Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
Just when you thought it was safe, I show up...


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Alex's Reflections on Medicine

Conversation with Alex this evening when he saw an ambulance and fire truck across the street.

Alex: "Dad, why is there an ambulance across the street?"

Dad: "I don't know, Alex. I didn't ask them."

Alex: "I think someone died, and then got hurt."

I hope by the time Alex gets his First Aid badge, he gets the order correct.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Another survey from Facebook. I haven't done one in a while. So here it is.

Facebook friends, if I tag you on this, you're supposed to do your own and tag me back. It's not required, and I won't cry myself to sleep if you decide not to. I did this for me, not for you :)

1. First thing you wash in the shower?


2. What color is your favorite hoodie?


3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?


4. Do you plan outfits?

I plan to wear them...

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?

Tired but not exhausted.

6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red?

A book entitled "The Notebooks of DaVinci"

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having.

I saw someone I haven't seen in a long time, and she was happy to see me too.

8. Did you meet anybody new today?

Yes, some old lady that lectured me about onions.

9. What are you craving right now?


10. Do you floss daily?

I try...

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?

Cole slaw.

12. Are you emotional?

I can be if I need to be...

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?


14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?

I spoon it.

15. Do you like your hair?

Yes but the bald spot has GOT to go...

16. Do you like yourself?


17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?

Only if he says "Strategery"

18. What are you listening to right now?

Alex saying "CRASH!"

19. Are your parents strict?

They're decide...

20. Would you go sky diving?

Maybe...if the plane were on fire...

21. Do you like cottage cheese?


22. Have you ever met a celebrity?


23. Do you rent movies often?

I have Netflix on the Wii...I have movies all the time!

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?

No, I don't do sparkly...

25. How many countries have you visited?

1 - UK in 2005

26. Have you made a prank phone call?

Yes. Ask Duber...

27. Ever been on a train?


28. Brown or white eggs?


29. Do you have a cell-phone?


30. Do you use chap stick?


31. Do you own a gun?


32. Can you use chop sticks?

Yes. I can even eat rice with them.

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?

My Three Sons

34. Are you too forgiving?

Depends on the offense and my mood.

35. Ever been in love?


36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?

Might be deep frying a turkey. I should go over after my feast is done to make sure he doesn't burn the house down...

37. Ever have cream puffs?


38. Last time you cried?

Last night

39. What was the last question you asked?

"Alex, did you hear what I said?"

40. Favorite time of the year?


41. Do you have any tattoos?

No, but I want one.

42. Are you sarcastic?

I'm a Tocci...

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?


44. Ever walked into A wall?

I've done better than that...I rode a bike into a wall!

45. Fave color?

Blue, Black

46. Have you ever been slapped by someone?

My mother is Catholic...

47. Is your hair curly?


48. What was the last CD you bought?

Godsmack's latest, but I downloaded it...

49. Do looks matter?

Yes, as part of the entire package...

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?

We don't have enough room to discuss this subject here :)

51. Is your phone bill sky high?


52. Do you like your life right now?

I'd like to do a little better but I like it overall...

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?

Only when I'm away from my home for business and staying in a hotel.

54. Can you handle the truth?


55. Do you have good vision?

No. I've had glasses since I was 8.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?


57. How often do you talk on the phone?

Quite a's part of my job...

58. The last person you held hands with?


59. What are you wearing?

White t-shirt and shorts. Hey, it's Texas. Tomorrow I'll need jeans and a jacket...

60. Do you like being "tagged" in these type of things?

Couldn't hurt...

61. Where was your profile picture taken?

My livingg room, College Station TX

62. Can you hula hoop?

I used to but my hips have decided they can't move like that anymore. Or maybe it's becauuse I'm fat...yeah, that's it...

63. Do you have a job?


64. What was the most recent thing you bought?

A beenie for Alex and Hayden

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Yeah, a few times, and she enjoyed it every single time :)

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Change My Name, and Other Revelations

Conversation with Alex tonight about his name.

Alex: "Dad, I want to change my name to Evan Alexander."

Alex's full name is Alexander Evan Tocci. It was the only name combination his mother and I could agree on. He was almost named Evan Alexander, but then we realized his initials would be "E.A.T." and decided against it. I told Alex about this fact.

Alex: "Never mind...that does sound stupid, doesn't it?"


Conversation this evening while watching the Eagles game.

Dad: "Alex, would you please go get me a beer from the door in the fridge?"

Alex: "Sure, Dad. I'll try not to drink it."

Thanks, pal. I appreciate your candor.


Conversation with Alex during dinner tonight. He's not been feeling well and has had an upset stomach for a couple of days.

Alex: "Dad, I need to go to the bathroom."

Dad: "Well, OK, hurry up."

Alex: "I will. It'll be a soft poop."

I hope everyone enjoys their dinner!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010


Conversation with Alex on who is married, or not married, to who. Alex apparently has a hard time keep it all straight.

Alex: "Mom, you are not married to The Other Guy. You are married to...(pointing at me)...THAT!"

I have been reduced to a demonstrative pronoun...

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