Thursday, April 17, 2008

ARE YOU READY FOR IT?

You all remember my Dad? I posted this picture in the past. Everyone commented on what a handsome, good looking Dad I had...yeah thanks for those comments...it gave him a very large head and even though he is happily married he was disappointed with no phone numbers...Ha!



So here's how the story goes...
My Dad and my Sister C were discussing the high tides/low tides. Sister C so smartly informed my Dad that the moon had more to do with the Tide changes than the sun. My Dad disagreed and said it was the sun that played the bigger part in creating the tides. So they made a bet...









If my dad was right it was a $5 loss. If Sister C was right...Here it comes... He had to walk to the Pier and Back in a Speedo!!! Hee hee hee... guess what?? It's the Moon!! Gotta love internet, we were able to snatch some wireless from a nearby hotel and look it up...AND prove him wrong.

My other Sister K and her Hubby Drill Sergeant went out shopping the next morning and actually found Speedos in the store...Why? Seriously why would a hip downtown store be carrying these in stock is beyond me, getting past that idea, they bought it...in bright RED! They also bought MATCHING yellow Corona suits for ALL the guys. That's a whole nother story though.







My Dad has a great sense of humor, but he is never wrong. So the whole family was after him about this one. Needless to say his sense of adventure, sense of humor and maybe lack of self pride won over and he put it on. Now I must warn you...he tans very fast...he's been wearing his long bathing suit all week... there are areas that are NOT tan...that's what made the whole thing so funny!! He put it on and he went walking...with all of us following, laughing and of course video taping!! He got quite a response because it was a weekend and a crowded beach... BUT he did it and he stood proud with a smile ALL THE WAY TO THE PIER...DOWN THE PIER...AND BACK! Picture it...Papa walking the beach with his children in tow...laughing... I mean supporting him and laughing...5 guys walking behind him in matching YELLOW Corona bathing suits... My Mom about to fall over in embarrassment, yet still video taping and explaining to the crowds that he lost a bet to his daughter, the crowds finding this very amusing and spreading the word...it was a great moment in time!


YOU'VE BEEN WARNED...

CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

DAD~ ALTHOUGH I HAVE SEEN WAY MORE OF YOU THAN I EVER WANTED TO...I ALSO SAW ANOTHER SIDE OF YOU THAT I ADMIRE AS WELL...YOU HAVE AN AMAZING SENSE OF HUMOR...A BET IS A BET AND YOU DID IT, YOU ACTUALLY DID IT...I GIVE YOU SO MUCH CREDIT AND ADMIRATION...HOLY COW...YOU ACTUALLY DID IT!

Thanks for the memories...I think!

My disclaimer...no offense to anyone who likes, admires, or wears speedos.

To each their own~ whatever ya wanna wear...just don't sit by me.

33 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Your Dad is STILL a hottie but Speedos should just be banned from the planet!

But as far as Speedos go, your Dad can (ahem) carry them (ahem) off quite full (ahem) I mean well!

Hallie :)

LaskiGal said...

Wow. Is that an image. I'm not one for Speedos, but, I have to say, your dad wears it well. Is that weird, me saying that? It is, isn't it?

You gotta hand it to him . . . he's got guts!

I'm desperately trying to picture the walk down the beach . . . it had to be the funniest thing EVER! What a treat for the beach goers!

girlymom said...

Ew Hallie~ it's my DAD!!! LOL

Mari said...

That's too funny! Yur Dad has a great sense of humor!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness this is hilarious! I can't believe he did it! I bet he'll never forget the moon/tide connection again.
He does carry off a red Speedo quite well. I am sure he turned a few heads walking down the beach with his entourage. Tee Hee.

Steph said...

Ok I hate to say it because I truly don't like speedos but your dad did look good! Good for to follow through on his end of the bet! Sounds like vacation was fun!

Amy said...

Now what's all this fuss about banana hammocks? lol I am NO fan of speedos - they should be outlawed. However, your dad is a good sport and handsome too!

OHmommy said...

He looks WAY better then my dad could ever look. LOL!

BTW, thanks for that awesome comment you left me. We have so much in common. I understand and am going through much of the same. :)

kim-d said...

Well! First, let me say...your Dad was, still is, and probably always will be a very, very handsome man. That being said, however...there is NO ONE on this planet that is so good-looking that Speedos are okay. No. It's just not right. Ya gotta love a good sport, though. Plus, I have found that, as I age, it gets harder and harder to embarrass me; I'm thinking your Dad is at the same place! Hehehe...

Kellan said...

I have to say, I was a little worried to see your dad in a speedo and then when I got to the picture, I was pretty impressed!! He is a nice looking man and he does seem to have a good sense of humor!! How fun is your family?!

Take care - Kellan

Perri said...

I thought I was ready -- I was wrong. That was great though - what an amzaing dad.

Beth said...

Look at your dad rocking a Speedo!

Way to go!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Seriously what a great sport! So not only did he have to walk the pier but a bundle of cyber space gets a peak too! :)

Linds said...

You're dad is very brave! Mine would kill me if I ever had a picture of him in a speedo.

I'm doing great! Thanks for checking in!

Courtney said...

First I have to say that your dad keeps in shape quite well. I would have loved to see him walking the pier and how awesome of him to keep his end of the bet! Love it!

onthegomom said...

Speedos are NOT right! But I have to say your Dad looks pretty darn good!! :-)

Vixbil said...

I can't stand speedos but man your dad has got a great sense of humour and adventure. Bless him he even looks good!

Stacie said...

ROFLMAO...I bet you all had a great belly laugh with that one...I am not a speedos fan either, but your dad isn't half bad...ew was that hard for you to hear?

I love his spirit and willingness to make good on a bet~!

Chelle' said...

Very funny story.

Don't forget to thank your dad for increasing traffic to your site.

Clearly your comments will at least DOUBLE with his speedo picture.

I have a good life said...

What a good sport! I am so impressed. The best part is that all of you will remember it forever, even in 50-60 years...when he is no longer with you.

utmomof5 said...

LOL!!! Sounds like you have the coolest dad in the world. :) He is still a Hottie but have him retire the speedo -- not a good look for any man!!

Kathryn said...

And the guy STILL looks good!
What a sport he is for continuing to play along. Good for him!

Chelle' said...

I thought I commented on this post yesterday... I must have been overwhelmed by the pictoral enclosures that I was unable to post...

Either way- HILARIOUS!!!

painted maypole said...

very funny! your family sounds like fun!

wen said...

ur parents are so young esp ur dad since i havent seen ur mom's photo..

and ur dad looks like one of the wrestler. .the face and body oso looks like him! is he a wrestler???

Karen said...

Bwahahaha! What an awesome dad, to take that with a sense of humor intact. That'll be a day everyone remembers for years to come.

Kendra said...

I was reading your about me section ~ I too was married in 2000 and I have 3 kiddos. You must be busy w/4!

Fun post.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is:
AHHH!!!
I did a gasp/scream when I saw the pictures. I have no words =) but I did laugh...thanks Mr. B
Auntie S

crazy working mom said...

OMG, this is the funniest post I've read in a long time! So, did he have a speedo or did he have to go buy one just for the occasion?

Maria said...

OMG! That is so funny! I can't believe he did that! I'll have to show this one to my hubby.

Joy said...

Ha ha ha! Brave man!

Angela said...

Too funny

Lisa said...

You have a hottie of a dad!!!

What a great, great story! You know that is one that will passed on for years to come. It sounds like your vacation was beyond wonderful & filled with many precious memories!!!