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middle-boy shockey's first byline

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    he's the 15-year-old i wish i was. on the jv football and lacrosse teams. oozes personality. very good-looking, thanks to mrs. shockey's gene pool.

    today he brought home his first by-lined story for the school paper. led the front page. darn well-written.

    of course, our last name was misspelled, so he'll hear about it from his buds tomorrow. at least they got it right in the "staff box" on page 2.

    i asked him how it felt to see his piece in print. "pretty awesome," he said.

    sure hope he doesn't get hooked. but how can i not be proud?
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i would ground my child if they even hinted they wanted to be in this business
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Yeah, dude ... gotta get him off that train to nowhere and quick!
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, shockey...you must be so proud. He's proud of you too if he's choosing to follow your path. Very cool!
  5. That is great shockey, congrats.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Like father, like son. Too cool, shock.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shockey misspells his name in print too? ;D
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Congrats Shockey!
  9. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Yeah, isn't that borderline child abuse?
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    thanks to most of you! appreciate it.

    to those who understandably cringe and scream: "run away, son," not to worry. i don't believe he has any designs on making a career of this. he's seen the financial distress his parents are always in.

    but it is indeed a humbling moment in parenthood to see the young man show some writing ability and in essence acknowledge his old man's had a pretty darn good life.
  11. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Just steer him away from the dying (?) institution you work for that I once worked for. He can do better than that.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    There's nothing like the thrill of seeing your name in a byline.

    Sadly, that won't be for long.
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