Happy Father‘s Day, all you Dads out there!
[To be honest, I’m not sure any dads other than my Dad and Dad K read the blog! Anyway, wishing a wonderful day to all dads out there!]
If you visit this corner of the world with any regularity, you know that Dad makes many appearances on the blog. He is a very good sport about being a cookie taste-tester, a market chauffeur, an ice-cream co-conspirator. Dad, I ♥ you, and wish you a Happy Father’s Day!
You also know that I love questionnaires, guessing games,
competition, tests. In honour of Father’s Day, we are going to play a game. I sent Dad a list of twelve questions for him to answer. I answered them, too, and now we’re going to see how closely our answers match up. Here we go!…
1. What sport do you enjoy watching most on TV?
Dad: Golf, golf and more golf.
2. Who is your favourite professional golfer, retired or active?
Me: Arnold Palmer (both for his skill and for being a class act).
Dad: Tiger in his prime was awesome (I mean in golf and not his extra curricular activities). Also like Mark O’Meara….always a gentleman besides being a good golfer.
[miss! at least I got the “classy” part right!]
3. Scenario: Mom goes out and leaves you on your own for supper (and she does not leave you leftovers, haha!). What do you prepare for yourself?
Me: sliced summersausage; a fried egg; hash-brown potatoes fried up in the skillet, with chopped onion added in.
Dad: Cold meat sandwich….years ago it would have been a hot dog!
[miss! I guess my option is too much work!]
4. List three positive adjectives to describe yourself.
Me: giving (Dad is very generous with his time and his money); stubborn (yes this is a positive attribute, in my books – maybe because I am just as stubborn as Dad!); handy (Dad is very good at fixing up odd jobs around the home, painting, wallpapering, detailing the car, etc).
Dad: Stubborn, honest, loving (family).
5. What is your favourite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Me: put on the TV and lie back on the couch in a slumped position; take a nap (snoring all the while); go for a coffee.
Dad: Any immediate family involvement. Otherwise, some golf and a good coffee break with M.
6. What is your favourite type of pie?
Me: hmmmmm, this is very, very tough because PIE is Dad’s #1 favourite dessert. In the running would be cherry, apple, blueberry, elderberry…I’m going to go with BLUEBERRY! And it has to be made by Mom.
Dad: First of all, all pie is GOOD it’s just that some is better than others. My first choice would be fresh strawberry in season and otherwise cherry.
[I forgot about strawberry! Of course!]
7. What is one pet peeve you have about other people?
Me: People who are idiots. (Yes, this is all-encompassing but anything you can think of that would fit will bug Dad. My favourite Dad quote – it’s even on my facebook page – “The world is full of idiots”).
Dad: Most drivers are idiots and shouldn’t be on the road.
[I am SERIOUSLY laughing out loud right at this moment!!]
8. The best male movie actor of all time is…
Me: Paul Newman (I’m taking a flying guess with this one…)
Dad: Kirk Douglas
[never would have gotten that one with 100 guesses…]
9. What is your favourite running race memory out of all the races we ran together, over the years?
Me: Eesh! So many to choose from…I’ll play it safe and say our very first 10k, the Waterloo Classic, back in 1989. We’ve come a long way, baby!
Dad: Loved our first marathon together…the whole experience very meaningful. Also, the 12 mile Creek runs in St. Catharines….great course to run, fun driving together and stopping at Harvey’s afterwards.
[oh yea! 12 mile creek = definite highlight event)
10. What is the best type of cookie that Mom makes?
Me: molasses crinkles
Dad: NOT FAIR to name only one so here goes….(1)Chocolate chip/cranberry/ chocolate, (2)ginger (3) peanut butter (4)raisin spice.
[Dad, are you a pie or a cookie man, at heart?!]
11. If you could hop on a plane with Mom and go anywhere in the world for one week, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Me: I’ll say Aruba because Mom and Dad have been there before and love it.
12. Who is a celebrity to whom you have a physical resemblance?
Dad: Gord Lightfoot the most although right now he looks wasted. At one time Alex Trebek and I had similarities especially when we both had great curly hair. Kirk Douglas had similar strong facial features especially the eyes. (Do you even know who Kirk Douglas was?)
[see #8, above, Dad!]
Thanks, Dad! <3!
Happy Father’s Day, and I’ll see you later!
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Feel free to join the party! Answer any of the above questions that you wish!