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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: DRobinson on June 15, 2010, 01:27:06 pm

Title: Father's Day
Post by: DRobinson on June 15, 2010, 01:27:06 pm
I'm looking for ideas. What are you giving your dad for Father's Day?

Or, if you are a dad, what are you hoping to receive?
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Kristopher on June 15, 2010, 08:23:14 pm
Can't speak for your dad, but I'm hoping i left enough clues around my house:
HTC EVO 4G
(http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/htc-evo-gl.jpg?tag=mantle_skin;content)
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 16, 2010, 01:31:30 pm
I've got for my father:

Electric  Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker DVD & Cherokee Mist: The Lost Writings
by Jimi Hendrix book.
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 16, 2010, 02:54:45 pm
Can't speak for your dad, but I'm hoping i left enough clues around my house:
HTC EVO 4G
([url]http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/htc-evo-gl.jpg?tag=mantle_skin;content[/url])


lol. good luck with that.
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Kristopher on June 16, 2010, 03:52:36 pm
Can't speak for your dad, but I'm hoping i left enough clues around my house:
HTC EVO 4G
([url]http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/htc-evo-gl.jpg?tag=mantle_skin;content[/url])


lol. good luck with that.


I know, I know, it's a red hot item in heavy demand(for good reason). My birthday is in September, maybe I'l get it then by :D

Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: DRobinson on June 16, 2010, 04:24:53 pm
I'm still trying to come up with a great gift. My dad is 84, super active (rides a Ducati almost every day!) and seems to have to things he wants. If you have an idea, post it quick! I'm running out of time...
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Kristopher on June 17, 2010, 10:11:06 am
I'm still trying to come up with a great gift. My dad is 84, super active (rides a Ducati almost every day!) and seems to have to things he wants. If you have an idea, post it quick! I'm running out of time...

American Express gift card.

Also, as a parent, I like getting cards that my wife and kids made themselves(one from each). It's more personal than getting something thousands of other people have received. Level of art skill is irrelevant (stick figures, "abstract", etc is kool) it's the time and thought that went into it. No one else on the planet has one like it. But, you can also supplement with a store brought card, too.
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 17, 2010, 11:57:27 am
I'm still trying to come up with a great gift. My dad is 84, super active (rides a Ducati almost every day!) and seems to have to things he wants. If you have an idea, post it quick! I'm running out of time...

dayam!
your dad is gangsta!
get him a leather jacket that says "world's coolest dad"
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: DRobinson on June 17, 2010, 01:14:37 pm
I'm still trying to come up with a great gift. My dad is 84, super active (rides a Ducati almost every day!) and seems to have to things he wants. If you have an idea, post it quick! I'm running out of time...

dayam!
your dad is gangsta!
get him a leather jacket that says "world's coolest dad"

Thanks Mastrmynd, at 84 he's still got it goin on.

One time, when I was out riding bikes with him, we pulled into a place and I saw people's faces when he pulled off his helmet and they saw his white hair. Thier faces said dayam too!

Your leather jacket idea gives me another idea - I'll head down to the Harley shop (he rides one of those too) and get him Harley garb that he can wear when he works out.

The main thing I want to do on Father's Day is just hang with my dad & all my kids.
We're not here for long - gotta get our fill while we can.
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on June 17, 2010, 01:24:24 pm
I still have the boxed set of big band jazz I bought for my dad's birthday.  I didn't get to give it to him before he passed away.  The lesson is DON'T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WHO YOU LOVE.
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: DRobinson on June 17, 2010, 01:27:26 pm
I still have the boxed set of big band jazz I bought for my dad's birthday.  I didn't get to give it to him before he passed away.  The lesson is DON'T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WHO YOU LOVE.

You should take a slice of Father's Day, lock yourself in your office, bust open the box set you bought for your dad, play it loud and remember him....
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Magic Wand on June 18, 2010, 04:59:08 pm
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