I wanted to shoot something for this Tumblr 311 thing, but the time just got away from me. So, I’m posting this. We made this short intro video for another Tumblr project… last year, I think? It was never used.
If I can get my act together, I’ll do more detailed one later tonight.
- Mailbox Monday (day when we answer messages)
- Truthful Tuesday (day when we reveal honest opinions)
- GPOY Wednesday (day when we post pics of ourselves)
- Throwback Thursday (day when we post old pics of ourselves)
- Flashback Friday (another day when we post old pics of ourselves)
- Snuffleupagus Saturday (day when we play with our semi-imaginary furry elephant)
- Salmagundi Sunday (day when we eat an English salad)
Parents: if your kids had a blog right now, what would it look like?
I reblogged the last line of monkeybrainmama’s post about what her kids’ blogs would be like, but if you haven’t done so, go read the full post now. It’s super-funny. Anyway, here’s my answer, assuming both boys would use Tumblr like I do:
Boone’s Tumblr blog, called ”My Gallery,” would be posts of his original artwork with perhaps some reblogs of stuff he wanted to draw, like pictures of space or a cool car.
Wyatt’s Tumblr blog, called “Smacklepants,” would just be cat gifs and Batman.
David Vienna’s CALM THE F*CK DOWN: The Only Parenting Technique You’ll Ever Need, based on his viral tumblr post of the same name, to Erin Conley at Knock Knock, by Danielle Svetcov at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English/French).
I missed this because I was on the road. (This is what an official book deal announcement looks like in the secretive world of publishing. Fascinating, no?)
The good folks at Knock Knock, a super-rad publishing house, have seen fit to make a book based on my CTFD Method post, which went kinda cray-cray on the Intertubes. (Knock Knock brought you Coolness Graphed, based on the Tumblr of the same name, and also published a book called How To Traumatize Your Children. So, y’know, match made in HEAVEN.)
Needless to say, I’m totally stoked. It’s slated for a Spring 2015 release. That may seem like a long way away, but quality takes time. Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. You got your chocolate in my peanut butter. You got your peanut butter on my chocolate.
There are a lot of people who helped make this happen, but the person I’d like to thank right now is you. Yes, you. Stop looking over your shoulder, I’m talking to you, handsome. By the way, I think that jacket really brings out your eyes.
The Tumblr community (that’s the “you” of which I speak) made my CTFD Method a hit with parents, non-parents and humorless Internet trolls alike, so thanks. Just don’t expect any residuals, you beatnik.
And for those of you who think a book deal comes with immediate benefits, I celebrated the achievement with a dinner of leftover meatloaf and stale potato chips. Well, that and a $50 glass of scotch served to me by a rare Yangtze river dolphin.
I had a dream last night some people were trying to abduct my kids, so I enlisted punkdad's help to track the bad guys down and kick their asses.