Fathers are important, but when it comes to getting all the cool swag that mothers get, they are at the low end of the totem pole. In most instances, someone still has to actually pay for their meals in a restaurant. The only FREE (without having to purchase something else) items I found were a small yogurt at TCBY and a slice of pecan pie at Shoney's.
I was the first born, so my given name is actually a version of my father's name. Ironically, he only called me by my real name when I got into trouble. (lol)
My dad used to buy all the neighborhood kids ice cream when the Good Humor truck came around, and he always told these really funny stories. He also liked to do the Mashed Potato which was super embarrassing. I talked about this in another blog. When I got older, it amazed me that everywhere we went, people seemed to know who he was, and he didn't need a gps to find his way across the state. He just sort of "knew" how to get places, and I couldn't figure it out. Once, I needed to visit an area I was unfamiliar with and got lost about 3 times. When I got back home, my dad told me, "You're one of the most intelligent people I know. Next time, take a deep breath, calm down and get to where you need to be without all that nuttiness." Words to live by. (lol) Sadly, he passed on, but he's always remembered.
What about you? Is there something really neat that makes you smile when you think about your father? Will you do anything special today to celebrate?
A really good movie to watch today? Father of the Bride.
I have to be honest. Some of these houses look really neat, and I would totally live there!
Some things really irritate people, and mine is anyone who will lie on someone else because they don't have the guts to admit their own wrongs. If you cheated, stole something from the store or anything else that may be sheisty, just admit it. You look absolutely ridiculous by continuing the lie. If it's on tape, on video, or someone saw you, just tell the dang truth! Why show your weakness by throwing someone under the bus because you can't admit what you've done?
Some people call these people narcissists, and once they're found out, go on the attack in an attempt to ruin the character of someone else, hoping to protect their own wrongs. This is a very real psychological condition, but most will never seek help because they have no conscious about what they do. People get really angry with me, because I say these people just don't have balls. (lol)
My other pet peeve? Abuse. Be it verbal or physical, that's another sign of weakness, control and manipulation.