Sunday, June 15, 2008


I remember one time when I was a freshman in high school, I went on a "date" with my dad, where just the two of us went out to dinner and saw a movie. When I told one of my friends later that I'd hung out with my dad, she was like, "Uhh, okay. That sounds fun." And I couldn't figure out why she sounded all sarcastic, because it WAS fun. But I guess if your dad isn't as cool as mine, that might be hard to understand.

The above picture is, to me, the epitome of my dad. He is a lot of things: he is a successful lawyer, and a former bishop. He is literally the smartest person I know. He plans the best vacations ever. He will probably buy more Christmas lights every year until he dies. He is incredibly witty and charismatic. He has an actual bounce in his step when he walks. He makes killer air-popped popcorn, with the perfect amount of butter. He gives the best hugs (my sisters and I will actually line up to hug him). He is an excellent public speaker. He knows how to fix any problem. He has a fantastic vocabulary.

But on top of everything, he is just my silly, dorky dad. And I wouldn't have it any other way. To the moon, Pappy.

EDIT: By request...


  1. The birthday cake pic is priceless! It's cool that your summer storms are actually entertaining, instead of setting off the tornado alarm, as they do here. (Incidentally, the tornado warning alarm tower is literally 100 feet from my apartment, which means if a twister hits I'll be crushed by the very thing that's warning me).

    To answer your question, no, it doesn't make you a narcissist. Just know that I'm having this torrid backdoor music affair as a cry for help: I want a new Laura Ostler CD! You're not putting out! music. Ahem. Seriously, though, you have at least a dozen fans in Alabama now, and I KNOW you've got some tunes you've been sitting on. Gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need!

  2. oh i love those pictures of your dad. i love him, because i love you.

  3. I forgot to comment that I really loved this post.



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