Well, That's Just Great
wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You look pensive.
Ducky: …
Me: It means…
Ducky: I know what it means. Pensive doggies don’t always respond quickly.
Me: Because they’re being pensive?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Yes.
Me: What are you thinking about?
Ducky: Phenobarbital.
Me: …
Ducky: It’s the drug that…
Me: I know what it is. It’s the drug you take. It keeps you from having seizures.
Ducky: I thought so. But I heard that it is also how they put sick doggies down.
Me: Yeah. It’s that too.
Ducky: So how does it know to stop the seizures but not kill me?
Me: Doctor Robinson knows how much you need to keep you healthy. And I only give you that much.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I’m glad the two of you are doing that. 
Me: Our pleasure.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Funny how something that can kill you can make actually make you healthier if you know how to deal with it.
Me: …
Ducky: And if you have folks looking out for you.
Me: …
Ducky: You’ve seemed pensive lately, Daddy.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Yeah. There’s a lot going on.
Ducky: Good stuff or bad stuff?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Depends on how I deal with it, Duck.
Ducky: Good thing you have folks looking out for you too, huh?
Me: Yes it is, Duck. Yes it is.
Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. Thank for looking out for me.
Me: Thanks for looking out for me, Ducky. Love you.
Ducky: Love you too, Daddy.
Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You look pensive.

Ducky:

Me: It means…

Ducky: I know what it means. Pensive doggies don’t always respond quickly.

Me: Because they’re being pensive?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Yes.

Me: What are you thinking about?

Ducky: Phenobarbital.

Me:

Ducky: It’s the drug that…

Me: I know what it is. It’s the drug you take. It keeps you from having seizures.

Ducky: I thought so. But I heard that it is also how they put sick doggies down.

Me: Yeah. It’s that too.

Ducky: So how does it know to stop the seizures but not kill me?

Me: Doctor Robinson knows how much you need to keep you healthy. And I only give you that much.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I’m glad the two of you are doing that. 

Me: Our pleasure.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Funny how something that can kill you can make actually make you healthier if you know how to deal with it.

Me:

Ducky: And if you have folks looking out for you.

Me:

Ducky: You’ve seemed pensive lately, Daddy.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Yeah. There’s a lot going on.

Ducky: Good stuff or bad stuff?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Depends on how I deal with it, Duck.

Ducky: Good thing you have folks looking out for you too, huh?

Me: Yes it is, Duck. Yes it is.

Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. Thank for looking out for me.

Me: Thanks for looking out for me, Ducky. Love you.

Ducky: Love you too, Daddy.

Ag

From Fathers Day Last year
wellthatsjustgreat:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.
Me: For what?
Ducky: For taking me out.
Me: Kinda’ gotta, Ducky. You need to go potty.
Ducky: I know. But I can tell you don’t always want to. Especially when you’re comfy on the couch or in the daddy bed.
Me: It’s my job, Ducky. It’s what daddies do.
Ducky: Why didn’t you and mommy ever get one of those human doggies?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You mean have a baby?
Ducky: Yeah. They seem very popular.
Me: They are. Just wasn’t right for your mom and me. And honestly I never thought I’d be a very good daddy.
Ducky: Why?
Me: Lots of reasons. I’m pretty selfish. Fairly lazy. I don’t make a lot of money. And then there are all of the things about me that don’t need to be passed on into the gene pool. I think I would feel awful if I created another depressed, anxious, underachieving loner. I can handle being unhappy. I don’t think I could handle having created an unhappy child.
Ducky: Oh. So all those people with human doggies decided to get them because they thought that they’d make great mommies and daddies?
Me: A lot of them did. But I think usually the condom just breaks.
Ducky: What does that mean?
Me: Never mind.
Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me, Daddy.
Me: You don’t always think so.
Ducky: You want consistent emotion, get a hamster.
Me: Fair enough.
Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me. Thanks for being my daddy.
Me: Thanks, Duck.
Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. I love you.
Me: Thanks, Duck. I love you too.
Ag

From Fathers Day Last year

wellthatsjustgreat:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.

Me: For what?

Ducky: For taking me out.

Me: Kinda’ gotta, Ducky. You need to go potty.

Ducky: I know. But I can tell you don’t always want to. Especially when you’re comfy on the couch or in the daddy bed.

Me: It’s my job, Ducky. It’s what daddies do.

Ducky: Why didn’t you and mommy ever get one of those human doggies?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You mean have a baby?

Ducky: Yeah. They seem very popular.

Me: They are. Just wasn’t right for your mom and me. And honestly I never thought I’d be a very good daddy.

Ducky: Why?

Me: Lots of reasons. I’m pretty selfish. Fairly lazy. I don’t make a lot of money. And then there are all of the things about me that don’t need to be passed on into the gene pool. I think I would feel awful if I created another depressed, anxious, underachieving loner. I can handle being unhappy. I don’t think I could handle having created an unhappy child.

Ducky: Oh. So all those people with human doggies decided to get them because they thought that they’d make great mommies and daddies?

Me: A lot of them did. But I think usually the condom just breaks.

Ducky: What does that mean?

Me: Never mind.

Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me, Daddy.

Me: You don’t always think so.

Ducky: You want consistent emotion, get a hamster.

Me: Fair enough.

Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me. Thanks for being my daddy.

Me: Thanks, Duck.

Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. I love you.

Me: Thanks, Duck. I love you too.

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

Happy Father’s Day to my real dad! Best dad in the whole world. (That used to be my thing. Cute, huh?)
And check me out rockin’ the “Mork & Mindy” shirt! Ah, Pam Dawber. You may have made me a man.
Also notice, we Giffen men are never shy about lettin’ our crotches say, “Hello!”
Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

Happy Father’s Day to my real dad! Best dad in the whole world. (That used to be my thing. Cute, huh?)

And check me out rockin’ the “Mork & Mindy” shirt! Ah, Pam Dawber. You may have made me a man.

Also notice, we Giffen men are never shy about lettin’ our crotches say, “Hello!”

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:
Smile Friday: Rewind Sunday/Fathers Day: Ducky And Daddy Edition

wellthatsjustgreat:

Smile Friday: Rewind Sunday/Fathers Day: Ducky And Daddy Edition

Smile Friday: Ducky And Daddy Edition

Smile Friday: Ducky And Daddy Edition

Wow! I had no idea that Iron Man’s father also founded Publix Super Markets!

Ag

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.
Me: For what?
Ducky: For taking me out.
Me: Kinda’ gotta, Ducky. You need to go potty.
Ducky: I know. But I can tell you don’t always want to. Especially when you’re comfy on the couch or in the daddy bed.
Me: It’s my job, Ducky. It’s what daddies do.
Ducky: Why didn’t you and mommy ever get one of those human doggies?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You mean have a baby?
Ducky: Yeah. They seem very popular.
Me: They are. Just wasn’t right for your mom and me. And honestly I never thought I’d be a very good daddy.
Ducky: Why?
Me: Lots of reasons. I’m pretty selfish. Fairly lazy. I don’t make a lot of money. And then there are all of the things about me that don’t need to be passed on into the gene pool. I think I would feel awful if I created another depressed, anxious, underachieving loner. I can handle being unhappy. I don’t think I could handle having created an unhappy child.
Ducky: Oh. So all those people with human doggies decided to get them because they thought that they’d make great mommies and daddies?
Me: A lot of them did. But I think usually the condom just breaks.
Ducky: What does that mean?
Me: Never mind.
Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me, Daddy.
Me: You don’t always think so.
Ducky: You want consistent emotion, get a hamster.
Me: Fair enough.
Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me. Thanks for being my daddy.
Me: Thanks, Duck.
Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. I love you.
Me: Thanks, Duck. I love you too.
Ag

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.

Me: For what?

Ducky: For taking me out.

Me: Kinda’ gotta, Ducky. You need to go potty.

Ducky: I know. But I can tell you don’t always want to. Especially when you’re comfy on the couch or in the daddy bed.

Me: It’s my job, Ducky. It’s what daddies do.

Ducky: Why didn’t you and mommy ever get one of those human doggies?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You mean have a baby?

Ducky: Yeah. They seem very popular.

Me: They are. Just wasn’t right for your mom and me. And honestly I never thought I’d be a very good daddy.

Ducky: Why?

Me: Lots of reasons. I’m pretty selfish. Fairly lazy. I don’t make a lot of money. And then there are all of the things about me that don’t need to be passed on into the gene pool. I think I would feel awful if I created another depressed, anxious, underachieving loner. I can handle being unhappy. I don’t think I could handle having created an unhappy child.

Ducky: Oh. So all those people with human doggies decided to get them because they thought that they’d make great mommies and daddies?

Me: A lot of them did. But I think usually the condom just breaks.

Ducky: What does that mean?

Me: Never mind.

Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me, Daddy.

Me: You don’t always think so.

Ducky: You want consistent emotion, get a hamster.

Me: Fair enough.

Ducky: You’re a good daddy to me. Thanks for being my daddy.

Me: Thanks, Duck.

Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. I love you.

Me: Thanks, Duck. I love you too.

Ag

bollywoodgaga:

This evening I finally sat down to rough out the plans I have for my dad’s memorial tattoo.
I’ve been planning this tattoo since I was 16, and it’s gone through a lot of transformations over the years.  It started as a phoenix, as I lived my teen years as a series of cliches (Reborn from the ashes! Cremation! How clever am I!).  That turned into various plants and animals, and eventually settled as a portrait, with an inscription that would read either “Dadd’s Girl” (typical) or, “Take it easy, but make sure you take it.”
That quote I found in my dad’s high school yearbook, six years after his passing.  I was in my aunt’s basement, sorting through piles of relics from my dad’s fame.  Robert Plant magazines.  News articles.  Paper clippings, concert programs, guitar picks, etc.  Among the mass I found his yearbook, and looked through, hoping to catch a glimpse of my dad when he was just a few years younger than myself at the time.  I can’t remember if there was a picture, but I do remember going to the back of the book to read the graduating student’s blurbs of advice and sentimental messages.  The moment I read my dad’s quote, I adopted it as my mantra.  I will take whatever life throws at me, but soldier on, somehow.
It was an awakening for me.  There was my dad, guiding me a good 20 years before I was even born.  I knew then that his presence, corporeal or not, would always be with me.  I’ve never been an overly spiritual person, but that I have held on to.
Back to the tattoo.  The portrait idea, while good, was scrapped when I realized that I couldn’t bear to carry the image of my father on me for the rest of my life.  Nothing would be heavier.  So I looked to symbolism.
The idea is to have one tattoo on each forearm, and when brought together, they will complete the inscription.  There is a TONNE of symbolism in these designs, and if you want to know, ask!  For now I won’t bore you with details and just tell you that the cardinal represents myself and the blackbird is my dad.
What do you think?  Good idea?  Bad idea?



I’m not a tattoo guy, but these are the stories that make me appreciate the folks who get them for important reasons and put real thought into them. 

What a beautiful story. So to answer the question, not that my opinion matters, but this guy who doesn’t like tattoos thinks it’s about the best idea I’ve heard in a long, long time. 

Ag

bollywoodgaga:

This evening I finally sat down to rough out the plans I have for my dad’s memorial tattoo.

I’ve been planning this tattoo since I was 16, and it’s gone through a lot of transformations over the years.  It started as a phoenix, as I lived my teen years as a series of cliches (Reborn from the ashes! Cremation! How clever am I!).  That turned into various plants and animals, and eventually settled as a portrait, with an inscription that would read either “Dadd’s Girl” (typical) or, “Take it easy, but make sure you take it.”

That quote I found in my dad’s high school yearbook, six years after his passing.  I was in my aunt’s basement, sorting through piles of relics from my dad’s fame.  Robert Plant magazines.  News articles.  Paper clippings, concert programs, guitar picks, etc.  Among the mass I found his yearbook, and looked through, hoping to catch a glimpse of my dad when he was just a few years younger than myself at the time.  I can’t remember if there was a picture, but I do remember going to the back of the book to read the graduating student’s blurbs of advice and sentimental messages.  The moment I read my dad’s quote, I adopted it as my mantra.  I will take whatever life throws at me, but soldier on, somehow.

It was an awakening for me.  There was my dad, guiding me a good 20 years before I was even born.  I knew then that his presence, corporeal or not, would always be with me.  I’ve never been an overly spiritual person, but that I have held on to.

Back to the tattoo.  The portrait idea, while good, was scrapped when I realized that I couldn’t bear to carry the image of my father on me for the rest of my life.  Nothing would be heavier.  So I looked to symbolism.

The idea is to have one tattoo on each forearm, and when brought together, they will complete the inscription.  There is a TONNE of symbolism in these designs, and if you want to know, ask!  For now I won’t bore you with details and just tell you that the cardinal represents myself and the blackbird is my dad.

What do you think?  Good idea?  Bad idea?

I’m not a tattoo guy, but these are the stories that make me appreciate the folks who get them for important reasons and put real thought into them. What a beautiful story. So to answer the question, not that my opinion matters, but this guy who doesn’t like tattoos thinks it’s about the best idea I’ve heard in a long, long time. Ag
Don’t tell your mom that I gave you some margarita or we’ll both get in trouble
A father in a theme park today teaching his 10 year old child that it’s ok to break the law as long as you lie to the people you love about it. Truly a great moment in parenting.
Happy Father’s Day to my real dad! Best dad in the whole world. (That used to be my thing. Cute, huh?)
And check me out rockin’ the “Mork & Mindy” shirt! Ah, Pam Dawber. You may have made me a man.
Also notice, we Giffen men are never shy about lettin’ our crotches say, “Hello!”
Ag

Happy Father’s Day to my real dad! Best dad in the whole world. (That used to be my thing. Cute, huh?)

And check me out rockin’ the “Mork & Mindy” shirt! Ah, Pam Dawber. You may have made me a man.

Also notice, we Giffen men are never shy about lettin’ our crotches say, “Hello!”

Ag