How Well Do We Know Dad?!

Happy Fathers 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!]

file photo: father's day 2010 after the waterloo classic

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?

Me: golf

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.

[coffee score!]

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.

Dad: Aruba.


12. Who is a celebrity to whom you have a physical resemblance?

Me: Gord!


we've teased dad for years about being "gord's twin!"








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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  • Lisa  On June 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    This was great! It was fun and funny to read…and great to get to know your Dad too 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Andrea Budding  On June 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Loved reading this one! You know your dad so well!! I also was LOL-ing at the pet peeve answer. Take care and a Happy Father’s Day! 🙂


  • Nicole  On June 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love the pet peeve answer. I have to agree because, yes, people ARE idiots. I do see a striking resemblance to Gordon lightfoot.

  • Mom and Dad K  On June 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Hi Cathy,
    Great to read your blog this morning. Loved your quiz. Will definitely try out my new chaise lounge today!
    Dad K

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

      And it’s the perfect weather today for you to sit out on that new lounger! Do enjoy! 🙂

  • Gina Unger  On June 19, 2011 at 9:50 am

    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to your dad, Cath! Loved reading this one. very fun! I should do a quiz like this with my own dad! 🙂

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