First there was a Man. Then a Woman. Then in quick succession, two cats, a confused dog beast, and two kids. I stay at home with them. I'm the Man

Friday, February 19, 2010

Big Winner, Right Here, People. Because I am Lovely and Sweet. I guess.

Thank you so much to Sara Louise of Sara in Le Petit Village for this award.  I am flattered.  If you don't know her . . . she lives and writes about a lyrical life in a cool and down-to-earth way.  Good people, is Sara Louise.   And a very entertaining read.  

I really needed this today as last night, it felt like my children went and joined some sort of screechy, anti-sleep, super soldier group.  The SEALS for assholes.  Insomniac assholes.  Not that my kids are assholes mind you,  just that last night, they could've passed for assholes at the very highest levels.  Like  congress.

I believe that last paragraph is enough of a mention of my family to allow me to link back to Fatherhood Friday for a chance to win 25$.  Mercenary?  Definitely.  But I gots to make that paper y'all.  The worst part is that the guilt will eat at me until I sit down and offer up an 11 paragraph opus on the importance of wipeys .  Feh.  

Ok then.  The deal is 10 things you folks don't know about me.  Here goes:

1.  I have never been to Canada.  It is the single most frustrating thing I've never done.

2.  I have never eaten a Mcdonald's hamburger.  Not even a bite.  I shit you not. 

3.  I have an affection for Michael J.  Fox bordering on the romantic.  Just have always loved that little guy.  Even now, he's great.  I'm starting to get a little choked up just thinking about it.

4.  I really like flowers.  

5.  While this particular candle has dimmed, I was a huge fan of Bruce Willis starting way back with Moonlighting.  I used to sit up at night alone in my living room at 12 or 13 watching that show and laughing my ass off.  

6.  I really enjoy the water even though I swim like a drunk cow.

7.  I moved approximately  . . . (counting in my head) 25 times before I was 20.  I am not a military brat.

8.  The Peanut?  Big surprise.  We thought we weren't having kids.  

9.   I used to be proficient at playing the timpani.

10.  I have a love/hate relationship with Hippies.  I think technically, one could refer to it as racial self-hatred.  

Ok.  Now for the lucky ones who get this next.  

My wife, Tumblweed, over at Lap Noodles.  I gave her my last one too, but she's brilliant and besides, we're married.  We share everything.

Suburban Correspondent at The More, The Messier.  I'm not sure how she'll react to this, but it may be in a curmudgeonly fashion.  Which is a big reason for giving it to her.  She is smart and funny and honest.

A Vapid Blond.  I have no idea if she accepts these things or not, but she's really funny.  

hadjare at WoWunk.  Again I don't know if she does this stuff or not, I just know she's cool.

Alright, 4 is my limit.  Congrats to you all.  But especially, congrats to me!


Homemaker Man



  1. Why Thank you thank you! mwuah, mwuah! I'll be accepting over the weekend....busy Friday at work!

    I never seem to be able to comment properly on this kind of comment box...makes me very very sad.
    A Vapid Blonde ( )

  2. I've just been called a curmudgeon. I'm trying to get over that.

    And Moonlighting! What an excellent show...

  3. 'Lovely and sweet?' I had to click back to make sure I had the right blog. j/k

    Congrats on the award, and good luck with Fatherhood Friday, if you win that $25 you'll be rich in terms of McDonald's hamburgers.

  4. I loved Moonlighting, too. Did you see the movie Blind Date? That was a favorite at our house. I must have seen it 50 times. My son loved it, and everytime he had a new girlfriend, he rented it. (Kim Bassinger was in it, also.)

  5. Never a bite of McDonalds!!!?? Good for you, man!!!

    Never been to Canada; but an unhealthy love for MJF??? Are you sure about that??

    Funny stuff!!!!

  6. I always remember Michael Fox from Family Ties. I keep forgetting that 2 decades (more!) have gone by and so I am always shocked when I see him. And sad. Sort of the way I feel when I look in the mirror, actually...

  7. I'm with ya on the Bruce Willis thing. But you are on your own with the timpani. :)

  8. Dude, how is it possible that you've never eaten a McDonald's hamburger? I'm going to have to insist that you make a point this weekend of going out and grabbing a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Just get it over with, man!

  9. i'm with must at least try a Quarter Pounder.

  10. V.B. You are very welcome
    S.C. It was meant with love.
    Viv. Sweet like honey, and lovely like a summer's day. And thank you. And blech.
    Eva I only vaguely remember that movie. I do rmember MJF's The Secret of My Success though . . .
    Moby Hi. Nice to meet you. Thanks. I am a little embarrassed that this is the FF post you're seeing. The last one was more appropriate.
    S.C. I know. Hangin' with Alex p Keaton is always bitter sweet these days.
    Que Thank you for reading. see above on FF. And you are missing the boat on the Timpani. Things rock.
    Chris How, you ask? That is the mystery of homemaker man. The more you know, the more there is to find out . . . and never.
    do you here, Jill? never.

  11. You know how I know you're gay?

    You like MJ Fox AND flowers.

  12. I have never been to Canada either despite growing up less than six hours from the border. It's on my Life to Do list .... one of these days. In fact are thinking it might be our next vacation (kidless) in a year or two.

    And wow on the McDonald's thing. What were your parents vegans? Vegetarians? Foodies?

  13. You can thank Sara in Le Petit Village for sending me your way. I thought I might love you when I read the blog header. But now I am sure. Though I'm not a parent yet, I used to be a nanny, and let me tell you, I do not miss those asshole days.

    And, is there such a thing as an unhealthy affection for Michael J Fox? I mean, not only is he awesome, but he's just so tiny and adorable. He's a litte Teacup Human.

  14. Hi,I accepted my award over here I also created a page dedicated soley to awards.
    Thank you again!


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