My dad is quite a character. He’s not your stereotypical “dad”. He is loud, funny, a beer drinker, and freely offers his opinions about anything and everything whether you ask for them or not. He’s a party animal, and everybody loves hanging out with him because he is a lot of fun. The man also runs a good line of BS, and could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. I got my love of sarcasm, gardening, barbecuing, and spending money from him. I also got my strong work ethic from him. And he is my friend.

Sorry, this is a picture of a picture, but this is a PERFECT representation of my dad

Anyways, in honor of Father’s Day, I present to you some of his favorite quotes. We refer to them as “Dad-isms”. Yes, these are actually things that he says on a regular basis. These are the G-rated/PG-rated ones. There are many, many more:

  • He’s got the brains of a circus monkey
  • Go play on the freeway
  • How’s about I shove my foot up your ass?
  • Why do you want to know? Are you writing a book? Leave that chapter out and make it a mystery
  • Want in one hand and shit in the other and see what you get
  • Yeah, well Charles Manson was a good kid, too
  • If you are going to lie, at least lie about something that really matters
  • How would I know? Do I look like a brain surgeon?
  • That’ll put hair on your chest! (in response to us eating something spicy, and complaining about it)
  • That looks like homemade hell
  • It’s colder than a witch’s tit out here
  • Does a bear shit in the woods? (answering in the affirmative)
  • He’s meaner than snake piss
  • He looks like an ax murderer
  • The thing about it is…
  • Just shut the hell up!
  • That’s nothing to write home about…
  • It is what it is

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Looking for this week’s WOW! for Word Up, Yo!? Check out the other post that I posted today for details!
And so it goes…


  1. Your dad is a funny, funny man! Hope you have a great trip!
  2. My favorite is the mystery novel one. What a wise guy!

    Crass, to the point and funny, I think your dad and I would get along very well.

    My dad used to say, "it's colder than a witch's tit" too and I never really understood it.
  3. Dazee Dreamer says:
    ha, love the go play on the freeway one. might just have to use that one.
  4. The Flying Chalupa says:
    A list of Dad-isms is a FABULOUS idea! "make it a mystery" - love it! I'm going to have to incorporate some of these.
  5. Sounds like a character! My dad used to get me to eat my broccoli by telling me it would put hair on my chest. And that would actually get me to eat it! Ha!
  6. I think your dad would like me. I know I would like him.
  7. Susie @ A Slice of My Life says:
    Your dad sounds like a crazy-fun guy!

    Although I have to admit that it's scary how many of your Dad-isms my HUSBAND says to our kids!
  8. LMAO! Your Dad & I would be two peas in a pod! Happy Father's Day to him!
  9. I think your dad and I would get along famously!
  10. Karen Mortensen says:
    I love them. Very funny. My husband always asks me if I am writing a book too.
  11. Tina Peterson says:
    Hi Natalie - I am nominating you for an award on my blog. I love your writing and how fun your blog is. So, come on over and if you decide to accept - just nominate 12 other friends and it's yours!

    Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"
  12. I think I love your dad! I have never met anyone else that shares my love for "Does a bear shit in the woods?" Awesome! He sounds like such a fun dad!
  13. Lula Lola says:
    Your dad sounds like a good time! "Yeah, well Charles Manson was a good kid, too." Terrific!
    I'm amazed at how many of these I've come out with myself!
    When we got ready to leave, my dad would say, "Wrap the seat belt around your neck and be careless."
  14. He does look like an ax murderer. I agree.

    Happy Dad's day to yours.
  15. he sounds like a total character, kinda like my own pops. love it.
  16. bigfatmama says:
    What a great tribute to your dad. Did you have a good vacation?
  17. Alex@LateEnough says:
    Have a great vaca and I LOVE this quote: Why do you want to know? Are you writing a book? Leave that chapter out and make it a mystery
  18. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    OMG I think I love your dad. Happy Father's Day!
  19. I began reading the first paragraph and thought I had found my long lost sister! Your Dadism are great - I almost called my post that too...great minds ya know! Charles Manson was a good kid...I am going to use that one!
  20. hahaha My dad is more quiet and reserved, but he is known to bust out with some crazy sayings after a couple of tequila shots. We are a lot alike, too, except I'm more likely to dance on a table. But, he did get arrested for riding his horse into a bar. That counts for something, right?


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