Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

My father is a doctor.  His hours are long, irregular and limit the time he has to be with us.  I have a lot to be grateful for because of him.  There are the many big things- a roof over my head, food, clothes, education, and life, but then there are even more little things.  Here's a list of some of those small and yet special things.

Because of him,
I can woo nerds with my knowledge of Star Trek and science fiction.
Aren't you impressed?
I know that Tommy cannot hear, speak, see and yet still plays a mean pinball.
After years of listening to the Who's Tommy album in the car with my dad it finally dawned on me what the song Pinball Wizard was about.  I then was silly enough to ask how someone who could not hear, speak, or see could play pinball.  Hence, the plot of the entire rock opera.
I thoroughly enjoy the hood and body that house the mysterious car engine.
One thing I will always remember doing with my dad is going to look at cars in dealers lots and to the local classic car auction.
I know, "catch as catch can," is what's for dinner.
I had never heard this saying from anyone other than my dad until my boss said it one day.  Must be a New York/New Jersey thing.
I can rely on a GPS to get me out of the parts of town where I "should roll the windows up, not talk to anyone, and most importantly not stop."
I was given this advice when I found myself lost on the street where there had been two shootings a few nights before, my GPS was ordered the next day and received that Christmas.
I know that real men are not afraid to watch romantic movies and admit to enjoying them.
Does this need an explanation?
I had the best date to sophomore formal.
He's an excellent dancer :)

Happy birthday, Daddy.  I love you!

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