I’m not much for sentimentality, generally speaking. However in this case, I’m making an exception.
In March of 2006, I wanted to make a feature-length film. I had most of a script written, and because of scheduling conflicts, I decided on a whim to write in one very weird scene. Within 48 hours of having said attack of whimsy, I had shot that scene. The rest of the film never got made, but that one bit of footage became the very first Maladjusted production, “The Drifter.” Besides myself, it starred Spencer Roeder and Ashley Roeder (back when her surname matched mine).
I’ve known Ashley since I was 3 years old. She is, as many of you know, my sister.
Spencer I’ve known since we were teenagers (I’d prefer to feign ignorance on the math there), and became close friends in college.
When Spencer and Ashley began their courtship, it wasn’t a surprise to me. The only astonishment I felt was over the fact that it hadn’t happened sooner. They were married in November of 2007.
Over the years, they’ve both been involved in Maladjusted Productions. Aside from being in “The Drifter”, Ashley also took part in the 5th episode of “The Curmudgeon’s Perspective” where she graciously allowed me to murder her and stuff her in a black garbage bag. Spencer has been involved much more, collaborating in Matt Carroll‘s “Boomerang” and “Composure”, my “Simply Terrible Dance Moves”, and 28 episodes of “Hey Guy!”
None of those collaborations can be compared, I think (and hope), to the one they introduced to the world this morning at 12:02 am:
His name is Elijah “Eli” Thomas Roeder. He is 6 pounds, 8 ounces.
I have a feeling he may well be maladjusted as his parents before him.
Show them all some love, folks.
-Uncle David C. Roberson