Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, all! Am I the only one that woke up suddenly on Wednesday morning and thought, “HOLY CRAP, FATHER’S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY?!”

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Have no fear! I’ve got a list of awesome gifts you can snag for your dad, grandpa, or hubs!

 

Is your dad a handy guy but never seems to have a pen? Check out these awesome writing tools (see what I did there?) from Think Geek!

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This 4-pack of pens shaped like a crowbar, saw, pliers, and boxcutter are great for the DIY dad!

 

Sometimes its hard for a guy to find a lunchbox that fits his needs as well as looks cool. Perpetual Kid has JUST the thing!
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This toolbox-inspired cooler holds a 12-pack of Dad’s favorite beverage and keeps them cold for HOURS! Your pops can spend a day out on the lake fishing without ever having to go back to shore! #DadWin

 

Is your dad the type who touts Ron Swanson as his spirit animal? If so, he needs a pair of these:

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I actually might get a pair to flash at those pesky, incessant kiosk workers at the mall!

 

Got a geek dad that also likes to build–maybe an AT-AT playhouse for the kiddos? He’ll need an awesome tape measure to get that walker built!

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Exclusively from Think Geek, this R2D2 tape measure cannot be found at your local Home Depot! Snag one while you can!

 

Happy Fangirling and Happy Father’s Day!

 

Fan Girl Friday

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Friday, you beautiful thing, you. I’ve missed you. I’m glad you’re back.

And, my rabid reader, I’m glad you’re here too! I’ve got some AH-MAY-ZING stuff for your fandom-loving heart!

I do NOT like to be pranked. However I do enjoy watching other people get pranked. Especially when its Disney-themed. Check out this hilarious prankster tricking his friends with lines from classic Disney movies!

I recently cleaned out my closet and found that most of it is full of t-shirts. And you know what? Honey Badger don’t care. I love t-shirts! I also love a good book. And now, my two loves are colliding!

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This shirt, exclusively from Litographs.com prints tees with text from your favorite classic books! The one above is Great Gatsby-themed and there are so many more, including Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, and Peter Pan! I want them ALL!

I’m always looking for ways to motive myself to work out, but they don’t usually work. These yoga pants, however, will make me feel like the beast I know I am!

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These She-Ra bottoms are sure to let the guy that doesn’t wipe off the elliptical that you are NOT playing around at the gym! The website, 80stees.com, has a plethora of throwback-themed apparel for everyone! Check them out!

Don’t forget, Father’s Day is this weekend! Get your family’s patriarch some silk swag fit for a hero or the best air hockey table for endless tournaments with the kids to enjoy!

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These Batman ties are a Think Geek Exclusive (meaning you can’t just walk into any store and get them!) so act fast! You can still get rush delivery and have them in time for Sunday’s BBQ with Pops!

Happy fangirling!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Today’s HDT is going to be a little different. Much like when Ron Swanson got the Woman of the Year award on Parks and Rec, I’m highlighting a great man that has helped mold and shape the lives of countless women. I’m talking about my dad.

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With Father’s Day this weekend, I wanted to share a little bit about how my father–even though he may not realize it–has been an excellent role model for empowering women.

 

He let us try new things. 

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My dad’s childhood wasn’t the best and he always said he wanted to make sure his children had the best they could. He worked tirelessly so that my sisters and I could afford to do any activity we wanted (including dance, gymnastics, skating lessons, swimming lessons, cheerleading, and, for a brief period, basketball). He (and my mother) wanted us to try new things and have experiences they didn’t. He made sure we were able to travel so we could see places we read about and could gain first-hand knowledge of the world around us.

 

He showed us how to work. 

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So many times, my father worked 12-hour days (heck, he still does!). He always said, “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” He instilled in my sisters and me the value of working, and working hard.

 

He didn’t let us give up. 

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Though he may not know it, my dad is a great motivator. He would tell us girls, “You can do it! Just try.” He didn’t do things for us (unless it was just waaaaay too dangerous/you basically needed a special license to do whatever it was) when he knew we could do it.

 

He taught us we were enough, just as we are. 

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When I was younger (this is pre-Huff the Hubs) and fretting over guys, my dad would simply say, “You do not need a man to ‘complete you’. Be your own person.” I really took that to heart. I realized I had been changing myself to fit what I thought this guy would like or what that guy would find appealing. So when I started dating HtH, I decided to be myself and thought, “If he likes me for who I am, then I know he’s a keeper.”

 

He taught us what love really is. 

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Man, my dad loves my mom. Ever since he was in high school, the torch my dad carries for my mom has been burning bright. The example he has shown me of what a beautiful, loving, Godly marriage is inspires me in my marriage.

 

I am so blessed to have the dad I do. I think its important for girls to have strong female role models in their lives, but I believe its equally important for girls to have strong male role models as well. I’m just glad I’ve got an amazing one in my dad.

 

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Dad Life

Did everyone have a happy Father’s Day? Hopefully your dad’s day was better than Tywin Lannister’s. Huff the Hubs had a pretty good day—except that he had to leave on a business trip to California, womp, womp. I’ve been a little bummed since my better, bearded half is on the West Coast, so in an effort to buoy my (and I’m sure everyone else’s since its Monday and Monday is the equivalent of getting kicked in the shin) spirits and honor dads (a day late—whoops!) I found this hilarious video and thought I’d share it with you!

 

 

Peace.

Papa, Can You Hear Me?

As we all know, this Sunday is Father’s Day. I sincerely hope you’ve bought your dad something nice or at least got the poor guy a card, seeing as how he’s one half of the reason you’re here!

 

Some people think dad’s get the shaft on Father’s Day because such a fuss is made over mom’s on Mother’s Day which, honestly, I think it should be that way; but dad’s shouldn’t be forgotten. They are just as important as mom’s.

 

Mila Kunis (who is preggo with boyfriend Kelso, er, Ashton Kutcher’s spawn) was on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week and did a hilarious PSA, asking men to no longer say the words, “We’re pregnant.” She argued jokingly: “You’re not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No.”
Which is hilarious. Because yeah, the guy isn’t doing all of the major, heavy lifting. BUT I’ve learned that dads do do (heh, “do do”) a lot during pregnancy. At least, HtH did.

 

Huff the Hubs was so great during my pregnancy. Those first few months when I was nauseous all the time and couldn’t cook dinner because the smell bothered me, he really stepped up to the plate (literally!).

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He also started helping out a lot more around the house.

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He’d go on food craving runs for me.

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When I’d flip out and have crazy mood swings, he’d just let me flip out and then help me calm down.

 

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And when I’d get scared about having to push his love goblin out of me, he’d always know what to say to help me not be afraid. He’s basically my Disney Prince.

 

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Even after labor and delivery, HtH really took such great care of me (and Hermione). He was (and is) so protective of the both of us, its adorable. Bryan, you are—without a doubt—my favorite human being. You are kind, loving, generous, thoughtful, and loyal. You are the reason I’m a mom. And I’m so glad you’re my partner in this adventure called Parenthood. And when I see you with our daughter, my heart melts. You’re amazing. I love you and I like you.

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And Dad, thank you for setting such a great example of the kind of guy I should spend my life with and raise kids alongside. You have been the BEST dad a girl could ask for. I am so blessed to have you as my dad and even more so to have you as Hermione’s Papa.

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Fan Girl Thursday

I know its not Friday (full disclosure: I woke up this morning totally thinking it was!) but I couldn’t wait to share all of these geeky goodies to help you celebrate this Father’s Day weekend!

If you haven’t started shopping for your nerdy pop, have no fear! The monkeys over at Think Geek have got you covered!

 

Everyone thinks their dad is a superhero, but now every dad can feel like a superhero with this Batman hat! The bat signal even glows in the dark! (This way, you can find Dad while he’s waiting for his curfew-breaking teens on the front porch!) 1ba8_batman_glow_in_the_dark_hat

 

Now that summer’s here, show your dad he’s not just King of the Grill, but Ninja of the Grill with this tactical apron! There are pockets to hold anything and everything a true grill-master requires.

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If your dad is more of a gamer than a griller, you’re in luck! The largest collection of video games (certified by the people at the Guinness World Records) is up for auction!

video games The 11,000+ games have a starting bid of $750, 250.00, so you’ll need to dig in your pockets for this one. But, I think you’d solidify your favorite child status for the foreseeable future.

 

 

If you’re looking for a way to let your dad know he’s the best in all Westeros, take page from these parents! They threw their daughter a Game of Thrones-inspired birthday party! GoT Bday

I’m sure Dad would love such a celebration! Just, try not to make it as gory as the Red Wedding.