Dan Pearce Author of &quote;Dan Pearce Was Here"

Important note: In September 2019, I officially retired the "Single Dad Laughing" blog and name. I am now blogging at my new Dan Pearce Was Here blog.

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That's Life

My Dentist Trip: According to “Talk to Text”

I couldn't get a coherent blog post written after a quick trip to the dentist took a turn for the worst. So instead, I'm gonna tell you about it with "talk to text" while hopped up on pain meds...

Dropping those Bad, Bad, Words With My Kid (Monday’s Random Ramblings)

Yesterday I was driving with my kid and dropped an f-bomb. I didn't do it by accident. It was a very purposeful f-bomb, followed by more purposeful f-bombs, all to make sure he remembered what I was trying to teach him.

The Weird Truth Behind Why I’ve Been Using a Caricature

I'm guessing you wouldn't actually guess the reason I've been hiding behind a caricature for quite some time now...

Someday I’ll Probably Never Figure Life out

Dan Pearce - Figure Out Life
You may be wondering where I've disappeared to these days. I shall now catch you up on the last few years of my life in 90 seconds flat...

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.

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...

Here’s My Tinder Profile – It’s Definitely Fair That You Roast Me

I had a little good-natured fun sharing the awesome profiles I've seen on Tinder. And turn-about is fair play. Here is my profile. Go ahead and roast me.

The Aging Giant Who Weighed 1/8th of a Ton

Not a whole lot of people can say they know what it's like to look over the tops of trees or weigh-in at a fraction of a ton. But people like that do exist, and I'm living proof.

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...

Say Hey to Yeti, the Dumdumbest Sweetie Dog

Dan Pearce with Goldendoodle Dog
Say hey to Yeti, the dumdumbest sweetie dog you ever did meet, and the newest member of our bachelor pad. He ain't the sharpest pencil in the box, as he proves to us every single day...

The Decade-Old Treasure Hunt

Noah is turning TEN tomorrow, and for the first time ever I wanted to give him cash for his birthday. But that's kind of lame all by itself, so instead I set up a riddle-driven treasure hunt...

There I Was, Kicking Ass in Life

Dan Pearce kicking ass in life
2017 came creeping in, and I did all of it right. There I was, kicking ass in life. Then one event derailed all of it, and now I have some "kick ass" decisions to make...

And Then I For Some Reason Didn’t Go to the ER…

kidney-stones-pain
CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY - The pain hit me hard and fast and I knew I was in trouble, but instead of getting to the ER like a smart person, I did something stupid instead.

Pain. It’s not a contest. Or is it?

pain is not a contest
My last four days have been utter physical hell. I've posted a few humor-filled posts about it. In doing so, I've been reminded just how much of a contest pain actually is...

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An Epic Love Story Using Nothing but Stock Photos

Some stories don't need words. Today I wrote the all-too-real, hilarious, intense, drama-filled, epic story of two lovers... Using nothing but stock photos.

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Epic People Watching – Episode 2

At the gym, I listened as two *really* scrawny guys started debating whether or not they wanted to become meat heads and whether they should do it for a girl.