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
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by imcoopedup3 days ago Vaccinated! Immediate side effects include loss of anxiety, deep gratitude for the scientists, healthcare workers and test subjects who made it possible, and an already sore arm. . Despite technology glitches and some confusing language on the appointment-making side, Parkland did a fantastic job with on-site logistics. Everyone was so kind and helpful, even given the high stress of the world right now. Kudos to them for making it as painless as possible!
by imcoopedup2 weeks ago 2020 – what a year you were! Despite the way it turned all of our lives upside down with a mixed bag of ups and downs, it ended up being one of my favorite years of all time. I’ve learned so much this year about myself and those I choose to surround myself with, not to mention every possible video conferencing app ever created. . Sure, there were some truly awful spots – specifically the loss of friends and their family members to the horrible COVID virus, as well as the virus of toxicity that settled into our overheated, overly-divisive
by imcoopedup3 weeks ago Merry Christmas! We wish you and yours a fabulous holiday and all the best in 2021. . To those of you who predicted that this photo would end up on our Christmas card, you were right!
by imcoopedup1 month ago We got a late start with decorating, so this year’s decor is more understated than normal. Yes, this is how I do understated Christmas decor. #christmasdecor
by imcoopedup1 month ago Happy Birthday To Me! This 46th trip around the sun was one of my favorites of all time. Yes, the world was flipped on its ass, but it also forced us to all slow down and hang out. I’ve loved the extra time with Todd and the kids. Maybe it’s delayed the dreaded tween/teen years for a minute?
by imcoopedup2 months ago File this under “That’s so Texas”: It’s 29 degrees and I’m bundled up in a three layers under a fur-lined hooded parka and ski cap just to walk the dogs. And that’s only what you can see in this photo! The neighbors are going to call the cops to report a homeless man wandering the street with two poodles.
by imcoopedup2 months ago Enjoying the sunset on our final night in beach quarantine before headed to Nana & Grandpa’s house in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains.
by imcoopedup2 months ago Y’all, this teeny tiny state park is a jewel! If you’re in the Florida-Georgia Line/Tallahassee area, it’s a fab stop. (Apologies to the 30 other people in the entire park who have to listen to my kids talking at volumes like there’s a helicopter hovering overhead.)
by imcoopedup2 months ago Fall break has officially started! (And it’s Butch the Jeep’s maiden voyage.) . We’ve been in quarantine for a week so that we can safely see Nana & Grandpa next weekend. In the meantime, Lafayette, Destin, Jacksonville and Hilton Head, here we come! #rv#rvlife
by imcoopedup2 months ago Today is World Adoption Day and November is National Adoption Month! Did you know that the average adoption costs nearly $50k in one-time expenses? I can't imagine anyone not being able to help a child and build a family simply because they can't come up with that large lump sum, which is why I'm so passionate about the work that @helpusadopt does. I'm also proud to serve on their national Board of Directors. #worldadoptionday@worldadoptionday#nationaladoptionmonth
by imcoopedup2 months ago Celebrating the big day (and gorgeous weather) with an impromptu McDonald’s picnic!
by imcoopedup3 months ago The downside of having perfect vision (thanks, Dr. Carter!) is that I don’t get to accessorize with fun specs. That doesn’t stop me from trying though! @foodsparks turned me onto these @priverevaux ’s blue light-blocking glasses, which arrived yesterday. They supposedly reduce eye strain/headaches from staring at computer screens and keep screens from affecting your sleep patterns. What do you think? I’ve always loved a big glasses moment. #privepeople (FYI - you can find this pair in my @liketoknow .it profile; link in bio)