My Dad Rocks!
Yes, I am bragging, boasting, being prideful, whatever. My peacock tail-feathers are in full display for all to see today; and boy, they are beautiful!
If you haven't seen my status on facebook, then you may not understand that I am not boasting about myself; maybe i am a little since I have the coolest dad ever!
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So my dad makes pens. Kind of lame-o right? WRONG! (If anyone agreed with pen-making being lame-o, shame on you!) His pens are probably the coolest out there. They are made of various materials ranging from exotic woods to beautifully colored, psychedelic acrylics. Some of the materials are even made from natural materials like deer antlers or snake skin or even coffee beans! Yes, it even smells like the coffee! The perfect way to start any morning, sniffing a hand made coffee bean writing instrument. I'll take 3 of those please, with extra whip!
He's been showcasing his fine talent at the Chattanooga Market and a couple other venues in that area. While visiting Georgia this summer I was lucky enough to tag along for a couple of hours and help him out. Don't worry I didn't get my hands near that lathe, I am sure that would have been hell-fire and brimstones for anyone within a 10 feet radius. However I did lend a hand in drawing in the eager customers. A little bias never hurt anyone right? I mean, who wouldn't want to buy a hand crafted, exquisite writing tool made by the greatest artisan in the Tri-state area? I would. Wouldn't you? No pressure, but if you walk away empty handed sir, I will cry on the spot. Oh? You'll buy two? How kind of you!
Catch my drift? I think he sold a lot of pens that day. Due solely to his marvelous craftsmanship, I'm sure.
Oh yes, my father is awesome and incredibly talented, though he would never admit it due to his extremely humble nature.
Because he is so lowly in spirit and unknowing of his own talents, I feel it is my duty as his eldest daughter to bring to light what has so long been kept in the dark. I am honored (and slightly embarrassed) to show you my father's debut into the world of acting. Yes, he is a dramatist at heart, though he would never say it's true. For your viewing pleasure.... :)
If that's not impressive enough, here's a second take....
Yes, my friends, I am always inspired.