Our Graduate

I'm very late in posting these photos, but here's my son, Aaron at his graduation. He looked really sharp and he had a great time.

I've got a much longer post about it all, but for the moment, here's some shots of Aaron and one of me with Tonya.

Behind the curtain.
With his classmates.
Proud parents


Welcome To Planet Earth

Paris Hilton dressed to the nines and went to the MTV Movie Awards, smiling and laughing, even after host Sarah Silverman ripped her a new one. She strutted her stuff on the red carpet and when it was all said and done, she arrived to serve her time in her black, strapless evening gown.

Later that morning, Paris went home. I'm sure you've all read about it. A law enforcement official who is said to be friendly to celebrities in plight, sprung her. According to IMDB.com: "Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca insists the decision was made on medical grounds, but critics believe she was granted preferential treatment."

It was argued by the sheriff and Paris' attorneys that she could easily complete the 26-day sentence in the comfort of her own home. Here's a bit from a story on People Magazine's website: "She was not released, she was reassigned," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson Steve Whitmore said at a press conference Thursday. In a statement released to TMZ.com by Hilton's lawyer, the heiress said Thursday: "I want to thank the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and staff of the Century Regional Detention Center for treating me fairly and professionally.

She waltzed out of the MTV Movie Awards and into custody knowing she wouldn't serve a day in jail. But that dream was quickly dashed as Judge Michael T. Sauer ordered her back to court and promptly had her thrown right back in jail.

Back when she thought she was going to skate by at home, with her expensive toys, her cell phone and all her creature comforts, she said, "I am going to serve the remaining 40 days of my sentence (at home). I have learned a great deal from this ordeal and hope that others have learned from my mistakes."

I bet she has.

Listen, if any one of us violated our parole for a drunk driving arrest, the law would be on our ass and they'd have us up the fucking flag pole before we knew it. Not one of us would be allowed to serve our sentence at home unless we could prove we had some serious medical condition that would prevent us from doing 30 days in the county lock up.

I take some delight that this broad has to do time. And if you ask me, more of these wealthy, care-free socialites should be ordered to do the same. I doubt the heirs to large fortunes, such as Hilton, will ever know the real world. They don't live on the same planet as we do.

Paris, don't do the crime, if you can't pay off all the right people. Have fun in the can.



Well, let's see here. A few things have happened since my last post.

Aaron, our oldest, graduated from high school. He attended graduation last Saturday. We thought it would be cool, even though he probably has no idea what the event means. I'm sure he got something out of it. He was excited and looked great in his cap and gown. Pictures to come.

I've started a new film, but you can read about that on the other blog, if you wish.

I feel good about most everything else. Except my job. I can't tell if I'm going through a blue period with work or if I'm losing my zest for it. I told Tonya about it the other day. I think maybe I'm getting impatient about the film stuff.

I have to have surgery next week. Ugh. Minor procedure; nothing complicated. The only thing I can say about that is that it will keep me home for about a week. Tonya suggested I use the time to catch up on all my writing. I think that's a good plan. I'm looking forward to the time off, but I know I won't be singing the same tune when the time comes. Pain meds, do your stuff.

My in-laws were suppose to come down this week, but my father-in-law had to see the doctor and he advised him not to travel. My wife was really looking forward to seeing her folks. I get to see mine pretty frequently. She hasn't seen her family since we moved down here. Not her Mom & Dad. She's visited her sister in Kansas, but that's not quite the same.

As for family, I've started to grow homesick again and it's been about four years since my last visit to Mexico. I think I'm due. It would be great to take Tonya and the boys to meet my family in SLP. I just don't think we could afford it right now.

My brother moves to town next week, during my incapacitation. I'm sure he won't be thrilled to hear I won't be able to help him lug his furniture into his new pad. But then I'm sure he'll have his motley crew around to help him.

I can't think of anything else that needs updating, but I'm sure I've missed something. For now, I'm off.


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