Your pal and mine David Vienna has a VERY interesting, thought-provoking piece in the Huffington Post on getting pictures of your kids stolen off your blog. (This is a bad summary so just read his article.) If you are a parenting blogger, this is a must read. I’m actually serious. Once that genie is out of the bottle, she’s out of the bottle and granting wishes to astronauts.
But really… go read it. Ya hear? 

Your pal and mine David Vienna has a VERY interesting, thought-provoking piece in the Huffington Post on getting pictures of your kids stolen off your blog. (This is a bad summary so just read his article.) If you are a parenting blogger, this is a must read. I’m actually serious. Once that genie is out of the bottle, she’s out of the bottle and granting wishes to astronauts.

But really… go read it. Ya hear? 

I wanted to let you know that the movie David Vienna wrote, More Than Stars, is screening at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival next week. Here’s the trailer.

The story is based — in part — on his and his wife’s struggle with infertility, so it’s a deeply personal film. But it’s also more than that. It’s a drama. It’s a comedy. And there’s a sick car chase. (Not really.)

If you want to show support for David or his film, you can like the "More Than Stars" Facebook page. That’s a ridiculously easy thing to do. You probably thought I was going to make you fly to California. No. Just click “like.”

 

Well, look what we have here: David Vienna of The Daddy Complex is in Redbook Magazine. Yea! Take a look! ”The latest issue of Redbook has a piece called ‘Exactly What’s He Thinking When During 7 Pivotal Moments of Your Relationship.’”
I preferred reading THAT article to THIS article about New York City moms who dress up for school drop-off. Here’s a link to that New York Times article if you want to read it. If there was an emoticon for rolling my eyes, I’d plug it in here. The funniest part is that Brooke Shields is interviewed, and she basically says: Yeah, it’s hard to compete in the glamour department with these women. Or something like that. Don’t quote me. Because I’m not directly quoting her.  
Anyway, I always take these kind of pieces with a grain of salt. You just need to interview three people and, boom, a trend is sweeping the nation. 

Well, look what we have here: David Vienna of The Daddy Complex is in Redbook Magazine. Yea! Take a look! ”The latest issue of Redbook has a piece called ‘Exactly What’s He Thinking When During 7 Pivotal Moments of Your Relationship.’”

I preferred reading THAT article to THIS article about New York City moms who dress up for school drop-off. Here’s a link to that New York Times article if you want to read it. If there was an emoticon for rolling my eyes, I’d plug it in here. The funniest part is that Brooke Shields is interviewed, and she basically says: Yeah, it’s hard to compete in the glamour department with these women. Or something like that. Don’t quote me. Because I’m not directly quoting her.  

Anyway, I always take these kind of pieces with a grain of salt. You just need to interview three people and, boom, a trend is sweeping the nation. 

(via thedaddycomplex)

thedaddycomplex: It’s here! A brand new episode! Fighting With Babies: “Safety Dance”

If you’ve been reading my blog for more than two or three days, then you know I’m a David Vienna/The Daddy Complex superfan. So, obviously, I’m thrilled the latest episode of “Fighting With Babies” is out. Right now, I’m celebrating by watching it and eating Marshmallow Fluff straight out of the jar. Without a spoon.

Stop judging me.

A great addition to the PWKA (People Who Kick Ass. Duh.) series from the legendary David Vienna of The Daddy Complex. This was a fun one for me to read and it’s not just because I also have a soft spot for English teachers and people who didn’t get to ride on Homecoming floats in high school wearing crowns. (Although, if I had been asked to, I would have done it. And, I would have worn some Revlon Silver City Pink lipstick to match my braces for the occasion.)
“So, you know Mammalingo’s doing this “People Who Kick Ass” project. If you don’t, she has asked a handful of people (and whoever else wants to participate) to counter all the shitty news about shitty people with a story about someone or a group of people who aren’t shitty for whatever reason. Unsung heroes, if you will. So, here’s my contribution…
 
I attended private school for the first two years of high school. With just a few exceptions, the other students didn’t like or understand me. And the feeling was mutual. I have never felt more out of place and isolated. When I found out I had Mr. Barbee for sophomore English, my misery grew. His legendarily aggressive demeanor terrified students and because of that he could silence a classroom with just a look. (That is not an exaggeration. I saw him do it a handful of times.)”
Read the rest by clicking on this magical link and discover for yourself why the blog, “Hot Men With Babies" featured Mr. Vienna just a couple weeks ago. For REALZ.

A great addition to the PWKA (People Who Kick Ass. Duh.) series from the legendary David Vienna of The Daddy Complex. This was a fun one for me to read and it’s not just because I also have a soft spot for English teachers and people who didn’t get to ride on Homecoming floats in high school wearing crowns. (Although, if I had been asked to, I would have done it. And, I would have worn some Revlon Silver City Pink lipstick to match my braces for the occasion.)

So, you know Mammalingo’s doing this “People Who Kick Ass” project. If you don’t, she has asked a handful of people (and whoever else wants to participate) to counter all the shitty news about shitty people with a story about someone or a group of people who aren’t shitty for whatever reason. Unsung heroes, if you will. So, here’s my contribution…

I attended private school for the first two years of high school. With just a few exceptions, the other students didn’t like or understand me. And the feeling was mutual. I have never felt more out of place and isolated. When I found out I had Mr. Barbee for sophomore English, my misery grew. His legendarily aggressive demeanor terrified students and because of that he could silence a classroom with just a look. (That is not an exaggeration. I saw him do it a handful of times.)”

Read the rest by clicking on this magical link and discover for yourself why the blog, “Hot Men With Babies" featured Mr. Vienna just a couple weeks ago. For REALZ.