Mad Libs Monday: “Ski Vacation” by Troy Pattee of Dadventurous
Troy (aka @TroyPattee and Mr. Dadventurous) is a treasure. He might possibly be a national treasure, though this hasn’t yet been verified. I met him after becoming friends with Jyl Pattee (aka the powerhouse behind Mom It Forward) and I have been laughing at his jokes ever since. I smile when I see his name mentioned on Twitter, I chuckle when I catch his witty tweets and I bust a gut when I am lucky enough to hang with him in person. He is seriously one of the funniest guys I know—and one of the nicest.
I am pretty sure I’ve only caught the smallest glimpse of the awsomeness that is Troy Pattee, but what a glimpse it is! Who else would call my husband while attending the same Seth Godin luncheon and pretend to be a co-worker wondering why he wasn’t at work that day? I think I even saw a few little beads of sweat on Nathan’s forehead. (I think it’s about time he did something like that again…)
After the story you’ll find a few interesting facts about Troy Pattee. Enjoy!
by Troy Pattee
Yes, this really is Troy’s life—and his pee-in-your-pants sense of humor…
Name and/or nickname:
Given name: Troy
Cowboy name: Roy
Ghetto name: T-Diddy
Fraternity name: T-Roy
90’s name: T-Dawg
Preferred name: Troy the Great
Blog(s) and/or website(s): Dadventurous.
Where you grew up: On a warm summer night in the back of a ’76 Ford Ranger up at Lookout Point.
Favorite childhood game: Spin the Bottle
Super cool dad moment (i.e., one of those moments when you were the coolest mom ever): When my four-year old son was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said, “A dad.”
Totally uncool dad moment (if you’re willing to share): Cub Master
Your go-to “drug” of choice (e.g., Diet Coke, chocolate, Peeps, Venti anything from Starbucks): Dunford chocolate doughnut
Your guilty indulgence (e.g., reality TV shows, pedis, chick lit): Skipping church.
If you were stranded on a desert island, preferably in the Caribbean, which famous person would you want with you and why? Tom Hanks, duh. He would totally know how to get us off the island. (For some reason I expected more from Troy on this one, but Tom Hanks it is!)