Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday Thirteen # 7

From the "Better Late than Never" File:

Thirteen Random Things about MY DAD, because he said I never blog about him (be careful what you wish for, Dad!)

1. He's an awesome baker. He's also diabetic, so he doesn't eat anything he bakes, he just does it as an act of love for the lucky recipient (thanks for the sticky buns, Dad!)

2. He likes to watch Univision, the Spanish TV channel, even though he doesn't speak any Spanish. He likes to guess what they are talking about -- kind of like Spanish charades.

3. He is was a confirmed cat-hater who now is a "dad" to two cats, because he cannot stand to see anyone, man or beast, neglected or abandoned.

4. He doesn't give unsolicited advice, and none of his advice has ever steered me wrong.

5. He likes to draw mustaches and beards on all the celebrities in newspapers or magazines. And sometimes he draws cartoon bubbles above their heads with inappropriate comments.

6. He is the ultimate do-it-yourselfer. I have a long-held belief that he can fix just about anything, and I'll always call him first if something goes awry in the house. I can count on one hand the number of times he has told me to call a professional, and he has saved Rob and me mucho dinero.

7. He loves him some crossword puzzles . . . woe to the person who fills it in before he gets to it. And he does it in pen, so there.

8. I inherited my fascination with pop-culture from him. He knew about Britney and K-Fed before I did (I'm not sure if he would want me to brag about that, but there it is!)

9. He converted to Catholicism, and he has a devotion that I deeply admire.

10. He had a mustache for most of my life. He shaved it off a few years ago, but when I picture
my Dad in my mind's eye, he always has a mustache.

11. He once cut the tip of his ring finger off with a table saw. It was too small to reattach, so now he just has a stubby finger. I think he's secretly proud of it.

12. He loves to tease, and if he teases you, it means he likes you. He used to torment me when I was young by calling my school Jeffersonville Night School, instead of Jeffersonville Day School. Stupid, but I still laugh about that now.

13. He once said: "Before you speak, ask yourself three things: 1) Is it kind? 2) Is it necessary? 3) Is it true?" I don't know if I've ever heard better criteria.

Love You, Dad!!

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  1. Your dad sounds like a great guy with a good sense of humor and some good wisdom! What a sweet list!

  2. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man. You are lucky to have him! #2 cracked me up. Great list:)

  3. YOur dad is awesome..I hope he reads these comments..Hes quite interesting

  4. It's good to have a great dad. And what discipline . . . I could never bake and then not eat. Oh my! You are blessed. Merry Christmas.

  5. Sounds like a great dad, you're so fortunate to have him in your life. It's tough not to give advice.

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  6. aawwww what a great list, and very funny! he sounds like a wonderful pops! so true about the mustache, my dad shaved his once but we all rallied for it to come back! thanks for stopping by my list! cheers to dads!

  7. I love your dad. Every time I hear about somone renovating a bathroom I think of him. That WC in your parents' house turned out SOOOOO nice.

  8. Your dad was always one those dads that everyone wished was of the 'cool dads' The pics of him in your blog are awesome...he looks GREAT! Tell him i said so! I always think fondly of him and the time spent with your family way back when...thank him for being so wonderful :)


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