Monday, January 27, 2014

My Acceptance Speech & Karaoke for Winning Parents Mag Best on FB Award... :-)

Hey guys,

So earlier in the month on my Autism Daddy Facebook Page I was pestering all my followers to vote for me in the Parents Magazine Social Media Awards.  I was up for “Best on Facebook”

And if you didn't hear already they announced the winners on the Parents.com site today and I won!

So consider the following my acceptance speech…



I’d like to thank the Academy for this prestigious honor…

The vote was extremely close with another Facebook page called
“Baby Sideburns”.  That page is written by a mom of typical toddlers and her site is HILARIOUS.  And her site has over 150,000 followers while mine has less than 43,000. 

So the fact that I won is a testament to the power of all of you… the power of autism parents…  hear us roar!

I especially want to thank my wifey for making all this possible and for putting up with this blogging & Facebooking foolishness.  Hopefully one day my Autism Daddy alter ego will pay the bills (when I get a million dollar book deal or Bradley Cooper plays me in the movie version), but until then it’s foolishness… and she puts up with it… :-) 

And I have to thank my son, the king, for making this all possible.  He is the light of my life and I enjoy sharing his ups & downs with you all.  If it wasn’t for him none of this would be possible…And if it wasn’t for his autism I wouldn’t be blogging & Facebooking and getting this prestigious honor…

And I wish I wasn’t getting this prestigious honor…  As y’all know I’d trade in his autism/epilepsy dual diagnoses in a heartbeat if I could and you can give the award to “Baby Sideburns”.

But since I can’t trade it in I’ll accept this award with pride for all the Autism Parents out there…and I’ll continue to do what I do best…tell you all about our lives…with no filter…no sugar coating…no sunshine & rainbows…just tell you all about the good, the bad, and the pee…  I feel like that’s what you all have come to expect from the Autism Daddy Experience… :-)

So many are asking…  What did you win?

So here’s what I won… I won the right to use this badge…












And to claim the title of 2014 Parents Magazine Champion of the Best Parenting Site on Facebook!!

And I will have a small feature in the May 2014 issue of Parents Magazine…

That’s about it…

But I am honored to win this award and am honored to be one of the only special needs pages represented. 

Now the vote between me & “Baby Sideburns” was so close, that I have to give a special shoutout to a few of my Autism Mom compadres who I’m positive helped push me over the top.  Huge props go out to the moms behind the Facebook pages Autism Hippie & Autism With a Side of Fries for helping to rock the vote.  I think they wanted this win more for me more than I did…  Anyway HUGE thanks to them!  Go like their Facebook pages.  They are both awesome!

And Autism Hippie called me out on her page and said that if I won I had to sing karaoke for you.  So while the band starts playing music under the end of my acceptance speech, here’s two just godawful karaoke songs from yours truly…… (I never claimed to be a good singer)

Here’s the first verse of Guns n Roses “Patience”

And here’s the first verse of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive”

Oh wait, before they play me off the stage I also want to thank my agent, my make up artist, my singing  coach (oh wait he’s fired), my stylist, (I’m wearing Old Navy jeans & a Kirkland shirt), my mom and dad, the Hollywood Foreign Press, oops wrong award show… I’m nervous… I never spoke in front of this many people befo… Oh well they turned off the microphone…

Autism Hippie & the French Fry Lady let’s go to the after-parties and get HAMMERED!  I heard Elton John always has the best after-party, right?


AUTISM DADDY OUT!

31 comments:

  1. i <3 autism hippies facebook page. I am not an autism mommy but i sure love reading the stuff you all go through and admire you guys for allowing us to follow your lives.

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    1. If you're interested in a REAL experience, I am happy to accommodate! He's asking for dinner. How quickly can you get here? :-)

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    2. I love you too Autism Hippie!!

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  2. The karaoke makes the countless times I voted worth it!

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  3. Lmao Great Job! That was so worth all the votes!!!
    Cindy Birch Schaeffer from ,fb

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  4. That was awful. Just...awful! I mean that with nothing but love, from the bottom of my heart. Terrible. Congrats! :)

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  5. First round is on me Blogfather! And a side of fries. :-)

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    1. It better not be a round of FRENCH FRIES!! LOL

      The 2nd round will be on me ...because I'm hammered after the 2nd round!!

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  6. Always knew you could and would!
    Congrats!

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  7. So awesome you won!!! Love reading your posts as well as Autism Hippie and Autism with a side of fries, y'all crack me up on days I'd rather pull my hair out! With 2 boys and myself on the spectrum I know the ups, downs and the down right dirty where you wanna say a cuss word on a Tuesday and throw a Jimmy crack corn in there but our kids do something out of the blue that turns it all around for the better. Congratulations AD you deserve it ツ

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  8. Go Daddy, Go!!!!! You are too cool :)

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  9. Congratulations! :) An award well deserved and earned. Thanks for representing all us special needs and Autism families. Most of all though, thanks for always just being you. That's what makes your page and blog great. You're real and share it like it is. :)

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  10. Yay!!! Congratulations! Oh, and sorry...but you write and father better than you sing! lol Looking forward to 2nd part tho!

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  11. As a single mom to my asd'er you always make me laugh smile and cry. I also love both Autism Hippie and Autism With A Side Of Fries because if you! You earned this and thank you forthe song's they made my week!

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  12. OMG @ singing ! Now that has put a smile on my face first thing in the morning. Hahaha !

    Congrats on the win - you deserve it. Keep doing what you are doing. You inspire lots of us with all your posts (and I daresay, keep a few of us sane along the way too).

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  13. Awesome! Congrats! You really deserve it! Love reading your post! :)

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  14. Woot - go Autism Daddy! Perfect songs you chose! Thank you for being honest and sharing all the craziness.

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  15. I'm in a sleepy, bleary, sick sort of way today (sore throat, etc,) but inside I am jumping for joy. Great singing, keep blogging. I am going back to bed.

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  16. Thank God you are not relying on your voice to support the King and Wifey!lol

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  17. Congrats! So glad ya won! Inspired to read your all in style!

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  18. Congratulations! I think Bradley Cooper would be honored to play you!

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  19. Congrats brilliant post all the way from bonnie Scotland.

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  20. Brilliant - lmao , Thanks and congrats

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  21. Always awesome as usual!!! Love the Karaoke!! Voted daily so glad you won!!!

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  22. Congratulations on the award. Awesome singing so worth voting everyday for you x x

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  23. Congratulation on your award to you and your family! I like your blog and it really resonates with me. I am a mom of a 12 year old boy with autism, and other challenges.

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  24. Wow great award, but I am sure a free year of ABA, speech or music therapy would be even better, plus..hello..the king should have gotten a free year of popcorn!!

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