Wednesday, January 30, 2008


My father is 28 years and one day older than me today!!!

Things I have learned from him in my 29 years and 364 days (if you can put the two together you will know how old my dad is today).............

If you scream loud enough while on a car trip as a child you will get an entire box of fig newtons, and can stand on your head in the car if you choose to. (I was only 2)

A fathers index finger is the perfect size for a small hand to hold.

If you are going to throw your child in the air make sure they are facing you....otherwise you get to hear their back crack.

If you are going to swing your child around, make sure again that they are facing you.

Boomer Sooner....enough said!! =)

Bud, Barry, and Bob are GREAT men.

If the Sooners lose you leave the Sooner fan alone, let him grieve and get over the loss, it may take a day or two.

As a little bit older child while on a long road trip if you kick the back of your parents seat in a car for long enough eventually they will let you get out and stretch your legs. (even if they have been stopping to do it the last 10 hours and you were being a stubborn kid and wouldn't get out of the car)

Most Civil War Battlefields (east of the Mississippi) consist of a field with an old wooden fence, cannons on one side, and trees on the other, and a plaque of the said battle that explains what happened. (and you will still stop and see them all)

A Shamrock shake from McDonald will make a mouth that has just had a tooth pulled feel a lot better.

If Mom says no, ask Dad.

Learning to drive is a great thing when you get to do it in a Camero Convertible.

There is a perfect way to get your child to stop slamming her door, take it off the hinges and take it out into the garage.

If someone asks you to back up a car so they can check the oil, make sure that you 1. can either reach the brake pedal, or 2. close the car door.

Sometimes when you are an adult it is better to let the child go on the fair ride that spins and goes upside down by themselves, especially when it is about 115 outside.

B/S, S/H, H/A/L/F - be safe, study hard, have a little fun.

A car is just made up of parts, it has no feelings, but a clean car is a happy cars, and happy cars run better.

If you are going to a NASCAR race in Dallas, make sure you have your rain gear, and something to read while you wait for the track to dry.

Even if someone has worn a suit and tie for 30+ years while holding an important position and a prominate financial institution doesn't mean there isn't an earring wearing, Harley owner waiting to be discovered.

Scuba diving is fun!

Brothers has great bloody mary's and Guinness draft takes a long time to pour.

On game day it is good to be in your seat one hour before the game starts.

Hard work always pays off in the end.

Dad's can fix almost anything!!

No matter how old we get we will always be his children.

Your fathers index finger will no matter how old you are be the right size to hold.

No matter how many car seats you kick, doors you slam, car doors you rip off, traffic tickets you get, miles you move away, or no matter how mad you can make a parent. Your Daddy will ALWAYS love you, want the best for you, and worry about you.

I love you Daddy, hope you have a great day! Thanks for being the best Dad a girl could want for the last 29 years and 364 days!

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Nichole said...

I adore this post!

Happy Birthday Mr. M!!! :)
You really do have one of the coolest and amazing people for a dad!

I have always associated car doors being lost with you!! ;)

Nichole said...

Oh! And I love your new layout too!