Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reach out and punch someone...

in the face. Then duck and run away, because that person could surely take you out of the world as quickly as you were brought in.

Trying to make plans with Dad is like making peace in the Middle East. All I want to know is when and where to meet on the pre-established day. And what was his response.

"Why don't I just call you when I get settled in?"

Why don't you just call? Empirical evidence suggests that is a long shot.

I swear in front of God and the entire internet, that if I drive down to Portland and he does not call me, I will really really really never ever give him a bazillionth chance. Because I have been fooled so many times that I don't know which of us should be more ashamed.

That is all.

I think it is time for ice cream and This Old House. Norm would never leave me hanging.

Unrelated (mostly) sidenote: does anyone else find Kevin O'Connor ridiculously adorable? I need to stop watching TOH. (#1 sign you watch too much, you use the abbreviation 'TOH'.)


Ferretnick said...

Not to put too fine a point on it (and forgive me if I overstep my bounds).... but your dad seems like kind of a dick.

If you're important enough to want to "keep in touch with", he should be making the effort to do so. It doesn't seem like there's been a lack of doing so on your end (or so I've read here).

Personally, since you've been set up for disappointment by him before (on many occasions), I'd blow him off and say "Well, call me when you can. I'll make other plans in the meantime and I'll see if I can make it if you find you have the time."

This'll tell him two things; if you aren't important enough for him, then the opposite is also true.
And, that you have a life that doesn't involve sitting around by the phone waiting for him to come to his senses.

Best wishes for whatever you decide and hope it works out with your dad.

But if it doesn't, I have three words for you.... Deep Fried Snickers.
Hotness and I would be glad to have you join us at the fair Sat or Sun.

Dr. Zoltar said...

I think your dad and my dad went to the same school of how to be a father. They have an expectation that everyone should just adjust to their schedule. And then they don't understand why people don't get along with them.

Tripping Daisy said...

Good luck...may The Force be with you.