Originally Posted: 2005-12-13 2:19am

RAVE: Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad.. Tonight was your birthday, and I didn't really get the chance to say all of the things I wanted to say about you in my toast tonight at Clydes, somewhere between the martini's and the old family friends, something got lost and we never really got the chance to talk. Anyway for you, and the whole world to see....

* Thanks for supporting me over the last 25 years of my life
* Thanks for insisting that I go to college
* Thanks for all the advice and knowledge over the years
* Thanks for kicking my ass when you caught me smoking pot in high school
* Thanks for having a toke with me when you caught me smoking pot in college
* Thanks for the advice after I got laid off, and not letting me call my former boss (after several drinks)
* Thanks for not telling mom about that reckless driving ticket
* Thanks for showing me, that even you, are not perfect
* Thanks for showing me the beauty of triscuts, cheese, and tobasco in the microwave at 2 in the morning
* Thanks for helping me work on my car
* Thanks for telling me that last girlfriend was fake, I wish I listened
* Thanks for showing me the right way to treat a woman
* Thanks for introducing me to great music, even when all of my friends were listening to Vanilla Ice and Mc Hammer
* Thanks for teaching me how to ski
* Thanks for always loving, caring, and supporting my mother
* Thanks for pretending not to notice the scratch I put in your brand new BMW
* Thanks for letting your stupid 16 year old son borrow aforementioned BMW to pick up girls
* Thanks for listening to me tonight and taking a cab home, you guys were in no shape to drive

And most important, thanks for making me into the man that I am today. If I can do even half the job you did as a father, everything is going to be great!

Happy 60th.. Your son

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