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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The 40 Nerdiest Jokes Only Nerds Will Get

Over on Facebook, I simply posted, "tell me the nerdiest joke you know." I had a feeling you might deliver, and I was right. Thank you for speaking my nerd language. These are 40 of my favorites...

Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)

Well... Sigh. On what was supposed to be day four of this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge, the universe tested and derailed me. Big time. And this is what I have to say to the universe...

Blood, Sweat, and Beer – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 3

Day 3 of the challenge wasn't about diets. It wasn't about getting my workouts going. It wasn't about good sleep. It wasn't about doing the things I love doing but haven't been. It was about... Mental liberation.

Not How I Expected to Start This Challenge – #30DayLifeLaunch –...

After yesterday's journaling, I sat down and made a serious to-do list for day 2. I was going to do so many things but spent the day in a way I never expected I'd be spending it.

The Blatant Truth of What Needs to Change: #30DayLifeLaunch – Day...

I took some time to really dive into what's missing in my life to be truly happy. My challenge for day one is to be blatantly honest with myself and with all of you about my lists so that I can jump in head first tomorrow.

Bleh. It’s Time. Who Wants to Join Me for a #30DayLifeLaunch?

Bleh. I have had a hell of a last many months. So far 2019 can suck a big fat goose egg. Which is why I'm gonna end my year awesome. I hereby invite you to join me for a 30 day life launch challenge!

Junior Bleeping High?!

Today some absolute life BLEEP went down in the form of... junior high.

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent by the end of this glorious season!

Date me. Or me. Or me. Or maybe ME?

Ahem. I shall now demonstrate why dating apps scare the bejeebers out of me in this day and age with all the apps we have readily available to us to help boost our dateability.
old people say the darnedest things

Old People Say the Darnedest Things

Let's be honest, here. Old people can get away with saying just about whatever they want. And we applaud them for it. These are some of the funniest things ever said by old people.

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...

For All My Trolls…

It's been a while since I wrote something special for my trolls. There have been plenty since I came back to blogging. Well, trolls, this one is for you...
salesperson who calls me bud can't be trusted

Anyone Who Calls Me “Bud” Can’t Be Trusted

I went car shopping and listened to a 23-year-old salesperson call me "Bud" again and again until I had finally had enough...

My Trick to Stop Any Shit Talker Dead In His Verbal...

Whether someone is talking shit to be funny or to try and hurt me, I have a little trick that works every single time to shut them up and stop them dead in their tracks...
I am the Great Dane of Humans

I May Just Be the Great Dane of Humans

What I'm writing today turned out to be a little morbid and twisted, kind of like the image I used for it, but hey. It's how I feel when I compare myself to dog breeds.

The Beggar At My Car Window Who Refused to Take My...

A beggar scared the living daylight out of me when he knocked at my car window to ask for money at a time when my life was a real struggle. He then refused to take my money before leaving me with with advice that was exactly what I needed to hear.

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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...

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