I had one of those 'Clipper Fan Moments' this weekend. We've all had them. My parents' celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and my siblings and I threw them a big party. (In fact, I didn't post a lot last week partly because I was working on my speech. You'll be happy to know, I KILLED. So much funnier than my sister; I don't care what everyone else says. Besides, she took the low road - lots of bathroom humor and sexual innuendo. I'm above that!)
Anyway, I was with a big group of family, many of whom I hadn't seen in years, if in fact I had ever actually met them (who is this guy Darwin again?) When the subject of what I do came up, I first had to deal with the whole 'stay at home dad' thing. I mean, it's a great gig, my family is deliriously happy with the choice, my wife likes working and makes plenty of money, but still not everyone gets it when a grown man doesn't have a 'job'. But I survived those conversations more or less with my dignity in tact.
Then came the subject of blogs. Now, I think they had all heard the term, though many were confused. But the assumption was that I sat around and blogged about being a dad. 'Today I coached soccer. Next week I'm taking the Brownie troop on a camping trip. After that, I plan to kill myself because no one cares about what I am blogging about.' When I explained that I blogged about the Clippers, there were blank stares all around.
The Clippers? What's a Clipper? Is that a soccer team? Basketball? Really? And here's the one that kills me... I thought the team in LA was called the Lakers. Do the Clippers play in the same league as the Celtics?
I mean, I love my family. But for goodness sakes Nancy! You're one of the brightest women I know. There are only 30 teams in the league and you've managed to miss one of them entirely? The Clippers do indeed play the Celtics, exactly twice a year for the last 30 years. COME ON! I know they suck, but don't try to tell me they don't actually EXIST!
At least I got a post out of it. (A post dad. An individual entry is called a post. Not a 'blog'. The blog is the entire thing. Or you could use it as a verb. As in, 'Today, I blogged about my stupid family.' But I did not write a blog about my family. I wrote a post. Or I posted on my blog. I have one and only one blog, and it's about the Clippers.)
Oh, by the way, Happy 50th Anniversary.
If you've had a 'Clipper Fan Moment', share it with us in a Diary. Training camp is still over a month away, the roster is pretty much set, and how much can we argue about Maggette and Carmelo anyway?