Sunday, June 15, 2008

Give the People what they Want!

I started this blog thinking it would be a knitting-themed blog. Well, knitting and dogs. Knitting and dogs and stray cats and turtles. Ok, knitting, dogs, misc. critters, work, family, and anything else, really, that pops into my mind.

It has recently come to my attention :cough, cough, from my dad, cough, cough: that perhaps my faithful, loyal, and much treasured blog readers are not that interested in knitting. Or dogs. Or anything, really, except for one certain topic. Let's see, what could that be? How do I narrow it down? Well, the number of comments on individual posts would be a good indicator, don't you think? It just so happens that this post received the most comments ever. EVER! More than 5...more than 10, more than 15, even! What was that topic about? Let's see...knitting, dogs, and, oh yeah, my dad.

If one did not delve any deeper, one would assume that my readers are equally interested in all three topics. However, as someone :cough, cough, dad again, cough, cough: recently pointed out to me, that is not so. The comments ranged from "What a dad!" to an inquiry about whether or not he is interested in adoption. There were several "awesome's", a "brilliant" and even a "SQUEE-WORTHY!" in the comments, all relating to my dad. Clearly, the commenters have spoken, and this blog should be all-dad-all-the-time.

Not gonna happen. But since it is Father's Day, I really should throw him a bone, so to speak, and say publicly that I do, indeed, have a brilliant, awesome, and squee-worthy dad. He is the best in the whole world, he is my hero, my rock, and my go-to-guy for anything and everything! He is the original Mr. Fix-it, whose motto is "I'll fix it if it takes every cent you've got."

For your viewing pleasure, here is a series of photos from a few years back. Ok, 34 years ago. Where does the time go? Dad and I were hanging a hammock between two apple trees in the backyard.

1. "Just let me tie a nice and secure knot. You should never underestimate the value of a good, secure knot."
2. "Go ahead, swing it as hard as you like. That is one secure knot!"

3. "Ahh, I can rest easy knowing that the knot is secure! Who says only boy scouts know how to tie knots? I was never a boy scout, and look at the great job I did on the knots."

Do you see where this is headed?
Love you, dad!


Marion said...

I can tell you really love your dad. Spend as much time with him as you can, because you will miss him when he is gone.

My dad and I were good friends. I've missed him now for nearly 15 years.

Happy Father's day to your dad.

Sonya said...

How in the world did I miss that post?? That is one of the coolest woodworking things I have seen in a long time. Here is a big "woo hoo" for your dad.
You have DOT so have about Dad on Monday? Run it by him and see what he thinks.

Jennifer Lori said...

What a great post about your dad! Those photos are priceless!

Channon said...

LOVE it. What a great post, and obviously, a great dad too!

KimT said...

hilarious! makes me miss my own dad.

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

I'm a bit late to the party, but happy father's day to your dad. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the pics! Your dad's great!

Your Multitask upstream pal

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

What a great post! I'll have to say that I appreciate your dad post, but also enjoy the knitting, turtles, dogs, etc.