My friend Kat over at trans-parenting sent me a very nice, encouraging note, and with it a few questions…
1. Since you are Punk Dad, what is your quintessential punk album?
ooooo tough one.
I am going to go with Rancid’s - Let’s Go.
I love every single song on the album, which was almost entirly written by Tim Armstrong. It was produced by Brett from Bad Religion. The song sidekick on the album was because Tim had dreams he was going on adventures with wolverine… awesome. It was Lars’ first album with Rancid and my first “punk” experience that wasn’t Seattle grunge and indie rock. I think people will love it, i is a fun record and non stop action.
2. Who are your favorite dad bloggers on Tumblr?
I have a post in the making about this topic. I can tell you that TheDaddyComplex Lazydad Electradaddy and DesigingDaddy were my first experience with dad blogs, and I owe a lot to them, for “breaking me in” to open honest talking with a bit of funny thrown into the mix. I look up to them the most and when I have had a problem or question I have gone to each one of them about things before.
3. What is your dessert of choice?
Since the past few months I have gone sugar free things like desserts are tough. I made these “fat bombs” to eat for breakfast because I never have time to eat and they kick my day off right with a good amount of fat and protein to start my day with a little energy. (recipe isn’t exact because I never do anything exact)
2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp all natural nut butter, 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tbsp sugar free vanilla syrup, and 4 squares of 96% Lindt chocolate. I melt it and mix it in 30 sec intervals in the microwave, then pour into a small cupped muffin tin. Place in freezer and BAM you got peanut butter cup fat bombs. Like 3carbs per piece, and a lot of fat, super tasty but the fat makes it melt fast so store them in the freezer. (If you google peanutbutter fat bomb you’ll find a better recipe I am sure)
Funder appreciation post!
Friends of mine and they better be of yours that are advancing the cause of misfit dads representing families to marketing and social media professionals!
The Daddy Complex
Probably the most famous dad with a blog that actually speaks to me, and 99% of you already know who he is. But he is a big supporter in every way of my campaign. His messages direct me in the right way of thinking because he has been there (dad2summit) and normally pulls the weight and waves the flag for the off color pops. If you haven’t watched an episode of fighting with babies and sit there talking about “convos with my 2 year old” you are jumping on a funny bandwagon, but like the Chicago Blackhawks fans you are new to the Detroit Red Wings having the all time reign of awesomeness. Go to his Youtube, you’ll see. He is always supporting me in every way possible to reach my goal of attending the summit
How To Be A Dad
(CharlieCapen & AndyHerald)
Besides having huge contests with massive marketing partners that can give away things like concert tickets to BON JOVI (I didn’t win but i am sure a bit of a straight laced mom needed that more than me), they are the ones making all those crazy parenting infographics you see. The comparisons of a Baby to Godzilla (not the knock off T-rex), The guide to baby sleep positions (which is a book now!), and the new “Fart Chart”. The website they run is more How to Be a Cool Parent than anything, and I do consider them cool even if they are the typical good looking dads you see on TV commercials (jealous, yes I am). They gave my funding site a big shout out today on twitter that made my face turn red!
Announces a date.
Monday some of my shirt designs will be out, with all proceeds going to send misfit dads to the Dad blogging conference.
Maybe we can show the guys at Howtobeadad.com and Thedaddycomplex.com how real “Whiskey Dads” play.
A 3 on 3 dad off. (sounds dirty)
Brown Hobo’s of Punk Pichu were a much better post hardcore polka band than the Lazy Electra Complex.
Q:Don't know if you've covered this before, but what was your dad like? Did he influence the way you parent (for better or worse)?
Glad i am drinking a little bit. My biological dad wasn’t around for very long. When I was born he was pretty well into a cocaine habit and a bit of a loose canon, not very physically abusive but very short tempered and would do thins like throw furniture and the actual fridge through the front window once. My mom left him, and i didn’t see him again until I was 13 when he came around for a week on a road trip with his dogs and a football for me. I was super excited the 2 days I spent with him, before he disappeared without a goodbye. Later that year I was informed he died of a massive heart attack and a brain aneurysm. I think about him every so often because I only have 2 memories of him, playing catch with a football and his 2 dogs playing with me in his van.
I have had 4 step fathers with various physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse committed against myself and my mother to where I don’t consider myself ever having a true father.
So I really believe I am learning as I go, and most of the things I learn come from people like you, Lazydad, DesigningDaddy, and Electradaddy. Dads I look up to and go to for advice.
This is definitely relevant to my life…..
"I want to swallow this"