the ads are actually good for anything.
Once I was done going through my whole apartment cleaning up the ads, I pulled out the vacuum. I moved my couch first as I knew there was definitely going to be some packing peanuts under there. I could see them. So I pulled out the couch. I cleaned underneath, and I pulled out the bed hidden in the couch, (AKA: A hide-away-bed) and I cleaned in there. I moved all the furniture in the living room. Sweeping a layer of carpet dust over everything. and then vacuuming again! I feel like I worked that machine over and over again. I emptied the can at least a dozen times just to make sure it wouldn't get clogged (It didn't by the way).
I then cleaned my dinning area. Under the table, shaking off the table cloth, clearing off the extra books that have piled up over time. I inserted the silly light covers in my kitchen that my cats somehow continuously knock down. I vacuumed my kitchen floor, just because I can. I vacuumed my room. I cleaned up every last piece of paper that was ever on the floor in there. I put away the silly exercise ball that I never use. and then, I cleaned out my closet. My shoes are all lined up. My dirty laundry and any other article of clothing that I assume is also dirty and needs to be washed was put in it's proper pile of one. and then I vacuumed in the closet. Oh, it is nice to have such a clean apartment. I feel like I've just moved in. Kind of nice. I hope I can make this look last. ;-)

This blog post has been brought to you by the letter V, and the number One. (V for Vacuum). Specifically speaking of the vacuum that I received for Christmas from My Mom and Dad. Thank you Mom and Dad.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


While I was at work today, I got a call from a gentleman wanting to know where one of our products was made. The product he was asking about is manufactured in Korea. As it turns out, this gentleman was a WW2 veteran. He informed me that he was a P.O.W. and that because of his experiences from that, he would never forgive them for what he claims they had done to him and the other soldiers they had captured. He then asked if I understood his reasoning for that. I told him I did not fully understand that as I have never been a P.O.W. but that I did understand his feelings on a small degree. He didn't appear to like that answer very much, as he went on to explain that they dramatically tortured him. He said he would never buy any product manufactured in Korea or China. He also said he would never forgive them for that. It got me thinking.

So I went and asked Burt and Marc from the warehouse, If they would ever forgive somebody for torturing them in the same manner as the P.O.W's were in WWII. They responded that it would be difficult if they were able to do it at all. Burt then explained that in the vietnam war, one of the most used methods of torture included taking a long glass rod, inserting it into the bladder of the captured men, and breaking it. This would cause the men to bleed everytime they used the bathroom. And there is nothing you can do for somebody who's been through that, It never goes away. The second most favorite form of torture was to take bamboo sticks, and shove them under the P.O.W's finger nails. I cannot immagine the pain that would cause. I can see how it would be hard to forgive them for doing that....I can understand what it's like wanting to hold a grudge. I have held grudges. I know what it's like not to Want to forgive people. But compared to why I hold grudges, and why this man was holding a grudge, is worlds apart. He was tortured, I was given a splinter in comparison. But what about what WE did to our P.O.W's?

What about what America did to our own citizens? Citizens of Japanese descent were thrown into "Internment Camps". Or what about the Atomic Bombs that we dropped on two Japanese cities AFTER they surrendured? The way I see it, there is something wrong with us. Just as much as other people see problems with other countries, I see problems with ours. And in this we are just like the Germans. The Germans do not teach their students about what happened in WWII, They do not teach them what they did to their citizens. A lot of Americans think that is crazy. Yet we are not taught enough of what We did to our citizens either. Or like Guantanamo Bay, we are taught nothing. Way to go America.