Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Now I'm free, free falling."

A few people have asked me lately how to pronounce "beanditch" and what the meaning is behind it, so I thought I'd take the opportunity and blog about it, killing two birds with one stone.

Firstly, it's pronounced like bean-ditch. Not be-and-itch, as a few people thought. (I'm looking at you, Sara and Whitney.)

Secondly, I'm being REALLY lazy right now, and don't feel like typing this story up, but I love you guys so I guess I will.

Picture it. Michigan. 2003... Some friends and I were on our way home from the mall, and decided to take the back roads for a while. 1) We just really liked doing this, and 2) we once caught a glimpse of really hot guy doing push-ups in his front yard, so we kept driving by trying to see him again. As we were driving, I asked what was growing in the field to the right of us, and when they answered "soy beans," I thought "Soy beans are totally edible! I need out! I need to try one!" Nevermind pesticides. I NEEDED to try a soy bean straight from the source! I was so excited that I took off on a dead run for the field. Apparently, some very tall weeds had recently been mowed down in front of the field, so what looked like flat land was actually weeds covering up a giant ditch. The second I reached the stupid thing, I dropped straight down, and of course my friends erupted in laughter.

Now, I'm all for making a fool of myself to garner a few laughs (just ask my family about my Beyonce - Single Ladies impressions) but this was ridiculous. I could have died broken a leg!  As I collected what was left of my pride and climbed my way out of the ditch, I realized that I had two huge grass stains on my favorite pair of pants. Talk about adding insult to injury.

My friends quickly decided that this little incident needed to live on in infamy, and decided to nickname me beanditch. I now use the name for everything on the internet, because I know it's always available. I got so sick of the Stacey8549303746 usernames. Beanditch is just so much easier.

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Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy:

I listen to a lot of songs when I'm happy. A lot of songs make me happy. I was listening to my mp3 player on random last night and came across a song that I had forgotten how happy it makes me. It was one of, if not the, big song off of the album, and I became kind of sick of it, so I would always skip over it when it came on. I'm kind of glad that happened, though, because I was able to have that small euphoric moment last night.

I thought I'd throw this one in for the heck of it. Go ahead and judge me. I don't care. I loved this song as an adolescent (nostalgia = happiness), I love it now, and I truly foresee myself always loving it. You should too.


  1. hum! I thought it was "be and itch" as well. Learn somethind new!

  2. Aww, I like your story. I'm sorry you fell down, but it's also awesome that you have a real nickname. As in, some name that you didn't make up yourself and that people actually call you. And a funny story. I'm jealous!

    PS- Aqua rules. Don't let anyone tell you different!

  3. I thought it was be and itch too, at first. Stacey is just so, so much easier. I love that you just embrace the nickname now, all, "yeah I was in a ditch. And what, son?"

    Luff you

  4. And now it all makes sense. That "killing two birds with one stone" article made me laugh SO hard. Awesome. If you ever want to change from beanditch, but still relate back to the same story, you can be hotpushupguy. That would confuse people even more. =p


  5. @Shelly Every day! ;)

    @Alexandra I loooove Aqua. I firmly believe they were way ahead of their time.

    @Lor Love you too. :)

    @Whitney Best nickname ever! :D

  6. Dude, be-and-itch was what I thought at first too, and then I looked at it one day and a light bulb went off.


    And then I thought you worked at a coffee place and hated your job.

    But I like your story much better :)

  7. Man alive, I'm glad I cleared things up! Haha!

  8. Damn, I know you're gonna kill me for this but I have spent a LOT of time wondering about how your name was pronounced. As you already know that I thought you never responded back to comments coz I did not know you were beanditch in the first place, I just thought Stacey. I am lame like that! But then I thought it must definitely be be-and-itch. From nowhere I also derived it was some way of telling people that you were a B(eand)ITCH. I am so sorry but I actually thought so at one point! Please don't SS me!!

    Now it all makes sense. Mystery has been resolved. Bean Ditch. And when I read it I was like damn I could have just read better! The story is like wow and the picture is $$$$$$... Priceless. I am going to print it out and get it laminated so I can carry it around in my wallet ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    laau euu for revarr

  9. Oh wow, I'm pretty sure that's the best guess I've heard yet!! When I first read through this, I thought you said that for a while that's what you were telling people I was... SS was ready to come out! :p

    Laau eauu for revarr tooooo! ♥♥♥

  10. I love this story! And I also love Aqua. How can anyone hate on Aqua?! They made Barbie Girl!!

  11. I was one of the apparently many people who thought it was be-and-itch. Thanks for clearing that up haha

  12. I also thought it was be and itch... thought it was a take on "bitch." Sorry! My nickname-turned-sn "Lo Rishe" often gets mistaken when I drop the space and capital letters. People on discussion boards think my name is Lori. Hence why when I made it my twitter name I threw in the underscore.
    Glad you're back in the bloggersphere!

  13. @Harley Barbie Girl roped me in and Dr. Jones kept me there. Aqua lover for life! :)

    @Sarah Any time! :)

    @Lauren So that's how you REALLY think of me, huh?? ;)
    Thanks, I'm glad to be back! :)

  14. When I first saw your username (on Twitter), I thought it was supposed to be "be an ditch". I wondered why it was grammatically incorrect and now I know. Of course, I did get the ditch part right, which is better than all of those who thought it was "be and itch".

  15. I know my grammar is bad, but not that bad! :) Congrats on guessing better than anyone else!

  16. Haha nooooo I'm a self-proclaimed bitch, and I know I'm not the only one. Thought you were part of the club! :P
    Oh PS the mustache mugs are amazing for 2 reasons... well just one but it's a two parter:
    My Conan mug was one of my x-mas gifts from the BF and he does this thing where he grows a mustache every November for this:
    He might be getting that mug as a present in the future!