Yes, this is him... The classic 'dad mustache' that oddly looks good on him (he looks really weird without it). The nerdy t-shirts with wildlife artwork because he thinks it looks cool. The fanny pack. The jean shorts that don't quite reach his knobby knees. The socks that are way too high for his shoes.
Yes, he's a little bit of a dork. I can admit it. But don't judge a book by its cover.
This is the same guy who flew in the Air Force. The same guy who tore up the streets in a 1966 Wimbledon white V8 Mustang fastback when he was young. It was his first car, and he bought it with his own money. It inspired me to get my own Mustang a few years back.
This is the man who got hit on by a pretty cheerleader in high school, laughed it off, and got confronted after school by the captain of the football team--her boyfriend, who was furious. He wanted to go out into the parking lot and fight my dad in front of everyone. They did, and my dad knocked his ass unconscious in one punch.
Sounds fake, right? I always thought he was talking out of his ass and telling me stories... Until we went to visit some family and one of his old friends was there. He joked with me that he wanted to hire my dad as his personal bodyguard, and when I asked why, he recited the story to me word for word, without any help from my dad. Then my grandma laughed, confirmed it, and said to my dad, "Yeah, you got in so much trouble for that. The principal was really mad at me because I wasn't gonna discipline you, but what did he want me to do? Tell you not to stand up for yourself?"
I'd like to think the fanny pack is just the holding place for his balls, since they're much too big to be held by those short jean shorts.
Oh, and yes, even though he's going into surgery, today isn't a post centered around pity. It's minor surgery. He'll be fine. But I should be spending time with him instead of tooling around here on the Blogosphere.
Stay classy, friends,
Mood: Never better
Beer: Sam Adams
Shower: Not today. Sorry anyone within a 5 foot radius of me
|I really hope this isn't his surgery. And judging by his expression, the wolf agrees.|