Congratulations to the sisters and brothers of the parental bloggerhood who were mentioned in the Paper of Record's Sunday Styles page. And many thanks to Jay over at The Zero Boss for the reflected love. If you're new here, I only wish I could stand and welcome you properly. As it is, I'll be over here on the floor for a while.
Here's a fun idea. Click over to the article, then to Zero Boss, and then back here. Then do it again and again, faster each time. NYTimes, Zero Boss, Laid-Off Dad. NYTimes, Zero Boss, Laid-Off Dad. Faster! Times-Zero-Laid! Times-Zero-Laid! Times-Zero-Laid!
Do you feel agitated and spent because you got yourself all up in a lather but ended up in the same place you started? Welcome to my day.
Now say it backward: Laid-Zero-Times! This, too, is relevant.
My wife is out of town until tomorrow night, having left the two knuckle-draggers to forage for ourselves during Operation Give Daddy Something To Think About During His Golf Weekends. And today, the activity was nonstop, from 7 this morning until he passed out in his high chair after his friend's seismic birthday party.
Since there's another day to go, I'm off for some carbo-loading and a hot shower. Or perhaps a cold one.
UPDATE 1: Sunday morning on "In the Papers" on NY1 (our local news station), Kristen Shaughnessy highlighted the Times's blogger piece and editorialized that the featured blogger-parents are "those you might not necessarily want to run into on the playground." Clearly, we have much more work to do before the Normals can accept us.
UPDATE 2: In the print version of the Styles page, right below the blogger article, appeared a piece about the limousine frenzy leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl. Apparently, there is great demand for "extralong Hummers." Well, obviously.