ALL-TIME TOP SDL POSTS:

20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business

After asking a friend to leave my house for being rude and over-obsessed with the going-ons in other people's lives, I sat down and wrote this list.

217 Wrong Numbers

I sent the same text to 217 random cell phone numbers. Some replies made me smile. Some made me laugh. Some made me sad. For some, there just weren't words.

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

This is possibly the most difficult post I've ever written. But some strong words need to be said today today. "God hates fags." We've all heard it. But...

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid

I don't recall any serious heartache or sadness during my first 10 years of life. But in 5th grade, all that changed. This was my story and my thoughts on bullying.

The Most Embarrassing Things Ever Blurted Out By Kids

I asked 175,000 people, "What is the most embarrassing thing your child has ever blurted out to others?" These were my favorite responses...

You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations.

I feel a need to write this after what I witnessed a father do at Costco yesterday... Parents. And especially some of you dads. Stop breaking your children. Please.

The disease called “Perfection”

As a warning, the following post was written in complete desperation. I have recently learned some very sobering truths from people that I love dearly. These truths have set in motion a quest...

A Friend No Longer Worth Knowing

I have this friend. Well, *had* this friend. A close friend. And it's time I say goodbye to this man who has done nothing but hold me back and bring me down...

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

The following posts were part of a six-post series about the time I almost died on a mountaintop.

The OTHER 15 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Part II: I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

20 Ways to Tell When Someone is Acting Out of Insecurity

We all have insecurities. But sometimes people "act out" of insecurity, and it can be destructive and difficult to recognize. So, I've made a list of the things insecure people do when they "act out."

How much did YOUR kid cost?

Somebody had the nerve to ask me right in front of my son, "how much did he cost?" So, please listen up. When adoption is involved... never say these 11 things.

Weird Boobs and Little Wieners

When it comes to our most sensitive body parts, something in our society (and how we see ourselves) has drastically changed, and I think we have forgotten these few basic, beautiful, and unchangeable truths about them...

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That Was Weird. Real Weird.

I was out in my garage wearing nothing but... well... some stuff. And then something truly weird happened. My garage seems to be the place for that lately...

A World As Beautiful and As Scary As Hell

I have come to learn something since coming out. The world is a more beautiful place than I ever could have imagined. It’s also scary as hell.

I Had an Hour to Kill, So I Watched Him

I had an hour to kill, so I watched him. Why was this man moving the way he was? Something about it didn’t seem right. And I was, unfortunately, right.

Death & Its Only Guarantee

A guy I knew, my age, died this week and that left me really thinking about all the young people I've seen die and what death (and living) really should be.

9 Ways Pretty Much All People Suck (At Least Occasionally)

There are nine ways that every person is imperfect, even though most of us are masters of making ourselves look perfect with every one of them...

Adventures in Therapy: Kissing and Pancakes

I think for these posts, I’ll call my therapist Star. And I’ll call the person she’s talking to Dingo.

Welcome to the New & Ridiculous Rules of Dating

Dating in this day and age is SO different than it used to be and sometimes it seems like we're all working together to make it impossible. These are the new and ridiculous rules of dating since smart phones and the internet changed it all...

It’s Time I Say the Words…

Last week I went for a morning run. When I returned and opened the door to my apartment, the smell of my apartment almost knocked me backwards. It's time I...

The People, the Dog, and the Ass

A lot has happened in the 24 hours since I told you about my dog bite and asked you to help me help the family whose dog attacked. My thoughts on it all...

My first and last “attempt” to spank my kid

This is the heartbreaking hilarious story of the first (and last) time I tried to spank my kid....

A Contest of Parental Superiority

Yep, I shared a picture of my kid (and my iPad) covered in puke. Most parents took it in stride. Some parents used it as an opportunity to be superior.

How Does a Dad Explain Something Like That?

It was supposed to be a cute picture for his mom, showing off the new hole in his grin. No fuss, just a happy moment. I still don't really get what happened next...

Screaming Babies. On Airplanes.

The airline seated me right next to a screaming baby. And tell me if I'm right, but there is only one thing parents of screaming babies on planes wanna hear...

16 Ways She Botched Our Marriage

After sharing 16 ways I blew my marriage (my "don't blow it like I did" marriage advice list), I felt that half the puzzle was missing… Her role in all of it.

I Really Do Miss Her Sometimes. My Ex-Wife.

I miss her sometimes. My ex-wife. Sometimes I miss her a lot. I don't know why.

I’m kiiiiinda freakin’ out here.

I'm kiiiiinda freakin' out here. And I need someone to pat me on the back, give me a hug, and tell me it's all gonna be okay.

That Mom is NOT My Type

First of all, language warning. Second of all, thank you to *this* woman for teaching my child an entirely new vocabulary and way of parenting. Hahaha/Grrrr.

Why I Like Messed-Up Girls

People want me to date the kind of girl who only giggles and doesn't have a messed-up bone in her. You know... the perfect girl from the movies. But...

My Cat is Hunting My Nipple

I'm not quite sure *how* to handle this situation. Our cat has become obsessed with my nipple to the point that she has started hunting the dang thing...

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Soooo…. Yeah. I Admittedly Gave Up the Fight.

After journaling in my last blog and finding all the motivation I needed to keep fighting the good fight and not give up, I did... Nothing. And it would take shaking up my entire life to get it going once more.

2018: Is It Finally Time For Me To Give-Up the Fight?

I had no intention of sharing this journal entry that I wrote going into 2018, where I asked myself if it was finally time to give up the fight... But after I finished, I kind of felt like I should.

97 Pictures That Prove I’m Not *Exactly* Who You Think I Am

I promised all of you that if you'd share your most embarrassing photos, I would too. Turns out there were way more in my collection than I expected...

Christmas. Single. Again. And *Barely* a Turd At All…

It's been eight years in a row that I haven't been in a relationship at Christmas, and I honestly have no idea why at this point. What I do know is that most people do not understand loneliness and what it actually is...

To Lose A Dog & Gain Another

Our family just got a little bit smaller and a whole lot bigger...

Hey! That’s MY Beanie!

You may have noticed that I'm pretty much *always* wearing a beanie. Well, there's actually a very good reason for that...

*Finally* Waking-Up

We all get to wake-up at certain times in our lives, for better or for worse, and realize just how lost or found we really are. These were two of my such (very contrasted) awakenings.

``Wrong Numbers``

242 ALL-NEW “Wrong Numbers”

Text Sent to Wrong Numbers
I randomly texted 242 strangers (again) with a simple question. "What is the absolute best thing you hope will happen in 2017?" Their replies were amazing.

155 All-New “Wrong Numbers”

Once again, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. "What’s the #1 most awesome thing that makes you so awesomely… you?" Their replies were amazing.

10 All-New Wrong Numbers (Part 2 of the New Year Texts)

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

13 All-New Wrong Numbers

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

The Hard Side I Don’t Show You from the Wrong Numbers Posts

The truth. "Wrong Numbers" (where I send positive texts to random numbers) has its hard side and its dark side. This is what actually happens when I send those.

304 MORE Wrong Numbers – HOLIDAY EDITION!

ALL NEW HOLIDAY EDITION! I sent the same text to 304 random numbers with the request to share a secret thought about Christmas. The replies. Wow. I love people.

246 MORE Wrong Numbers

ALL NEW! I sent the same text to 246 random numbers, this time with a simple statement. "Isn't life just... THE BEST?!" The replies. Wow... I love people.

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This is the Truth Box – Week 40

This is the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes
I asked my followers "What is the most profound thing you've ever heard a child say?" These were my favorite 16 responses. Kids can definitely be profound!

30 All-New WEIRD Confessions

Weird Confessions
These are 30 *ALL-NEW* overly weird confessions made by everyday people with an anonymous place to tell something they do when they're all alone.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 39

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 38

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 37

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are more of the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth.

Humor

You said WHAT to your kid? (#5)

On SDL's Facebook page, I posted a simple question. "What is something you've found yourself saying to a child that you never thought you would? The answers that came in have had me rolling on the floor ever since. Here are a few of...

How Much Wood Could Chucky & Woody the Woodchucks Chuck?

Woody and Chucky the Woodchucks
Whew. It took me three full days to write and memorize this whole thing, and then only about 80 or so takes to get it (close to) flawless. So now the questions is... Can you keep up?

When Karma Made Me Pay $51 to My Kid For Trying to Dupe Him

This is the story of how I just tried to dupe my kid in the name of teaching him a valuable lesson, and instead karma got me good. Karma got me $51 good...

My 24 Favorite Tinder Screenshots From My 3 Years on Tinder

I've been saving my favorite Tinder screenshots for 3 years now, and I think it's time I start sharing some of the hilarious and awesome ones with all of you.

Parenting

“DADDY! DADDY! DADDY!”

Parenting. It's *scary* sometimes. As is evidenced by this terrifying moment with my child. In the pitch black woods. With pants down. And danger approaching...

It Seems the World’s Been Waiting for the Bed My Dad Invented

It's surreal to watch your own dad chase his dream for decades, lose almost everything repeatedly, and finally achieve insane success. His Purple mattress is taking the world by storm, and I couldn't be prouder.

An Overly Nerve-Wracking Let-My-Kid-Grow-Up Moment

It's not easy letting my kid go do grown-up things.
My child is at the age where I *have* to start letting him grow up and do things that scare me as a parent. Today was one of the most nerve-wracking yet...

Beware the Wrath of This Dad

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I was at the park playing catch with my son when four masked teenagers suddenly appeared, all carrying guns. They learned quick that you don't terrorize my kid.

Dating

Vicious Nurses and Saintly Lawyers

I went on dates with four different nurses and four different lawyers, and after the way I was treated, I can tell you that I have learned something about both.

And THAT is why we don’t staple our fingers…

Wendy and I were both being uber cranky with each other and I felt a need to make her laugh so that we could move past it. Now, I'm 31-years old. I'm not an idiot most of the time. I am rational. I don't do stupid things (most of the time). But for some reason I had this thought that pretending to staple my finger would make Wendy laugh...

How to Be the #BestBoyfriendEVER!

I'm 34. And for some reason I still don't have a girlfriend. So... I went back into Instagram to get these 30 tips via the hilarious #BestBoyfriendEVER tag.

All the Best Intentions. At Exactly the Wrong Time.

As you know, this week started with very real and incredible heartbreak for me. And I think it's pretty funny the completely wrong things people said during it.