Author Archives: Tony

Guess What We Got

Friday evening we stopped into Wal-Mart to pick up a few things. (Yes, we’re old married folks. I’m sure you were partying on Friday night.) I went by the electronics department just like I’ve done at least 100 times in the last few months.

Only this time, something was different. That empty space above the price sticker for the Nintendo Wii wasn’t empty. There was a big white box there, with the word Wii on it. I stood guard while Paige went to find an employee. As he approached I said “Is that a Wii?” “Yes,” he replied.

Things get a little fuzzy at this point. I remember pointing to the box, then pointing to our shopping cart… My spirit left my body for a while, but luckily returned in time for me to swipe my debit card… Now I’m the proud owner of a shiny new Wii.

So if you happen to drive by our house and notice us jumping around the living room like crazy people, we’re probably just playing with the Wii. Come on in and join us. All we have right now is , but I’m sure that will change soon. looks great, as does Mario Party 8.

Happy Thanksgiving

Time is still flying by. Hopefully things will slow down one of these days.

Here’s a picture of me and Matthew just about to doze off after filling up on turkey and dressing at Grandmother’s house:

Me and Matthew

It’s hard to believe that he will be two years old this time next month.

Happy Halloween

Here’s Dr. Matthew from Halloween night:

Dr. Matthew

I think he has enough candy to last until next Halloween. I’m sure I can help him eat some of it…

Age Jim Morrison Enters Another Door

So far this month, 48 people have come to this site after searching for “Age Jim Morrison Enters Another Door” on Ask.com.

It’s funny, I’ve seen all of the new commercials on TV for Ask.com and I actually thought about trying it. Maybe it really is better than Google? After seeing these results, I’m not so sure.

This site is actually the number three result for that phrase. I guess I should be honored, but I’m not exactly sure why. There’s only one reference to Jim Morrison on this site – my post about the 10th Anniversay of Kurt Cobain’s death.

So if you’re here looking for Jim Morrison, I’m afraid I can’t help you. The last time I saw him he was walking in the desert with Wayne…

MySpace

I will be talking about MySpace this evening at 6:00pm in the high school auditorium. I’ll cover how to make your profile private, why that doesn’t really help, and things you shouldn’t talk about on MySpace.

Unfortunately, I won’t be showing profile pages of high school students this time. I’m a little afraid of irate parents. Some of the stuff I found might not go over too well.

The presentation I gave for the teachers a few weeks ago was a lot of fun. I actually called a student on her cell phone during the first presentation and told her she might want to delete that comment.

Believe it or not, the comment is still there. I thought for sure that a strange man calling her at 8:30am would be enough to motivate her to remove the comment. I guess I was wrong.

I’m not sure what the big shocker is going to be this evening, hopefully I’ll think of something between now and then.

Matthew

Here’s a new picture of Matthew. If you’ve only been looking at pictures on the website, you probably won’t even recognize him.

Matt on the couch

He’s 20 months old now. I’m going to try to post at least one new picture a month here from now on.

Treasure Hunters

Former Paris High School student Charles Taylor has made it all the way to the finals on the NBC reality show Treasure Hunters. Charles graduated in 2002.

We’re having a watch party this evening at the high school. There will be refreshments in the cafeteria starting at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm on the big screen in the auditorium.

Come by and watch if you’re in the area.