Birthday Shout Out

I’d like to give a shout-out for a happy birthday to fellow Dad Blogger and friend – AtHomeDaddy!  He is having a “milestone” birthday this week!

I was one of the lucky FEW recipients to have recently received a invite to a birthday bash being held in his honor.  Alas, due to my inability to attend this once in a lifetime – bound to make the local news – event, I was forced to send back my “regrets” via R.S.V.P.  

My reply to the invite went a little something like this…
Thank you for the invite AtHomeFamily!
If it was not for my crazy work schedule (and copious amounts of overtime), my wife's work schedule, the umpteen-thousand things the kids have going, the 1400 mile difference, what I can only imagine would be temps that register in the "inside a volcano" range (that would make a Minnesotan like me melt faster than Frosty the Snowman shoveling coal in the devil’s furnace room), and... of course lets not forget the recent Chupacabra sightings you posted about on Facebook - I would SO be there!
Happy Birthday AtHomeDaddy!
I later discovered that I was NOT quite as special as I thought… I was not one of the “FEW lucky recipients”..  No, I discovered that the list of invitees ran into the hundreds (yup, that’s plural…  HUNDREDS (He’s that popular of a guy ya know)) which would have caused me a touch-o-the anxiety (being a bit socially phobic myself)..

While I may not be able to attend – I do look forward to the day I can walk up to him, and shake his hand in person in thanks all the smiles, advise, and just plain old fun he has provided me over the years!
Despite the lack of my presence at this party – I hope AtHomeDaddy has a UNFORGETABLE (and Chupacabra free) 40th Birthday Bash! 

After all, If I recall, this is the “Summer of AtHomeDaddy!” – so don’t have too much fun AtHomeDaddy – Us dispatchers have our “connections” with the local law enforcement!  They’ll be watching you for me!!


  1. Chupacabra tastes lie Bratwurst if you grill it right!

    But most importantly, thanks!

  2. You're here in spirit! We're hoping to make a road trip to see you guys in the not-so-distant future!

  3. Happy birthday, AtHomeDaddy. I guess it's a good thing you can't go to the party, FOF. Crowds, you...there weren't going to be public restrooms in bad condition, were there? That would make it a perfect storm.

    Loving the new stylin' blog, by the way!

  4. Thanks man! 2 days into 40 and I am not dead yet.

  5. Oh how I wish you could have been there. It was an epic birthday party FoF. :)


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