In the celebration of Father's Day I have collected a smattering of things I learned from my dear pops.
Behold the list:
- Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Why buy it when I can make it for cheaper?
- The faster you finish school the sooner you make real money.
- Just because you think of it doesn't mean it's a good idea.
- How to gut a fish.
- The difference between The Beach Boys and The Beatles.
- The harder you work the better you feel.
- There is always a tactful way to say anything.
- Always do everything you can. You don't want to look back and wonder “what if.”
- How to body surf.
- The proper way to fold a tent and stow a sleeping bag.
- The bike lane is not for driving in.
- How to drive a manual transmission on a washboard dirt road.
- First things first. Then play.
- The more you drive=the more gas you use=the more money you spend. Stay home.
- How to drive and eat a hamburger at the same time.
During certain points in my life I've come to realize how true and practical these bits of wisdom are. Well, I wouldn't call gutting a fish totally practical, but the one about driving and eating? So totally useful.
And so is all the other stuff.
Love you dad.
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I. love. this. And I love you!