Shooting Hot Ones…March Cookie Madness


Yes! I DID hide the Girl Scout cookies, okay?! I will admit it. I bought them for me, and you said you didn’t want that kind anyway. “Eww, why didn’t you get the Samoas???” you said…… Wait…so, if you don’t like the kind I got, then why would you start eating them up so fast? There’s only like 4 rows of 5 cookies! So they’ve been taken care of LOL Stop looking for them. Hahahahaaaaaaaaa!

-Stacey Shu

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Pets Outside of Wedlock…

Okay…

I’ll be the first to admit, we’ve done things out of order… before we were married having 4 “kids” and all….. BUT we wouldn’t have had it any other way. LOL We got to experience the joys of pet-parenthood before we actually made a permanent commitment to each other. So now we reveal… this little known fact about us… this dirty little secret of sorts… to the world!…….we have had hermit crabs for 3 years!!!

Yes, hermit crabs.

We’d pass the 10 gallon tank back and forth every month or so. Well, Thomas did keep them when I (Stacey) lived farther away- but they all stayed alive somehow when they were living with him alone! LOL We started off with 2, then grew to 3 and 4. We have a 30-gal tank now that we are married and live together…So we can accommodate 4… But unfortunately right before the Christmas season, we lost one to natural causes. *Sad time*…Well now, Let me introduce you guys!…

LITTLE ONE:

Little One

NO-NAME:

No-Name

and Speedy: (He’s ALWAYS hidden in the dirt)

Speedy

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R.I.P. TREY: Gone but not forgotten

R.I.P. Trey

-Stacey Shu, Thomas Shu [The2Shus]

The Yellow Jackets Are Coming!!! The Yellow Jackets Are Coming!!!

So here we are yesterday at January 6, 2013 (it’s been winter for a while) and it happens again… I’m in the extra room relaxing (I have strep throat right now) and BAM! a yellow jacket dives off the ceiling out of no where in my direction! I shriek as loud as possible and get Thomas. This is supposed to be over……..

So, our apartment was taken over by bees… well… yellow jackets… this past Fall. *Cue Nikki Minaj’s “Beez In The Trap” song instrumental*

This is something to tell our kids, ha. I mean really, yellow jackets? It was like a horror story every night. Can you imagine??? I mean yellow jackets in the most intimate parts of our home…. at the most intimate times….”Hey babe, is that an earplug in the bed OR A YELLOW JACKET!?!?! AHHH!!!”, sitting on the toilet, *buzzz* “IS THAT A YELLOW JACKET?!!?! AHHH!!” , chillin watching TV- yellow jackets swooping down from the ceiling unannounced!! Ridiculous!

We were lucky to not get stung though. Probably, hundreds got inside our place. We isolated it to the bathroom finally. So we basically barricaded the door, sacrificed a bathroom for months (we have two).  The bee-guy finally came, late as fire, and told us that they were coming in through a tiny crack in the window that maintenance claimed they sealed for us already weeks ago (they really sealed our window shut, not the crack on the side). -_-

I figured they all died for the winter at this point. And the pictures and video we do have is not even the worst of it. So, we cleaned up every one of the bees and for now we have our bathroom back, but we don’t know if they’ll be back next Spring………………the Queen may still live within these walls……………………

Obviously, at least one big worker-one has survived thus far into yesterday. Freak occurrence?

Bees Near the Window Sill

-Stacey Shu

If TheNewShu Were a Shoe, Which Shoe Would She Be? [2 of 2]

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If I, Stacey, was a pair of shoes, I’d have to be a pair of blue, low-top converses. It just feels right because, well, first of all I own a pair, so I can attest that they’re comfortable. They’re a type of tennis shoe that can be used everyday. You can dress them up or dress them down. Wear them with skirts, tuxedos, skinny jeans, flare jeans, shorts, …pretty much anything, depending on the color.

The sole of the shoe is durable, but not too thin, not too thick. The outer canvas is easily penetrable by the outer elements- often the despicable combo of cold air and water. These two attributes of the shoe are the most important parallels to my own life. I feel like an everyday kind of person, ordinary. I’m able to adapt as the situation changes even though I might not fit in sometimes. I’m slow to speak usually, and very quick to listen and get quiet first. I probably over-reflect on what others might’ve said about me and to me which leads to my tendency to let foolishness rain on my parade. So, I have to watch where I walk because some environments can really muck up my inner Shu. There’s definitely a learning process in walking the narrow path in the narrow canvas of the blue converses. And honestly, I’m still trying to get some holes mended on mine.

-Stacey

Shooting Hot Ones! [2 December Quotes]

A couple funny things we’ve said to each other last month to recap lol….

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1) (Stacey comes home with groceries, Thomas playing video games. 10-15 minutes later…)

Thomas: “Yes!!! There’s food!” And begins looking through the cabinets and the fridge.

Stacey: “Hey Thomas, you know you can get groceries too, they don’t just show up at the house…”

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2) (After Stacey explaining clearly to Thomas the wonders of her PMS schedule for the first time)
Thomas: “That’s why I love you. I love it around here! You make things so exciting!”

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-The 2 Shus

If Shu Were a Shoe, Which Shoe Would Shu Be? [1 of 2]

shu's shoeShoes… Something so common nowadays that they might be taken for granted. Shoes come in many shapes, colors and sizes but they all share the same purpose, protect your feet meat. Some shoes are used specifically for style while some are used for comfort, with that being said, I (Thomas) would be a casual dress shoe like the one above. To me that shoe says “Hey I came here for business but I can cut a rug too.”

To further break this down, lets dissect the major portions of the shoe starting with the sole. To me, the sole of the shoe is the most important part because it comes in contact with some of the dirtiest and cleanest foundations you’ll ever see. Where you walk determines how worn-out your soul is going to be. I did some research and found out the sides of a dress shoe are called the quarter. The quarter is very important because it gives a shoe style and class. The tongue is important because if not used properly it can be very bothersome. If you’ve ever walked around with the tongue of your shoe bunched up you know what I mean. It can cause your entire foot to be uncomfortable and begging for relief. Shoes are very significant and can tell a great deal about a person. The next time you look at your shoes examine yourself and figure out what shoe you’d like to be…

-Thomas