Yesterday was my dad’s birthday, and so I thought I’d dedicate this blog entry to the awesomeness that is my dad. Typically I would be over at my parent’s home celebrating with him. But this fall my parents moved to Florida, and this is the first time as far back as I can remember that we weren’t together. Life changes, and so we must adapt.
How can I describe my dad? He is kind, funny, intelligent, and a bit of a dreamer. He loves to have fun and always must be the center of attention, but in a way that most people find endearing. He has the best smile. He likes to sing from the top of his lungs (with his not-so-good musical voice I might add), he randomly races young twenty-somethings in his Cadillac with a Corvette engine, and he can spend a whole day at the beach just bathing in the sun. He enjoys simple pleasures and takes life in one day at a time. Most adults forget what it’s like to be a child, but this guy embraces his inner-child like no other; I think that’s what I like most about him.
One day I found a picture of my dad in an old album when my mom and I were visiting, and I made the portrait above. I think he looks so handsome. It was the first time I saw what he looked like as a young man. He and I are similar in many ways, born in the same month and all; I’d like to think we have a special sort of father-daughter bond where most of the time we just get each other. We can sit for hours discussing his crazy philosophies of life, drinking, singing, and just having fun. So here’s to the very cool guy that happens to be my dad...cheers to you sir; you beautiful human you!
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