Lessons From My Legend

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Being that he’s often (happily) guest starring in blog posts and tomorrow is his birthday, I’m sharing some of the valuable life lessons that dear old dad passed down.


My dad taught me…

That you should always have your family’s back…


…even if they maul you.

How to throw my hands up in the air…


…and wave them like I just don’t care.

To never leave home…

...without my shades.

…without my shades.

The importance of being able to “blow up” one’s muscles.


They keep blowing…


… and blowing…


…and blowing.

Pink isn’t just for gals…


…tough guys wear it too.

That sequins should be in my everyday attire…


…’cause you gave me the pfirst bedazzled top I ever acquired.

It’s OK to stand out in a crowd…

…and be fanatics, even when your team sucks.

That giving is better than receiving…


…unless you’re three and don’t realize it’s not your birthday.

The importance of slathering on sunscreen daily…


…as long as there’s someone to rub it in for you.

The significance of jazz hands…


…because you never know when you’ll need to use them.

How to travel on a road trip…


…with rot gut vodka, a plastic cup and using your finger to mix.

Reminding me there’s more than one fish in the sea…


…especially whenever a boy has been mean to me.

That being the life of the party…


…is never a bad deal…


My dad taught me that shots…


…are cocktails, too.

And the family that shoots together…

Wild Turkey

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Stays together.

…stays together.

That it’s important to share…

at the

…even while pigging out at the Iowa State Fair.

How to relax…


…after a long day.

You showed me you’d always be there to carry me through hard times…hero

broken foot

…with a broken foot…

broken ankle

…a broken ankle…

…and when I’m just too drunk to walk.

You taught me that it’s OK to spoil people…


…especially when their nails are wet…

…as long as you return the favor.

Most importantly, you taught me that not all heroes wear capes…

Not all

…some wear their daughters on their backs.

So let us all raise our glasses today…


…and cheers your birthday away!

Those are just a few of my lessons from…


…The Man, The Myth, THE LEGEND.

Better get those shot glasses out and ready to celebrate this weekend…

Happy Birthday Dada!



27 thoughts on “Lessons From My Legend

  1. markbialczak says:

    Happy Birthday Pops CBXB! You have one hell of an admirable family there, sir. Great job. I raise a toast to you from Syracuse. This Maryland Terp bows to you, Mr. Iowa Hawkeye. Many more to come. πŸ™‚

  2. Carmen says:

    Love this! So sweet! Made me cry!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. bmagpub says:

    Happy birthday CBXB’s dad. And a Scorpio to boot. May you have many more years of shooters with family.

  4. JMC813 says:

    Happy Birthday to Senor’ Jazz Hands. Lot’s of important lessons. Now he needs to work on getting you to quit breaking bones that you need to walk on. LOL.

  5. Rob says:

    The relationship you have with your family and dad is just simply awesome, how it should be! If all families were like this I guarantee you the world would be a better place with so much less evil! It’s a rare and wonderful thing you have there! What ever happened to that movie you shot? Will we ever see it?
    Rock on CBXB

  6. Wish your dad a happy birthday from me and my tugboat man. He’s our hero too, and we hope one day your whole family will make it to SoCal where we’ll all wear overalls and drink in every bar in town! Happy Birthday!!!!

  7. This is sooooo cool and it actually brought a tear to my eye. I am a daddy’s girl, so I totally get it! Great that you two are so close!

  8. Happy Birthday to the big guy!

  9. Im wishing your dad a fantastic birthday!

  10. kellisamson says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Can’t wait to see pics from the weekend! Posts about your dad always warm my heart – what a guy. Lucky both of you. Hope you had fun this weekend! xo

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  12. SerachShiro says:

    πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your lovely dad and you have made him proud with this wonderful post, Cheers !!

  13. […] We also ganged up and loved on our favorite Hawkeye, Dada CBXB. […]

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