Single Dad Laughing http://www.danoah.com You! Keep being awesome! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:01:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Don’t Worry. It Happens to Everyone. Vol. 2 http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/dont-worry-it-happens-to-everyone-vol-2.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/dont-worry-it-happens-to-everyone-vol-2.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:01:46 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=45964 fart-embarrassedEverybody farts. And that's okay. It can be embarrassing or overly hilarious. Here are 18 fart stories that'll make you think real hard about what you eat next.]]> fart-embarrassed

fart-embarrassedEverybody farts. And that’s okay.

In fact, It’s more than okay. Farts often can be some of the funniest things ever. At least in retrospect. But when they happen unexpectedly, sometimes they’re the most mortifying things ever.

Here are your stories. I dare you not have a happier day reading these

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50 More Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/50-more-random-facts-i-didnt-know-that-i-didnt-know-4.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/50-more-random-facts-i-didnt-know-that-i-didnt-know-4.html#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:01:06 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46070 Beautiful smiling cute babyALL NEW! I thought I knew everything. But... apparently I don't. Check out all these new fun facts I've accidentally learned over the past several months.]]> Beautiful smiling cute baby

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Knowledge is power. Or it’s useless. But it’s almost always fun, right? Haha.

I keep a list of all the random facts I learn that I feel like I should have known or that would have been awesome to know, but that for some reason I am just learning. When it gets long enough, I share it with you.

50 More Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know

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A Terrible Moment All Around http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-terrible-moment-all-around.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-terrible-moment-all-around.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:01:01 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46060 dan-noah-pearce“GAAAHHHH! NOAH!!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!?!” What had just happened I couldn't believe. What I'd learn about it I couldn't believe...]]> dan-noah-pearce

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“GAAAHHHH! NOAH!!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!?!”

I wasn’t saying it all nice-like or funny-like. I was saying it in a literal WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! tone.

Moments before, I had been snuggling peacefully on the couch with my child, watching an episode of Dr. Who.

Suddenly, he quite calmly sat up and mumbled only two words: “I can’t.” It was immediately followed with some awful slurpy hacking sound, followed with…

Oh my gosh…

It was awful

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A Healthy Slice of Humble Pie http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-scheduled-slice-of-humble-pie.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-scheduled-slice-of-humble-pie.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:01:14 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46129 dan-pearce-single-dad-laughing-thumbHumble Pie is on the schedule. It is going to happen. And as it approaches, I am brought to ponder a great injustice that happened in my youth...]]> dan-pearce-single-dad-laughing-thumb

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Rewind. A lot.

Like, all the way back to 1993.

That was the summer a Boy Scout Master was assigned to our troop who loved hiking. He would make the next few years of my life complete hell. Er. The summers, at least.

I was a fat kid. The only fat kid in my troop. And that meant when I hiked with everyone, I actually hiked alone. In a nutshell, this is what every hike was like…

The troop takes off up the trail, gung ho, ready to conquer the mountain! I’m with them! Maybe I’m even leading the pack! Go me

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The Awwwwkward “Neighborly” Moment http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/the-awwwwkward-neighborly-moment.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/the-awwwwkward-neighborly-moment.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:01:10 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46161 dan-pearce-road-rageI did something kind of stupid while driving. What happened next was one for the record books, especially when the other guy realized we were neighbors...]]> dan-pearce-road-rage

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Every Monday I free-write whatever comes to mind.

I can’t promise you quality. I can’t promise you the feels. I can’t promise you anything, really. Except that it will always be raw, it will always be unedited, it will always be all over the place, and it will always be me. Oh, and it will always be done in my pajamas. Always. Because that’s how I roll.

Hmmm. What to talk about today…

How about… I don’t know… road rage?

I don’t get it.

The whole road rage thing. And I think people who have road rage don’t get it, either. It’s just something that comes exploding out of some people and not out of others.

But why? What causes it?

Is it the anonymity of it all?

Is it the fact that you can act like a complete butt hole, drive away, and very rarely if ever have any consequences?

Is that why they call the internet the superhighway? People act the same way on the internet as they do in their cars sometimes. Scream, and holler, and pound their fists, and then drive away where they can pretend like they are the nicest people on earth to everyone in their real lives… Or something like that

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This is Beautiful You – LGBT Edition! http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/this-is-beautiful-you-lgbt-edition-2.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/this-is-beautiful-you-lgbt-edition-2.html#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:01:20 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46075 This-Is-Beautiful-You-LGBT-84Every Sunday I take the photos of you and the people you love, and I share them here because, well, I think we're all pretty dang beautiful.]]> This-Is-Beautiful-You-LGBT-84

Finally, my favorite post of the week!

Every Sunday morning I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Single Dad Laughing Facebook wall, and I post them here.

I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everyone else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the community here at SDL. And, more than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each really are.

Thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you.

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Here’s the Thing about Robin Williams… http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/heres-the-thing-about-robin-williams.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/heres-the-thing-about-robin-williams.html#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:01:50 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46151 robin-williamsMy unexpected thoughts and struggle with the death of Robin Williams.]]> robin-williams

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I need to talk about Robin Williams. Though, I’m hesitant to do so. There’s nothing I hate more than media people and bloggers cashing in on the deaths and tragedies of others.

Okay, there are a few things I hate more. Like curry and Nazi murder and the KKK. But cashing in on death and tragedy? Not cool. I mean, the day after Williams’ death, my Apple TV featured an entire section dedicated to Robin Williams in the iTunes movie store. It seemed so touching, the way they did it. Made me sick, though, because all it really was, was a way to make more money. Everything in that section was for sale or rent. Death is a lucrative business for some. What can you do.

Yet, there is something to be said about Robin Williams and his sad sad end. For me. Personally. Thoughts I need to type out because writing is what helps me process things that are sitting heavily upon me. I had to let it sit for a few days first, so that I could more properly process it all

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Five Big Holes in My Heart http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/five-big-holes-in-my-heart.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/five-big-holes-in-my-heart.html#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:01:05 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46034 dan-pearce-ingrid-perkins-brian-perkins-jeff-denison-tobi-blake-aj-farishI have five holes in my heart. I don't know if I want to ever fix them or patch them. They are reminders and they are trophies of a lot of beautiful things...]]> dan-pearce-ingrid-perkins-brian-perkins-jeff-denison-tobi-blake-aj-farish

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Most of my besties have all bailed on me. And on Utah. And on a fabulous life of social co-dependency that I was enjoying so much.

Tobi and AJ moved to Arizona. Brian and Iggy moved to California. Jeff is out of here to New Mexico for law school. All within a few months.

Our group of six almost overnight is suddenly just me, eating sushi alone and getting sucked into my old go-to alone-time thing: Barbara Streisand movies.

It’s sadder than discovering the Oreos are all gone after you’ve already poured your milk. But it’s also an opportunity to start venturing out to make new close friends that I can hang out with here.

I could have just gone straight to dating every free chance I had. There’s no doubt that it’s easy to fill my social calendar with dates. But, I didn’t want to rely on that. Sure, I’ve had many good friends spring up from first dates that didn’t go anywhere, but there’s something amazing about good friends who were never attached to the dating scene at all.

I decided to go start hanging out at my favorite places alone, in between the dates. It seems like a great way to meet people who enjoy the same things I do. Karaoke. Sushi bars. Poker tournaments. My gym.

Karaoke is so loud it’s hard to talk. That didn’t work.

Sushi bars so far have been a no go. The three times I’ve gone, they’ve sat me between two sets of couples who weren’t too interested in chatting it up, and only sat at the bar so they could get seated quicker.

Poker tournaments. So far I’ve just sat next to chain smokers and douchebags who get all huffy and jerkish when they lose a big hand to my big bluff. I admittedly like showing my bluffs because I enjoy seeing their tantrums

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A Knock Like That is *Never* Something Good http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-knock-like-that-is-never-something-good.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/a-knock-like-that-is-never-something-good.html#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:01:37 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46042 kicked-gnomeI’m still shaking off the willies and my heart is still pounding...]]> kicked-gnome

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The creepiest salesman ever just knocked on my door. The moment was actually kind of handy, really, since I was sitting here trying to decide on a topic for today’s post.

I’m still shaking off the willies and my heart is still pounding.

Ew.

Some people.

Ew.

Just ew.

And why would he…

Ew.

No, sir. I do not want to buy your cleaning products.

First of all, I kind of loathe door to door salespeople. I know we all do. But I think I loathe them the most.

I think it’s mostly because they almost always knock in a moment where I’m super zoned-in on something else (a state I am often in), they often knock loud, and it scares the bejeezus out of me. Then they won’t go away until I’m finally a jerk to them.

And this guy.

Ew.

I was sitting on my sofa, some seven feet from the front door, notebook atop my legs, scrolling through my “to-write” list that I often rummage through.

BOOM BOOM BOOM

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So, I Fibbed to My Kid… http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/so-i-fibbed-to-my-kid.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/so-i-fibbed-to-my-kid.html#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:01:33 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46052 Woman and little girl sharing a secretI asked the question: "what is the funniest fib you've ever found yourself telling your child?" These were a few of your hilarious replies.]]> Woman and little girl sharing a secret

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I asked an awesome question to ask over on the SDL Facebook page. “What is the funniest fib you’ve ever found yourself telling your child?”

Anyone who is a parent at all knows what it’s like to throw a random fib out from time to time because… maybe you just don’t want to deal with a half hour beg-fest. Or maybe you just aren’t ready to explain something. Or maybe you know that your child isn’t ready to have something explained. There rare a million reasons why little fibs can be totally legit.

And if there’s anything that I know, it’s that usually those little fibs are HILARIOUS! I stand behind you, fibbing parents, and I laugh with you as we tackle this thing called parenting together.

Here are your replies

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Monday’s Random Ramblings – Inappropriate Death Jokes http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/mondays-random-ramblings-inappropriate-death-jokes.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/mondays-random-ramblings-inappropriate-death-jokes.html#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:01:14 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=46029 inappropriate-death-jokesApparently not everyone deals with death the same way. Like when I made a few jokes that weren't *fully* appreciated...]]> inappropriate-death-jokes

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Every Monday I free-write whatever comes to mind.

I can’t promise you quality. I can’t promise you the feels. I can’t promise you anything, really. Except that it will always be raw, it will always be unedited, it will always be all over the place, and it will always be me. Oh, and it will always be done in my pajamas. Always. Because that’s how I roll.

Hmmm. What to talk about today…

How about… I don’t know… motorcycles.

Yeah, we talked about ‘em last week, but that was a rant written in annoyance. Haha. This week, let’s talk about how to make your kid feel like the coolest freakin’ kid at school.

Noah just started a new school for second grade. Yeah, it’s still middle of summer break for most of you. Not for us. When his mom moved, she didn’t know they were on year-round schedules there, so… Surprise! You only get half the summer we thought you would!

Man, that was a huge bummer for us when we figured that out. We had SO many plans for the rest of his summer break that suddenly got thrown under the bus. The system made me a liar. I had promised my kid a lot more during the summer than we got done, and I didn’t like it because I don’t break my promises.

At least he was understanding.

Now that we’ve digested the idea, though, I think it will actually be a very cool thing. As a writer, it doesn’t really matter to me when his big breaks are. I can work around anything. What it does mean is that he’ll have big breaks during spring and fall while other kids are in school, when it isn’t so danged hot out, and when everything isn’t so danged crowded. Promised can still be kept, and will probably be kept in more ideal situations.

Wow, squirrel. That will happen from time to time

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This is Beautiful You http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/this-is-beautiful-you-129.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/this-is-beautiful-you-129.html#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:01:16 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=45969 This-Is-Beautiful-You-231Every Sunday I take the photos of you and the people you love, and I share them here because, well, I think we're all pretty dang beautiful.]]> This-Is-Beautiful-You-231

Finally, my favorite post of the week!

Every Sunday morning I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Single Dad Laughing Facebook wall, and I post them here.

I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everyone else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the community here at SDL. And, more than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each really are.

Thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you.

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The Picture They Didn’t Think I’d Have the Guts to Share http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/the-picture-they-didnt-think-id-have-the-guts-to-share-2.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/the-picture-they-didnt-think-id-have-the-guts-to-share-2.html#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:01:39 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=45846 picture-cant-share4When a friend finds something special on my phone and thinks I don't have the guts to share it with the public... well... You know I'm gonna.]]> picture-cant-share4

Every once in a  while a friend or someone is scrolling through the pictures on my phone and they find something… ummm… special.

And they tell me they don’t think I’d have the guts to share it.

Well, never tell me what I’m too afraid to do. I’ll probably regret it later. Haha.

picture-cant-share4Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

 

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Don’t Worry. It Happens to Everyone. Vol. 1 http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/dont-worry-it-happens-to-everyone-vol-1.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/dont-worry-it-happens-to-everyone-vol-1.html#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 06:01:21 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=45957 fart-embarrassedEverybody farts. And that's okay. It can be embarrassing or overly hilarious. Here are 18 fart stories that'll make you think real hard about what you eat next.]]> fart-embarrassed

fart-embarrassedEverybody farts. And that’s okay.

In fact, It’s more than okay. Farts often can be some of the funniest things ever. At least in retrospect. But when they happen unexpectedly, sometimes they’re the most mortifying things ever.

Here are your stories. I dare you not have a happier day reading these!

  1. I always lay my cell phone on the wooden end table and put it on vibrate. One day I farted and my husband picked up the phone and said “that’s weird, there’s no message” We died laughing.
  2. I was in a job interview and had been fighting the WORST gas pain all day. I kept having to stop and mentally will the fart to go back inside all throughout the interview. It went really well, though, and the interviewer told me he would most definitely be in touch. I stood up to shake hands and a little toot slipped out. I was mortified, but pretended I didn’t even notice. Then on my way to the door, another one and another one slipped out with every step. “Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry!” I said and hurried out before he could respond. I still got the job!
  3. We were having dinner at my in-laws when my 5 year old farted. He then looked around the table at everyone and said, “Now it’s a party.”
  4. Let me put it this way… crowded Dr office… I had headphones on… one slipped out I couldn’t hear it…but realized when I had looks of disgust shot my way…everyone else could… lol.
  5. I’m lying in the emergency room and my hubs rips one off and then very loudly says “HONEY, ARE YOU OK?!?!?”
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Noah’s Quotable Quotes http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/noahs-quotable-quotes-4.html http://www.danoah.com/2014/08/noahs-quotable-quotes-4.html#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:01:56 +0000 http://www.danoah.com/?p=45948 noah-pearce-dan-pearce-3For the past little while I’ve been jotting down some of Noah’s more memorable quotes. And by memorable, I mean they had me ROFLSHMTGSI. ENJOY!]]> noah-pearce-dan-pearce-3

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So, for the past couple years I’ve been jotting down some of Noah’s more memorable quotes. And by memorable, I mean they had me ROFLSHMTGSI. Here they are for your enjoyment. I know I enjoyed them

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