Friday, September 28, 2007

Happy Pre-Birthday Weekend, Dad!

Monday is my dad's 80th birthday. I'm rather vexed that my work has asked me to travel to a very UNglamorous city for an even MORE unglamorous all-day meeting. I call it our divisional group hug. But without the hugging. And with more animosity and rolling eyes. Good times, that.

Normally, I would blow off said unglamorous work trip for my dad's much more important birthday. However, I haven't traveled for work in over 9 months. Thanks to the fun of watching my marriage dissolve and working on my divorce. So I can't really blow this one off. I've blown off quite a few pretty important work trips since I took my new position in April (the same day I uncovered all the lies). SO away I go on Sunday. Which is another thing. I hate flying on Sunday. I never work on Sundays. But again, I'm in a bit of a political pinch. I figure God is ok with this. Otherwise, he would have blown a winning lottery ticket into my house.

So tonight, I'm taking my parents out to a pretty nice steak house. Dad loves a good steak. The trick will be to get him to order like he wants to and not like he thinks my WALLET wants him to.

Tomorrow, my sister & bro-in-law are coming up. Dad wants basically a turkey dinner - with stuffing and the whole bit. Whatever an 80 yr old man wants? You give it to him. So tomorrow, I will eat well again! I will head to my work gathering looking about 20 lbs heavier, I'm sure.

So wherever you are, wish my dad a happy birthday in your head. I'm sure he'll pick up on the vibes!

Edited 11:29pm -
Wooooo-EE! Let me tell you, that place rocks. I just ROLLED in from hanging at my parents house - post meat fest. Dad, mom & I all had prime rib. Oh yah baby. That's the stuff. And dad loved it. The atmosphere of that place rocks and we had a wonderful (and adorable) waiter. And since I was paying, he got a good tip.

Must....digest....meat.....(mrmph).

9 comments:

Sarakastic said...

Mental note to self: Move to Texas purely for better steak

Happy Pre-Birthday Lynette's Dad!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday, Dad! Enjoy your steak and turkey! :-)

ellesappelle said...

Ohhh... I just visualised steak and started drooling.

JenKneeBee said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of good food!

Moanna said...

Your "group hug minus the hug" gave me a chuckle...

Have a safe trip!

Beck said...

Happy birthday to your dad! I'm so glad his dinner went well!

Trish Ryan said...

Mmm...steak!

Still though, I'm excited to be eating Italian with you here in Beantown in just a few short days...

Stacy said...

Turkey dinner for a birthday celebration? I think I'd get along with your dad just fine. That's the best meal ever.

Wanda said...

I'm so glad you had a great time. Happy Birthday Pop! That Prime Rib sounded yummy.