Fight Week: Freaky Friday: Waaaay Too Close

Health Week: Freaky Friday: Waaaay Too Close

Well, my post about Man Cards went up on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed page this morning, and there are now a lot of new people wading around in the Shallows.

A note to new visitors: Please keep your hands where we can’t see them.

I forewent the usual creepy quote from my kids (OK, the scary stuff all comes from my firstborn) today because the freakiest thing about this Friday is that there’s a whole mess of people reading about and commenting on an opinion of mine regarding the nature of masculinity.

And then, in theory, these same people are perhaps browsing around and learning my daily underwear selection process.

One of the weirdest things about writing is that it’s such a personal, solitary pursuit, but it’s frequently—not always—intended for a wider audience of readers. The idea is to make a connection and maybe spur someone to action, whether that’s prompting them to reconsider gender-based stereotypes, help fight prostate and testicular cancer (I know you’ve seen my moustache, but have you seen my Movember page?), or choose Batman-themed boxer-briefs over plain, white jockey shorts.

Words, to me, are about connections, and my hope is that this blog would be a conversation, not a monologue. To all who’ve been reading since I started and to the folks who’ve just dropped in for a quick look, thanks for sharing this freaky Friday—and your words—with me.

P.S.—I’m also taking weekly theme suggestions.

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5 thoughts on “Fight Week: Freaky Friday: Waaaay Too Close

  1. The Mind Of Scribblz says:

    Hello from one of your new visitors. I’ve only just started using WordPress myself recently (mainly as some sort of self therapy and creative outlet).
    Thought I should mention I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. Your style of writing is easy to connect with, somehow familiar and makes me smile.
    So from one happily confused husband/father to another keep up the good work :0)

  2. The Mind Of Scribblz says:

    Oh……and well done with the whole Movember thing. You appear to be cultivating a quality mouser for a great cause.

  3. Mikelly says:

    So spinning off from the recent Spock reference… maybe you could share how your various science fiction interests prepared you (or ill-prepared you) for fatherhood.

  4. Andrea says:

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  5. franhunne4u says:

    You need suggestions what to write when you have three children? Well, write about something not child related – because one thing I expect from writer is to surprise me.

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