Thursday, June 17, 2010

The computer says I have no special powers

Father's Day is in a few days, and after yesterday's sullen post, I want to get my thanks on, early.

To the hubs. Thank you for giving me our baby, (and the one we lost). She's the single greatest gift ever (sucks for you since you'll never be able to top it). You're an amazing father who makes us laugh with your crazy dancing, your (sometimes tiring) comedy, and the incredible ability to laugh whole heartedly at yourself (and everything that really isn't funny). I married my bestest friend and absolutely the best daddy ever. Happy big F Day, early.

To dad (J-Byrd). You won't read this because technology isn't your thang.Most things aren't your thang. But thanks for blasting Aerosmith all those years (and unfortunately a little too much Blue Oyster Cult, CCR, Allman Brothers, and everything hippie), cooking the big, greasy Sunday breakfasts every two weeks and teaching me how to properly light a cigarette while reading the paper/watching racing in your underwear. Oh and your mad Christmas light-on-coat hanger decorating skillzz are much appreciated, but it's okay if you take them down in the summer. Really.


To Matt. I never had the chance to tell you, and I never will again, but I love you. You helped make me, and I'm sure I have your laugh. I'll spend the rest of my life getting to know you to make up for lost time. I've even started researching Polish websites to get in contact with your widow, though every time I try, I'm told I don't have the special powers needed to find her.
How did the site know I'm not a super hero (anymore)?

I tried to log on to this site.
And literally got this message.
So, maybe someday, when the Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or even the Wonder Pets lend me their powers, I'll find her. Until then, Happy Father's Day times (insert my age here).

And to all you other adoring fathers, have the best day ever. Hold your children. hug them. Tell them how much they mean to you. And ladies, tell your fathers/husbands/whoevers the same. This is an emotional day for me this year because not only is it F Day, but Matt's birthday, too. R.I.P, dad.

On a lighter note...

Today's the last day (until like, uhhh 6ish EST) to enter my contest so get those entries in or I'll have to have a word with your mother (not to be confused with "word to ya mutha").
Don't you want a query critique?

Thank you for all your continual support. I'll have answers for you (and me) soon. Hugs and big, sloppy kisses to you all. In the mean time, what are you doing for F Day?

Candyland OUT.


14 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

That was a really sweet post, Candy.

Nothing planned for father's day. never was a big thing in my fam ...

Linda G. said...

Wonderful post. I think the fathers in your life are lucky to have YOU. :)

Vicki Rocho said...

(ack...crap...Father's Day is THIS weekend? panicsville...thought it was NEXT weekend)

Touching tributes to the fathers in your life. I LOVE watching men with their children, especially with their daughters.

Lenny said...

hi miss candace! those are really nice words you said about your husband and your dad. mostly i dont remember my dad but my brothers do and my sister does a little. were going to my cousins house for a swim party on fathers day. cant wait cause i loooove swimming.
...hugs from the lenny fish ha ha

Jaydee Morgan said...

Lovely tribute to the fathers in your life :)

We don't do a lot for father's day (or mother's day) here. In fact, this Sunday, we'll be whooping it up at the mud bogs.....actually, now that I think about it, what a wonderful way to spend Father's day.

Anne said...

Hopefully you and the fam can get a little R&R. Not unlike Mother's day Chad will probably be working all weekend again... I'll be at his parent's with or without him. But his birthday is Wednesday. (I had to buy double the gifts and I still have to seek out the new Eminem cd)

salarsenッ said...

I'm so glad you married your BFF too. ";-) Thanks for the Father's Day push. I've been sick for so long, I'd lost track of time. *squeeze*

Dawn said...

I married my BFF, too. And for the first time, he'll have his daughter with him on Father's Day, which means I'll bow out and let them have their time. I have an awesome Dad (who also belted out Aerosmith) and an equally as awesome stepdad (who belted out Pink Floyd) and a not so awesome second stepdad (who blasts mostly country) - yeah, my Mom makes FD kind of complicated. Sigh.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a sweet post, Candy!

I'm still trying to think of something sweet to do for my BFF/Hubby. :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe- great father's day tribute! I can't believe that message! Sorry its frusterating. I hope you find your special powers too!

KarenG said...

I needed this reminder. Father's Day always comes right after my birthday so I'm usually in selfish all about me mode and not grateful for hubby mode. Love that bit about your dad LOL.

Talli Roland said...

This was lovely. You dad sounds hilarious! And it sounds like you got a good one there with your husband (despite the water bottle!).

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Beautiful post. There is such a HUGE heart in you, girl. I adore you! :-)

prashant said...

I think the fathers in your life are lucky to have YOU.
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