Penniless Tim

October 23, 2010

Christmas 1998

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tim @ 10:45 pm

Call me silly, sentimental, or just supercilious, but I’ve kept all my old Christmas card letters.  Not ones sent to me, mind you, ones I’ve written.  In some narcissistic way, I’m thinking they will be used by some future Tim Scott biographer – documenting the life and times of the world’s most famous something.  I was always certain my famous something was going to really be something, but now my famous something may be not being famous for anything.  Sometimes something is better than nothing even if your something really was nothing.  Wow, my logic sounds like a politician!  And by the way, does anyone know the definition of supercilious – I heard some smart guy use it once and liked the s sounds.

Anyway, I thought it would be funny if I posted an old Christmas Card letter from my ancient past.  Now all of my loyal followers (the two people I email about my blog post) can get a chuckle from how quickly my life has taken a different course.  Here it is:

Dear Friends & Family!
We shall be experiencing our 2nd Christmas as a married couple in Carson
City, NV – staying with Tim’s older (and not nearly as athletic) brother Tom and his six kids (and very busy wife Mary).  We shall enjoy the on the job training with Tom and Mary’s kids before we hopefully make the plunge ourselves in the near future (a year 2000 baby – Mille Enium Scott).

After Christmas, we’re driving to California for two weeks of adventure in San Francisco, Monterey, and Wine Country.  They say California is like a bowl of Granola -if it is not a nut, it’s a flake (I wonder where Michelle and I will fit in).  Neither one of us has ever stayed in the Northern California area and we’re extremely excited about our trip.  If anyone has suggestions for the area, your more than welcome to call us before we leave on December 22 – of course, we¹d be ecstatic if you called us for any reason (but don’t try
to get us to change our long distance carrier).

Michelle is continuing to enjoy life as a freelance graphic designer with her office in the house.  She is keeping extremely busy and enjoys being her own (as well as Tim’s) boss.  Some of her projects range from graphic identities for retail malls, to logos, to company brochures.  The stress level is a whole lot lower than her Olympic projects and she
actually has time to work out, paint (pictures – not the house), and enjoy life with her husband (which makes us both happy).

I (Tim) am continuing to run my own copier/fax/printer business.  It’s been quite an exciting year even though I haven’t gotten any smarter in my business – just a whole lot more knowledgeable.  I’m seriously considering whether to try and expand the business during the upcoming year (and essentially eliminating any free time) or sell my share of
the company to my partner and pursue different avenues (and not work for myself).  It’s a tough choice, but I’m extremely excited about the new year no matter which route I pursue (if anyone knows a job with extremely high pay, lots of vacation, and little work required – I’ll definitely sell the business).

Michelle and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas with Santa making three stops at your house and a Happy New Year full of nothing but happiness, humor, good health, and winning lottery numbers.

Happy Holidays!
Michelle and Tim S



  1. Very funny!

    Comment by Maggie Gordon — October 25, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  2. things have changed ALOT & many blessings in the future

    Comment by tafi — October 26, 2010 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

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