Thursday, March 13, 2014

Slice of Life: 13 is a Lucky Number (13 of 31)

It's the  thirteenth day of the March Slice of Life Challenge.  31 days of writing.   Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.  

Well some people might consider 13 an unlucky number, but I disagree.  Today is my dad's birthday.  Yes, it's the 13th so that makes me consider 13 a gift.  I'm a little late getting this post in because I've been out celebrating my dad's birthday with him.  Here are 13 things I love about my dad:

13.  I don't have to clean my house when he comes over.
12.  He loves to drive.  I don't.
11.  He knows music like nobody's business.  On a recent road trip I tested his knowledge using Pandora's decade stations.  He was impressive naming artists and songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.
10.  He has fun wherever he goes.  He can go with the flow in any situation.
9.  He can have fun just sitting around the living room and hanging out with the family.
8.  He has rocking internet at his house.  (Sorry, we have a painfully slow cellular connection.)
7.  He's willing to drive across state lines for an adventure.
6.  He is always ready for a coffee run.
5.  He is able to see things from two sides.  He's not extreme anything.
4.  He has great stories.
3.  I'm sure I saw a gray hair finally.  OK, I'm fibbing.  That red hair never grays!
2.  He's the best grandpa.  I mean who else takes his granddaughter out to lunch on his birthday and pays the tab?  I'm pretty sure she should have bought his lunch.
1.  He is my dad.  I know I can always count on him to be there.

A little more about my dad:
His 2013 birthday post.
His 2012 birthday post.


  1. 13 great ways to celebrate a great dad - Happy Birthday Cathy's dad!

  2. Happy birthday to your dad! He sounds like a great father and grandfather! Not to mention a whole lot of fun!

  3. You are so blessed to have such a great dad!!! He is one in a million!!! I am so glad that you are able to celebrate together!!

  4. Absolutely - 100%! One more thing: He's never met a stranger - loves everyone. Great tribute to your dad.

  5. I really enJOYed reading about your dad! He sounds wonderful!

  6. He is a great dad...I know...because he raised great children. I'd love to hear some of his stories. Look at those great smiles! You have a wonderful family.

  7. How fun! And I agree, 13 is a lucky number. That's Liam's birth date too!


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