Oh Hey! An Early Father’s Day Post

Happy early Father’s Day!

One of the most complicated things about having parents who are separated is having to figure out how to deal with certain special occasions.  Who do we spend Christmas Eve with? Who gets to have us over on Christmas Day? As people who have an arguably unhealthy attachment to family, it’s actually a big thing.

You’d think that Father’s Day would be a no-brainer. But as it turns out, it’s not. Mom’s birthday is pretty darn close to that holiday (the day right after Father’s Day), which means there’s a bit of a conflict right there. And because we’ll ALL be working on Monday, the best time to celebrate mom’s thing is on Father’s Day itself. D:

Khan and his followers in Star Trek II: The Wr...
I think I will blame Khan for this, just because. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since birthdays trump parent days, we’ve arranged to celebrate Father’s Day today instead, and celebrate Mom’s birthday tomorrow. At the moment, we are gorging on pizza and lasagna. While watching Superman II. And geeking out over every damn thing we could find on the Internet (okay, we’re mostly looking at io9). And dad doesn’t seem all that bothered that we’re not celebrating Father’s Day on the day itself.

Meanwhile, mom gets to have a road trip to Los Banos so we can have breakfast at this place she loves and buy some of that really awesome coconut pie. EVERYONE WINS!

Given that the weekend’s gonna be pretty darn hectic, I’m sure that I won’t be able to get any posts done for tomorrow. With that in mind, I guess I’m just gonna have to say HAPPY FATHER’S DAY now. Just in case.

This is what my dad looks like when he’s working.

Happy Birthday, Geek Who Spawned Me!

Yep, today’s my Dad’s birthday. Happy birthday, geek who spawned me! 😀

Many of you who have been following my blog probably know by now that my father cultivated his children’s inner geek by letting us learn how to read through old comics, introducing us to the work of Neil Gaiman AND Alan Moore, being responsible for the big honking book collection we have at home (to be fair, mom helped by commissioning a big honking book shelf for them), marathoning Dr. Who and Sherlock with us, taking ridiculously immense pride in our weirdness, and geek ranting with us on a near-weekly basis.

A caricature sketch of my Dad
A likeness of Daddy, care of the talented Mr. Mario Monteagudo. 🙂

I love you Daddy, as only a geek daughter can love her geek dad. Hope you have a happy birthday, and see you over the weekend!