Let Me Introduce Myself

Being the new kid on the block for this growing site of Revolutionary Dads (not sure if I really deserve that title), I was asked by the gaggle of dudes to write an introductory piece. So…here it goes.

I was born and raised in North Carolina, which is where I met and married my high school sweetheart wife. We lived in Virginia for eight years. During that time we spat-out a couple of kids: my redheaded son (7) and my demanding princess daughter (5).

Two years ago I received an opportunity I couldn’t refuse, uprooted the family and moved to Chicago where we live now.

I’m an avid runner who loves to bike, swim, drink too much, act ridiculous in public, write, and make people laugh. My wife’s favorite feature in me is my amazing inability to walk a block without falling.

A few years ago my older brother, who’s a tech-obsessed guy, turned me on to Twitter. In August of 2009 I decided to try my hand at blogging and created www.WhyIsDaddyCrying.com and haven’t looked back since. It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m pretty sure when my kids get old enough to read through all my posts they’ll cut me while I sleep.

In an effort to provide a few more tidbits about me…I’ve decided to allow my son to ask five questions that I will attempt to answer for you:

“Why do you kiss mommy?”

I kiss mommy because she’s a fine little blond-headed lady and an amazing mother to our two children. I also kiss mommy because she’s put a moratorium on me being able to do anything other than that to her.

“How do you make that noise in the shower?”

Ummm…you mean the one that sounds like a blow horn? Yeah, Ummm…well it’s definitely not me blowing my nose in the shower…I’d never do that.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I am grown up…well, physically I’m grown up. Mentally I have the brain of a 16-year-old. I like what I do in the marketing and public relations world. And hopefully, I’ll finish working on the book I’m slowly cranking out and can make that my full-time jobby job.

“What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?”

Beer…I really like beer. Newcastle to be exact.

“Is Justin Beaver still famous?”

I really hope not. Music is my passion. It’s the thread that holds key moments in my life together, defining them each in unique, unscripted ways. Justin Beaver is the antithesis to good music.

Want to know more about me? Check my blog. I’m looking forward to being a part of this growing blog and look forward to interacting with its readers and writers.

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