Today is my father's 50th Birthday!! We're celebrating at his favorite place, the cottage. I baked him a confetti angel food cake, which also happens to be his favorite of course. And easy, just add water. Anyways, in honor of my father I thought I would make a little collage of some of his favorite things that remind me of him. Here's the list: Native American history, Lexus cars, Fried Green Tomatoes, Farming - My father was always a farmer, so naturally that's where I also grew up, but anyone who knows him can tell he's still a farmer at heart, always and forever, vintage road bikes and new - he got me hooked!, Kayaking (we have orange ones also), Berres Brothers Coffee (we have to order this and it is essential in the morning before anyone can really function), Skittles, Cheese Curds, Sausage Sticks (German heritage anyone?), Sterling Pinot Noir (his favorite wine), World War II history, Bolle sunglasses, Plaid Chaps shirts that he happens to wear on a daily basis (he has branched out to colored t-shirts now that we are more recreational), Lawn Mowing-honestly if there was a contest for Best Cut and Cared for Lawn...I would enter him, Dances with Wolves, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, and of course his favorite flower- tulips. There are so many more things I can think of, but maybe you should just meet him instead - he's kind of a really great guy.
P.S. I forgot to add the movie Giant. It's like 3 and a half hours long, but he will make you watch it if he can. If you can work yourself up to seeing it knowing the length it's a really good movie and a total classic. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean not to mention that Dennis Hopper is Rock Hudson's (Jordan Benedict's) son in the movie. Made in 1956 and still has top ratings.