Alexplorer Goes Time
If you're just joining
this series already in progress, then it means you don't have a time machine,
so here's the short version: Every Tuesday (your present), I come back
from my adventures time-traveling around MySpace and fill you in on what
happened to people from my past as they keep slippin', slippin', slippin'
into the future.
Ah, here's one now...
Paxton (not his real name)
was Chip's baby brother, the product of a one-time
fling between his mom and her husband from whom she had been estranged
for at least a couple years by this point. I don't know if he was
an accident or a failed attempt at reproductive entrapment on her part.
Considering the dad didn't stick around for his first child, the result
was predictable, and I don't know that Paxton has ever seen his dad in
My memories of Paxton are primarily
of him standing on the front porch screaming and crying because his older
brother either hit him or yelled at him or just got on his bike and tried
to get the hell away from this kid who was eight years his junior with
whom he had virtually nothing in common besides some genes.
He recently married and had
a kid (not in that order). According to the pictures, Mom and Chip
were at wedding, deadbeat Dad, no.
Like his brother, Paxton was displaced
by Hurricane Katrina and lived up north. Remarkably enough they apparently
get along, though Paxton has only 1% of the tattoos his brother is covered
with already. He is training to be a diver, but has a great backup
plan if he can't find a Halloween costume.
letter I'll probably never send to him:
Uh, so you still like that He-Man
and the Masters of the Universe cartoon? Yeah, that was a cool
show. Ummmmm. Okay, I really can't think of anything else we
talked about. Have a nice life.
2007 Ale[x]plorer. All photos are of the actual individuals described
above because, seriously, I can't make this shit up.