I recently joined the Ohio Blogging Association which connects me with other bloggers from across Ohio. The Ohio Blogging Association is hosting a "Blog Swap," and I decided to be part of it. For a complete listing of Ohio bloggers participating in today's Blog Swap check out Poise in Parma.
My Blog Swap partner is Kristian who writes Ohio Festivals and Adventures of a Trapped 300 Pound Man. As a festival food junkie, I enjoy both blogs. I encourage you to check out both of those blogs. My blog about Athens, Ohio will be posted on one of them today.
On a related note, Kristian has been remarkably kind in showing me how this Blog Swap thing works as I am apparently blog-impaired. Although a picture is included on this blog, I still have no earthly idea how he made that possible. No clue. None.
Here is the blog Kristian wrote for the Blog Swap...Enjoy!
This October (maybe early November), my life is going to change forever.
Here’s the proof.
This is happening during my 39th year of age (I'll be 39 in December)...
...25 good years after my body began producing egg-fertilizing sperm (give or take a year).
So, if had been with one egg-producing partner since then and been able to fertilize at least one of these eggs each year, I would be a father of 25 children (+/- for multiples or unfortunate circumstances).
Here is a cluster of names I may have chosen from, just to give you an idea of the multitude of offspring I may have flocked around me this coming Father's Day if I hadn't invested so much time in the single lifestyle, traveling and condoms:
JoshuaNoahElijahMassimoJacobAlessandra MariaGiadaClarissaEmiliaAmelieHopeGraceMaxBrandon AlexanderOliviaMiaJacksonHarperLandonLucasClaraGabrielWyatt JudePiperXavierCooperOrangejelloHazelArchie
In fact, if I did start way back when, I would easily be a grandfather by now. In a few years, possibly even a great-grandfather.
Some of these thoughts keep coming in because, when monumental events are knocking from the inside of my wife’s belly, it’s hard for me not to think of...
1.) ...what could have happened in my life (the past what-ifs)
2.) ...what can happen years from now (the distant future)
For instance, in my younger days (#1), I think of all the sperm banks I could have gone to for extra arcade money, only to later find an army of my offspring spread all across the United States and possibly the world. We could have set a date to meet at some convention center in Omaha and then draw up a plan to create the biggest (and only) meatball burrito franchise this world has ever seen!
And, in the future (#2), I realize that I’ll be getting my AARP card shortly after this kid turns 11? Eleven! On the plus side, this means I may get up to $40 off my Disney World admission. On the bad side, I may not be physically capable to ride Splash Mountain. What if my kid hates me because the only attraction I can bear in my weakened condition is the Hall of Presidents?
Ugh, I don’t my kid to hate me for dragging him/her into the Hall of Presidents!
Of course, these are all fleeting worries and thoughts.
And, if I asked her nicely, she may even want to split a meatball burrito!