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Strangely Looking for The Rookie Dad

Lately, I have seen more and more emails telling me that people have subscribed to The Rookie Dad.  I welcomed this at first, then I realized there was a problem.  I never told the readers of this site about my new site.  OK well it isn’t so much new as I just transferred to a self-hosted site which allows me to offer you, the reader, more content with more bells and whistles.

I can hear you now, you are wondering what that site is.  Well just take a look at the URL of the site you are at now, and take out the portion and you’ll get it.

There you can sign up to follow me again (you can sign up for my newsletter to make sure you do not miss anything), because quite frankly, it is too dang difficult to handle two sites that are basically two in the same.

I look forward to seeing you there!


I Feel Itchy

I am going to take a break from telling you about how you ended up sleeping with your Jayhawk.  Today there seems to be a more appropriate story to tell you son.

The meaning of Columbus Day to your mother and me.

Your mom and myself had just started dating.  In fact, it was our second date in two days.  Your mother could not get enough of me from our first date that she called me the next day and wanted to go have dinner and movie.  When I start teaching you about dating I will teach you about the three-day rule, it is a fictitious rule saying that men must wait three days after a date to call a girl.  In my youth, I believed this rule.   Your mother on the other hand wanted to see me so badly that she couldn’t wait.  Well little did she know that neither could I.   Of course I agreed.

We went to dinner and started off where we left the day before.   Talking like we knew each other for years.  Your mother was a teacher at the time and it was coming up on Columbus Day.  We got to talking about what she was going to be teaching her kids and that we both felt it was odd that we celebrate a man who came to a new country and almost killed off an entire race by exposing them to diseases.

I can not remember our exact conversation from this point.  All I remember is her saying

I feel itchy

In reference to the native Americans from that point on had diseases that would kill them off.  We both laughed and I also believe it was that point that I knew your mother would someday be your mother.

I did not finish my meal because our conversation was just that good, plus we had a movie to make, and I was going to make a move to hold her hand.  You will understand the nervousness about making that first move, maybe someday I can tell you about our first kiss.  That is a story that will leave you laughing.   But I’m off track.  I had a to-go box and your mother took a pen and drew an Indian saying “I feel itchy”

I won’t bore you with the details of the movie, I don’t remember what it was, and no I didn’t make the move to hold her hand, that happened in a couple more days, in fact it happened the night I first kissed her, again more later.

That box that your mother wrote on sat in my apartment refrigerator until I moved out and in with your mom nearly 4 months later.   That is how much that box meant to me.   It was a moment that I knew your mother was special and that I wanted to be with her.

To this day, when Columbus Day comes, this is the story that I remember, and the quote “I Feel Itchy” is said about a few dozen times.  If it were not for Columbus Day, your mother may not have been your mother.

Spam Comments

I have seen other bloggers do this and so I am going to follow suit. Partially, because I am exhausted since the Kid has come to bed with us the last couple nights still refusing to sleep without us in the room. This whole not sleeping is taking its toll on me.

It is interesting to see some of the spam comments come into my blog. I figured I would share a few of them with you.

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Really? You used MSN to find my website? Who uses that anymore?

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Well thanks for being aware of my stuff prior and thinking that I am wonderful. I would have thought that this was a true comment but then looking at where it was coming from made me realize that I should not allow this, it came from

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What did you come to my site in search of? What did you think it was going to be? Also who uses the word enthusing?

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Really? Could you expand on that? I mean I know that my Collateral Damage post was good but it was not cool the reason why I wrote it.

Sometimes I wonder how these spam bots find my site.

No More Weekend Posts

After much thought (no I’m not ending my blog) I will no longer be posting on the weekends, unless something extraordinary happens like this past Sunday. Don’t worry I will be posting almost daily during the week. I will be active on the Facebook page for The Rookie Dad and on twitter over at @therookiedad on the weekends since I know all of you are so interested in my life as a dad that you just can’t get enough.

This will allow me to be more consistent in my blogging, which according to someone who does research, will make you the reader, happy. Plus it will allow me to have more creative topics.

So be sure to Like The Rookie Dad on Facebook and follow me on twitter!

Just the Beginning!

APRIL FOOLS!  I was not going to come out with this soon but someone discovered the deep secret to the past post. You might have seen that I hid down in the tags of the post that it was an April Fools joke.

Sorry readers, I am not going anywhere and neither is this blog!  Blogging is in my blood now and as I sit here with an empty Pepsi can next to me, I feel like a total World Of Warcraft geek in front of the computer… but I write instead of playing those addicting role-playing games.

Some of you like Jamie and EduDad, figured it out.

Thank you for all of you who wished me good luck in my next phase of my life however, it is greatly appreciated.  I look forward to sharing it with you.

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