Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday 13 v 14 - For Dad

PS: My Egypt video is the post under this one, for those of you who only come on Thursdays. :)



Thirteen Reasons Carmen loves her dad

Father's Day edition
  1. My dad set the bar high for what a good man is.
  2. He's the reason I wanted to go to the University of Virginia - we used to watch the games on tv when I was little. One weekend, when he picked me up from UVA, the football team was loading up the bus for an away game and he looked like a little kid with a big smile telling them to "have a good game."
  3. He used to carry me around when I was a kid in a big green blanket - until the bottom fell out.
  4. He picked out the ugliest outfit for me as a baby, but he did it because he thought I'd look beautiful in it. (It was one leg red, one leg blue, the opposite arm blue, the opposite leg red. It was the 70s. What can I say?)
  5. He makes sure I change my air filters, get my oil changed, etc.
  6. He taught me how to drive. He says it's how he got his grey hair. But I'm a really good driver. (I think even he'll admit it.)
  7. He didn't kill me when I was really sick (depressed) and backed into his car without thinking.
  8. He took really good care of me after I had surgery. He even got me a milkshake and a burger, which I don't remember (drugs) but he says I only ate one bite before I fell asleep.
  9. He worries about me.
  10. He thinks I'm beautiful, and I can't wait to pick out a good guy so he can walk me down the aisle. I hope I find someone who likes to play golf so they can play together and be friends.
  11. He always asks "how's the cat?" when we talk on the phone.
  12. He loves my mom so much. I know how a man should love a woman because of him.
  13. He loves me, unconditionally. And I love him right back!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! Other 13 participants only. But everyone feel free to leave a comment, too! Comments rock!

99 comments:

kaye said...

happy father's day!

Natsthename said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad! Happy Father's day to him!

Wystful1 said...

A wonderful, wonderful tribute!!! Dad's are the greatest.

Happy Father's Day to your dad too....are you doing something special for him?

My Thurs 13 is posted

Lesly said...

Lovely list, Carmen.

Darla said...

Aw.... You've got a great dad.

Reverberate58 said...

Carmen it sounds like you and your dad have a very loving father/daughter relationship. They are not always easy but a girl always will need her daddy! Great share and thanks for visiting my T13. I am going to go watch the video!

Erin R. said...

Oh, what a sweet thing to do. If my Dad read my blog, I might feel bad that I didn't show similar devotion! :-)

colleen said...

This is especially poignant condsidering what my 13 are about today.

How's the cat?

colleen said...

Why does it say "delete link" next to my name on the front page linky thing?

Karen said...

I think our dads would be good friends! I don't think I'm playing today- brain fried, I guess

Me2 said...

happy father's day
we don't celebrtae it in egypt but we honor our fathers all the time
happy TT
thanx for visiting mine

Maribeth said...

You are so luck to have such a great Dad.

Lisa said...

Oh my God - what a loving tribute! I got tears in my eyes just reading it. My dad died when I was 14 but I loved him fiercely and can totally appreciate what it means to have a good male role model.

Thanks for stopping by my 13 and of course you can come to my dinner party! :)

Susie said...

Wow! It sounds like your dad is a keeper! ;) Happy T13 Day to you and Happy Father's Day to your dad.

mar said...

happy father's day!! it's on March 19th (St. Joseph's) here in Spain...happy TT

Anonymous said...

Awww, I really loved the green blanket image - what a loving, caring dad!

And it's so refreshing to hear about the GOOD things for a change!

Happy TT!
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Amanda Fernandes said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He sounds like a wonderful man!

PatentPrincess said...

Awwwww, that is the sweetest T13! What a wonderful tribute to your father. Thanks for visiting my T13.

Christina

Strong Enough said...

What an awesome father! Happy father's day to him!!!

-R- said...

Very sweet! I love the picture of the two of you in the banner.

The Schooligan said...

That's such a great post!
He's lucky to have such an awesome daughter.

Dawn said...

Sounds like a great dad! Happy Fathers Day to him!

I.oana said...

sweet list!

Heather Smith said...

Great post! I love my daddy, and I'm looking for a great guy so that he can walk me down the aisle too! Have a good one!

Tanya said...

What a gorgeous list. I should do a similar one when it's father's day in Australia (in September).

Re. the photos on my list - my nephew is lying down, laughing hysterically. I think he was just trying to be difficult because it would look a lot better if his picture was vertical, like his sisters'.

Aginoth said...

Excellent list. I hope my daughters feel the same about me when they are grown up

thx for visiting my TT

Goofy Girl said...

Awww, that's very sweet and fitting for Fathers Day!!

amy said...

my dad tells everyone that he found his first grey hair about 9:30 a.m. on the 18th of November back in '78. so, not to disappoint, I made it my life's mission to cover his head with them. he's totally white now. damn, I'm good!

you two sound like you have a wonderful relationship! I hope he has a blessed father's day!

have a great weekend!!

Geggie said...

You list made me cry! I love my dad too! He's the best.

Lazy Daisy said...

Awww....I'm in purple puddles here. What a great post about a marvelous man. Don't settle till you find the same qualities in your own "Mr. Wonderful". He definitely set the bar high!

Mom Nancy said...

Wow, what a great list. He sounds like a fabulous father. My father died many years ago, but I think he and your dad would be friends.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Leanne said...

Aww I love your dad. Can he be my dad too? My dad was a tribute to how NOT to parent a child.

Happy Father's day to all the good daddies out there!

Christine said...

What a wonderful and loving father! Wish him Happy Father's Day! That's cute how he asks How your cat is doing!Have a great Thursday, and thanks for stopping by mine!

Bone said...

Aww, that's beautiful and sweet.

My Dad does #5, too. No matter how long it's been since we've talked. "Are you keeping your oil changed?"

And I'd probably pick out that outfit for a kid, too. Sounds cool ;-)

Lauren said...

What a wonderful Dad!
Mt TT is up!

GreekGoddess said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww that's so sweet of you !! Aren't dads great? appy father's day to your daddy :)

PowersTwinB said...

How lucky you are to have your daddy nearby and a huge part of your life! I lost mine at age 12, and in my mid 50's I still miss him everyday! Thanks for visiting my twin TT !

Katherine said...

Awesome post, and so timely! He sounds amazing. I hope you let him read it. My dad always reminded me about changing the oil and air filters, too! Speaking of UVA...I just moved to Richmond - cool so far!

Mouse said...

I'm speechless. And damn near sobbing reading this, seriously.

Your dad seems like a great guy!

Loved the mention of the outfit he thought you'd look good in. Isn't that the best?!?

Mine are up, also child themed this week. My dad's mentioned in quite a few, only it's not a Father's Day one.

Yeah, how is your cat? Would it like a sister? Just kidding. ;)

shellibells said...

What a great idea...I shoulda thought of that!

I may do that next week, after fathers day.

Cheers,
Shelli

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

What a FANTASTIC Dad and what a great tribute to him :-)

mary said...

That is so great! We should all be so lucky. My Dad has been dead for a long time, so don't much think about Father's Day being here. Thank you for sharing.

Tess said...

everyone should have a father who worries and asks how the cat is. Happy Father's Day to him!

Kel said...

He sounds like such a wonderful Dad. You are very blessed.

mominprogress said...

Wow what a small world, I'm in VA too and my dad attended UVA. Go Hoos.

Finn said...

That's beautiful. Your dad sounds like an amazing man. How lucky you are. And how lucky he is to have a daughter that appreciates him so much.

*sniffs)

My TT is up!

stacey said...

That is so sweet. You are blessed to have such a wonderful dad.
My TT is up.

Trinity13 said...

Awwww, what a sweet list! I love it!!!

Btw, my dad was the same way with my car when I was living at home...so kind of him!

Kelly said...

Awww that was beautiful!!! What a great dad!!

Ocean Lady said...

You are sooo lucky!!! You both look so great in the photo. :)

Ocean Lady said...

I'm not sure if it saved my post!! You are very Lucky!!! Happy dad's day too! :)

Mary said...

That is just so sweet. Now I feel bad that I didn't do a tribute to my dad. (SNiff, Sniff)

My List is up!

Me said...

What a great tribute to your dad! I did one on why my husband is the best daddy ever! Those seventies outfits for kids were pretty wild weren't they!! My TT is up!

Becky said...

How totally beautiful. I hope you show it to him!

My dad died almost 5 years ago. I miss him a lot.

Great list!

Sherri said...

Until I got married, my dad was always making sure I checked my filters and got my oil changed too!! Always Daddy's girl I guess:)

Thanks for visiting my TT!

AuntieM said...

Hey Carmen, thanks for visiting my blog.
I am so happy that you have your father to celebrate. Mine has been gone almost 50 years..died an early death. Go dads!!!!!!!!

Dorothy said...

You have no idea how lucky you are, and how lucky your children will be because of his example. I wanna wish him a happy Father's Day. "Happy Father's Day Carmen's Dad"

Chi said...

Oh, now this brought tears to my eyes...what a wonderful dad you have & I see you treasure him very much.

Thanks for visiting my T13 today.

Martina said...

What a great way to say "Happy Father's Day!"

Your dad sounds like a wonderful father.

PixiePincessMom said...

That was a sweet tribute to what sounds like a wonderful man! Happy Father's day to him! :-)

Ginger said...

What a great list.. it made me feel warm and fuzzy - and a tad mushy :)

Norma said...

A lovely tribute to a fine man.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

FatedHearts said...

I really cried reading your list for your dad, my dad passed away and he was my idol and everything to me, so I miss him so much. Happy Father's day to your dad and always cherish him because you'll never know untill you lost someone you love more than anything/anyone.

Happy T13, mine is also up.

Tricia said...

That's a very sweet tribute to your father. He sounds wonderful.

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, that was so sweet! You are so lucky to have a dad like that (and he's lucky to have you).

Roscoe said...

What a nice "father's Day" T13 list you've put together, and thanks for stopping by mine earlier. :)

Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

Great TT. Hope you have a great day!

Glamorous Redneck said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Great idea to have a Father's Day edition!

Jo said...

Great list! My dad passed away a little over a year ago and it's still hard to believe. I still miss him alot!

Mandy said...

You are so lucky to have a dad like that, what a great tribute to him :=)

Thnx for visiting my TT.

Kimba said...

How special! Treasure him!

Margaret said...

(smacking self in head) Why couldn't I think of Father's Day? I better get out to the store and snag two cards. I almost forgot about it. Great list and I love your style. -Margie

YellowRose said...

Beautiful tribute to one great sounding dad!!

Happy Thursday!

Tracie said...

What a sweet dad you have! and a beautiful relationship beteen the two of you.

Titanium said...

What an awesome dad & relationship you two have!

Anele said...

Hello darling! Thank you for the birthday wishes! Hugs!!!

Kelly said...

Awww. So sweet!
That pic of you two is great!

Amy said...

What a great tribute to your dad in honor of Father's Day! That was a great idea. Thanks for visiting mine!!!

*~Tey~* said...

I think it's great that you did a TT about your Dad. In Australia Father's Day is in September.

~Kandis~ said...

That was sooo very sweet! I love how you did this about Fathers day, Great Idea!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Seems to be a great dad. Those were nice memories of him.
My T13 is up too.

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Mummy said...

Happy father's day! Nice post...very sentimental!

Sarah said...

That was so nice. Mine would go something along the lines of us reading large ridiculous fantasy books together and making my mom angry!

Gail Martin said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful father. You are very lucky.

Happy0303 said...

What a great list! You should send it to him, I'm sure he'd love to read it. Thanks for visiting The Pink Diary.

catherine said...

Wow. That was beautiful. It made me think about my own father and how I should appreciate him more.

TLC said...

Aw, so sweet! You're a lucky girl to have such a great guy to model a mate after.

Thanks for visiting my T13.

Christine said...

Thats so sweet. Sounds like youve got a great dad. [For some reason my apostrophe key is not working so please excuse the typos. :)]

Susan said...

Love your list. Your Dad is a lucky man and you are a blessed daughter.

My TT is up here.

catherine james said...

Very sweet; everyone should be lucky enough to have a dad like yours. :)

dawn said...

Sounds like a great Dad. Makes me miss mine all the more. Dont take the time you have for granted...or it will be gone before you know it.

Ficklechick said...

What a great list! That would make a wonderful Father's Day card. ;)

Susan said...

Wow! How wonderful to have such fond memories of your father.

What a wonderful tribute to your dad, I am sure he feels extremely blessed as well.

Denise said...

Sorry I'm late!

That's such a wonderful tribute to your Dad!

Colleen said...

Good list, your Dad sounds great!

astrocoz said...

You have a great dad! I think its funny when dads pick out outfits. When my dad had to get me ready for school...he was really bad at hair and outfits, but he tried...he would call it his "Special Daddy Do."

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by my TT!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Its so sweet that you thought to write that he thinks you are beautiful.

Anthony said...

Nicely done, Carmen. Although he's not the only one who thinks you're beautiful.