June 15, 2008


My Dad is the hardest person to shop for, only because he's set in his ways and knows what he likes so there's little wiggle room. I created this list last year, of the default Dad's day gifts and it has stood the test of time. Since I recently blogged about Ma dukes, it's only right they get equal playing time. Here it is with some edits reflecting the past years evolution.
  • Anything SF Giants or 49ers (gross, I know- still his only flaw)
  • Jim Carey, Mr Bean movies (now that he has DishTv, it's all about the DE PELICULA channel)
  • Polo Shirts and 501's
  • Boston baked beans (He's now all about strawberry sundaes in a cup, Coca Cola in a the glass bottle and Cajeta)
  • Cruz Azul merch (probably not a good idea, it's too soon, the loss in the finals probably still stings. Maybe just the Mexican National team new fit.)
  • Something for his troka (usually from a gas station/truck stop...i.e air fresheners, pewter Santo or Virgen, accessories with sports insignia)
  • Aviator sunglasses (or reading glasses, I think he buys a new pair every month.)
  • Mexican Comedian Polo Polo CDs or Chico Che CDs
  • I don't think it exists but a Gift card/season pass to el yonke (also known as "Pick your part" or Pick and pull")
Everyone really likes my Dad, he has a contagious laugh where his eyes disappear and he turns red. He's an awesome mechanic and an excellent ikea furniture builder. I love watching boxing and soccer with him because he's always so animated. I miss the days we'd carpool to work together and listen to oldies. I admire the confidence in his broken English and his ability to drive 10+ hours overnight and still party with some birria once we arrive. He doesn't even get mad when we make up different nick names for him. :)


Ricardo said...

haha. I like that last picture.

What's up with Mexican dad's and 501's? That's what I usually get Old man Sal, but I skimped out and got him Wranglers this time, Times are tough.:)

nancizzle. said...

aren't dad's the best?! :)