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A (slightly) less cliche father’s day gift guide (for geeks)

We’re linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week with the prompt:

4. Create a Father’s Day gift guide.

Let’s be honest: All Father’s Day gift guides are basically the same. It’s not our fault – guys are really pretty simple creatures. They don’t want for much and they tend to buy the things they want before we get a chance to splurge on them (at least mine does) – but we can do better than your basic Father’s Day gifts, right? This year for Father’s Day…

Don’t just get him a coffee mug, get him:

A Superhero Dad Mug - $19.99 |
A Superhero Dad Mug – $12.99 |

Don’t just get him a wallet, get him:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. RFID Blocking Wallet – $19.99 |

Don’t just get him another grill set, get him:

A Tactical DAD Apron - $19.99 |
A Tactical DAD Apron – $19.99 |

Don’t just get him a cell phone charger, get him:

R2-D2 USB Car Charger - $39.99 |
R2-D2 USB Car Charger – $39.99 |

Don’t just get him a tie, get him:

Batman Silk Ties - $49.99 |
Batman Silk Ties – $49.99 |

Don’t just get him a watch, get him:

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch - $49.99 |
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch – $49.99 |

Don’t just get him a new briefcase, get him:

Leather Executive Bag of Holding - $149.99 |
Leather Executive Bag of Holding – $149.99 |

Yes, all the gifts on my “guide” are from No, this is not a sponsored post. My reasons for being so exclusive here are 1) I’m too lazy to go to a bunch of websites looking for stuff and 2) is such a one stop shop for all things geek. If you are shopping for a Geeky Dad, you really don’t need to look any further. 3) This is honestly where I get almost all of the gifts for the geeks in my life. 4) I feel like there should be a fourth thing, but there isn’t.

What are you getting your dad / husband / grandpa for father’s day this year?

I promise I won’t tell.


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Happy Fathers Day!


Favorite Moments from Father’s Day Weekend

This weekend was a large, hectic, busy blur that left me more exhausted than the Friday I woke up to it. It began with a long overdue date night in which my husband and I went to see the new Indiana Jones movie and ended with me snuggled on the comfiest chair in the apartment watching the latest disc of Bones that we received via Netflix the day prior. Sounds pretty relaxed and cozy huh? Yeah I haven’t mentioned the whirlwind in the middle – a wedding in RI, the fastest grocery shopping trip of our lives, and the strangest Fathers Day I’ve ever had.

But I won’t bore you with my whining about things that went bad, no for this blog, I will focus on the really really good – my favorite moments from the weekend – I bet there were more than I realize as I type this.

These are in no particular order, at least not intentionally:

1. The yummiest salad I’ve ever had was enjoyed at Uno’s Chicago Grill – behold the GORGONZOLA WALNUT SIDE SALAD: Mixed lettuces, tomato, red onion,  cucumber, walnuts,  Gorgonzola and croutons with a blueberry pomegranate  vinaigrette drizzled on top. You know it’s a good meal when the entree comes and I don’t immediately abandon the salad that I was somehow possessed to order in spite of previous good judgment. This salad was delicious!

2. Finding that there were movies on this planet that my husband has seen and I have not. A serious strange anomaly that rarely occurs. I took dh to see the new Indiana Jones movie, in spite of never having seen the others (didn’t even know for sure how many there were) and found I loved it, and my husband demanded that I find a chance to watch the first three movies with him. I happily agreed and look forward to it. A lovely 40 % off coupon from Borders then magically gave us the perfect excuse to buy the box set for a steal of a price that very night. The coupon was one I’d read about a week before and forgotten about until 1 hour before it expired – what are the odds?

3. Chasing two adorable toddlers around the Fort Wetherill State Park in RI as one of my long time besties exchanged the vows of marriage on one of the most gorgeous days of the month. Perfect.

4. Seeing my father perform on stage for the first time (at least that I’m aware of) on Father’s Day – I was so proud of him and as a fringe benefit got to see an amazing musical and later meet the cast and crew of the Central Mass Onstage – a group my dad’s been doing behind the scenes work with for a while now and finally decided to take the plunge and audition for a show – and not just any show, but Seussical the Musical. I watched with my aunt (his big sister) and her family and we had a great time catching up and sharing in my dad’s big moment together. Again, way more on this later.

And that’s it. For once I won’t try to think up a 5th favorite moment just to make it an even list – these were the top of the crust for this weekend which will go down in history as a good one, an exhausting one, and a first in many ways.