In the beginning, there was darkness....
A while later, in November of 1994 I discovered the Internet. Via that first shell account, I found Alt.Callahans, and then in December of 1994 I discovered a certain channel. Heck, it was still on EFnet back then. I had a lot of fun with these people, and all that sappy stuff I could go into but isn't really the point. You see, the real problem in my life was that I was single. I had a premonition that this certain channel might change my life, but after about 18 months I'd given up on that idea. Meanwhile, December of 1996, Kai'leen discovered the Internet. Via _her_ first shell account, a friend (Gazer) showed her alt.callahans and then she found the same channel, in February of 97, by now on undernet. She was a poor, confused soul, and had no idea what fate had in store for her in that channel... Of course, neither did I. Clueless as to what was about to happen, in March of 1997 I started flirting with Kai'leen. She returned the attention, and things blossomed from there. So about 6 weeks later, she moved down here, and in December of 1997 we got married. So that's where we are now. Married, happy, and making others sick by being so happy. It's a lot of fun.
May 25, 1998 was a day to remember. On Memorial Day, at 9:40pm, James Frederick Gibbs III was born. We couldn't call him James, since this is his dad's name, nor Jim, since this is his grandfather's, and we just flat out didn't like Fred. So Rick he became. Rick takes after my side of the family, with light brown hair and blue eyes. Rick is now ten years old, is in fourth grade, and loves art, dinosaurs, Pokemon and Bakugan. Science is his favorite subject, and he is really good at it.
Then, in October 1998, we found out we were doing it again.
Our second little blessing, Deirdre Ruth Gibbs, came screaming into the world on her due date, June 28, 1999, at 7:34am. The name Deirdre came from the Amber series, by Roger Zelazny: Ruth was my grandma’s first name. She looks more like her daddy, with dark hair and brown eyes. Deirdre (or Didi) is now nine years old, also in fourth grade, and loves school, animals, Bakugan and Pokemon. She loves to read and is really getting the hang of math. Deirdre is also our budding computer whiz (geek in training).
Our Chaotic List of Links
Google!: Great Search Engine
Slashdot! : News for Nerds
Gulf South Medical Supply: where Kai’leen works!
Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi: Lots of great information about diabetes.
Order of the Stick: By Rich Burlew. Great comic!
Kevin and Kell: by Bill Holbrook. Yet another great comic.
User Friendly: by Illiad. Fantastic geek comic.
Jackson Free Press!: The Jackson Free Press, for the news the Gannett Corporate Media shills won't print.
Clarion Ledger: Newspaper for Jackson, MS. James’ hometown! Most notable for Marshall Ramsey, greatest Editorial Cartoonist on the Planet!
Tribute to our late, lamented Aerostar