I'm a (gay) husband, a dad, adoption advocate, Texan, founder of two businesses (PR firm Cooper Smith Agency & online mag He Said Magazine), wannabe comedian/Martha Stewart and just generally a mess who drinks and cusses too much. Read More
2 weeks agoby imcoopedupWhat do you think about the bandana look? It’s somewhere between Howdy Doodie, Mr Roper and Paul Lynde in the center square...and I’m okay with that.
2 weeks agoby imcoopedupThe @dceomagazine "Business of Pride" article is now online featuring 7 stories of DFW business executives and their stories of coming out at work.
3 weeks agoby imcoopedupThe September issue of @DCEOMagazine beautifully profiles North Texas LGBTQ business leaders and their personal journeys, including our very own...with my amazing, smart, talented and handsome (hot!) husband on the cover. The issue hits stands Thursday! . When the editors couriered advanced copies over last week, they asked me to be on speakerphone with them when I opened the envelope. My first reaction was loudly gasping "Holy Fucking Shit!" and then I started crying. . Eloquence may not always be my strongest suit, but authentic sappiness always is!
1 month agoby imcoopedupWe’re teaching our little ducklings about financial responsibility. Their first debit cards arrived today from @greenlightcard . Greenlight’s app lets parents give their kids money and control how much can be spent where, including stores, online and in apps. If they need actual cash money, it’s free to use at ATMs. (Plus, you can shut them down completely if they go missing.) . I’ll keep you posted how it turns out. Who knows, maybe they’ll be Kardashians some day. With those duck lips, we’re halfway there. A dad can dream!
1 month agoby imcoopedupFirst Day of School! We’re all ready for routine after a whirlwind, fun-filled summer. Hard to believe that we’ve got 5th and 4th graders in our house!
1 month agoby imcoopedup15 years ago: That time @carsonkressley and I looked like the cutest lesbian couple in Dallas. (Or at least stand-ins for Ellen and Martina Navratilova) #queereye
2 months agoby imcoopedupOne last quick trip to close out the summer! To grandparents’ house we go...
2 months agoby imcoopedupFeeling very extra today! Not sure I can pull off the French tuck, but I’m giving it a try. Also, sporting my new men’s pouch from @coach and freshly painted toes. My kids liked the outfit enough to ask if they could take this pic. Either that, or they’re mocking their old gay dad! #ootdmen
2 months agoby imcoopedup“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka
2 months agoby imcoopedupWe're reviewing "The Lion King" on Cooped Up. (link in bio) Plus, a very special rendition of Hakuna Matata that you'll never forget...even if you want to.
2 months agoby imcoopedupIn a world with no moisturizer, plastic surgeons or mirrors... #faceapp