Yesterday was my Daddy's birthday. My Daddy is a pretty simple man. He likes to tell not-so-funny jokes and anecdotes and be the only one laughing at his not-so-funny jokes and anecdotes. If you knew him, you would know how absolutely accurate this description is. He thinks he is hilarious.
Anyway, back to his simplicity. My dad believes a good pair of jeans should not cost over $20 (I know...blasphemy) and can be purchased no where else other than at wal-mart. He believes that DVD collections and clocks make the world go absolutely round and round and round again. He believes that having a bowl full of candy in arms distance from his recliner at all times is integral for eternal and internal happiness.
So, what to get Daddy for his 64th birthday. Easy. A DVD. I refuse to get him another clock. But, I know DVD's are his #1 obsession...and that is no exaggeration. He loves to collect sets: The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather's, and any movie that has a sequel...he doesn't even have to like it or watch it...he just has to have it. Whatever.
His latest DVD collection obsession is Magnum P.I. Yes, I said Magnum P.I. You didn't even know they had that out on DVD, did ya? Well, the obsession started at Christmas. Prior to yesterday, he had already had all the sets that had been released so far: Seasons 1-5. My dad never fails to keep on top of these things and never fails to let everyone know that his birthday is coming up and that they (the DVD Gods) just released seasons 6-8 and where I can purchase them for him. So, for his birthday I got him the Final Season...season 8. And boy, oh boy. If you ever want to make a 64 year old man giddy...Magnum P.I. will definatly do the trick.
Ahh, you got to love simplicity. And my Daddy.