Monday, February 23, 2009

"Tag Team" Isn't What I Imagined

Proper Tagging Technique
I'm the one. The person you send those chain emails to who never responds to them. You know, "Hey here's an incredibly annoying way to learn about each other. Delete the answers to these 158 personal questions about me and fill it out and send to 47 other people in the next ten minutes or you'll die in a horrible fishing accident." Those emails. Even Gregg will send them to me and there's always that question that says "Person who is least likely to respond" where he's answered "Bobby". Logically he's only sending it to me so he can be right about that question. See how devious these are?

I know, I sound like a fun sucker (and I hate fun suckers: Traffic Cops, the Human Resources Dept., The Pope, etc.). Plus Those Two Daddies has been tagged by a few different people now so in the spirit of fun, here we go...

Tagging Rules:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with an “Honest Scrap” Award.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

  • Mike and Michael's Adoption Blog: I've become good friends with them, and they've helped me out a lot with questions and our BM Letter. They also turned me on to the Proud Parenting site. They are in the process of adopting baby number two. And Christopher...well HOW CUTE!
  • 2 Moms With a Plan: I've been talking with Holly and Becky since I started blogging. They are two great gals, and I totally support their plan of being moms, especially since they're doing it in the Homo Hell of Florida.
  • Michelle's Path: Michelle is the sweetest blogger out there, and she always stands up for families, gay or straight. It's so interesting to hear about her life on a military base in Guam too. My boyfriend also digs her recipe blog. Her husband is getting ready for a tour in Iraq, so we all need to show her some support.
  • Baby Blueprint: Two very deserving, very determined mom's to be.
  • Adoption and My Two Daddies: Andrew showed up 13 months ago and this blog will keep you smiling with every post!
  • The Rantings of Rik: Rik the Lovelorn is a great friend of mine and he's always got an interesting take on stuff. Maybe this will get him off his ass and get back to blogging!
  • Devil's Life: Yeah, I'm hittin' that.

You've all just received this fabulous award. Not as good as an Oscar, but better then a crappy People's Choice Award.

Now ten honest things, let's see:

  1. I don't do well with chain emails. See above.
  2. I really love Cher. No I mean really.
  3. I totally overindulge The Boys and sometimes cut them too much slack, mostly because I love them so much and they really are our children. They know when to quit it, and I'm stern with them, very pack leader. But my world revolves around them.
  4. I'm opinionated and stubborn, especially around politics, religion, and gay issues. And any time I think things should be my way. Which is always.
  5. I'm a gay man who can't fucking stand the following people: Sandra Bullock, Barbra Striesand, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Clinton, (oh what's her name, the one with the horse teeth...oh right) Julia Roberts, and Aquaman.
  6. I'm convinced my boyfriend has no idea how deeply in love I am with him even after 11 years, and how I don't want to be a father if he's not the other dad. Really.
  7. I absolutely can not go to sleep at night if the closet door is open. I'll get up to check if I'm not sure. A leftover from my childhood.
  8. I'm a nostalgia freak. I love old movies, hearing the history of how they were made, learning about how people did things long ago. Not necessarily historical things, just normal day to day stuff.
  9. I miss my grandfathers dearly, and still dream of them from time to time. So much I still sometimes cry.
  10. I strongly identify with Superman because unlike all the other super heroes who were regular people that put on a costume, he really was the hero, and hid all the fantastic things he could do and tried to be like everyone else as his disguise. Just like a gay kid growing up scared. Like me.


Two Moms With A Plan said...

I love the honesty! Oh and thank you for the reward. My acceptance speech isn't anything like Sean Penn's but thank you anyways!

Tim and Louie said...

Awesome post! I love it!

I found #7 to be very peculiar. It seems that my husband has a similar phobia. He cannot sleep if the closet door is wide open.

No matter how much I explain to him that it's nothing to worry about, he absolutely cannot sleep.

Luckily our bedroom door and closet door are right next to each other, so he just opens the bedroom door to partially obscure the closet.

Again, some sort of childhood thing.

Perhaps his parents locked him in the closet as some sort of punishment technique and his mind is blocking out that memory, but still allows him to fear the closet.

Oh well. It is what it is and 12 years later I've gotten used to it. No biggie!

It was just funny to find out that someone else in this world (in the valley even) shares his same closet phobia.


- Louie

Andrew's Daddies said...

Thank you for mentioning our blog. "I accept this award on behalf of our son Andrew, who keeps US smiling every minute"..."oh, except for a certain tub incident, he had an upset stomach".

I will be doing my tag thingie later today.

Michelle said...

Aww, thanks for that comment Bobby. I never thought of Nick's work in that way. It made me smile and be even more proud of him.

Thanks for the tag. I will get to it today.

Michelle said...

oh my gosh, you would NEVER sleep in our house. We have ALL closet doors and all doors open (except Kayla's room door) because if not, the cats will scratch at them all night.