My parents (Mamma Bear) works for the football coaches at Utah State. She gets to attend one out of town game a year. We are so lucky that she chooses the game at San Jose State. This means a whole lotta spoilin' goin' on from the g-diddies. (Did you see I used my required ebonics word of the day? Are you proud?) When they flew into San Jose, we met them for dinner.
We decided on a very close Mexican restaurant called, Pedro’s. Ladies and Gentlemen, Pedro knows how to cook him some good Mexican eats! I love Pedro. Fantastic food. Will work for his food.
My dad just loves to be goofy, especially when pumped full of pain meds for his sore back. The waitress came and asked us how our day was, "good n’you?" She replied with a, "It’s my best day!" in a very heavy accent. ‘Best’ could easily be mistaken for ‘birth’ when spoken with a thick accent. So, Daddy-O breaks into song. Eventually the whole restaurant attendees around us join in. FAB-U-LOUS. I think this story would be more fun with a little background about good ol’ dad.
My father loves movies. Chick flicks, check! Outrageous spoofs, check! Indiscriminate property damage, check! One of his favorites when I was in high school was, ‘My best friend’s wedding’. After seeing that movie, ANY TIME we would go to a restaurant, he would get a literal glint in his eye, lean forward and start very quietly, "From the moment I wake up…. before I put on my makeup…" Everyone else at the table would sing "I say a little prayer for you!" Yes, we did do this quite often. Extremely often.
I wouldn’t have sung with him, but for these reasons, my voice was heard:
1.) I am just as much a quirky duck as he is.
2.) I love it when people stare at me.
3.) He was paying.
The only thing I regret about these singing moments is that I didn’t ever bring the lobster claw gloves and wave them in the air while we sang…
P.S. At sports games, do they have to announce "Team A- 30 points, Team B-NOTHING!"? Why can't the announcer just say, "Team A- 30 points, Team B- Has potential..."?
Just a thought.