What’s up with the PLAID in PlaidDadBlog?
Plaid evokes immediate imagery in the mind. It’s the look of the Lumberjack. The colors worn by a Craftsman. Maybe it invokes recollections of a Rock & Roll.
That’s the well rounded Dad we’re trying to be, here at PlaidDadBlog. We swing axes, and play them too (guitar joke, nice!). We turn a wrench and play Barbies with our girls. We try to cook in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
Like Joseph in his coat of many colors, we’re on a long journey. It began as a child, and through many misunderstandings and lessons learned, we hope to come out the other end smarter and wiser. A leader to not only our family, but those around us. And we hope you join us in this journey!
Colorful Families, Colorful Stories
That is the mission at PlaidDadBlog.com. To be a place for you to read about the struggles of real dads. We also want to YOU to give your opinions and help other dads in our forum and the comments below. We hope you come by each week as we continue to post new blogs, videos, and more. ** If you would be interested in writing a guest blog at PlaidDadBlog.com, please contact us here. **
Christian Lee – creator
Christian Lee (Hampton Roads [SE] VA) was born when his father was finishing Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Having a preacher for a father wasn’t always easy, and trying to follow in his footsteps proved quite tricky. Leaving Bible college unsure of his path, Christian spent years in the ‘real world’ making sure everyone around him had access to what they needed… namely the internet. He broke down the doors of corporate America at age 19 with EDS, moving up quickly with firms like IBM, even the U.S. Army. Spending most of the time in the web design field, it was a gateway into how people thought, where they liked to spend their time, and what they thought was funny.
A consummate stage performer since the age of 3, Christian spent many days singing on stage in school, church, and college. After being a stage manager for a non-profit playhouse, he realized it was in his blood… why fight it?
“I had what could only be called a revelation. What I felt needed to be heard from the stage, especially at churches, wasn’t being said. I started writing down all the jokes and stories that had been building inside. Then, I went in search of a mic stand and a crowd. After years of toil, comes the fruit of your labor. I’m fulfilling my dream and I’m not looking back!”
Raised by a preacher, Bible college, corporate life, starting his own design firm, a marriage at 19 years old that has actually lasted; all this brings a unique perspective and a well of inspiration for finding humor in everyday life. Topics stretching from cartoons to salvation, there’s definitely something that will touch some part of your life… and your funny bone.
Christian spent years performing across the country. His last trip was a stint in CA where he taped a show at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club. You may have seen him on Comedy Time or MAV TV. Christian was also invited to perform at The Great American Comedy Festival, Port City’s Top Comic, and The Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival.
After a whirlwind coast to coast tour, Christian and his wife decided to adopt two children. One year – and one thyroid surgery later – they were surprised with the birth of an unexpected, yet not unwanted son. In 2015, they met yet another surprise, as their fourth (and prayerfully last) child defeated birth control with her sheer will to exist. To devote as much time as he could to his new family, Christian only performs a few shows a month and puts most of his comedic effort into the podcast, ‘What Are We Watching?‘ which he hosts with his oldest son, and ‘Dad Sews‘, where he is learning (and FAILING) to sew LIVE on camera. [Four kids aged 10, 8, 3, & 1. Family includes adoption/biracial children]
PlaidDadBlog.com is Christian’s effort to co-produce a site that focuses on Colorful Families & Colorful Stories. He is available for speaking engagements and you can contact him HERE.
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