Meet Telling Dad

This is about as serious as I get. If I get really ticked, and we’re talking Hulk-green ticked, then maybe I’ll raise my eyebrow a touch higher, but it’s rare when I’m forced to break out this behavior-paralyzing gaze.

I’m a work-at-home dad, I’m married to a wonderful woman, and I’m surrounded by three children.

Every. Single. Day.

Working from home isn’t easy. It requires serious discipline and this is a trait that struggles to make an appearance on a daily basis.

It’s also rare to tell someone that I work from home without seeing them rustle through their pockets in search of loose change. I do work. I simply work for myself. I don’t see me laying myself off any time soon.

What kind of blog is this?
When visiting my blog you can expect more than just a sharing of what our family is up to on a daily basis. Quite frankly, we’re really not all that exciting. As a case in point just consider my Pulitzer-worthy post on scorpion terror. Or my profound take on Whine Country.

Someone once had the audacity to ask what my blog was all about.

I was stumped.

Blindsided by such an off-the-wall probing question I waited for the palpitations to subside, and then replied simply, “It’s about me”.

It’s about what I go through and experience as a work-from-home dad. It’s about my family and the life, love, and laughter we share. And it’s about my often random take on a bunch of topics that people probably won’t give a fuzzle about.

But in the end, the blog exists for me, and if people happen to like it enough to read it? Then I’ll truly be honored.

And equally shocked.

What kind of guy are you?
Let’s just sum it all up by saying that I have never, and will never, be a “Something Guy”. I wracked my brain trying to label myself as a “______ Guy” and couldn’t. I suppose you can just refer to me as a Nothing Guy.

Car Guys talk about cars. Tool Guys talk about tools. Nothing Guys like me talk about nothing. I don’t know jack about cars, and this includes jacks. I’m a walking hazard around tools. I don’t hunt. I don’t drink. I don’t ogle women at strip clubs. I don’t like getting dirty. And I wipe sauce off chicken wings one napkin at a time.

What I am is a Dad. I love my family, I love what I do, and I love interacting with people. I suppose, in reflection, I’m a “Family Guy”. But that moniker is already taken by a fat slob with a talking dog. I’ll have to keep thinking.

10 Random Questions
In an effort to help you get to know me I’ve answered 10 random questions on a Facebook Interview. The answers should help you gain a little more insight into the fella you’ll hopefully be visiting with more often.

Define yourself in 3 words…
“Crazy Sexy Cool.” Thanks TLC!

What is your favorite TV show ever?
“The Honeymooners”

Kill the spider or let it out?
“Shriek. Stomp. Smear. Repeat.”

Do you shower every single day?
“If gettin’ lucky is in the cards.”

Walking past a beggar, spare change or ignore?
“Well, I’d hope he’d give me spare change. Ignoring me wouldn’t be nice.”

Where do you want to travel next?
“Back to the Adirondack Mountains. My childhood memories are never forgotten.”

What is your favorite place?
“First place.”

If you could have one super human power what would you choose?
“Understanding tax forms.”

What is your favorite song of all time?
“One, by Tina Dico”

If you had only six months to live, what would you do first?
“Move in with my mother-in-law. Guaranteed to be the longest 6 months of my life.”

What’s Your Take on Reviews, Giveaways, and PR?
I’ve opened that can of worms elsewhere, lol, please see Why I Don’t Do Product Reviews.

So What Now?
Visit me again! Share my link! Tell others about how much you love Telling Dad!

But first, take a quick moment and just let me know you’re here. Add a little hello in the Comment area below. I love fan mail and it’s a nice way of saying, “Greg…I think I love you”, without actually having to say it.

Of course, copying and pasting that statement is always worth bonus karma.

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Rhea@mommy23monkeys July 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Damn Greg….I love you!



Sara Bonds July 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Great bio! It's nice to learn more about you.


Heather Z July 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I love him too…that is why I married him. He makes me laugh every day, even in the worst situations!


This Mom Erin July 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Awesome Bio. Mommy Blogger Guy.


Christine Brown July 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

What a rockin intro it definitely left me wanting to read more.


Cindi @ Moomette&#03 July 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm

You Rawwk! OMG, and somebody needs to syndicate you …fast!


Stefanie July 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm

You crack me up! I love your idea about moving in with your MIL! ;) I can't wait to read more about you.


Beccie July 25, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Damn Greg…I love you.

I love you for all you do for Heather! Keep writing! As long as you do I will be reading.


Cheryl July 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Omg, Greg. If I weren't already married, and you weren't already married… ;) LOL! You crack me up, seriously. I can't wait to hear more. :)


Mommy Cracked July 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm

You rock. That is all.


Kimberly July 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm

If you felt the ground shake, don't worry. It was just me falling out of my chair laughing my butt off!

You are too funny! Thanks for sending me off to bed with a smile on my face. Wait…that didn't sound good. WHAT I MEANT was you made me laugh, and I'm about to hit the hay. It's better to go to be with a laugh then with a pout.

I best shut up before I talk myself in a corner. LOL!

Great post!


Sarah July 25, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Heather – I don't doubt it, he keeps all of us laughing too.

You'll be famous one day Greg, and when you are, remember the little people. ;)


Firefly July 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm

"Kill the spider or let it out? “Shriek. Stomp. Smear. Repeat.” LOL only way to do it!

And about this page in general :) LMAO you're awesome!!!


Michelle July 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

You are the man Greg! Awesome!

I do have to snicker at the spider stomp…I being the ultimate hater of spiders still try and let them out! Shhhhhhh… don't tell PETA about your smear or they might just send you a humane bug catcher.


Tara July 26, 2009 at 2:29 am

Oh Greg, you are too funny. My husband and I are sitting here reading this while drinking our coffee and we both got a good laugh. You sound like a wonderful dad and husband. :)


Lisa @ Crazy Adventu July 26, 2009 at 7:22 am

That picture rawks. You, sir, are made of awesome.


Elizabeth July 26, 2009 at 8:05 am

Best bio ever.


Smells! July 28, 2009 at 3:21 am

Love it Greg – shared it with the whole Murray family and we can't wait to read more! Hello to the whole family – I miss your Mom!!!


kathygee1 July 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

You are very funny! Will be back for sure. I also loved your blogher song.

“Damn Greg…I love you”


Jennifer July 29, 2009 at 4:19 am

OMG – I am glued to your blog and want to read every single thing you write – I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Your poor wife – how does she get anything done with you around? LOL


Jennifer July 29, 2009 at 5:10 am

I have read a lot of bios and this is the funniest I have ever read! I look forward to reading your blog daily! If by some chance you stumble across my blog, my bio is pathetic, ignore it and move on. I have.


Jeri July 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

dude, you are too cute. i followed your video here and now i think i am stuck. so if you need any help sweeping the floors, i'll be here anyway…lol


Cher August 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Extremely funny. Love the MIL remark. Will be following you so keep up the great blog.

Okay okay "Damn Greg, I love you!" There, happy now?


Telling Dad August 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

@Cher – Very happy! But not as happy as you'll be with all the extra karma you just earned.


Angela August 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I love the shower one LOL OMG so funny!!


Melinda August 19, 2009 at 8:28 am

great site!!! you are going under my Faves!


priscilla August 19, 2009 at 11:06 am

Yo ho, from another Austin Blogger :D :D :D


june August 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Size 15? There's a size 15?


Telling Dad August 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Rarely. I usually cram into a 14 if they are out of the Sasquatch collection. And you should see me at a bowling alley. Clown city!

Derek September 1, 2009 at 6:17 am

Greg…I think I love you – for the win!

Just found your site – kudos! I'll be back…




KT September 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I have NEVER laughed so hard…this has got to be THE best blog I have ever read.

"And unless this economy really tanks, I don’t see myself laying myself off any time soon."

ahhhh…my cheeks are hurting!

I'll definitely be back!


Melissa September 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Hi i was looking at reviews for flirty girl fitness to see if it really worked before buying it and came across your video and watched it. ROTFLMAO. Great one anyhow after watching it i came to the site and i think its really great what your doing for women i know how they feel and what they go threw cuz i was in a battered womens shelter a few years back in Santa Fe NM so i know. and i also loved and laughed on stuff you wrote on this page your wife and children are very lucky to have a great man in their lives keep up the good work and makin people laugh Awesome I will be sharing your blog with others thanks again


WebSavyMom October 7, 2009 at 6:14 am

–>Living with your MIL would be the longest six months of your life made me LAUGH. Thanks.



littlepurpleroom October 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

“Greg…I think I love you”,(I can use all the Karma bonus points possible)

And Hey, I went to Meadowbrook elem. too….in Norfolk…..but maybe there's more than one. But they too, had the standard torturous playground equipment. Seems every year there would be some kind of major upheaval

involving something squished, broken or way bloody.


1stopmom October 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Was wondering just how tall you were so I had to read a little about you. I swear you crack me up!


Kati October 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

So, I just came across your blog. and the 1st thing I see.. you slapping your butt doing a chair dance workout. Not going to lie, I about died laughing.. I will NEVER get those images out of my head!


Jen November 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I'm in deep, deep like with you. I have no idea how I found you, but glad to have stumbled upon the blog! Am now off to go find you on Twitter.


Tamara November 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Hi Greg…

"Met" you at the Trick or Tweet party that Kadi hosted. Stopping by to say hi and check out the site (I know, what took me so long, right? You remember life with a toddler and newborn I'm sure. Enough said.).

Anywho, great place you got here. Feel free to stumble over to my blog anytime, to read my verbal diahrrea and post your random ramblings in the form of a comment.

Have a good one,

Tamara (aka The UnExperienced Mom)

P.S. Requesting a Twitter shout out from you…please and thanks!


The Straight Dope Da November 26, 2009 at 1:22 am

I think I know what type of guy you are. You're a "Thoughtful Guy". Which to me is a great compliment.

And yes, the potential for "getting lucky" is probably the best motivation for showering.


Nannidale December 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

Yup – I'm here. I'll be back, too.


devyn January 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Definitely worth reading. Too funny! I wish I knew the perfect onomatopeia (and I can never spell that word correctly) to express my giggling but I think "hahakehehe" might do justice enough. Also, I like your dove banner with the "blog for peace, not swag."


Alfred Gilbert May 22, 2010 at 4:03 am

Hi i was looking at reviews for flirty girl fitness to see if it really worked before buying it and came across your video and watched it. ROTFLMAO. Great one anyhow after watching it i came to the site and i think its really great what your doing for women i know how they feel and what they go threw cuz i was in a battered womens shelter a few years back in Santa Fe NM so i know. and i also loved and laughed on stuff you wrote on this page your wife and children are very lucky to have a great man in their lives keep up the good work and makin people laugh Awesome I will be sharing your blog with others thanks again


William Barber Jr June 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm


After meeting you first in person then, reading your bio page, clearly the tall young guy I met in the store was not just one-sided and being courteous, but; a sincere and great image of what a dad should be. Compassionate as you were, I was compelled to stop by to see what your page was all about. I agree with the earlier post of you being put into syndication. Definitely a worthy read, and guide to those looking for answers to life's more simple questions. Great page my friend, and coming from a new groom who just acquired five kids (two of whom are twins and just graduated) and three that will be soon to follow, I find it a refreshing look into the realm of "Daddy-ism"….Thanks


Dana @ Bungalow&#039 October 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm

My first visit, and I laughed out loud a few times. Off to forward your site to the hubs, who is downstairs in his "home" office. Loved your question answers. Looking foward to reading more about "nothing."



Mizasiwa November 5, 2010 at 3:55 am

Just found you – although we dont actually celebrate Halloween were Im from I love the sugar tax idea.

Have a good weekend.


Kimberly Kinrade November 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Well, I can say I love you in about 10 languages, but that is reserved for @DmytryKarpov, so how about I say I love your blog and we call it even, hm?

You're wicked funny and I look forward to more!


TQND March 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Good job Greg!

When I’m caught up in the office, I read blogs (I stumbled onto you via The Bloggess). When I run into a blog that make me swallow my laughter so my boss doesn’t hear me, I keep visiting.

Looking forward to more swallowed laughter.


anonymom March 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Here! (via The Bloggess)


Lois March 22, 2011 at 8:50 am

“Greg…I think I love you”


Titilope April 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

“Greg…I think I love you”


Kimberly Coleman June 13, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Greg…I think I lov- well-you know! :)

Seriously, though, great blog!

Stole your button for “the places I hide” part of my place.


Mad Dadz Blog July 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

Greg, you’re solid. You remind me of me – only slightly less funny.


wendy July 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Greg, “I think I love…. your blog”…
was just sent the post about your dog, as the “mother” of two rescues myself, god bless you and your family… love the blog, am a new follower!


Dorothy July 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Hahaha just what I am looking for, a man with a big heart who doesn’t take himself seriously, laughs a lot and can make me laugh too! So glad I found you! (Is there a clone of you available? we live in the same area…) :)


Eric August 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Awesome blog! A-men on your answer to the question “What is your blog about”? When I started mine, I was asked the same question and my response was essentially the same. “It’s about everything and it’s about nothing. It’s about me. Sometimes life sucks and I need to make it funny. It is my therapy. I write it for me. The fact that you enjoy it, that is a bonus.”

Fantastic work!

I will not tell you I love you. We just met and that’s kind of creepy. It also makes my girlfriend a little crabby. (Like “angry” crabby . . . not the other kind! Ew!)


Maria August 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I found you today through another blog I follow and your Dory and The Farm post was so funny I saved it to share with my husband this evening. Thanks for making me laugh!


CJ August 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

TheBlogess sent me hear, and she’s one scary bee-yotch, so I did as I was told.

I’m really glad I did.


CJ August 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

HEAR??? Sigh….here…TheBloggess sent me here.

I suck at commenting.



Telling Dad August 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

CJ, every new reader is allowed one comment edit. Do you want to use it up? Subsequent edits require the shipment of a 24-count box of Big Hunk candy bars.


CJ August 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Well, I really prefer Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but if you insist on sending me Big Hunks who am I to tell you what to do?

Especially on your own blog.

As for the typo, nah…just leave it. If I don’t screw things up, my loyal followers (3, count ‘em 3 now!) won’t think it was really me.

Thank you, though.

p.s. Since it’s like elebentybillion degrees in Texas right now, you might want to hold onto the Big Hunk or Reese’s for a while, and ship them during that two week window when it’s cool enough…I think in February. I can wait.

Melody August 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Just started reading your blog tonight. I’m supposed to be sleeping, but it’s hard to when I can’t stop laughing.


Kerri August 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I clicked over to your blog from The Bloggess this morning. It’s now 9:30 at night and I’m still here! I started reading backwards from the current posts and by the time I got to March 2011 I figured I should just go back to the beginning and start from there. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve got so many extra tabs open from your links that I’m getting confused. I’m thinking of ordering Flirty Girl videos for myself and if I wasn’t an apartment-dweller I’d be tackling my own DIY projects tomorrow. Needless to say, you’re going on my “must read” bookmark list!


Telling Dad August 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Now THIS is a comment I could get used to. Thank you so much for the kind and motivating words! :)

Brandy August 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

AWESOME as always!! Love and miss the family…how about that lol


Vlora October 12, 2011 at 1:12 am

Please teach the rest of these internet hooligans how to write and rseecrah!

meg September 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

Much like Kerri, I find myself wandering thru your blogs, visiting many aspects of it, enjoying it thoroughly. I enjoy it so much, that between you & thebloggess, I finally decided to give my own blog a go. At the very least, I can converse with myself in another way, right? Just wanted to let you know that I did put your blog in my 4 currently read blog links.. but don’t expect it to get you any new traffic. If you’d rather not have it listed there, let me know, and I’ll remove it.


Sharon September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Hey Greg!

Great blog! Have seen your posts on FB numerous times, just now came over to check it out. Never knew you were so witty and funny way back in high school. Will check it out more often!


Peyton September 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I love reading your blog and I share it with friends often! You make me want to blog! That almost sounded dirty… Anyway I desire to write and can only hope I can produce as many laughs as you do! Keep up the good work



Debi September 9, 2011 at 12:53 am

Found your site from Daddy Scratches…can’t wait to read the entire blog. LOVE that you are a fellow dog lover (that would be enough for me to keep reading right there :) Consider yourself “bookmarked”.


Allison September 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Greg. I think I love you and I think this is a good way to piss off your wife……


Peggy September 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Found your site from The Bloggess – it is great! Can’t wait to start reading from the beginning.


Jody September 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This is real good stuff! Found it while looking for instructions on building a flagstone patio…I have changed my mind.

Reply October 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

“Greg…I think I love you” …..happy now?? *giggle!*


Libby October 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

Found your blog through The Blogess and it gave me a few MIL free moments, thank you! Love the blog and will be back to read more!



Gofil October 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Great blog! just like most, I got here from the Bloggess ” Greg….”


Nikki October 20, 2011 at 7:28 am

I found you through The Blogess. I am so thankful. The most recent post about your wife’s doctor’s appointment is the best.. I refuse to write LOL because for me it doesnt sound sincere. It is so easy to write. And if I write “I peed my pants laughing outloud” it is TMI (yes, I ok with that one) and it is quite personal. So your blog made me…….
Cant wait to read more.


Laurie October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I enjoyed reading about your and the posts on Dory. This is me: Whenever I see a New York State license plate I have to know what town they’re from. Being from NYS, I feel a special kinship with all New Yorkers, even those SOBs from the city. So, which town do you live in? You don’t have to give the exact for privacy reasons, but an approximate would be nice. I use to live in Tivoli right next to the Hudson River. I can’t tell you how much I loved it there and how I desperately living on the east coast. Oh well, enough about me.


kay November 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

New reader I’ve read everything you’ve blogged so far and check every day for new blogs you crack me up!


Vicki Cook November 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Sorry Greg – I’ll only say those words to my true love (David Cassidy), but I do think you’re Crazy Sexy Cool!


Kymbrlee from Mom It Forward November 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

lol. “Shriek. stomp.smear. Repeat.”……bahhahahaha. love it!


Cynthia December 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

My sister and nephew just rode Perry in the parade while my niece and bro-in-law handed out candy. My sis wrote a blog post about it, and that is how I found your blog. You are hilarious!!! Looking forward to reading more.


Judy December 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm

“Greg…I think I love you” Bless you and your lovely wife for spreading love and laughter. I surfed in from The Bloggess and I have to say Victor is right.


Kristine January 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Greg … Brilliant … keep up the great insight and sharing! I liked your article on “sponsored” posts and look forward to reading those too! Thanks for the smiles, now I need to get back to work!


Suz January 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Glad to have found your blog!


grammarchick January 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My husband read the line about the MIL and goes “EXACTLY.” I’m bookmarkin your blog for entertainment while I work (also from home!) Hope your hand gets back to normal soon.


meg January 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

Your ads that have been appearing today, are freaking me out. It’s like they KNOW ME. I was looking at water feeders on Petco’s site, and your ad was running.. water feeders from Petco! And then it was running Tyson anytizers, and I have just bought those.. and it’s all just freaky! (But pretty cool


Telling Dad January 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I make it a point to heavily research all of my readers and then serve up ads that are most relevant to them. Seeing how I’m getting paid about $1.86 a day, I should at least put in the effort to earn it.

meg January 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

LOL! And here I thought maybe it was something to do with cookies or randomness. =P A whole $1.86, don’t blow it all in one place now!

Kristen January 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

I found you on thebloggess blogroll. You are added to my favorites. Love your writing; don’t know you well enough to love you yet. But, the writing…it rocks.


Meredith February 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I was doing some research on harnesses for cats and stumbled upon your YouTube video “Cat Walk”. While I’m sure you and your family had the best intentions and were simply trying to make a quirky and humorous video, I was appalled by how you treated your cats. I understand that you wanted to see if the cat would willingly walk while wearing the harness, but you should have accepted failure at their initial resistance to do so. Laughing at an animal while forcing them to withstand such discomfort is a disgrace in itself, but how dare you continue to hurt them by continually dragging them along the concrete for your enjoyment. Hoping that the cruelty would only last a few seconds until they grasped the concept of walking on a leash, I made myself finish watching the video. What I saw instead was repeated and ceaseless pain and humiliation for your cats. I implore you to consider removing the video from YouTube, and I can only hope that you treat your animals with a little more care on a day to day basis.


Greg - Telling Dad February 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Repeated and senseless pain? I think you’re letting one video of a cat who couldn’t have cared less let you define me. I think some people see offense in everything these days. The way your comment reads, we were torturing it. Our cats are loved, well treated, and members of a caring family. Turn your ire to those who truly mistreat animals. You’re aiming at the wrong target.

Eileen Langner February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Can’t say I found you by mistake, it was meant to be. This kind of humor just warms the soul, those lines that one has to hurry to share with friends. The new Dave Barry. More addictive than chocolate. When women are asked what would be your ideal man, they usually say the first thing is humor. So there we are, you are irresistable.


Lauren February 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

HAHA you’re a riot! Some seriously funny stuff. And this is all about you! Who says you’re not exciting? I’m choking on laughter. Great break from homework :)


Wag February 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Awesome writing and most amusing blog I’ve had the privilege of reading in such a long time..
do you understand how long it’s been since someone has actually made me laugh out loud?
I honestly could not self-edit, I was at my desk and the tears were rolling down my cheeks, even my customers had to get involved… so I shared your stories live and the response was pretty epic =D
please please please keep it going!
I’ve read everything and now I’m tuning in everyday waiting for the next installment.



Janet February 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Just discovered you and I think…I…love…you… Too soon? I thought so. The Bloggess said you were a good read and funny. I agree. So thank you.


Kristina March 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

Just what i need to start my day! Thank you!


Allison March 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Yay! Excited to have found your blog. :-)


Valerie March 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Like some others I found you through “thebloggess”. I have been reading some old posts and looking at the pics you post~~~ I think I am in love with your wife but if it makes you feel better “I love you and you complete me” now just give me 10 minutes in the closet with your wife ~~she’s smokin’ ;)


Matt & Vanessa March 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

We found you through the TheBlogess (thank you Blogess!) and can’t stop reading. It’s amazing what your family has been though and we love your perspective on life. Still going through the older blogs but keep writing! We love it!


Deb K March 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

I can’t remember how I arrived here but since then I have enjoyed reading your current entries and catching up on the archives. One of the real treasures of being a faithful blog reader when you find a blog you like that has been up and running for a long time is that you get to read the archives to catch up.


sara ellen awesome March 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Good to know you, Greg, and I appreciate your spinny hat. This is coming from someone who owned a bright orange umbrella hat for several years until it was eaten by a dog. That dog was jealous, I’m sure. I also work from home, but I have no kids, yet, so basically people think I just sit on the couch and watch TV all day.


SuziNZ April 7, 2012 at 4:55 am

The most annoying thing about your blog, is finding it at 9pm and finding that Im still reading it at 4am, laughing so much that my sides hurts!
I’m hooked! I want more! I think that I am now a fan…..


Peggy April 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

ambled over from Bloggess, read “Arrogance Training” & I’m hooked. Found your bio today, have to share my own “spider” story: I’m a stomp ‘em or squish-them-into-a-tissue person myself but have a great memory of the time I was referee for a volleyball match. One of the players spotted a bug on the court. She WOULD NOT go near it, but repeatedly stomped on the court just ahead of the bug. Using this method got the bug to run across the end-line/out of bounds area & then she returned to the game. The coach met the bug in the back court & promptly squished it, to be met with squeals from the rest of the team. Teen age girls = squeamish bug haters.


Roy Merideth April 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Howdy! I just found your site while reading The Bloggess. I’ve read a few posts and I like what I’m reading. Poke around on my blog and let me know what you think.


Sheila May 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

After having followed you for some time now, I just clicked on the tab “About Me” and read it. By now I think I’ve already formed my opinion of you and you should know it too but here goes ““Greg…I think I love you”? I KNOW I love you” (OK that gets me 2 karma points). You have a wonderful family and I just read that cat person’s comment and she can kiss my @#$%. I already know how much you love your animals. I’m fiercely loyal to those I like and love TYVM.


teejayeff May 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Greg…I think… oh, fuck that.
Great stuff, keep it comin’.


Michelle June 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Oh my goodness!! I laughed so hard at your answers to the questions…my favorite is living with your mother-in-law..Your humor is very refreshing…I like your take on using the f-bomb…seriously..fuzzle?! hahahaha…okay enough of the comment….wanna go read some more posts! LOL


Michelle January 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

So forgive me if it’s obvious, but can I get your posts straight to my email? I live in the boonies, and my email updates randomly, but it’s really hard, basically impossible, for me to connect to the internet on my phone. And the only internet we could actually get at the house is dial-up. Since that would just make me bang my head against the wall, we’ve been going without. But I miss you posts!!!!


Bryan February 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

You had me at Hulk. I enjoy your wit and insight. Keep up the good work.


Alicia Kessinger-Bader June 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I’m looking for a website designer. You may get the job. “Greg, I think I love you.” No nonsense, down-to-earth/Earth, honest, humble, great sense of humor OMG, geeky…yes, I said “geeky.” I’ll be in touch about the website.
Finest Regards
Alicia (aka Phoenix Squaw)


Sarah March 15, 2014 at 9:03 am

Sad that you haven’t posted in awhile. But I’m sure you’re swamped with family duties, work and all that jazz. Hope you come back soon!


TexasMom May 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

Came across your blog, by accident while trying to explain Texas “stickers” to a native New Yorker…I enjoyed your rendition of Texas foilage, so i kept reading. I have since been back daily enjoying your outlook.


Maria May 31, 2014 at 5:03 pm

found your blog while I was looking for help in putting together a little stone terrace. lol. You are now book marked! ( another way of sayin I love you)
looking forward to reading more.


Jim June 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

HeyYa! Found you while searching for “how to install flagstone”….ugh. Great site, very funny! BTW, you said you work from home, what do you do?


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