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 Best SDL Posts to Read

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...

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.

I’m Not Single Dad Laughing

It's definitely time people realize that the person who has been writing Single Dad Laughing isn't actually Single Dad Laughing...

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.

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...

Naked Me vs The Intruder In My Home

Not sure why the universe decided that a good time for an intruder to come into my home was when I was naked and exposed, but hey. It made for a good blog post.

An Open Letter: Would REAL Friends Do That?!

This morning I discovered an atrociousness which has to have been noticeable for at least a month, yet not one person in my life cared enough to tell me...

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.

My 10 “Rules” to Break in order to Break Free Already!

I made this list with a friend, full of ridiculous or crazy "rules" she could break to bust free of her fear of being judged for having fun or being human...

Coming Out of Anesthesia: Crazy Tales from the Recovery Room

I'm 12-97% sure these things really happened as I was waking from anesthesia after surgery. Oh, and if stories involving erections offend you, don't read this...

Absurd Things are Done on Ambien Sometimes

This is the ridiculous story of what happened when I took an Ambien the night before Tough Mudder while sharing a rental house with several friends...

Tiny Fist in the Wind

I wrote this for a close friend. It was about becoming trapped in a bad decision for life, and the strength and battle it takes to get out of it.

Stuck Beside a Crying Woman

I wrote this after finding myself stuck on the freeway next to a woman who was uncontrollably sobbing in the next car over... About what, I'll never know...

I Must Just Be *That* Hot. Okay, Maybe Not.

Mom soothes a crying baby
Today, as I passed by a mother carrying her infant, something rather out of the ordinary happened, which left me only one conclusion. I must just be *that* hot.

Another Letter to Men: The Lesson of the Cold Purple Sausage

Few men experience what it's like for women when it comes to having long hair. I now have. And I learned things that might change the way you view it forever.

Quite Possibly the Best First Email Ever Sent

I've been teaching my 8-year-old the computer basics, including email. The first uncoached message he ever sent was to me, and is probably the best thing ever.

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12 Things I Shouldn’t Laugh At, But I Do Anyway

There are certain things that should never be laughed at. Then there are certain things that shouldn't be laughed at, but that I will probably laugh at anyway.

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What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig and poke for the "truth" when we find out somebody else has a negative opinion about us. I'm telling you now. It won't end well.