Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Day in the Life

For the number of blogs I read, it's hard to believe I don't actually meet most of their authors face to face. However, another blogger has shattered the monitor and I finally got to meet Mike from A Day in the Life of a Single Dad.

About a year ago, Mike & I connected randomly through some post that one of us commented on and we've been friends ever since. We've chatted back & forth and despite living only a few hours apart, never met until Tuesday.

As the father of an 11 year old, I often look to Mike to see what parenting is going to be like five years from now. For the record, it doesn't get much prettier, but the things they say seem just as funny. He constantly reminds me that while I'm one of four tackling this tough job, he flies solo in his responsibilities. Seriously, if I model my parenting after him, Corey will be in great shape.

Like everyone I've met through blogging, our chats were just as great in real life as they are online. His adventures exhaust me as I listen to stories of hiking 17 miles a day through Yosemite. It made me embarrassed that I broke a sweat just walking over from the metro. We discovered that we both are left-handed, love to write poetry and love camping. (OK, that last one is pretty much just him, but I did share my story of when I camped...at age 11.)

I always feel privileged to know such great people through this online world. They are friendships that frankly, I sometimes do better with than the real life ones. Regardless, it was a great pleasure to meet up with Mike and I look forward to future visits.

I did warn him though that we couldn't dog-sit for him since I'm only allowed one blog dog at a time.

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Blogger Rich said...

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4:07 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Hi -- Loving the blog. Also a gay dad here (of course, with my own blog... )

http://daddypapa.blogspot.com


Anycase, keep up the great post!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

It's amazing how many great dads there are out there--how did they all find each other before blogs?

And you can only have one blog dog at a time because he's as much work as three normal dogs--but hopefully not this time. I'm saying a special no-pooping-in-the-dogsitter's-house incantation until I get him to your place.

5:23 PM  
Blogger The Exception said...

Hi,

I actually read your posts when I first started and loved them. I am glad that Mike reminded me how much I enjoyed your writing!

I can't wait to meet him too.

12:38 PM  

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