ArcoJedi’s Surprise Party

Congratulations are in order for Lisa Arconati as tonight she pulled of a very successful Surprise 30th birthday party for husband James A. Arconati. There were hints, of course, and besides a small amount of suspicion, Jimmy was most genuinely surprised. The best part was the mix of old friends and family at the house, some of which had not yet seen it since Jim’s family moved in.

Jim was born on February 22, 1976.

Having so much done for him in such a short time is sure to give him a biggerbig ego. Thanks go out to everyone in attendance.

James A. Arconati, You Are Mighty!

See a recent blog post from Jimmy on how he feels about becoming thirty.


News: The domain name is moving to a real host today. Currently, this domain name is forwarding onto, but it will soon be hosted on web server space with The DNS settings will be changing right now. Go to for more information.

Note that my original site,, will not be moving or changing.

Update: Well, the move has worked, and everything appears to be working great. One problem that I have found is that the server does not currently appear to be set up for .ASP pages. The other sites are .PHP. The good news for the moment is that the options I have access to for the administration of the site may allow me to figure out how to set this up myself. Otherwise it is probably something dogbyte may be able to fix. If not, there is always Network Solutions.


Arconati Kid’s Korner

More posts have been added to the Kid’s Corner blog that I maintain.

Recent Posts

More Kid’s Stuff:

Uncategorized :: ArcoJedi’s Blog

My personal blog has a permanent URL available above.

These pages have been located in many different places over time from earthlink’s space to but the current location is on Blogspot’s servers.

Uncategorized :: Quotes

Quotations Page Search:

Also, see QuoteGeek


Arconati Comedy Awards

Formerly a simple ticker of jokes on the home page, the Arconati Comedy Awards are now in full swing as their own separate blog.

Gathered by our minions. Enjoy!

Other Comedy Resources


Arconati Family Web Portal

Thank you for visiting our home page. At the moment, the web server we have been using for the past several months is down for system maintenance. Some content you are probably used to seeing is not available, but it will be restored in short order.

In the meantime, feel free to browse around and comment on what you see. Thank you!

Update: The site is up and running and has been so for a little while now. We have two domains, and The first goes to the main site and the second forwards to this blog. More updates and features are on the way!

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Missouri Disc Dog Sponsors – Dr. Ronald V. Arconati

I found the following page in a search result for “Arconati”.

Please support the people and businesses that support the MoDDC. Through the generosity of these individuals and companies the MoDDC is able to continue our common community programs.

Health / Chiropractor

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‘Blazer — the story

—–Original Message—–
From: James E. Arconati [Arco1]
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 6:26 PM
To: James A. Arconati [ArcoJedi]
Subject: the story

The snow was mostly cleared from the roads, but the sun had already set. The highway looked dry as my Trailblazer rumbled eastbound in the moonlight on I-70 last Thursday evening. It had been a hectic day and a frustrating week. I was looking forward to wrestling with the weight machines at the “Y” and sitting in the steam room for a while. Linda said she’d hold dinner for me until I got home.

Taking the southbound exit at Earth City Expressway, I gave no thought to the weather and entered the turn a little high, intending to slighly accelerate as I got into the straightaway. I never got to the straightaway.

The policewoman later called it “black-ice,” meaning that it was ice that had little glare or discoloration and wasn’t easily seen. All I know is that the ‘Blazer left the road at probably 50mph, went down one snow-covered embankment, up the next, over the circular on-ramp, then down into the big-circle area of the cloverleaf. Re-freezing snow on highway grass has just about zero traction, so the 400-feet or so that I traveled with the anti-locks full-on made straight tracks in the snow. Thankfully, I hit nothing of substance on the way, so there was no air-bag trauma, and no friendly OnStar operator. But I do remember looking straight out the windshield and seeing the moon directly ahead of me (it would have actually been at about a 40-degree above the horizon at that time) and I remember feeling like I dropped 10-feet or so. A passerby who stopped to help later said I was “airborne” going over the second road, but she seemed as startled and adrenalined as I felt.

It was a bit surreal as the ‘Blazer came to rest. I glanced at the instruments – engine still running, ABS light is on, heat from the blowers, radio still playing quietly in the background. After a mental inventory of no broken bones, no blood, no real pain, I cautiously opened the driver’s door and stepped into the snow. It didn’t look too bad in the moonlight, let’s look around it. About half-way around the ‘Blazer, it occurred to me. “I am ALIVE and this could have been much worse. Who cares about the truck!”

A mental “thank you” to whatever angel protected me, and I got onto the business at hand. Find the cell phone, call the right
folks, talk to the concerned citizen running up to me, and say another “thanks” to that angel. By this time, the police have arrived and are protecting the scene, towtruck is on the way, and I notice that its pretty cold out here. The rest of the evening is devoted to tow-trucks and getting home and call or hugging all the good people in my life. And one more thanks to that angel.

Its now Monday – the aspirin and whirlpool seemed to have worked their magic on most of the muscle pain. TrailBlazer is sitting in the driveway a bit pushed-over and is waiting for a verdict from the insurance adjuster. I’m driving a Jeep courtesy of Enterprize leasing, and life is sorta back to normal.

Somehow, I have a feeling that I might owe some payback to that angel.


Seamist Inn :: D&D Campaign

Come visit the Seamist Inn, but … mind yer manners! This place, as they say, can be a little rough.

Recent posts have some content borrowed from adapted for my home-brew campaign setting of Zethul.