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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Number 3

Thirteen Things I Learned from My Dad

1. Football teaches you about life (pronounced l-a-h-f).
2. The Orange Bowl isn't the Orange Bowl unless OU is playing in it for the national championship.
3. Barbecue is the best food ever.
4. Louisiana Hot Sauce is good on everything.
5. Watermelon is more interesting with salt on it.
6. Wuthering Heights is a great book. My dad insisted I read it when I was about 11, and I loved it.
7. A mechanic is only as good as his tools.
8. A man can live his life as a complete, patriarchal, sexist pig-- until he has a little girl who might not get to do whatever she wants.
9. A real friend helps his friends whenever they need help, and tries to do it humbly and secretly.
10. You should never be without a pocket knife-- and he was right. Everytime I haven't had one, I needed one.
11. The day is not done until the crossword puzzle is done.
12. Little children like green gum.
13. A good vocabulary can take you anywhere.

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At 2/1/07, 8:10 PM, Blogger AnnaMary said...

your list is so cute! happy tt!

At 2/1/07, 8:44 PM, Blogger Brony said...

That was a great list. It show how important your dad was in your life.

Happy TT!

At 2/2/07, 6:15 AM, Blogger Milan-zzz said...

Oh yeah, I wrote about combination of ham and melon on my previous TT!
I especially like #9 and #13 (and would add knowing some foreign language as well)

Happy Thursday!
Mine TT is up too :)

At 2/2/07, 3:51 PM, Blogger Anni said...

Sounds like he was a wonderful and wise man.

At 2/2/07, 7:43 PM, Anonymous ancsweetnsassygal said...

That is a great list. And #8 is soo true..my dad had 3 little girls. And your dad is right...watermelon is definitely better with salt on it. Great TT and happy Friday.

At 2/9/07, 7:18 AM, Anonymous Miss Profe said...

I think your Dad and my Dad are from the same generation. They share similar beliefs and philosophies. Perhaps it's also a Southern thing: my dad is from South Carolina. And, your Dad was on point re: Louisiana Hot Sauce; my daf would agree.:)


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