Saturday, January 05, 2008

My First Time

Stop that. Get your mind our of the gutter. I'm talking about my first "Meme". This will be my first attempt at one so please, be kind...rewind (sorry, wrong slogan).

It seems, my friend kidzmama over at Not a Spare Moment has tagged me for a Meme. I think I will dedicate this post to seeing how many times I can say the word, "Meme", because, well, it's just a fun word to say. If I say it 10 times fast, I sound like I'm warming up to sing.

So, if you're like I was and have no idea what a Meme is, then got over to Wikipedia and read the definition of the word "Meme".

Without further ado, this Meme is supposed to revolve around Seven Things About Me You Don't Already Know.

1) As you may know, before I became a dad, I used to sing in a rock band. I actually sing, play the piano, and play the guitar.

What you may NOT know is that one of our songs was actually played on MTV. Once. Yep, once. Hey, that's better than most so I'm happy.

Yep, that's me, second from the left...AKA "the short one".

2) Let's see, I lived in Spain for a month while studying Spanish in college. THAT was an interesting experience. Everyone should study abroad once in their lives.

3) I hate seafood. Can't stand crabs. Most people are amazed at this given that I live on the East Coast. I am easy to find at crab feasts...I'm the guy eating the burger.

4) I sing at church. Yep, I'm a choirboy. Of course, my church "choir" has drums, electric guitars, keyboard, and a bass player. >:-)

5) Boxers or briefs? BOTH...boxer briefs! It's the only way to go. Whoever invented these should win a Nobel Peace Prize.

6) I HAVE a 'red-headed step-child' so don't use that wonderful, slangy expression around me (if you don't know what I'm talking about...great).

7) My wife and I are each on our second marriage. Why? Well, the first time was just practice...and obviously practice makes perfect! SuperMom is a wonderful partner and my best friend.

So there you have it. Seven things you probably didn't know about me. I know, I laughed, you was better than "Cats".

I am now supposed to 'tag' seven people. I, therefore, choose...

The Sports Mama

Crunchy Domestic Goddess

Flea over at Flea's World

Amy over at Memories and Musings of a Mommy

Rachel over at From the Land of Monkeys and Princesses

The Burgh Baby


Lisa over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Please link back to this blog, post your meme in YOUR blog, then tag seven more people...and hey, if you know any other good DADDY blogger let me know...I just don't know of any.



Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Thanks for the tag! Consider yourself warned, however, that it takes me eons to get around to these things. It's my subconscious getting crabby that I'm being told what to do.

I did the Spain thing, too. Except, I spent six months in Alicante attending high school. It's definately not an experience for the faint of heart.

Check out He's my second-favorite Daddy blogger (next to you, of course).

Flea said...

Dude! I did the meme' just this week! But thanks for tagging me.

Dude, I was a red-headed step child! I never heard the expression until I was in college. :) Go red heads!

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Sweet! I've been tagged!

BTW, love the classic pic you posted. Awesome that you were on MTV! Too cute of a pic, although I'm sure you don't want to be labeled "cute" heh! Musically talented, great writer too. Your children I'm sure are blessed with some of those talents, aren't they? :)

KIDZMAMA said...

Thanks for playing along, you did a great job. I have read other Daddy blogs before, but all I've seen is a bunch of whiny ones. I like yours best. I guess I can try BB's mom suggestion, but I don't have a lot of free time you know!

Chris said...

Hey, thanks for the feedback, the recommendations, AND the warning. No rush AT ALL. I'm the exact same way. I have zippo free time and my subconscious HATES being told what to I procrastinate.

As for the kids, it's a bit too soon to tell but I'm guessing they're going to be pretty musically inclined. I have some mp3's of my band around here somewhere. Maybe I'll upload them someday.

Deb in OPKS said...

My brother in law is into music. You might find this article about him interesting.

Amy said...

Sounds like a cool church choir that you sing with. My favorite service at our church is the one with the rock band feel.

Thanks for the tag. I should be able to get to it next week.

I finally got my hands on the MercyMe CD. Fabulous.

The Sports Mama said...

Thanks for tagging me! :) I'll let you know when its done.

I know of one other blogger that's also a daddy. He's ridiculously funny, but amazingly irreverent! :) He's at

The Sports Mama said...

Psst... did you know that you've got my blog listed TWICE on the side there? Not that I'm complaining, mind you... :)

Rachel said...

Thanks for the tag :-)
This was wonderful.

Have you seen busydad at or Bradley at

Those are two of my favorite daddy bloggers :-)

I shall get to this sometime in the next week, promise!!! I like to take time to think of good things :-)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...


[ . . . I thought I would knock out one from Chris of The SuperDad Chronicles. He tossed the 7 Random Things Meme my way because apparently you people really like to hear about me, me, me, me, me, me, and me . . .}

Karen said...

]I would be eating a burger alongside you a the crab feast. Seafood is just icky, no matter how much I try to tell myself differently.

And what is it with boxer briefs? It's all my husband will wear, and now my oldest son. Do you know how hard they are to find for a 10 year old? Just sayin.

The culprit said...

Probably won't do the meme thing, but really like your blog. I think I'll add you to my daily reads. You do have me beat with three girls -- I've only got two so far. Could a third one be far behind?