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I don't know if you've figured this out but you can click the little "Comments" link under the blog title to leave comments. You don't have to register but leaving your name or some sort of initials would be super. And remember, the comments are public. In fact, I'm going to share a sample that's got me a little stirred up in Paris right now.


# Anonymous May 30, 2007 1:26 PM

I feel very contrite that you are profligating with time. One should assiduously respect time and opportunity given.

# # Anonymous May 30, 2007 5:14 PM

I think I am going to need a dictionary moving forward.

# # Anonymous May 30, 2007 9:45 PM

(On the street of Paris)

Tony: What's your name?
She: Allie. And yours?
Tony: Tony.
She: Nice meeting you, Tony.
Tony: So, this is Paris heh?
She: Are you a tourist?
Tony: Yeah. I am touring for the world for 8 months.
She: Fascinating! Tell me more...
Tony: Alright. Write down your numbers and I will call you from my hotel.

(The End)

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 1:23 PM

Dear Tony,
When I was finally informed of your decision to embark on a reckless adventure overseas, I am forced to demur. Whoever supported you, directly or indirectly, must be desultory. Unassumingly, this so-called trip of yours may be deleterious to your own future. I want to disabuse the notion that such a reckless and conceited way of avoiding the reality of life could somehow be wholesome. If these words appear contrary to your present dictum, I remain diffident throughout; for not doing so I would be remiss.

# # Tony May 31, 2007 1:50 PM

You have to explain where you're coming from Anon. What would you have me do instead of venturing off around the world? And where you two months ago when I was trying to decide whether to do this?

Put down the thesaurus and give me some options.

# Anonymous May 31, 2007 2:02 PM

Anon is hilarious! Although the comments could not be described as diaphanous, it is certaily droll.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 2:46 PM

Agree. Anon had the effrontery to edify Tony in ways of life. It needs not cast a dyspeptic view on your trips. Stay ebullient.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 2:56 PM

This is great! I am learning new words every day.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 3:00 PM

diaphanouseffronterydyspepticebullient-umm i like to look at the pictures

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 4:10 PM

My elegy is about preparation and preparedness; it urges you to be productive and fruitful. No wonder you only graduated from UCI with a Social Studies degree that leads to nowhere. You could have been doctors, lawyers, and school teachers like us. Pity. Do not dither through life like that any longer. Your cloying affection about a fanciful world is making me ill. Have a cogent conviction about life-choices. Not having any structure in your own life is the same as condoning the air of procrastination. I could advocate using food to assuage your loneliness, but it only adulterates its purpose. And the picture looks banal..it’s for your own good, Tony.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 6:59 PM

Dan! Tony's been singled out!!! Dude leave Tony alone. Don't make me come and do Shiatsu on your ass.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 10:05 PM

Poor Tony.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 10:14 PM

Tony: Some say that time is cyclical and that history inevitably repeats. Your will is your own. Don't bow to fate.

# # Anonymous May 31, 2007 11:02 PM

As harsh as it may sounded, Anon has a point. Are you going to boomerang back home and live with your parents when your 8 months of fun is over?

My Response:

Who the hell are you people? Anon's saying I should have studied harder to become a lawyer or doctor. I never wanted to be either of those things.

I ONLY graduated with a Social Studies degree? Bite me. You still haven't given me anything useful to chew on here. All I hear is someone scolding me for wanting to gain a different kind of education and for not conforming to your idea of a fruitful life.

Why would I be "boomeranging" back home after this trip? I didn't live at home before I went on this trip. I lived on my own. I worked. I worked and saved my money. If I was going to boomerang anywhere, it'd be back to work, making money and films. Ultimately, there will be no boomeranging. This is a launching point. My path is straight in front of me, no turning back. It may be a little foggy right now but I'll get to where I need to go.

...oh, and as for talking to people... I'm working on it. Baby steps. We're talking about 25 years of shyness here. You can't just shake that off in a month.

15 Responses to “Comments”

  1. # Anonymous Portagee-Pimp

    All I can say Tony is Annon is a HATER! Enjoy your, "so-called" trip, I what to know what Annon calls a journey accross the world. Stay focused and have fun.  

  2. # Anonymous lynda

    i would have seen that comment link right away but it showed up as white text on my screen, a bit hard to see that. :p i'm so jealous of your world trip!  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Tony: You have a raw and untutored mind. Perhaps, time will train you to be a better man, who reasons with time more responsibly. UCI '01  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Tony's in action!

    (Looking into the busy cafe outside)
    Tony: You have to tell me what is all the locomotion about?
    She: Sorry...? (Looking up from her book)
    Tony: People walking...outside...how come you are not part of it?
    She: (Smiled).
    Tony: You never told me your name.
    She: Christine.
    Tony: Christine. (Repeats her name)
    She: (Smiled again) Who are you?
    Tony: Tony. But don't tell anyone; I am undercovered.
    She: (A huge smile on her face showing all her teeths) Nice to meet you, Tony.
    Tony: You know, you owe me dinner.
    She: Oh really? And why is that?
    Tony: Really. I've kept you entertained. Haven't I?
    She: Yes. You have! (All smiling)
    Tony: It's settled then. Meet me here tomorrow night @ 8pm. Same time. Same place. Paris Cafe.
    She: Alright, Tony. Tomorrow it is.
    Tony: Good! And oh I will need your numbers, too. So write it down for me before I forget.

    (Go Tony!!!)  

  5. # Anonymous Shari

    Hi Tony,
    It's Shari,, a good friend of your brother Charlie. I feel for you with all these ridiculous comments that people are writing to you. I think you shouldn’t give them any more credibility by even responding to them. They are just useless remarks from ignorant people who are jealous because they are too afraid to leave the shell they have created for themselves. I am very impressed with what you are doing because it takes a great deal of courage to embark on such a journey. What you walk away with will be worth so much more than any doctor or lawyer could ever earn. I think what you are doing is more impressive then any degree, because of the level of courage required to do this; especially alone. The only control these superficial people have over you is the power to steal your joy; don’t let them have it. Ignore them and keep posting for those of us that are living vicariously thru you!  

  6. # Anonymous YB

    Hey T! Enjoy the time you have left in Paris. Miss you!  

  7. # Anonymous Anonymous

    This is not a playground. We should keep our grown-up remarks to ourselves.  

  8. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Rocky sez less yappin and more pics  

  9. # Anonymous Gorbo Mentasz

    this is too funny! lolllzzzz i can't belive you peepul are joshing tony so good..  

  10. # Anonymous Anonymous

    ALL OTHER ANONYMII ARE NOT REAL!!! I AM THE ONLY TRUE ANONYMOUS!!!!!!! SO SUCK IT  

  11. # Anonymous Portagee-Pimp

    Didn't Yoda say "Luke you have a raw and untutored mind, train and become a better man and you too, with time, will be more responsible".  

  12. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Tony, I think Shari put it more eloquently than I did. I replied to the Peep show entry. I know you will be upset with my comments, but you know I hate "haters" more. And I've always been one to express myself without putting more thought into it. I'm sure they were just fucking with you. But in case they are serious about all of their BS, I had to leave a hate comment for them.

    And if they are reading which they are. Feel free to send me your comments. Or are you too busy with your client/patient load? What a crock of shit. Go to UCI and become a what??? What happened to go to college and party? I have a feeling that their mommy didn't show them enough love growing up.

    But Tony, you always have room under my Umbrella, ella, ella, ella . . . eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. . . . .

    I hate that song too, now.

    Charley

    UCI '01: what the fuck happened to you at UCI? Someone got rejected from the fraternity . . . . grow some balls and travel the world first before going on to med/law school. I see family practice at Kaiser in their future.  

  13. # Anonymous Grito Belzelvales

    Dude for real what is going on around here.

    i suspect dj wurlpul is behind this.  

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