ME, MYSELF, and I!

Family  You have clicked here because you want to know something about me at least.  OK I will try to tell you a little bit.  My name is Jay Jones and I was born in Somerville New Jersey, which is about 45 minutes from New York City.  My parents divorced when I was a year old.  I was an only child.  My mom got remarried when I was 5.  Now I had a step brother who was 7 years older than me, Robert.  My mom then had two more boys Chris and David, 7 years and 9 years younger than me.
High School I went to Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School located in the wonderful  Bridgewater New Jersey.  Some of my good friends in high school were David, Ron, Sue, and Ryan.  I graduated in the class of '97.  Ron went to Rowan University in Glassboro NJ, David went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ, Sue went to Penn State in State College PA, and Ryan came with me to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA.  
College  Well as I just mentioned, I decided to go to Virginia Tech.  The reason I decided to go to VT was because they were at the forefront of technology, and I wanted to be a part of it.  Where is Blacksburg in respect to Virginia?  Well just take a look at the Virginia map below.  My major was Computer Science and I minored in Math and Communications.  My first year there I lived in a dorm with a guy named Matt.  I lived next door to a really cool guy named Brent.  The following year, my sophomore year, I moved into an off campus apartment with the same Matt and his friends Travis and Rob.  The next year, my Junior year, I moved into another apartment with Brent and his roommates Kalen, and Bryan.  My senior year I stayed in the same apartment, but all my roommates from Junior year moved out.   My new roommates were Jeff, Nate, and Andrea, sorry no pictures.  I graduated ON TIME in May of 2001.  The following year Brent moved back in and our friend Melissa moved in as well.  Then in August of 2002 I moved to New Mexico.  Oh well while you are here take a look at my Photo Album to see some of the people I have been talking about.


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  I like music, all types of music.  I have a small CD collection, take a look, since I think a person's cd's say alot about them, EVEN if all their cd's are N'sync and Backstreet Boys.  While I was in college I did a weekly radio show on the college radio station.  My cohost was Ryan Walsh. We were on the AM station for three shows before the powers that be realized that we should be on the prestigious FM station. They gave us 4 to 7 AM on Sunday mornings first, then we moved up to Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30PM.  I did the show with Ryan for nearly 4 years.  Unfortunately my last year in Blacksburg I couldn't do the show because I was working 9-5 or even 6 and the station broadcasts Jazz in the evenings.  WUVT broadcasts in the Blacksburg, VA area on 90.7 FM give it a listen sometime.  Check out our old show page, click on the link on the jump station at the top to go to a page devoted entirely to our show.


  WUVT 90.7 Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
TV I also did a TV show that ran on Virginia Tech's own television station VTTV every Tuesday at 9:30PM.   The show was called Chaos.  It was an Alternative music video show, and I was one of the VJs and later on I was also the Director/Producer.    
Work I worked at IDD Inc. (Interactive Design & Development) in Blacksburg the year after I graduated.  I was a multimedia programmer/analyst.  I designed websites and Multimedia software.  Now I work for ILFC Inc. (International Lubrication & Fuel Consultants) in New Mexico.  
Thoughts Well, what else you ask?  Are there any interesting anecdotes that I can pass on?  Well as I have grown up I have come to realize many things.  I don't know if these observations quite fit into this page, so let me just repeat a few clichés.  Life is short, love it live it, never waste it.  Make yourself happy, never settle, everyone deserves happiness, and happiness means different things to different people, so don't let anyone tell you what will make you happy.  ...Rules to live by.  
Car I leased a 1996 Honda Civic EX coupe for two years. When the lease ran out I bought the civic.  FYI: I would never recommend leasing a car to anyone. It is a waste of money. In the end I will have paid several thousand dollars more than the car was worth.  My sophomore year of college I added a Pioneer DEH-P4000 CD Receiver to the car because the stock radio was pathetic.   Thanks to Honda the switch to a new receiver was harder than I thought it would be.  It turns out the keyless entry signal  receiver was actually contained in the old radio so I had to keep the old one connected and shove it down in my dash and get special wires to make it all work. I took a bunch of pictures of the install and I will probably never put them up.  
  My 1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe  
  This past September I bought a Honda Accord Coupe!  It's a 5 speed manual transmission with leather interior.  I put up some pictures of it.  
Accident Soon after I put the new CD player in my Civic, on my way back to school after spring break, I ran into a bad snow storm, and I lost control of civic and before I knew it I was doing a 360 a couple times and I slammed into the guard rail, messing up my car real good.  I took some pictures of the damage to teach people not to drive in the snow.  
Parting 
Shots
Well I don't know what else to write here.  One day maybe I will sit down and actually come up with a real website design with real content, since that is what I do for a living now.  But until then this will have to do.