The reflections and introspections of Tim Nardoni: Father, Husband, and Lover.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Lord of the Stars

I'm always freaked out when what I thought was fiction turns out to be echoed in truth.

Does this picture look familiar to any of you LOtR fans out there?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Ink

If you're like me, you've been thinking a lot about actor Stephen Baldwin lately. The Usual Suspects. Bio-Dome (co-starring alongside the world's most underappreciated comic actor, Pauly Shore). The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. You know who I mean.

I've also been listening to a lot of podcasts. They're a type of radio show that everyday people make by recording themselves on their computer and uploading the result to a website. I use iPodder software to subscribe to these podcasts, and they're downloaded to my laptop automatically so that I can listen to them in my car.

Ryan Dobson is the son of Focus on the Family founder, Dr. James Dobson. Like his dad, Ryan is a speaker and an author, but with a slightly different target audience. He appeals more to the skater culture. I guess you could say that Ryan is a more "X-Treme" version of James. He is totally rad, bro.

Why am I telling you all of this? Because I want to get a tattoo.

Ryan has an excellent podcast, called Undone. One of his guests was Stephen Baldwin, who was discussing his new skater ministry called RULI. (No, I'm not joshing you.) Ryan interviewed Stephen at Sid's Tattoo Parlor while Stephen was getting some new "ink". A later Undone podcast interviewed the owner of the tattoo parlor, Sid Stankovits. I checked out Sid's website, and it was all over. I'm totally going to get a tat.

So the big question is this: What should the artwork be? A picture of Sandra? Something that will show the world how much I love Jesus? I need your suggestions. Here are some examples from Sid's Tattoo Parlor to inspire you. Also, check out the amazing works of body-art at the Christian Tattoo Association.

(PS - I've received many emails asking for a report about the amusement park protest. My lawyer has advised me not to speak publicly about it until the trial is over.)

Friday, July 08, 2005

The Reunion?

So I woke up today with my pillow all wet. It wasn't from slobbering in my sleep. I have been crying myself to sleep lately.

It all started on the forth of July weekend. My sister came home sporting a new haircut and a new boyfriend. We were totally surprised. Apparently, everyone knew she was coming home except her family. I guess I should have figured something was up when all of her friends were there eating all my hotdogs. Well, not all of her friends were there. I looked everywhere. I started to get a little flustered and before I knew it I was curled up in the fetal position sucking my thumb. That jerk didn't come.

I had really been looking forward to seeing "The Favorite." But he wasn't there. I was so excited to tell him about my new invention that turns the lint in your belly button into a usable fuel source to power lava lamps. No doubt he had some new products to feature as well. I was very VERY disappointed. So I went home and watched Fatal Attraction 12 times and ate cookie dough.

I miss the favorite. I can only wonder if he is thinking of me.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Milkman's Son?















Evidently I resemble my mother's side.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

TORN!

I generally support local governments and the preservation of historical buildings and monuments; however, I generally do not support pornography in any form.

So, that leaves me torn by the recent news story that tells how a local group of Bridge-Playing-Grannies ranging in age from 70 to 90+ hope to raise money to save the decrepit Randolph County Courthouse in Winchester, Indiana by posing nude for a calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the “Calendar Girls” calendar go to the “Save The Courthouse” fund.

My question to my readers: Should I buy the calendar and support the preservation of this historical building or should I not? Tell me what you think and I’ll let you know what I decide to do!

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Independence Day

What better way to express how I feel about this day--this great country in which we live--than to quote the great Lee Greenwood:

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

Chokes me up every time.