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Monday, June 18, 2007

Like Father, Like Son


My father and I were both losers today, as neither the slot machines nor the blackjack tables were kind to us as we spent Father's Day in Atlantic City. But we enjoyed a nice lunch and took a brief stroll on the boardwalk (photo of me taken by Dad). On the ride home, we even had the pleasure (or should I say, displeasure) of listening to the Phillies self-implode. Nevertheless, it was a fitting way to celebrate Father's Day.

It was the first time in quite a while that just my father and I took a roadtrip. In fact, since my tracheotomy five years ago, I have only been out a few times with just one of my parents. I go out plenty with my nurses and it has gotten to the point that I almost feel as if I can't go anywhere without a nurse. But the truth of the matter is that I should do this sort of thing more often. I need to get out there and live my life -- even when there's no nurse with me.

Just maybe next time Dad and I will keep our money in our pockets and go somewhere else. At least until next Father's Day...

2 comments:

Kimi said...

Hi Josh,
Just dropped by to say hi. I might be going to the casinos tomorrow while I'm in NJ going to a party. But, unlike yours my money is staying in my pocket. I'll watch everyone else lose their money, haha! Hope you are well. Write me sometime.
Kimi

dad said...

the truth is..this was the best father's day i can remember...especially since josh and i spent most of the day together by ourselves.