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May 8, 05:02 PM · from the mouth of Tyler

Hola happy goofy people! Did you know that f you accidentally type in instead of .net that you get sent to some skeevy dating site? “Lookin’ for some sexy, single Goofy Guys?....”

Anyway, it’s been a long time since I’ve checked in at The Goof. It used to be a multiple-times-a-day occurrence for me to log on here. This is the first time I’ve checked in in over a month! (Well, I did briefly see Jimmy and Jake’s postings, but I didn’t have a chance to reply.)

So, I’m writing from my new job. I’m working at Disney Publishing in White Plains, NY. It’s a haul for me; about an hour. But it actually doesn’t seem that bad. Suprizingly, I don’t mind the commute that much. It’s just two hours out of my day that I don’t get to spend with my wife and son. But hey, I’m bringing home the bacon, right?

So the job is good so far. It’s vastly different than the place I came from. In Richmond, I worked at a small but effective marketing agency, where I had a lot of control over the content I was working with, right from the ideation stage up to production. Here at Disney, one of the largest corporations in the world, I’m but a tiny cog in a great big wheel. But I’m enjoying it well enough, and it’s fun to work with the various Disney brands we’re all familiar with, like Cars and Toy Story (both of which have sequels coming out in the next couple of years) and some of the teeny-bopper stuff like Hannah Montana and High School Musical, and other fun stuff. Plus Disney owns Hyperion Books, which is a children’s book publisher that seemingly has nothing to do with Disney (other than being owned by them). So I also get to work on some cool stuff that you wouldn’t necessarily know was Disney.

It’s a temp-to-perm job, so currently I’m contracting under my creative talent agency, Aquent. But if they like me, then they’ll hire me as a full-time employee. And so far, they seem to like me. So that’s good. And actually, I wouldn’t be a full-time employee… The job I’ll have is considered a “Casual” position, which means I work 29 hours a week. I thought that meant that I wouldn’t get benefits, in which case I wouldn’t take the job. But it turns out that it DOES come with benefits. And the pay is pretty good, EVEN considering it’ll only be 29 hours a week. So I look forward to seeing my family more. I’m hoping to get a four-day work week, but we’ll see how they want me to organize the 29 hours. Oh yeah… One of the perks— FREE passes to Disney World and their other theme parks!! Cool huh? Who knows if we’ll use them, but it’s cool anyway.

So we’re pretty well moved in downstairs. It’s been trying at times living with my parents. It has put a slight strain on my marriage, as I expected it would, but it’s not too bad. We’re living by the Show Choir motto: “Cope and Adjust.”

Kieran’s really growing up fast. He’s not walking yet, but it seems like he will be any day now. He can stand up on his own without holding onto anything, and he can “cruise”, or walk around while holding onto furniture. He’s still not speaking (English, anyway) but he’s fluent in Jibber Jabber.

Jordan mauled a squirrel today. Jess was hysterical. I haven’t seen the crime scene, but apparently it did a number on her too, and Jess had to take her to the vet. Oye.

Oh well, I’ve babbled on for long enough. I should get back to work. We Connecticans should get together soon. Beers. Food. Joy.

K, bye!


Comment [7]

  1. Iak responds with:

    Thanks for the update Ty. :-)

    That sounds like a pretty nice gig. At least if Kieran was a little older and could enjoy the rides in Disney World. And only 29 hours a week?!

    I agree that a get together is in order.

    · May 12, 08:22 PM
  2. andy responds with:


    29 hours a week?? That’s pretty sweet. I’m jealous.

    It looks like Lisa and I will be around CT for at least part of Memorial Day weekend. What are you all doing Sunday evening/Monday?

    I owe a post too… short version, wind ensemble is over for the year and it was great. We’re playing the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” march in summer band! Grad school ends for the semester on Thursday, but I’m already starting one of my summer classes. My new car is still fantastic. They’re raising our rent 12% starting in July. Living in sin is still way more fun than marriage (no offense Ty!) especially cuz Lisa makes me amazing food and I love her so. But not as much as I love you guys. =)

    · May 12, 09:29 PM
  3. Ty responds with:

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys.

    I think we’ll be around for Memorial Day weekend. Sunday evening or Monday should be fine for us. Let me know what you guys want to do. I’m glad to have you guys over since I’m sort of a half-way point between Durham and NYC. We can drink beers, cook on the grill, and go in the canoes (yes, we have two of them now!)


    (Sorry to hear they raised your rent Andy!) :(

    · May 15, 06:29 PM
  4. andy responds with:

    oooh, canoes!

    Turns out Lisa and I are gonna be near Redding on Sunday anyhow, so that’s the better time for us if that works. We’re gonna be at a graduation party for one of my Columbia Wind Ensemble folks (president of the group for 2 years, lead clarinet for 3, and her parents are regular donors!) until about 5, so we could come over anytime after that. Might that possibly work???

    · May 16, 06:24 PM
  5. Iak responds with:

    My Sunday plans are a little up in the air but I think I will be available in the evening. I’m checking with Kate to see if she’d like to accompany me or I’ll just ditch her. ;-)

    · May 19, 05:13 PM
  6. Ty responds with:

    Hey Guys-

    Sorry for the delay in response… my GoofyGuys appearances have been intermittent lately. I’ll reinstate a regular schedule of checking it daily.

    Sunday sounds great to me. I have to double check with the wife and everything, but I think it should be perfect.

    So yeah. Let’s plan for Sunday. Yeay!! We’ll straighten out times and such as we get closer to the weekend.

    Love, Ty.

    · May 20, 02:09 PM
  7. Ty responds with:

    Yeay!!! Thanks for coming over the other day guys. It was fun indeed. Good beer, good food, good weather, good friends. What more could we ask for.

    Love Ty.

    · May 27, 01:14 PM
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