...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

werd 2 ur father

Around these parts, Father's Day was rocked traditional style.
  • Slept in approximately one hour beyond usual - check
  • Warm breakfast served with a smile and kiss - check
  • Enjoyed a quiet morning interrupted only by the adoration of others - check
  • Lunch at a restaurant of choice - check
  • Gifted with a thoughtful yet practical item - check
  • A two hour, utterly uninterrupted nap - check
  • A reprieve from being on "What's that smell? Is that you?" duty - check
  • A nice, casual dinner where everyone ate without coercion - check

Then I remembered it was actually Father's Day. Huh. Whattaya know.

So I gave my Tool Man a little kiss, complimented it with one of my trademark little tweaks, thanked him for his good works, and wished him a happy Father's Day.

Then I closed my eyes and took another little nap.

Yep. Father's Day around here totally rocked. Hope you all had a lovely one as well.



Blogger Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Dad's Day was great at our house! Mr. Hallisicle even did the cooking - shrimp scampi!!


Hallie :)

Monday, June 16, 2008 6:39:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Dad grilled steaks here.......thank God the weather cooperated.

Monday, June 16, 2008 6:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great Father's Day, Diff Gal! sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. :)

Have a great week!

Monday, June 16, 2008 8:39:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

It was Father's Day?

I arose with Molly at 5AM to cover paper routes for our two teen boys whom we had blessed with sleepovers at friends' houses. After which, we had to retrieve 5M from his friend's house, so we could get to the early Mass in time to hit the road down to D-town, where 2F's summer mission trip was having their 'Family and Friends Day'. During the drive home, while Molly and the kids slept, 1F called me on the cell phone, and I spent most of the drive home helping her with her math class. Then home in time for a quick nap (getting up at 5AM isn't such a no-big-deal at my age, as what it used to be), after which, it was off for a Bible class with folks from our community. Then back home for a complete collapse. . .

But you know, my kids always ask me what I want for Father's Day, and I always say something like, "I want my kids to get along, and not fight with each other." So yeah, it was a very good day. . . ;)

Monday, June 16, 2008 9:00:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

Hmm. Yeah. I was mopping the kitchen floor and then baking a cake last night at about 10 pm. Is that what I was supposed to be doing on Father's Day?

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Recovering Soul said...

Therese gave me head for Fathers Day.

A new shower head. Its great.

And this is perfectly fair because of how Mothers Day went down for you.

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Bogart said...

I need to be a father so that I can have a cool day like that.

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Lipstick Jungle said...

I am so glad you enjoyed Fathers Day - thats what it is all about right? Our needs must come first! :)


Glad you tweaked TM so he felt loved on his day. Jim got some nice cards, and then he was immediately ordered to make breakfast, I mean, he graciously cooked for his adoring family! :)

Are you above water?

Monday, June 16, 2008 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You absolutely deserved it after cleaning up throw up on mother's day.

Monday, June 16, 2008 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Eternal Sunshine said...

Yeah, that totally makes up for your Mother's Day.

We always seem to have conversation slike this:

Me: You better be nice to me.
Him: Me?? It's Father's Day. You better be nice to me!!

We're SO mah-ture...

Monday, June 16, 2008 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

I borrowed* a child for father's day and they made me cookies and brownies. Then I ate them and made myself a brownie a-la-mode for dinner. ;o)

*child was my niece. :o)

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Wonderful World of Weiners said...

As IF you don't own an acid wash jean jacket!!!

Hallie :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

bee - Uh, you ate the brownies, right? 'Cuz the wording you used was, you know, kinda ambiguous. . .

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

WWoW - Around these parts, I have to excuse the Tool Man from cooking, or else every night would be tacos and french fries for dinner. The fancy stuff, like the scampi, gets left up to me!

Cocotte - Two good things in your comment - the cooperative weather (finally!!) and steaks. Mmmm...all wonderful!

Katie - I need more Father's Days around here!

Des - I needed another Father's Day style nap after reading about YOUR Father's Day!

FTN - I assume you were baking that cake for me, thus, I shall sit here patiently and wait for you to deliver it. Then you can mop MY kitchen floor! That sounds like a double entendre, but seriously, my floors need mopped.

RS - Did you giggle when you realized you could say you got head for Father's Day? I would have. Oh, and look how you slipped "went down for" in there. Well done! I would have giggled buying a shower head because oh, those baby's can be nice gifts for mother's, too...

Bogart - Works equally as well for mothers, too!

Justlori - It was a high and dry and tweak happy Father's Day. If it's anything, I let Tool Man pick out the movie he wanted to rent and see. He picked SemiPro. It was a semi awful choice, though!

Meg - Amen. That's all I can say about that without the potential for gagging in recollection!

Melody - Oh, me and the Tool Man? We're supa mature, too! Well, he is. I'm perpetually 15.

Bee - Ha! It does sound like you ate Andy and your niece and then capped off that meal with a brownie ala mode! I hope Andy's wasn't tough and gristly.

WWoW - My mom wouldn't buy me an acid wash denim jacket, but I did have me some killer Capezio acid wash jeans back in the day. I just learned that the day doesn't continue into the present! Ha!

Des - Bee's silly like that. I imagine her husband is still out there, waiting on her hand and foot, as he should be!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Father's Day was kind of sad around here. My husband being 1100 miles away was hard for the kids. My son just cried and cried when I finally got their dad on speakerphone.

My own dad was a pain in the ass about Father's Day, as usual. He doesn't want gifts or acknowledgement, the jerk. He insisted on watching the kids while my mom and I went to a movie. So our day was kind of like yours!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Sounds like you had a good time all round!

I hear you on the "What's that smell?" That's a constant refrain around our house.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

Them two were delish! Let me know if any of y'all want me to babysit. ;op

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

In my defense it was a wee bit before my bedtime... uh, that's it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

5 more minutes before I have to go beddy bye.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Bunny - I wondered how Father's Day went at your place with your husband away from home. How heartbreaking to help your kids through that! I bet it hurt's your husband's heart, too.

In the end, I hope you at least got to see a good movie after going through all that with your own dad.

Mandy - Oh, I'd have hoped we would have outgrown the "What's that smell?" game around here long ago. It goes to show you can apparently never rest!

Bee - I like to dine on my humans with a side order of coleslaw and an icy cold drink. I can see, however, the allure of washing them down wiht a brownie ala mode! I can't eat that heavy just before bed time, though, so I hope you got a good night's sleep after that!

Also, yes, please, babysit...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Creative-Type Dad said...

Wow, that was a good father's day...

Saturday, June 21, 2008 8:11:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Creative-type dad - It certainly trumped Mother's Day! BTW, I've lurked in your blog from time to time, and I'm coming to visit soon!

Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:38:00 PM  

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