…for always being my number one fan. From little league games (where it must have been painful to watch me duck from the ball in the outfield) to track meets (where thankfully, I was a much stronger competitor), you never missed a chance to tell me you were proud of me.
…for instilling a love of healthy things in me. I know I complained mightily about vitamins and homemade carrot juice throughout my youth. And those vitamins…yeah, I still don’t take them on a regular basis. But in a world where so many kids grow up with less than stellar role models, you were the exact opposite. And really, I have come a long way with vegetables. You’d be impressed.
…for not allowing me to spend my afternoons playing video games. And for doling out book reports instead of groundings on the rare (rare!) occasions that warranted them. 🙂 In retrospect, being a well-read and active kid was way better than beating Super Mario Brothers. And I have you to thank for that.
…for teaching me to to be independent and adventurous. I know it sucks that I keep moving around the country and always seem to be living 3,000 miles away, swinging through town only for whirlwind holiday visits or stopovers en route to some ridiculous foreign excursion. Know that home is always in my heart, even if I don’t visit as often as I should.
…for reading my blog. And commenting. 🙂 I have had several people mention how cool it is that you do that. Thanks for being a member of my little community here.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there!
Today’s EAT: Since the hubs is NOT a dad, at least not to human children (meow meow, say Emmy and Parker!), he was NOT off the hook today. Heh, heh. In fact, he cooked dinner!
Seared duck with a cherry-port sauce, pasta with sundried tomatoes, and salad. Though he does it infrequently (and makes a huge mess of the kitchen), the hubs is actually a fantastic cook!
And actually, this dinner was the result of a bet I won a few weeks ago about whether some random actor was or was not, in fact, Ian Ziering. (Um, he definitely was not. Really hubs, challenge me on 90210 trivia?? Not smart!)
Glad he lost though! Because it was a delicious win for me!
So, so good. Thanks for dinner, babe!
Today’s DRINK: Did I mention that we did a Trader Joe’s wine stock-up yesterday? Yeah. It was like being a kid in a candy store. Except, um, I was a 29-year-old in a liquor store. Same thing.
Tonight with our duck, the hubs and I split this Zafrika Pinotage. Don’t think I’d ever had a Pinotage before! According to Wikipedia, it’s like a smoky Pinot Noir and a signature wine of South Africa.
It was perfection with the duck! I loved this wine because it’s just a tad more full-bodied than a Pinot Noir. Will definitely buy agian!
Today’s RUN: Was kind of a fail. Meh.
Sooo…I planned to do my long run before work today. That was a great plan until I woke up at 8:45 this morning. I guess I set my alarm’s time for 6:30, but never actually turned it on. Oops.
Plan B: do the 12-13 miles after work.
Well, it was a noble plan. But after being on my feet for 8+ hours and stepping out in to 87-degree weather at 7:30 PM (seriously, WTF?), I kinda doubted that I’d make it very far. I slogged through an hour on the bridle path and reservoir at CP before calling it a day and hopping on the subway. It was hot. My feet hurt. I’m calling it 7 miles, rather optimistically. And now I’m ending my week with a measly 35 miles when I should probably be logging about 10 more than that. Ugh. Oh well.
Today’s QUESTION: Did you celebrate father’s day? What’d ya do?