How about a smackerel of honey? (now is the time when you press play and read on…)
Among several other traits, some great and some horrible, my sweet tooth came from my father. Boy, the two of us have an appreciation for sweets. And espresso. But if I were to sit here and list all of the traits I’ve inherited from my dad, we’d be here for awhile. Plus, I’m not too sure I want to share all of my bad habits with the world.
Happy birthday, dad. I love you. I hate you. You are my best friend. I can’t stand you. You make me laugh. You make me furious. You know exactly what to say. You are the smartest geek I’ve ever met. You are the coolest old guy I’ve ever met. My best teacher. My biggest annoyance. You’re my dad. And you’re irreplaceable. I am a lucky kid. Thank you for being a pretty decent guy. ;)
Our father-daughter dance was the first and easiest selection made for the wedding playlist. One of those, “well, duh, what else would it be?” sort of things. Happy birthday, dad!
Wedding photography courtesy of Jodi Miller Photography.
When I turned 21, my dad’s advice was threefold: “Stick to the clear stuff, find one or two choice beverages to order, and take the pain killer before you go to bed.” Simple, rational, and timeless thoughts.He’s always been one to offer trustworthy advice and valid opinions. On the other side of my rebellious teenage years, I try to listen. Sometimes I don’t exactly like what he has to say, but dad usually knows best….
I’ve learned quite a few valuable lessons from him over the years: how to travel (which he does for work more often than not), the importance of coffee, how to successfully make it down a ski slope without wiping out, how to drive like a bat out of hell (safely, I promise) and most importantly, how to boogie board. Yes, there, I said it. Boogie board.
I’ve taught him a few things, too. Namely: beer pong.
He’s been a pretty cool dad, I’ve gotta say.
And, since you are probably wondering why in the world I titled this post what I did, this is my dad at work:
What a geek.
So, in honor of Father’s Day, and in honor of the man who is always on the go (he’s on plane to London as we speak, on Father’s Day), Happy Dad’s Day! We love you, big guy.