In this post I’ll be taking a brief break from my Korean misadventures to speak about one of my heroes:
Cap’n Crunch My dad. Over the years my dad has taught me almost everything I know. Here is a list of the many things he has taught me:
– Guacamole without garlic salt is just mushy avocados.
– Family is the most important thing in the world…except for an hour with the Economist and a bag of tortilla chips.
– If you ask a question about gardening, plumbing, or electrical engineering you are about to get at least a 1-hour hands-on lesson.
– Life can be a surrealist dream; you never really know where you will be tomorrow.
– Animals can get lost, cars can get lost, keys can get lost…but Carvers just go on “adventures.”
– Treat all girls as if they were your sister…call them names, never give them any quiet time, and judge all other boys they hang out with.
– You should always go to the top of the mountain, just to look down from the top…and claim it as Carver territory.
– When someone bakes you a pie (gives you an opportunity) you eat it.
In my earliest years my dad carried me in this little backpack whenever we all went hiking. As I got older he bought a little trailer for the back of his bike so that he could take me on bike rides, and he would hold me on his shoulders so that I could get some waves as a toddler. My dad taught me how to skateboard, ride a bike, boogie board, skii, and rock climb (my older brother taught me to play video games through my constant barrage of questions). My dad has some big metaphorical shoulders.
I suppose this whole post has been to say one thing really:
I love you Dad My Dad is better than your dad.
Just kidding, love you Dad,