Over the course of the next few weeks we’re going to run a few DadWagon posts related to the idea of “connectivity,” at the behest of Linksys, which has graciously offered to sponsor said posts here at DadWagon.
What’s more, Linksys has generously allowed us to offer a free $100 BestBuy gift certificate to a DadWagon reader. Here’s how it will work: Those of you who read this post can head over to the DadWagon Facebook page (why not “like” us while you’re there–we like you!), and just comment on this post.
Say anything. Say everything. Share your deep, unabridged, uncensored, unmoderated, unhinged, hyper-critical, totally unfair, completely biased, rarely intelligible, opinions. Let us have it! Praise us to the heavens! Just write! Because there’s nothing worse than begging for comments and likes, as we have now just done, and not getting any. Or getting a few polite and neutral ones.
We’re going to be taking comments until next Tuesday, at which point, we will select one commenter at random—using this totally neat site—who will become DadWagon’s inaugural Lucky, Lucky Winner™. Who will win! Because he or she is lucky, and also was diligent enough to go to Facebook and write something about this post!
Another thing: Linksys has also done a bit of research on what they–charmingly, oddly, absurdly–call “Geek Dads.” By virtue of having this blog, we DadWagoners are in fact Geek Dads. Don’t agree? Here’s the short version of what a Geek Dad might be: “tech-savvy, intelligent, engaged, confident fathers who take great pride in sharing their passion for tech with their kids, creating new traditions and making family life fun and memorable in their own unique way.” That is so us! Totally, completely, totally, really us.
Here’s a bit more data from the survey: “Nearly 70 percent of geek dads consider themselves to be cooler than other dads with 75 percent of them attributing it to creating a home where their kids’ friends enjoy hanging out.” We at DadWagon don’t just think we’re cooler than other dads…we know we are, and we have have the low-paying jobs, failed marriages (in Theodore’s case), poor physiques, and receding hairlines to prove it. And we all have iPhones. Geek!
Or how about this: “One in five geek dads admit to using technology in secret to avoid being discovered by their wives.” Yep–we don’t tell our wives anything. Ever. On any subject.
[Ed. note: Portions of this post were amended at the request of our sponsor.]