Technically I'm about 40 minutes late on this one, but I did want to do a birthday shout-out to my dad. I got to talk to him a little bit earlier, and sufficiently grossed him out talking about my swollen ear. HEH. Oh Quinn. You gotta love him.
My dad is easily one of the biggest cornballs I know, which is my favorite thing about him. I don't think a single day goes by that Jacob and I don't laugh about something my dad has done, said, or says regularly (I'm on the internet.....WHO PICKED UP THE PHONE?!). Sisters, I really think we need to get a list of the best Dad stories, because it would be epic. When Angie told me the story of him falling off the roof into the holly bushes, I nearly wet my pants. Same for when he fell asleep on the toilet and broke it.
The first winter after I bought my first car (Peach), my dad was driving it to work, and I remember one day we had a crazy snowstorm, and he showed up at our house without the car. I asked him what happened, and he casually said "Oh, I left it on Battlefield [a major road in Springfield with ZERO street parking] while I went into a Japanese steakhouse to eat. When I came out, it was so covered I couldn't find it, so a man I met in there brought me home. Don't worry about it, babe. Peach is a snowdog." WHAT!? I still don't really understand what happened there, and how he ended up parking my car on a busy road, but he wasn't worried about it. Until I got rid of that car last year (RIP Peach), every winter, Dad would remind me how I didn't' have to worry about the car, because she was a snowdog.
My dad also deserves all the credit for talking me down from the most ridiculous panic attack I've ever had in my life. I have never freaked out like I did before my wedding, and thankfully my dad was ready to ham it up to make me laugh. If he wasn't willing to act like such a dork, I honestly think I would've fainted. I'd like to think he was emotional too, but when the photographer asked us to take a fun picture together right before we walked down the aisle, he did this: