Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Stacy From Louisville

Well hello! Chances are you've wandered you way over here from my favorite site, Stuff Christians Like. Especially since I did a guest post for Jon Acuff, the site's author, this little blog has taken off. (I highly suggest you check out that post. It's about my observations on Bible College love affairs, which is frightening and crazy rolled into one.)

Many of you have asked me about starting a blog and I have been putting it off. Or, to tell the truth, I've been hiding. It's easy to post comments and talk smack with Jon. Maintaining my own blog that is fresh and original is much harder. Being sarcastic comes naturally to me, but being cool does not.

I'm creative with just enough literacy to make me dangerous. A few days ago, when e-mailing Jon he said the following:

"You are cooler than me, which would be a compliment if I weren't such a dork."

To which I responded:

"No, I am a dork, but a cool dork. Which basically means I have good hair and an annoying personality. My advice to you? Get some hair product, use it, and see if things don't start looking up."

I started commenting on Stuff Christians Like in March (under the guise of "anonymous" no less) and everything just kind of snowballed from there. I kept posting because it released the sarcastic beast inside me. I didn't know what to pick for a user name so since I live in Louisville, KY, Stacy From Louisville was born. I kept leaving comments on that site and Jon contacted me, saying I was famous. He said people loved my stories and he was sure I'd get lots of traffic. So, here I am. And here you are - one way or the other, we found each other. (Reunited and it feels so good...)

Though I post as "Stacy from Louisville" I want you to know that I'm really just Stacy. What I mean is that though I may be ridiculous at times I'm just a normal Believer, wife, and mom. My life has had some pretty rocky pitfalls and I'll share them with you. Then, of course, there are marriage snags, my battle with pride, parenting and the search for God's heart that sometimes leaves me baffled. But all of that is okay. Because there's the other side...

I'm a Bible college grad - I could mock that all day. And will. There's my 4 year run as a sex ed. teacher. Oh yes, I have walked many a school campuses only to hear, screamed from across the lawn, "Hey! Sex Lady!" Then there are my thoughts on church culture, my love for creativity... And life. Plus, I live in Kentucky. Need I say more?

I'm glad you came to visit. Maybe you'll come back. But if you don't I'll still be posting comments on SCL. I'm crazy like that.

I'll always be open to your questions and ideas for blog entries. Help me get the creative ball rolling. Really, it's nice to meet you.

23 comments:

Christy said...

I wasn't sure if this was for real or not when I saw anon's shout out. And then you left a comment but had your title, handle, nick-name, whatever changed - what's up with that? I'm glad to know you are now in the blogosphere. I will check in probably every day because I'm a blog addict. Take care!

Christianne said...

Hey girl,

Glad you finally made it "out." I was surprised by Anon's outing of you, too. How did s/he find out about you before I did?!?!

I'm with Christy . . . I saw your follow-up comment on SCL and had to do a double-take. "stacy from louisville" had transformed into "Stacy Small" with a bio pic. Even I had to do a double-take! :)

Anonymous said...

Do you by chance attend Southeast? Our new pastor came from there...

eastern ky pastor said...

Stacy,
don't be worried - you are crazy internet loved. You just be you and I'm sure we'll all just love you more.

Stacy from Louisville said...

Yes, I do attend Southeast, along with 18,000 of my closest friends. Who is your new pastor?

Howie said...

Stacy,
I agree with eastern KY pastor: write the way you write. We'll love it!

another lisa said...

stacy, so glad you're stretching and using your blog muscle group.
if you have time during olympics weeks, i think you could give us another (complementary) side of scl humor. you and jon are in sync so often, but you have a female voice that isn't afraid to "go there" (oh, no she didn't!).
so rock your blog and pat yourself on the booty (God, booty) for giving us scl addicts even more to get up in the morning, looking fwd to reading/ laughing/ inadvertently snorting or spewing breakfast about.
we love you and your insights. be yourself, and thanks for blessing us.

alejeather said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! I look forward to reading :)

Marni said...

YEA! Stacy got a blog. My dreary Monday just got so much better ;) I'm so adding you to my blog list girl.

dorothy (vicar of vibe) said...

Glad you were outed also.
Resistance was futile.
You are funny just the way you are.

Augustino said...

This is so cool; SCL has a spin-off!
I hope I may add a bit to the outing of Stacy from Louisville.
I was kind of worried about you when you bragged about bringing home a bag of crack from an inner-city mission trip. However, when in your next post you described it as “powerrrrded sugar” I knew you had never been up close and personal with a real rock. Ha; so for me your most memorable post will be the one in which you offered to pray for Walt and his wife. I’m a fan of your heart and your humor! Thanks!

daphne said...

So I was a little mean to you on Jon's blog today but it is just because I wish I were as great as you and that my blog is as popular as yours was even before you created it. Grace & Peace, daphne

Stacy from Louisville said...

Daphne,
I'm just glad you stopped by to say hi. I'm not great, I'm ridiculous. Which is slightly better than insane, but only when properly medicated.

Stacy

teachmom said...

Just be you, and they will come. I am pretty sure that was written in the Bible. If not, well, it still rings true. :)
I will keep coming to read, because I love your comments, but I like your blog too. :)

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't scroll through SCL comments to look for your name. So glad you have a place to call your own, even though you pretty much own Jon. **side hug** I'm going to be loving this banter.

Anonymous said...

Stacy,

Our new pastor is Darren Walter. He was on staff as Head of Admin. at Southeast until last September. His admin and people skills have been an answer to prayer, and he's a great teacher as well. Katdish was a member here until she and her husband left to plant a church.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I had no intention of causing you undue stress, please forgive me! I love your comments at SCL, many of us do (notice your profile views lately?).

Keep it up, you are awesome!

Princess Bride said...

Woo hoo! I am looking forward to reading your blog! Now you just need your own Facebook group like SCL has and you are all set. :)

Stacy from Louisville said...

Oh Anon,
I have nothin' but love for you. I just wish I knew who you were, if for no other reason than to add you to my Christmas gift list...

sigh...

Stacy

bub said...

Yay! Another awesome blog to read. You are really funny, can't wait to read more.

Joanna said...

This is all very exciting! Even more fun to use in the noble art of essay procrastination!

Donna said...

shout out to another "sex lady" -- i used to prepare abstinence material for the local CPC classes in the public school system and made my husband's 89 year old grandfather cringe in embarrassment at Wed. night supper at church -- someone asked how work was going and I replied, "Sex, sex, sex -- that's all i'm talking about these days" -- and yep, I was pregnant at the time....

bean said...

Well, yes, here because of "Stuff Christians Like", but only because of your comment on the Sunday School stuff. I laughed very hard. Thank you.