Happy Father's Day!

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To all My Fellow New Dads and New-Dads-On-Deck!

Happy Father's Day.

May You All Diligently Do your Dadly Duties!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:19 (eighteen years ago) link

Rah the Dads! I'll be calling mine here later this afternoon...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:20 (eighteen years ago) link

We don't believe in Father's Day here.

N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:24 (eighteen years ago) link

I completely forgot about it, not that I'd be doing anything special anyway.

Dads aren't really into this shit, are they?

Penelope_111 (Penelope_111), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:29 (eighteen years ago) link

My dad is interesting in it to the extent that whilst he doesn't celebrate it, the failure by me or our kid to note it through cards and a gift would be hurtful to him.

Dave B (daveb), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Dads are awkward cunts.

N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:37 (eighteen years ago) link

I no longer speak to my father, but I'm trying to right his countless wrongs by being a doting dad.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:39 (eighteen years ago) link

That's beautiful, Alex! And Happy Father's Day! Woot woot!

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Sunday, 20 June 2004 15:43 (eighteen years ago) link

It's slightly weird - if it didn't exist, he wouldn't give a shit. But since it does, it would be noticeable if I didn't 'observe' it. That's the insidiousness of the whole thing. Ho hum.

Dave B (daveb), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:21 (eighteen years ago) link

I love my dad, btw. Maybe I'll call him to tell him.

N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:28 (eighteen years ago) link

I would. I enjoyed talking to my Dad today. We had good football chat and family larfs. I'm really pleased with my relationship with my parents.

Dave B (daveb), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:30 (eighteen years ago) link

How much do people actually tell their dads that they love them? I've told my dad that I love him a few times, mostly when he was having neurosurgery, because, y'know, that was a big deal. But it was always met with an awkward silence and a quick goodbye and so I just don't bother trying anymore.

JuliaA (j_bdules), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:33 (eighteen years ago) link

We don't tell each other we love each other in our family.

Ricardo (RickyT), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:34 (eighteen years ago) link

it sounds uncomfortable.

cozen (Cozen), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:36 (eighteen years ago) link

I awoke this morning to a hug and a kiss, a card that said "I Love You" and breakfast, complete with milk spilled from the kitcken all the way to the bedroom. It is truly a wonderful day. Any other single dads out there?

rxreed (rxreed), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:43 (eighteen years ago) link

I've never hugged my father, I don't think.

He got shafted on a Father's Day present this year because it's impossible to buy him books or DVDs and have no clue what else to get.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Sunday, 20 June 2004 16:46 (eighteen years ago) link

We always tell each other and hug too. We all take after my mum; my dad didn't, but my mum made him ;-)

Dave B (daveb), Sunday, 20 June 2004 17:32 (eighteen years ago) link

How come fathers' day is the same date in the US and UK but mothers' day is different?

Madchen: Happy farvers day
Dad: Thanks. It's a load of commercial old rubbish, isn't it?
Madchen: Did my card arrive in time?
Dad: Uh, no.

Madchen (Madchen), Sunday, 20 June 2004 18:17 (eighteen years ago) link

My stepfather gets a little upset when his stepson doesn't remember, so I try to find him a card, but it's so hard to find an appropriate one. I also made him a pair of socks which went over very well.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Sunday, 20 June 2004 20:05 (eighteen years ago) link

I got my dad Cowboy Bebop but I don't think he is very pleased. (I had reason to think it is consistent with his taste. I swear.)

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 20 June 2004 20:08 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm not saying that's made up, but it reads like it. Good ole' America!

N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 20 June 2004 23:25 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd say Father's Day is right on. Just as Mother's Day. My dad's gone, but it made me think of him a little. I sometimes wonder what he was like, compared with me, at certain times in life.

jim wentworth (wench), Monday, 21 June 2004 02:14 (eighteen years ago) link

gaz (gaz), Monday, 21 June 2004 02:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I called my dad and he was watching "Passion of the Christ" on his new Father's Day requisite DVD-player thingummy. I made my excuses and left

Morley Timmons (Donna Brown), Monday, 21 June 2004 02:53 (eighteen years ago) link

...he was watching his thoroughly bootlegged copy of said film on his DVD player? SO IMMORAL.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 21 June 2004 02:55 (eighteen years ago) link

quite un-Christlike, I must agree

Morley Timmons (Donna Brown), Monday, 21 June 2004 03:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Well, unless he was nailing himself up in sympathy. Which would be a bit bold, admittedly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 21 June 2004 03:03 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd be happy to do that for him

Morley Timmons (Donna Brown), Monday, 21 June 2004 03:05 (eighteen years ago) link

I got my dad an Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk CD.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:22 (eighteen years ago) link

I took my dad out to lunch with his wife and her mother. My father looked like a cuban drug lord. Some sort of Cabana Shirt, with silk slacks and white shoes. He's taking this Tony Soprano thing to new heights. The plan was for him to come over to our house for a fathers day BBQ, but he decided that I owed it to him to take him out to eat. Owed him a lunch for all the years of being an asshole?

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:25 (eighteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Dad Likes Music, Right?
You bet he does. What better way to show how much you appreciate him than with the gift of sound? Regardless of what your dad is into, we have something for him in Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Country, World, Vocals, or Box Sets.

mope, Thursday, 26 May 2005 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Just wanted to wish all the daddies -- Alex, n'licious, Douglas, etc. -- a happy day.

Je4nne ƒur¥ (Je4nne Fury), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:22 (seventeen years ago) link

is it today? guess i'd better call my dad.

jody l'anti-vierge (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

It is indeed today. Tried calling mine but nobody's home.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

my dad called me this afternoon, which made me feel very guilty. in fairness: i was going to ring him in the evening. the impatient sod ;)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Happy father's day, fuckwit, in your hovel.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Erm, should I ask?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

i sent my dad an e-card. i was afraid that if i called him he'd start lecturing me about something.

jody l'anti-vierge (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:51 (seventeen years ago) link

its not father's day here. september.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Sunday, 19 June 2005 21:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Unfun, Jody. :-/

Called my dad and he was in fine spirits and enjoyed his card. Got him a belated gift or two today he will enjoy. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 June 2005 22:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I visited Dad's gravesite with Mom on Father's Day. We were able to score two beautiful bunches of flowers at Wal-Mart for $3.69 each, which meant plenty of flowers for my dad and her dad, i.e. Grandpa, who is buried in the same area that Dad's buried in (they even share the same tombstone). Oh, and we also took our little puppydogbabby along. We all spent like 5 - 10 minutes at the gravesite, then picked up a pie and a soft pretzel at the Sam's Club close to the house -- the pie so that we could take something to a barbecue we were invited to later on that day and the pretzel so we could snack on something. Both were insanely good, BTW.

So, yeah, Father's Day was enjoyable overall. With the exception of the "God, it's so incredibly SUNNY!" weather, which you guys will probably already know causes me to grumble.

The Kind and Benevolent Oracle of Dee (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 20 June 2005 04:47 (seventeen years ago) link

we went to a garage sale, fathers day is really difficult, because i dont like him and we have been really raw with him

anthony easton (anthony), Monday, 20 June 2005 05:56 (seventeen years ago) link

its not father's day here. september.

yeh, here neither. not on june 20th it isn't.

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Monday, 20 June 2005 12:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Yesterday we managed to pull my father away from whatever MMORPG he's playing these days long enough to eat a huge meal of roast beast and sauted spinach and drop biscuits and stuff, then he took me and Lukas for a ride in the back of a truck, Taliban style. Then we went and caught like 4 small-mouth bass.

And Lukas made me this thing at his day camp out of a picture of himself and popsicle sticks that said "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DUDE".

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 20 June 2005 13:27 (seventeen years ago) link

That does sound marvellous, m'licious!

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Monday, 20 June 2005 13:29 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...

Happy Father's Day to all my fellow dads, as it says at the beginning of the thread (I haven't read the rest): new dads like Pleasant Plains, classic dads like Alex in NYC, Rock Hardy, lovebug and nickalicious, I've-got-a-surfeit-of-dadness dads like Haikunym, britishes and UK dads like Tom, Noodle Vague, Onimo and Grout, and all the other dads I've forgotten to mention.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Although this doesn't seem like the Father's Day thread that I remember, the one where Beth P. told me to mow the @#!&%*!-ing lawn!

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Which somehow reminds me that I forgot to that other new dad, crossword Matt.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:38 (fifteen years ago) link

mention

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:38 (fifteen years ago) link

I hope you like this awesome tie, pops. The pattern is WOVEN not printed.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 15 June 2008 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

£23 tie, he better like it!

Bodrick III, Sunday, 15 June 2008 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

aww stay strong submarine man. im sure he'll be a-okay, ned.

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:23 (fourteen years ago) link

hey does schwantz get double presents because hes got twinnies?

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:23 (fourteen years ago) link

beatrice's daycare gave pp a scribble crayon drawing that she did with "happy father's day" written on it. guess what i got for mother's day from daycare? NOTHING
last year at a different daycare pp got donuts for fathers day. guess what i got for mother's day from daycare? NOTHING
WTFISUPDAYCARES???? is he going to get a freakin trophy next year? damn!

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:29 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sure he'll be fine, Ned. My dad's walking around on his fourth left hip joint -- the one he was born with and three replacements. He never slows down and keeps wearing 'em out!

xpost -- obviously they hate your guts! It's probably the funny accent.

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:31 (fourteen years ago) link

probs

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:33 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah happy fathers day to PP!

SS you should update the Hells Kitchen thread then maybe people will like you. ;)

brownie, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

theres an active HK thread?? why do i find this out right after the crazy gets the boot? :(

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:47 (fourteen years ago) link

No, there's no active thread anymore. Something happened, something terrible.

brownie, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:48 (fourteen years ago) link

clearly

sunny successor, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Also Happy Fathers Day to Ned's Dad and my dad and Rock's dad and all dads everywhere!

with love,

Gordon Ramsey

brownie, Sunday, 15 June 2008 02:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Thanks all. The surgery was scheduled for 4 pm my time, and I'm a touch on edge in that I've heard nothing yet, but perhaps this is for the best. No matter.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 June 2008 03:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Mom called, everything fine. Yay. :-)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 June 2008 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

That's good news Ned, I'm glad it went well. Wishing him a quick and strong recuperation.

Also, happy Father's Day to all you ILX dads!

Jaq, Sunday, 15 June 2008 04:51 (fourteen years ago) link

I just spotted this thread (as I spend my Father's Day on emergency projects at the office; It's horrible being here today instead of with my family, but I have little choice). Ned, I'm very glad to hear your father's surgery went well. And Happy Father's Day to all the other ILX'or dads.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 15 June 2008 15:37 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

I got given Monster Hunter Tri this morning. Sweet :D

Yahia Trick Yahia (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:22 (twelve years ago) link

http://news.dust-digital.com/post/718483034/joe-bussards-fathers-day-edition-of-country-classics
listening to this ...

tylerw, Sunday, 20 June 2010 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

Managed to watch a Dad retrieve his lost daughter in a shopping centre at lunchtime. Top day to do it.

BLOODY BOLLOCKS HELL! (aldo), Sunday, 20 June 2010 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

i have nightmares about situations like that.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 20 June 2010 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

We've had a Wii for a couple of months now, and my wife and daughter gave me the Tiger Woods 2010 game and a MotionPlus sensor last night, an early Fathers Day present. Shot a 66 my first time out. (1st hole, quadruple-bogey; 2nd hole, hole in one. Still figuring out putting speed.)

Grisly Addams (WmC), Sunday, 20 June 2010 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

lol, I just shot 55 at Bay Hill

Grisly Addams (WmC), Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Dear Father,

Using absolutely nonsensical words, I will describe you in a way only a son can:

Gorf snapuki ke de lor ordle der fordle. Urdesir no "neeneenee" for gorp. Yo blee bloo rensary fo reflorgis! "Sorg" be bor. "Norg" ni fror. Ropissnace hor "Eltor". Gleeglee de rorpilene so "freefree". Roow spinspar o "Balgoo!". Urdisnar snee gorp. Floo "dee". Floo "doo". Ropstance aborp bloopfinkle.

Rocend, Ah' nesh.

And that is truly who you are. (Through my eyes at least)

I bid you: ado, ada and adi.

Blorpfink, Rufusoosakhananorsnek

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:03 (ten years ago) link

card i got from rufus this morning. cyrus gave me his copy of Kiss's Double Platinum.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:05 (ten years ago) link

scott meeting yr dad & talking jazz w/him was a highlight of emp

hfd dudes

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:19 (ten years ago) link

Happy dad day to you too, mark!

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:30 (ten years ago) link

and all the ilx dads!

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:30 (ten years ago) link

there are a lot more of them now then when i got here...

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:30 (ten years ago) link

hfd, everybody. That Don Martin/Swedish Chef mashup from Rufus is pretty sweet. Enjoyed reading the stories of Skot's dad dragging him to see teh jazz on that other thread. Right now enjoying watching Jazz Icons DVDs I received today

so much jazz when i was a kid. he didn't have any jazz friends in connecticut to go to NYC with. he just wanted company. i always made sure he promised that we could go to record stores/comic book stores/book stores in the village if i went and saw chico freeman or george coleman or cecil mcbee with him. i loved the taste of coca cola in jazz clubs. always tasted swankier for some reason.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:42 (ten years ago) link

couldn't really properly explain to my teachers why i was so groggy sometimes at school. uh, dizzy was really wailing last night and we had to stay for the second set...

scott seward, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:44 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

HFD to all Ilx0r dads, especially Aimless.

Poe, I know all about Ulalume (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 June 2016 16:56 (six years ago) link

Wow! Thanks for the shout. I happily spent the day with my daughter yesterday and will shortly leave to a family gathering out of town. Happy fathers day to all who qualify!

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Sunday, 19 June 2016 17:00 (six years ago) link

Happy Father's Day, Dads of ILX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPrJKUvom1s

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 19 June 2016 17:37 (six years ago) link

:)

Poe, I know all about Ulalume (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 June 2016 20:22 (six years ago) link

whoop whoop

calstars, Sunday, 19 June 2016 20:28 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...

*bump*

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:51 (five years ago) link

Today is my first Fathers Day! Baby Snrub will be posting to ILX in no time.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:02 (five years ago) link

Congrats!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:24 (five years ago) link

Baby Snrub will be posting to ILX in no time.

Fatherhood will give you a chance to teach baby snrub the importance of carefully curated challops to raising your ilx profile.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:34 (five years ago) link

I got a free beer at lunch.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:36 (five years ago) link

wish I had a dad

boxedjoy, Sunday, 18 June 2017 20:37 (five years ago) link

Welcome

Mark G, Sunday, 18 June 2017 23:02 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Happy Father’s Day, Aimless et al!

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 20 June 2021 16:00 (one year ago) link

I see James Redd et al. has started a minor tradition of giving me a shout out. I feel honored to accept it and would like to pass on my best wishes for the happiness to ilx and ilx-adjacent fathers everywhere.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:24 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Lot of fellow dads on this board, happy day to you all!

I can't remember if I told you when my father died in 2008. I probably did, if I wasn't on one of my years-long breaks from here.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Sunday, 19 June 2022 17:33 (one week ago) link

Yes, also happy Father's Day in memory of fathers no longer with us. (I'm fortunate to still have mine, talking to him in just a few minutes.)

Yeah, my wife's dad died in 2002, mine died in 2014. We may no longer have fathers, but I like being a father. This pretty much sums it up:

Happy Father’s Day! 😊 pic.twitter.com/Ns9bndWkex

— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) June 19, 2022

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 June 2022 17:54 (one week ago) link


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