2011: the year of the muskrat

I realized I claimed 2008 was the Year of the Muskrat, but I was foolish and naive back then.  Here’s why 2011 was, in fact, The Year (especially in comparison to 2010):

I start writing for DadCentric, and it almost immediately gets voted the #1 dad blog in the world by Babble.  And then again by Parents magazine.

I attend my first Mom 2.0, and they announce a whole new version just for dads!

I do my first product review of Dove soap products for men, and it becomes the most successful soap ever produced and marketed, and I get a 5-Star Friday award.

I participate in my first Movember, and we raise so much money that cancer is virtually assured to be cured by Thanksgiving ’12.

I go to Mardi Gras dressed like Buddy the Elf and spread so much good will that they cancel Lent.

I help educate a sheltered white lawyer on urban lingo and sexual harassment and make the world a better place for employment.

After FOUR DAMNED YEARS of trying to sell our house, we do it.  And leave for vacation a few hours later.

I attend my first paranormal investigation, and Ray Parker Jr announces he’s writing a “Muskrats ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts” ditty.

I visit Minnesota for the first time, and the state publicly apologizes for the politicians it has produced the past decade+.

I attend my 3rd BlogHer, bring Pretty Bride for the first time, and spend the whole conference learning how lucky she is to be with me.

I give the Sandusky victims the courage to speak out after accidentally emailing my 3-year-old’s teacher about legal steps taken to prevent my touching children.

After over six months of looking and numerous rejected bids, we buy a new house!

I eradicate child sex slavery in Atlanta and poverty in Nicaragua.

Big shoes, 2012.  Big shoes.

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  1. And don’t forget… you got to meet up with me… TWICE! Truly you are one of the luckiest bastards on the planet! Year of the Muskrat indeed! Hope your 2012 is equally amazing.

  2. Well done. I wish you an equally impressive 2012.

    Happy New Year, dude.

  3. Wow – it was the year of the Muskrat!!
    Happy 2012!!

  4. Keep fighting the good fight. Let’s make 2012 the year of the Muskrat too.

  5. Those are a lot and really great stuff. I do hope that you’ll have a more amazing and wonderful 2012. And that goes for me as well. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this great article. It made me smile about life. 🙂

  6. I feel it an honor and a privilege to know you and live in the same city as you. I bow to your muskrat-ed-ness.

  7. Wow. Now that was quite the successful year. I didn’t eradicate cancer or stop poverty in 2011.

    I feel like such a failure. And I’m hungry. But that’s unrelated.

  8. Plus you got to hang out with me TWICE. I mean, seriously, that should be up at the top half of this post. At the very least before the e-mailing your kids’ teacher.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2012 full of more prosperity, success and general awesomeness.

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