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12:28 p.m. - 2009-02-19


Hey gang!

Let me say what you probably already know ... Uncle Bob is dead.

Wait ... let me rephrase that ... "Uncle Bob" is dead.

Me, the guy who wrote "Uncle Bob" since 2000 ... I'm still very much alive and am feeling better every day.

But here's the deal ... after nine years of being a filthy mouthed mean old curmudgeon, I'm ready and have been ready to do this a bit differently. .

I tried and tried to stay "Uncle Bob" but man ... that's just not who I am anymore. I guess I'm getting older and more aware of my role and purpose in life.

So here's the deal.

I'm still writing, but I'm on Facebook now.

Why Facebook??

No real reason other than lots of my family, friends, neighbors and dear friends from my past are on there and really ... it's just fun. I'm communicating with friends from high school, old college roommates and people I haven't seen in years.

Now then, I'm not telling anybody to quit their Diaryland diary and come be a Facebook friend. You CAN do both.

If you have the time and energy. Two things I'm really lacking these days.

And I think that more than anything, I feel like I'm betraying Andrew who ... if truth be told ... was one of the pioneers of blogging in my book.

He started Diaryland (and other ventures ... Swappington's anyone?) back before people knew what blogging even was. He had a vision and before long he had millions of people following his vision.

Plus, he's just a super great guy and a helluva writer to boot. His writings over the last near-decade have made me LOL hundreds of times.

I like the guy so much I named my only son after him.

(Not necessarily true, but it sounded good)

Anyway, "Uncle Bob" while providing some of you with laughs over the years, has been both a blessing and a curse for me. I appreciate the friendships I've made here, but I've also pigeonholed my writing into a style that I'm no longer comfortable with and plus ... hell ... I'm just out of ideas for Uncle Bob. Let's call a spade a spade here!

Against my better judgement, I'm about to give out my real name so that those of you who want to continue reading me can on Facebook. Some of you already knew my real name, others may be shocked.

It's Justin Timberlake.

I'm kidding. God. You are SO gullible.

Here's how to find me:

If you're not on Facebook, go to and sign up. It's free and painless.

Then you will do a search for "Jim Dunham".

There's apparently lots of Jim Dunhams on Facebook, but look for the one whose picture is a fat guy in a tuxedo and lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Or you can do an email search for [email protected]

You then request me to be a friend. Don't worry ... I'm a Friend whore. I will accept your friendship. I'm cool like that.

Here's the deal, and work with me here people .... PLEASE do not mention Uncle Bob on my Facebook page. I am not Uncle Bob there. Yes, I'm still writing, but this is stuff you could show your grandma and she'd chuckle rather than want to see me burn in Hell. In other words, it's not dirty stuff. There's no cursing because I have clients there and relatives there.

There's not much I can do except delete any mentions of Uncle Bob. Honestly, I appreciate all the kind words over the years for what I've done here, but it's not who I am anymore.


How many times do I have to repeat myself here?!?

So this is not the end ... rather, it's a long, drawn-out egotistical babbling session that finds me so freakin' full of myself I'm embarrassed to even hit "send" at this point.

One more time, thank you all for everything over the years. You all made an old man feel good about himself and it was because of you guys that I kept it going as long as I have (even if the last several years have been lame).

Thank you especially to Andrew. It was through your vision that you gave me a new lease on life at a time when I needed it most and I appreciate it more than you could ever know.

Come see me in my new home.

Don't be a stranger.

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