It took twenty-five years and about twenty five bucks, but I finally achieved a lifelong goal. I walked into a school gym with two girls, one on each arm….
Friday, my 7-year-old daughter’s elementary school hosted a father-daughter dance. I took my two youngest (the teenager is way too cool for such an event) girls. We ate bad lasagna, good brownies, then Party Rocked and Cupid Shuffled for 90 minutes. It was a blast. There’s a reason why my name rhymes with dance. We won first and third grade dance contests. It was a thrill to see 150 or so other dads. I’m usually the only one at my daughter’s deals.
There will be some subtle changes to My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. I’m over six weeks behind schedule finishing my novel. You can find about 30 thousand words of it under the page heading, Crazy Robot Stories. I’m thinking of titling the project Hybrids. I’m aiming for this week to get it to my critique group friends and then try to find a publisher. Self publishing is definitely a possibility. As a result, I’m going to concentrate on the serial fiction posts, Helene Troy, and a new short story about a widowed father and his relationship with his teenage girl. It’s untitled, but you’ll seen three posts about it, so far: It’s Alright It’s Ok, The Middle of the Road, and my latest 100 word song, See A Little Light. I’m taking a break from Indie Ink and concentrating on prompts from Write On Edge http://writeonedge.com/ , Trifecta Challengehttp://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ and Studio Thirty Plus http://www.studiothirtyplus.com/. They seem more likely to fit the serials. 100 word song is a rousing success. It will run Tuesday nights at 7pm. You can expect a couple of personal posts about me living with these 4 women each week with the fiction.
I’ve taken a writing position with Sprocket Ink http://sprocketink.com/. It’s a snarky news site. They do great work and it’s a daily read for me. My sports column will run Tuesdays at 1pm and my politics column will run Fridays at 1pm.
Don’t forget to like the blog on the facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Blog-Can-Beat-Up-Your-Blog/339720439382777 . We’re at 55 likes. I think we can do better. Basically, this place will become a little leaner.
Finally, My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog is a multiple award winner. Saturday morning, Studio Thirty Plus announced that this spot went 3 for 3 in their Boomerang Awards, including male blogger of the year. My friend Abby from AbbyHasIssues http://abbyhasissues.com/, took the female spot as well as Blog of the year. You need to be reading Abby. She makes the internets a much better place. I’m letting this news go straight to my robot head. I’m renting out an Applebees and holding court next to the draft beer spigots.
This is a lot to take in, and I’m confused and dizzied by it. I’ve got this new deal of wearing my shirts with the sleeves unbuttoned and big sunglasses like this guy:
So today’s song is from U2…here’s Vertigo