Who Is Dad and Buried

Dad and Buried, aka Mike Julianelle, is a thirty-something Brooklynite North Carolinian – a new, slowly adjusting transplant – learning to deal with his new life as a father and bitching about the ways the existence of his son – not to mention the myriad responsibilities surrounding that existence – is destroying his social life.

This blog will serve as a continual diary of his experiences, first as a new father and – soon! – as an expert parent with the world’s first and only PERFECT CHILD. Expect some pictures, maybe even a video or two. And lots of swearing. Tons.

But rest assured, he loves his wife, he loves his son, and no matter how much he may bitch about the new addition, he still…um, he still…


He forgot what he was going to say.

Reach him at:



20 Responses to “Who Is Dad and Buried”

  1. Juli June 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm #



  2. swamprighter December 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    This could be very interesting to follow.

  3. swamprighter December 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Christ, I didn’t check the date on that. June?! Forgetaboutit.

  4. star April 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    You had me at “destroying my social life.” Wait until you have a second one.

    • Jake November 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

      Best advise I got AFTER my kids were to old for me to use it:
      When your child is up crying at night and you normally would take him out for a drive; instead, put your child in the car seat and put him on top of the dryer. Turn it on and the warmth, noise, and gentle movement put them to sleep in no time.

      (If that doesn’t work, I guess, try putting him IN the dryer : )

  5. mrmomman April 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    I wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger award. Details here,

  6. joe schmeaux April 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    “Fatherhood is a crucifixion. You die by degrees, with your arms outstretched.”

    — Stephen Wright, “M31: A Family Romance”

    • Dad and Buried April 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

      Thank you for that quote. I love it!

      • joe schmeaux April 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

        Yeah, I somehow sensed that you might.

        The novel as a whole is just as awesome. Criminally underappreciated.

  7. Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm #


  8. ryoko861 August 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Uh oh, that’s the first sign of a hard core parent….memory loss! You’re doomed!!!

  9. followechoes August 3, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Whats a social life??? I can’t remember. It’s only down hill from here.

  10. Kelley Taylor August 3, 2012 at 7:04 am #


    Welcome to friggin parenthood and the beginning of the decline of our lives and the ascendence of the lives of our kids….AKA the greatest things we’ll ever produce, oh and maybe (if we’re lucky) the few blog posts they inspire. 😉 Enjoy all the bittersweet. It’s worth it. Especially the cussing. Oh yes…..there will be cussing.

  11. gFlow October 30, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    you either live my life or me yours… either way… its a tough one!

  12. Guillaume Regis December 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Just found this link via the UKHuff a (newish) dad from London, a great site!

  13. Marie January 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Hey Dad, just came across your site and enjoy your deep “joy” of fatherhood. Seems you have a lot in common with me and my writing partner, Jenny. We are team of frustrated moms sick of trying to live the myth of parental bliss. Hope you’ll stop by and check us out. Will be adding you to the blog roll over at You can also find us on Facebook at Imperfect Mommy.


  14. Marty March 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    You sound like a very bitter person who needs help and obviously should have never had children..

    • Brian April 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      And you sound like a person with no sense of humor and hopefully didn’t have kids for countless reasons based on one sentence.

      Mike, your 10 reasons why you ‘hate’ your son brought me here. Priceless.

  15. virginiawoodruff April 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Love this. Wish it weren’t so so true. Interested in submitting a short “moment” or essay to us over at Great Moments in Parenting, where we celebrate “the agony and the ecstasy of life with kids.” (

  16. LittleMissLola May 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yay! Go you! If you wish to take part, there is more information available here:

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