Back when I was wet behind the ears, I dreamed about being a writer for BoFN.
Then Dave Carlson opened his big, fuzzy heart and let me into the big leagues.
Well, something like that.
I was writing along at markbialczak.com when my fellow bloggers Liz and Kerbey told me about this spot they both were posting at. The Blog of Funny Names, they nudged me to check out. It ran almost daily stories frequently written by some seriously funny folks.
The ringleader was a guy by the name of Dave Carlson. He got in touch with me, and I must have passed muster. Maybe it was my name. In any case, he gave me a montly slot on his blog, and in November, 2014, off I went with a piece on golfer Fred Funk.
It went live on the blog. I held my breath.
Dave Carlson commented in a thread with Kerbey.
“Wait, Fred was a boxer?!?!?! I’m not sure if you know how much this excites me, but it really does!!!!”
I was in.
I learned that Dave was so into arcane sports facts.
Over the course of the next few years, we traded odd views and remarks about that and this, Hollywood folks and other peculiarities I came up with for his blog.
For some reason, I started to call him King Dave. His world. I only wrote in it, you know.
So now I bow to this worldly ruler as he wages such an important and courageous fight.
You rule to me, King Dave. Thanks for reigning with just the right touch.
If you haven’t yet, take a look at great piece NBC San Diego did about King Dave’s journey against brain cancer.
Dave’s friends have put up a Go Fund Me page.