All About the Vinyl Villager

 

Ever notice how hard it is to talk about yourself? I can talk TO myself with disturbing ease…but talking ABOUT myself, not so much.

I grew up in West Virginia. Now, don’t let that image throw you off. I’ve usually got on shoes, I’ve never dated a relative, and I have all my teeth. Growing up, it seemed like a normal place actually. And, for the most part, it is. I’ve got an interesting “blended” family. My mom and dad divorced when I was like two. Mom went on to marry again (and again), gave me a sister, and still gives me a headache. Dad remarried too, and near as I can tell, they both meant it when they said “til death do us part.” My stepmother had a very young son from her previous marriage, and when I was a teenager they added another brother (completing their collection of “his”, “hers”, and “their” sons).

I’ve been pretty blessed in life. I landed my dream job right out of college–so unlike most people I don’t dread coming to work (at least most days) It’s usually fun and rewarding, but I’ll retire in a minute as soon as my Powerball numbers come in.

I like to read, and now that I have this little blog, I like to write, too. Actually, I’ve always enjoyed writing, I just haven’t had any means to do it for the past decade. I enjoy traveling, and try to get a few trips in each year. I’d like to say that I enjoy home improvement, but I’ve found the only thing that I’m good at doing myself is writing a check. That doesn’t stop me from tinkering (a kind way of saying “screw something up and then hire a pro”).

32 responses

31 03 2008
Maxine

You’re MARRIED???????????

31 03 2008
The Vinyl Villager

No! But Id be willing to consider tying the knot if I could register for some new dishes and things.

31 03 2008
Maxine

Oh. The ring threw me.

I must say, I DO love my Noritake china, although I’ve only had occasion to use it once, and then to serve gumbo.

PS – You’re WAY cute, just as this old ho expected.

31 03 2008
The Vinyl Villager

Ohhhh that…no, it was a graduation gift from my sister, rest her soul.
And thank you. Its amazing what a soft focus lens can accomplish.

31 03 2008
trailerparkbarbie

Great picture!

Maxine…take it from me, he’s adorable!!!! And, very, very sweet.

31 03 2008
The Vinyl Villager

awww yer makin me blush.

or is it the wine doing that??

31 03 2008
trailerparkbarbie

Wine? You’ve gone above your raisin’.
No moonshine?

31 03 2008
trailerparkbarbie

Now, go over to my blog and write a bunch of really in-depth compliments about me. I don’t care if you have to make every last one of them up.

31 03 2008
trailerparkbarbie

BTW…this damn dog is driving me crazy. It’s hyper as hell. Can you give a dog an ADHD drug?

1 04 2008
The Vinyl Villager

Awww…he’ll calm down when he’s a little older. Does he live inside?? We need to see pictures.

7 04 2008
Lucky

I had to come check out the guy with Anne Taintor icon. :) I’m diggin’ your blog!

7 04 2008
The Vinyl Villager

Thanks Lucky! I just love Anne! I’ve got a whole set of her magnets on my fridge.

8 04 2008
Murray Trillionaire

I really like the couch you are sitting on in the picture above VV, but I think that it would be more comfortable if it had some throw pillows. Just a suggestion. I bet you can find some at your new TJ Maxx.

2 06 2008
Richbitch

dude, I have to know…
what is the text on the anne tainter pic in your avie? I’ve looked everywhere to find out but it’s driving me mad not knowing!

3 06 2008
The Vinyl Villager

I wish I could be more help, Richbitch, but I dont know either!

Ill do some diggin though, and if I find out, Ill pass it along.

Thanks for stopping by

4 06 2008
Richbitch

Hi again! After much goggling (oh how I waste the hours of my days!!!) I’ve found out that it’s “I love the bitch in you”. So now you know too! :)

4 06 2008
The Vinyl Villager

OHHHH color me stupid! I totally misread your earlier question and thought you wanted to know what that font was…

thanks for coming back!!

5 06 2008
Richbitch

No probs, I’ve enjoyed reading your stuff!
See you on Dlisted! ;)

5 06 2008
The Vinyl Villager

I love dlisted! Thanks for stopping by.

11 06 2008
Newportjoey

I hit the wrong button and ended up on your blog. The WalMart was a scream. I go to CostCo and Sam’s to look at the truely obese pushing one cart and pulling the other for their weekly vittles. I will make your blog a favorite and waste hours living through your insites.

11 06 2008
The Vinyl Villager

why thanks Joey…glad to have you here.

12 06 2008
alntv

Ah screw it. I’m adding you to MY blogroll. I’ll be back often!

Alan

24 06 2008
Red

Well arent you a hot little number?!

24 06 2008
The Vinyl Villager

who? me?

*blushes*

3 07 2008
Big Hair Envy

Thanks for stopping by my site. I can’t believe I have been outed by the Hillbilly Police :)

3 07 2008
The Vinyl Villager

hey Big Hair! Good to see you here. Yeah, gotta enforce the rules, you know.

3 07 2008
Big Hair Envy

I can’t help but tell you that your Nancy Pelosi post brought me to tears………..of laughter!

Since you are from WV, and I am not, I will let you have the last word on the cement pond issue. I’m sure I can come up with other ways to convince you of my “hillbillity”! See OK, Where Was I for the original hillbillity posts.

Great to meet you :)

24 08 2008
tom

I’m ready to retire whenever my Mega Millions Number hits !!

3 12 2008
this buddy of mine

Your story is posted, thanks for the submission. Now go give it some love

http://thisbuddyofmine.com/2008/12/03/what-jerrys-kids-like-to-eat/

10 04 2010
sara

oh

19 01 2009
excellenceinblogging

I, too am from West Virginia. I still live here. :)

I lived in Missouri for awhile (where I met my wife) but it’s way too flat out there.

11 01 2012
joanharvest

I just started blogging again now that I have quit all the damn Facebook games I was playing. I thought I would come for a visit. Also I missed your “Mama” stories. It looks like I have some catching up to do. I am so happy you are still blogging. Is that you in the pumpkin photo? Whenever I imagine you I imagine you as your avatar. Now I have to get my brain to remember the real you. Shouldn’t be too difficult you are a handsome young man.

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