Coming Soon…Office Stace

Coming soon: http://www.officestace.com/

In addition to pretending to be a full time corporate lawyer and being completely obsessed with The Bachelor / Bachelorette, it will soon be time to launch the next phase of my writing ventures.  In the very near future, this blog will seamlessly (with any luck) roll over to my new writing blog, “Office Stace” where all of my Bach posts will continue with room to allow for all of my other writing.

Since as long as I could remember, I have wanted to be a professional writer, but the risk adverse part of me could not figure out how.  Who knew going to law school and becoming a corporate lawyer could be just as risky?  Getting laid off after the Lehman bankruptcy was a terrifying time period of my life – but it also turned out to be one of my most creative.  That’s when this blog really kicked off, I started working on a book and submitted out for some freelance writing work, etc.  Turns out my book might actually have a chance of getting published and a few of my essays will be published in magazines.
Office Stace is a jump into my creative writing professional endeavors.  We’ll talk Bachelor.  We’ll talk relationships.  We’ll talk crazy family members.  We’ll talk Bachelorette.  We’ll talk annoying people on the train on the way to work.  Funny things that happen at before, during and after work.  Strange people encountered at the grocery store, at parties, in shopping malls and wherever else you go.  We’ll analyze friendships.  And of course, continue to be obsessed with all things Bachelor.

Office Stace will also feature my published writing (believe it or not, some of it is not Bachelor related!), links to my Social Media pages (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In and You Tube videos of our Bachelor chats).  It will also provide updates on the progress of my book, which is memoir style and describes the whole story of how I ended up with The Husband.  A quick summary: in a one year time period, I got dumped by my fiance, found out I had a slow growing cancer in my small intestine and ran into The Husband at a fundraiser.  It was an interesting year.

If you like what you’ve read on this blog, please be sure to bookmark “OfficeStace.com” and tell your friends, family, teachers, neighbors, work peeps and anyone else you want about it.  In the next few days, I’ll be working on finalizing the new site and let you know when it’s officially launched.

NOTE: OfficeStace.com is still under construction while I make sure that your awesome, thoughtful and funny comments get transferred over there…I’ll give you a head’s up when we’re about to switch.

Thank you so much for continuing to read my blog.  Your comments and enthusiasm are, without question, the highlight of my day.  Well that, and talking about your comments with The Husband.  I couldn’t be more excited to bring you over to the next chapter of my life.  Please stay tuned!

– Stacey B

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About Stacey B

I am a writer disguised as a full time corporate lawyer for a global financial institution living in New York City. During a typical workday, I’ll disguise my “lawyerness” by having incredibly important discussions about personal relationships, what was on TV last night or exchanging stories about the strange and crazy things that people do each and every day. It’s the peculiar and amusing things, waiting to be discovered and written about, that get me out of bed each morning. Well, it’s those things, an annoying alarm clock and a paycheck. Otherwise, I’d go jogging in Central Park, read great books and take leisurely naps all day to avoid my three-hour daily commute.

Some random facts about me:

  • I have often been known to recall, word for word, multiple scenes of the following movies: Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, The Sound of Music, Father of the Bride, The Little Mermaid, Field of Dreams and Office Space.
  • I was born with an inexplicable gift for dominating in Ms. Pacman and ping pong.  I have no modesty or mercy when it comes to these two activities.
  • My husband is a voiceover actor who gets to hang out in our apartment most days playing video games in between auditions and gigs.  This makes me very jealous, but he swears that the party only begins when I get home from work.  He is trying to turn one of our only closets into a voiceover studio.  He’ll soon be able to literally go to work in his underwear, which makes me even more jealous.
  • I was a regulatory lawyer working in the Lehman Brothers’ Legal Department before and during the bankruptcy.  That was interesting.  I got laid off by Barclays and still cringe when I walk past the old Lehman headquarters building on 7th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.  Being laid off was one of the scariest, most stressful and unsettling times in my life.  It was also the single most creative period of my life – I worked on my Bachelor blog, wrote a book and started to launch what is now hopefully going to be a creative writing career.  That’s right, I said it.  WRITING CAREER.  Here goes nothing.
  • I retired as a New York City marathon runner at age 28 as running 26.2 miles all in one day, two times in one lifetime, is more than enough.
  • This retirement excludes jogging in Central Park multiple times a week in the warmer weather months and the occasional 5 and 10K races which are far more manageable than marathon training.
  • I am a survivor of a carcinoid tumor found in my small intestine. Carcinoid is a rare, slow-growing cancer most often found in males over the age of 60.
  • I have been dumped numerous times, by numerous boyfriends, acquaintances and in one instance, mid-way through a third date.  I’ve also had to cancel a wedding which is no easy feat.
  • I’ve been the dumper in a handful of situations, which still sucks even if it was my decision.
  • I once spent a summer teaching tennis but the last time I picked up a racket, I couldn’t keep the ball within the fence.
  • My grandmother’s first cousin’s granddaughter is the lead singer of the hit ’80s band, The Bangles. She may walk like an Egyptian, but Susanna Hoffs is Jewish and has no idea that I exist.
  • I am left handed, played Varsity softball in college and think that fielding first base is the best job there is in the world.
  • My sister has four boys, including toddler twins and I have no idea how she keeps it together.
  • My parents call me multiple times a day, still think that I am their child and secretly hope I will move back in with them one day.

My I Love The Bachelor / Bachelorette Blog was created in January 2009 for reality TV fans who enjoy the show as much as I do. I am the TV Couch Critic of The Bachelor/Bachelorette for Radio & TV Business Report, a website publication which averages over 100,000 visits per month. I’ve also appeared on ABC’s 20/20 in an on-air TV segment focusing on the phenomenon of The Bachelor franchise. You can see my published writing by going to the Media section of OfficeStace.com. I am currently working on a non-fiction book. Stay tuned!

When I’m not pretending to be a lawyer, doing some sort of writing or commuting, I am certainly not cooking. Though if you have healthy, easy to follow recipes for the cooking challenged, please send them my way! I would love to hear from you about this blog or if you have feedback on something I have written elsewhere. Please reach out and make a new friend. I love meeting new people and hearing your thoughts!  Just consider me your virtual water cooler colleague in the most ideal office space you could create for yourself.  You can email me at staceyb@officestace.com

Please check back on Office Stace regularly and if you like what you read – please share it. You can also find me on Twitter: @OfficeStace or on my Office Stace Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OfficeStace

Love your work,

Stacey B

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