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Jan 12Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

lol @ our slack conversation... I stand by it! Especially that Lauren is pretty. But for real I hope she’s doing okay given that you’re still 1200 away from 10k... that baby might be in there a while. Worried for you both, sending prayers 💕

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Jan 12Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

1) I committed HARD to the BAT #1 Fan bit (BAT#1FB) and it is working SWELL for me!!!!

2) my lower back and knees say yes

3) geeze some of us don't have wives

4) as Erin said, lauren is SO pretty and also funny and wise!!!

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6) LOVE the use of the word "bogarted"

7) I have extra leftover meatballs if anyone wants any, turns out 2 pounds of meatballs is 2 much 4 2 people

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1. I was a comedic actor. Sitcoms were a serious business when I guest starred. No winking.

2. I’m old enough to be your mother.

3. If hubby doesn’t commit to a prank he will be a good audience and laugh at the idea.

3. Lauren rocks. Happy birthing! Mazel tov!

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Jan 12Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

"I’d aged, Obama in the white house style."

This one got me.

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Fan and paid subscriber. Loved the bit. Also, a father of two. Both my children are grown. Kids do take a lot of energy. You do get it back after they leave the nest. You also feel a loss when you no longer get to do the things you did in bringing them up. I guess what I am saying is try to be present during the busy, stressful and energy sucking times as you will miss them someday. Also, my son shared the below quote with me. Not sure who said it but your sharing of Kurt's quote reminded me of it. "You are who you think other people think you are".

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Jan 12Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

I'll be honest. I didn't love the 5K bit. Mostly because, having been a very pregnant person, I just imagined being exhausted from it. Also, I had two grown kids by that time and I just felt old. I like this version of your bits much more, not that my opinion is important, but I love that you are facing the now with more vulnerability.

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Top shelf post, Mr Alex. Got to share my current bit: I'm sixty-six and just became an alter-boy for the first time. I was born & raised Catholic, but quickly reneged and fell into the lapsed-catholic mode. I worshiped rock n roll instead. Well, fate has landed me at the old family homestead and I'm now flying the flag for all my ancestors before me. You should have seen me on the alter this morning (yes, daily mass), I hit all my marks and performed my role with humility and decorum. It felt good. I'll admit I'm taking comfort in a role more suited to a twelve year old, but I'm sure none of them commit to the bit like I do. Peace.

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Dude, I've aged so much since I've had kids. Like William Henry Harrison I was too old and caught pneumonia and died immediately and became a ghost dad haunting the White House. I don't even recognize pictures of myself from 6 years ago. I wasn't a ghost dad back then and I lived in a non-white house. Now, I'm basically the president of a nation of kids who pretend they are cats or puppies more than they think they are human. Who do we have to blame for this? I say the Paw Patrol. I'm a ghost Mayor Humdinger up in this bitch (not a double entendre) and there no end in sight. I constantly cause trouble and my Paw Patrol lovin' kids have to save me. Did you know Paw Patrol is a Canadian series? Does Canada even have a white house? No one knows.

Anyways- you got this! 10K subscribers/new baby here you come!

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"Soon, I’ll pretend to be a father to two" - I had to chuckle here. Coz yeah it still feels like I'm pretending even after 14 years of parenting :)

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Yr 2. question: ha ha… ha ha ha! Alex, this is abslutly (sp. on purpose) hillariius (dito). Sorry but yes you do look a little tired on the eve of #2 baby. Not old Alex, just tired. Yes, Lauren is a saint. And omg why do I always want to give you advice… ??! It’s gotta be very annoying… [I just deleted 1/2 this comment because it wasn’t that funny… ] Erin may be right but go for the 10k subs anyway. P.S. I know editing my comment is not cool but I keep forgetting stuff. 😵‍💫

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My children are 25 and 27. Same age gap. I have only just got over the whole shit show. Good luck.... Mwah ha ha ha (evil laugh)

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Oh the pain! I’m already a subscriber so I sit here waiting, watching anxiously for the count to rise. Over 9k now. I know you can get there! Sadly none of my friends (friends, ha!) appreciate blogs.

While I wait, I want to give you some advice on aging. It never gets easier. Only thing different is you start to worry less about your life and more about what kind of god forsaken world are your kids going to live in? Or grandkids, in my case. Yes. I’m talking about....the zombie apocalypse!!!! Teach them well Alex. Teach them to survive!!

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I just reached out for a second opinion (you can do that apparently even if you weren't the guy who got the first opinion? Or even in his family or remotely related to him in any way?) and the doctor said you actually DO, medically speaking, absolutely NEED to hit 10k before the baby can be delivered. If not, the baby will have to remain incubating for days, weeks on end, forming into a weird, tubby little human person inside your wife...this has gone off the rails. I apologize.

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I think you can hit 10k if you let Wilder take over the Substack until Jan 19th. (Also congratulations!✨)

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5. You will soon be spending a lot of time with Wilder.

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Loveeee this

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