Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Becoming Part of the Family

I am officially (albeit temporarily) a Blogfather. This weekend, I was asked to join them as a Capo, a ‘ranking officer’ that reports to the boss, and contribute stories for a three month period. For me, this is the highest compliment since I’ve come to respect these guys as writers and dads.

As I shared my new-found fame with Larry, he said, “Wow, so you’re their Vito Spatafore.

Admittedly, I don’t actively watch the Sopranos so the reference confused me. “What do you mean?” I inquired.

He’s the gay mobster.

No way,” I shouted. “How cool is that?

However, with further explanation, I learned that Vito was caught in a leather bar dancing with a man with nipple rings. Ok, that is so not me since the only leather we own is our living room couch. Vito later runs to New Hampshire and hangs out at the traditional cruising joint for my people, the antique shops.

While happy with the unique gay-mobster reference, I was still confused at the comparison. “I’m not like him at all. I’m more slender, I don’t like the construction business and I’m totally not into nipple rings,” I said.

Larry just looked over. “Yeah, but he’s got the hots for this fireman.

Hmmm… we could be dead on with this one.


Blogger The Brian said...


I'll try to stay on your good side now that you're moving up in the Family.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Congrats on your promotion within the family. Looking forward to reading more over at the Blogfathers! Hopefully, you'll be a "made" man soon.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous samantha said...

Did you have to off someone to prove you're worthy? What was the initiation? Glad you're in though. Welcome!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Moxie Mom said...

So happy for you! And to be honest, I was happy that I finally heard the story of how you and Larry, and the Moms had your son.

It's so nice to hear about a child having 2 Moms and 2 Dads that don't fight constantly with each other over divorce. What a breathe of fresh air.

I know it was a long road to get to where you all are, but I wish more people had this opportunity. I know so many gay couples—especially men—who are much better parents then most heteros.

Keep on keeping on

9:02 AM  
Blogger Moxie said...

You are soooo not Vito.

Unless you deal with your attraction to hot mustachioed short-order cooks by beating the crap out of them in some self-hating destructive move.

Let me just use the word "mustachioed" one more time for kicks.

11:54 PM  
Blogger MCANDOU said...

I meant to comment before, but I really liked your Blogfather post. Cooper's only a year and not too many things have changed yet, but there are some subtle things already.

The funniest thing I ever heard about Vito was when Tony Soprano said in all seriousness, without any sense of irony that "He's a real come from behind kind of guy." He was referring to him as one of his top earners. I think the writer liked slipping that little joke in to the script.

10:41 PM  

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