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Happy Father’s Day to DadHTP. 


I can credit my father with:


  • My political views (thanks for brainwashing me as a child, Dad!)
  • My love for racing, especially for cycling.
  • My facial structure.  I am the spitting image of my father.
  • My obsession with sci-fi and fantasy movies and shows (anyone else watch Highlander in the 1990s?!).
  • My appreciation for 1970s rock and roll.
  • My education.  My mom pushed me to work hard, too, but I really think my dad was the driving force behind my academic career.
  • Keeping me out of trouble from 1998 – 2002 (fun fact: my dad would make me breathe on him when I returned home from a late night out with my friends to prove I hadn’t been drinking.  Freshly brushed teeth were cause for grounding.)


Wish DadHTP was around today (he’s actually in California) because I would’ve made him a double batch of his favorite breakfast!


In the pot:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • Chia seeds (for Omega 3’s)
  • Topping: a drizzle of maple syrup


After yesterday’s record-setting unproductivity, I am determined it GET ‘ER DONE today.



  • Baking 'n' Books June 19, 2011, 9:40 am

    I agree about the lack of productivity. Today isn’t look promising either though…oh my.

  • Carolyn L. June 19, 2011, 9:44 am

    Happy Fathers’ Day to what it seems like is a fantastic dad! I’ve always been jealous of people with loving and present fathers. I remember once in school, I made a Fathers’ Day card for my mom for playing both roles! So in my book, Fathers’ Day is just another Mothers’ Day for my mom who kicked butt at being both. 🙂

    • Caitlin June 19, 2011, 9:47 am

      Sounds like you have an awesome mummy 😉 I personally love the idea of honoring people who fulfilled ‘father’ or ‘mother’ roles even if they weren’t the biological parent – that’s what we do in our house for sure!

  • Mary June 19, 2011, 9:45 am

    Happy Dad’s Day Dad HTP!

  • Ashley @ the fit academic June 19, 2011, 10:02 am

    awww, Happy Father’s Day to your Dad….so hard when you can’t spend the day together!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 19, 2011, 10:08 am

    Happy father’s day to Dad HTP!! That wedding photograph is adorable 🙂

  • Jaime June 19, 2011, 10:09 am

    today is hard for me because my dad passed away when I was 16. LOVE this tribute to your dad. He seems awesome 🙂

    • Caitlin June 19, 2011, 10:11 am

      <3 I hope you can comfort yourself with memories of your father today.

      • Jaime June 19, 2011, 10:23 am

        thanks Caitlin <3

  • Khushboo June 19, 2011, 10:11 am

    Love this tribute! My dad passed away 3 years ago but my love for and memory of him will forever remain strong.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 19, 2011, 10:43 am

    That second picture of you and your dad is sooooo sweet!

    • DadHTP June 19, 2011, 10:58 am

      I can remember that day, and it was truly one of the happiest moments of my life.

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars June 19, 2011, 11:00 am

    Happy Father’s Day, DadHTP!

  • Carey @ Positively Blonde June 19, 2011, 11:09 am

    Happy Father’s Day to your Dad! Funny how Dad’s can transpose so many of their likes on to their daughters!!

  • Ann @ Day by Day June 19, 2011, 11:38 am

    I love reading the things that you got from your father! I may have to make a list like that and give it to my Dad today. He loves stuff like that and we are SO similar. The freshly brushed teeth as cause for grounding really cracked me up!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 19, 2011, 11:47 am

    Great post honoring your dad! I am sure he is very proud of you and all you have accomplished. He did a good job raising you it seems 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2011, 12:02 pm

    That’s hilarious that he used to make you breathe on him after going out! And I can definitely see the similarities in your facial structures in that first picture. That’s such a cute shot!

  • Amber K June 19, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to DadHTP!

  • Natalia - a side of simple June 19, 2011, 12:43 pm

    Just think of yesterday as a very productive bed day and now you’ll be set for a while 😉 I like the sound of HTPDad’s favorite breakfast!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 19, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Awww your dad sounds so sweet!!!!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) June 19, 2011, 1:06 pm

    Awww Happy Father’s Day to DadHTP!!! 🙂

    I loved that he made you breath on him to prove you hadn’t been drinking. 😉 That’s funny!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 19, 2011, 3:37 pm

    awww HAPPY father’s day to all the fathers out there!! yah 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 19, 2011, 3:40 pm

    My dad is super into cycling, too!!

  • erica June 19, 2011, 3:54 pm

    the dad-breathalizer test! love it!!!

  • monicanelsonfitness June 19, 2011, 4:25 pm

    awww! your dad sounds just AWESOME!

  • Sana June 19, 2011, 5:25 pm

    I love that you look just like your dad!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 19, 2011, 5:35 pm

    What a lovely post! its funny though – in Australia Father’s Day is not until Sept!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now June 19, 2011, 7:46 pm

    🙂 Love this. Sounds like a great dad to me!

  • Alexia (Dimple Snatcher) June 20, 2011, 12:57 am

    So adorable 🙂

  • Eliza June 20, 2011, 6:32 am

    as a policeman’s daughter, I get breathtested the morning after a night out to see if I can drive..

  • Jolene ( June 22, 2011, 7:57 pm

    Great Fathers’ day post! I love that your dad made you breath on him when you came home – my dad was the same way.

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