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Mad Libs Monday: “Ski Vacation” by Troy Pattee of Dadventurous

2011 January 24
by Emily Hill

(Our most recent guest Mad Libber was Sugar Jones from Sugar in the Raw. You’ll love her “Dating After Divorce” Mad Libs!)

Today’s “Ski Vacation” post comes to us courtesy of Troy Pattee from Dadventurous and is from the Dysfunctional Family Therapy Adult Mad Libs book.


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

Mad Libs Troy Pattee

Yes, this really is Troy’s life—and his pee-in-your-pants sense of humor…

Troy Pattee

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!)

Happy Monday!

12 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 24, 2011

    I have been pretty impressed with Troy’s willingness to hang out with a bunch of women bloggers all the time. Although, maybe it’s not that weird. :)
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    Emily Reply:

    Yes, but who wouldn’t want to hang out with a bunch of fabulous–and hot–women bloggers? I mean, really.


  2. January 24, 2011

    Troy is the bestest! Love that you had him as your feature :)
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    Emily Reply:

    It’s about time I had a witty, handsome young man as a guest on Mad Libs Monday!


  3. January 24, 2011

    He is funny can’t wait to check out his blog!


    Emily Reply:

    He is super funny! You need to check out his tweets, too. They always make me laugh!


  4. January 25, 2011

    Still laughing about where Troy “grew up.” Nice. Troy is such a great guy! Way to go, Jyl!! :) Loved this feature! Made me smile today & I’m extremely grateful!


    Emily Reply:

    Troy is always good for making people smile–and making their day!


  5. February 2, 2011

    That Troy cracks me up!
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    Emily Reply:

    He cracks up a lot of people! You’d be hard-pressed to find someone he couldn’t make laugh!


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