Let’s hear it today for Miss Madison. Her cemetary project was a whopping success and garnered not only local attention but national attention also (or maybe her boyfriend retweeted the article a couple of times…make that international attention) Click this link to read some Pulitzer Prize worthy material. Since I’m not sure what counts for journalism at the Madison Courier, it should take 15 seconds to read, but I couldn’t be more proud of her anyhow!
I’ll be expecting a comped subscription and a sit down interview Madison Courier for the all the free publicity!
What started out as keeping someone’s anonymity on this website, has suddenly turned her into quite the diva herself. Details are in the works and negotiations have begun (they actually didn’t last that long, I hate doing laundry), but Miss Madison has caught the writing bug herself and had so much fun writing her Timeless Skincare review she’s ready to offer the world her insights on education and everything anti-Skipah. She’s only an expert in one field, the other she is learning on the fly. I’m all up for suggestions for a spin-off title.
Many of you may have missed it yesterday, but, golly gee, it’s been nine months since this online dating ninja sent the last of his carefully worded “I’m the Love God” messages on Match.com and actually found someone that believed “Some people call me a space cowboy, Some people call me the gangster of love” I used to swoon potential suitors with. In an unrelated note, my online dating career before Miss Madison had me snuggling with Hammy and eating dinner alone many nights. What has happened in those nine months since then you may ask?
I couldn’t go crazy on the first date with cell phone pictures (psst she didn’t know she had a blogger on her hands then) but this floating carnival was a great icebreaker!
She and Sloane hit it off immediately picking on me at Holiday World.
My two favorite ladies!
More nervous than someone that sped through a caution light with a policeman behind them, I was her date at her “adopted” little sister’s wedding.
My rendition of the Electric Slide definitely won her over, Boogie Woogie!
She completely nailed my birthday in September, creating a portrait for me that hung in my old apartment and was the first thing you saw when you walked in.
By this time I figured out she took exceptional mental notes!
Showed Sloane and I the time of our life in Door County, Wisconsin, and she in turn learned Mr. Skipah is a modern day Magellan when it comes to exploring areas of the country he’s never been.
Software engineers would inform you this is an example of an upgrade!
Learned the magical and deceptive ways of Mr. Skipah (in a good way) when I pulled off my biggest blogging coup to date with comped tickets to Dirty Dancing on Broadway.
She thinks we are going to dinner at some fancy establishment, little did she know at the time!
Showed me how cool history and Revolutionary War re-enactments are when all of us spent the day at Locust Grove in Louisville.
Sloane got to up the smack talk at the next Girl Scout troop meeting with her new patch!
Finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of taking Katy Perry out for a date, Katy doesn’t get much of a mention on here anymore. I’m still a little chaffed in the ass I didn’t get a retweet from her when I was actively campaigning to “win a date” with her the year she performed at the Super Bowl.
I’m glad the real Katy Perry never returned my phone calls!
She secretly wanted some more of this I think!
In the category “Things I wish I never had to witness” she dragged me to a Monster Jam show in January. The scars on my brain are still healing from that night. Granted, the turtle man (who is four years old) loves monster trucks like I love the Cincinnati Reds.
Sloane had a blast that evening also, personally this was like the WWE on four wheels for me!
Got “unofficially” married via the kids, it was the sweetest thing the three of them have ever done for the both of us.
To cut down on the cost of a caterer I had to make the cake!
Miss Madison showed me the awesomeness that is IKEA, and I fell in love with Lingonberry Juice. Mental note, must take Sloane to the Kenwood Centre Mall!
I never have to be asked twice to visit the ‘Nati!
I had the hottest thing on my hands since stolen IPhone technology when Miss Madison and I attended the Bottoms Up Bash in March. Plus got to take part in raising almost 10,000 bucks for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
I turned into super tourist while in D.C. when our Eastern Seaboard Episodes vacation went down. Maybe the most magical five days (non-Sloane division) I’ve ever experienced!
Honest Abe had his eye on me the whole time.
Much to my chagrin and the urging of this awesome friend that keeps northern Michigan safe from Canadians (just kidding love my syrup guzzling buddies), and a promise from Miss Madison that I’m relegated to couch duty if I don’t attempt it, I would have never even though about writing a book!
To say the past nine months has been awesome would be an understatement! What does the next nine months hold? Personally, I have no idea, but I can’t wait to share them with Miss Madison. Now if I could only get her to quit going all Beyonce on me! The only thing that would top this “Era of Good Feelings” would be some more Sloane time.
About it for now, evidently Hammy has fallen off the wagon and pissed off the Russian mob again. Vodka wholesalers in the Madison, Indiana area are more than likely about to get a small bump in revenue. Plus I have to check out who this mysterious visitor that keeps visiting my happy house on the internet!