Scooter Sunday #9 – Father’s Day Edition
It’s a Scooter Sunday and Father’s Day, too. Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there.
Warm weather is finally here. This last week, I rode my scooter to work four out of the five days. And I will get four out of the five days this week, too. The weather is finally scooter ready.
What better way to show your dad you love him then to hang out with him for the day. Now, I’m not some old fuddy-duddy that can’t listen to anything stronger than Lawrence Welk and complain about everything every five minutes [unless it’s the weather]. I’m pretty hip, with it and fun to spend some time with, at least that’s what my daughter tells me.
“Look dad, the car drives itself”
But the real reason she wanted to spend time today is because I promised her a driving lesson. She reminded me it’s been more than six months since the last time we had been out for a driving lesson. So we went to the local high school and I had her go over all of the previous things she learned before. She passed with flying colors and I came out of it without any extra grey hairs.
Next week: Guest Poster
“It’s good to the be the King”
So next week, I will be out of town getting married in Lake Tahoe. I have been requested by my other half to not bring my laptop. When I heard this news, I started to get withdrawals. No checking email, no reading blogs, no updating my blog… all of it off limits [well… at least with my laptop]. I do have two internet-connected cell phones at my disposal, as well as my HP Jornada 728, which is what I use to jot down ideas I get for my writing. So I won’t be completely out of the loop, but I won’t have time to do a complete Scooter Sunday post.
So I’ve asked Karl from SecondHand Tryptophan to guest post here. As a former scooter owner and a blogger that knows his wordsmith skills, I think I’ll be leaving all of you in good hands. I’ve given him free reign to talk about whatever he wants, with no restrictions on anything, including language and subject matter. Can’t wait to see what he posts (and if I will have any readers when I get back… )
“I’ll be back”
So there you have it. I will be back to posting Scooter Sunday in two weeks.
“Look dad, the car drives itself”
I had a Scooter Sunday of my own yesterday… my mom just got a scooter and I got to ride it while visiting my dad for Father’s Day. It was a blast. Moreso than I ever wanted to give it credit for. I loved it!
kevin – LOL Good thing she knows just the opposite.
kapgar – Very nice. What kind of scooter was it? Brand? Model?
Happy Late Father’s day!
Have a beautiful wedding! We’ll miss you 🙂
I think all teenagers have that exact same look when it comes to their parents. Seriously. My parents have hundreds of pictures of me looking that way. They keep saying it’s so uncouth for a 30-something to make those faces.
My fiance and I are planning a scooter day at some point in the near future. They’re a blast!
Have a wonderful wedding! And happy father’s day a little late. Your daughter is beautiful!
kilax – Thank you for both wishes. I’ll be doing a wedding blog post (from a male perspective) sometime after we get back.
nilsa – Yes, that’s true about that same look, as if they are saying, “It’s ok since you are in the car and can stop it if I do something crazy.”
tori – Thank you for all of that. And yep, she’s a great daughter. They grow up too quick sometimes.
My daughter’s 13 – couple weeks away from 14 – and she loves driving. We’re out in the country so it’s easy, and since she’s tall and mature, it’s easy on us too. She can’t wait for it to be official though…
In a couple of years, that is.
She’s lucky. I’m 19 and my mom refuses to teach me to drive. D:
Glad you had a good Father’s Day!
Congratulations on the wedding!
whall – My daughter will be 17 this year. Her school didn’t offer drivers ed, so it’s dad doing the teaching. Official will be nice, but it also comes with higher insurance rates and a bevy of other extras.
motley – My ex didn’t want to teach her. I didn’t mind, though. I’m a pretty patient person, for some things at least.
beth – Thank you.
Dude, I cannot BELIEVE you’re giving me total free reign over your blog for a day. You are certifiable! I totally dig that about you.
Early congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!
You’re returning with photos to post, right? I mean, I love Karl and all, but damn, dude. You’re getting married! You must post wedding pics!
karl – Well, you know… just don’t pee on the floor and we’ll be good. 😉
avitable – Thanks, Adam.
winter – Oh yes. I plan to post an entry with some photos and all once I’m back.
Oh, now you’re gonna get all RESTRICTIVE on me?! Oppressor!
Meant to say congrats. Can’t believe I forgot to type it.
I wish I knew what kind of scooter it was. I can’t remember for the life of me. I’ll have to check with my mom.
karl – It’s just hard to get that urine smell out of the plugins.
kapgar – Thanks. Much appreciated. It’s like OCD with us scooter owners… facts is fact.