Episode 14: In which Pat learns about The Sins of the Father
I know that not everybody is a fan of American Chopper, but if you get a chance to watch it, you will experience one of the funniest people I've ever seen on television: Mikey. The funniest part is, it's totally real. I have seen American Chopper before, but it was only Paul Sr. and Paul Jr., and Mikey wasn't on the show. But since I've just been sitting around here in Chapel Hill, and TLC was running an American Chopper marathon (and I had already watched A Christmas Story twice), I started watching. Mikey is SO awesome, I may buy some seasons of American Chopper just to catch more of him.
Joey, Rachel, and Ross: YAYYY!!!
Chandler: What happened?! What happened?!
Joey: YOU KISSED MY GIRLFRIEND!
Ah, The One With Chandler In A Box.
Today, I have become a firm believer in the whole "Sins of the Father" thing. Up until now, I basically didn't really believe that whole thing. The way I figured, the only reason your father (or mother) really passed them down was because you, as a kid being raised by them, were around them and were able to pick up their traits. Your mom paranoid? Welcome to paranoia. Your dad a heavy drinker? Go easy on the Stoli martinis.
But maybe not so much anymore. Spending a lot of time with my dad is not something I'm used to. And it's not really like we are doing a lot of conversing or doing awesome things. We mostly watch tv and sleep, broken up with me leaving to find food. But I have learned some things about him, and one of those is IMPATIENCE. His fuse is about the length of a grain of sand. And it's not like a good mood/bad mood thing. He is just totally impatient. It is his world and we are all in the way. And I struggle with being impatient. It makes me grumpy and angry and I hate it. BUT...I didn't spend my life hanging out with him. We weren't together all the time so that I could pick up those traits from him. So, how did I get them? I know it could be that I just became impatient and angry on my own, but it's hard not to watch those things in him and then blame him for them happening to me. Thanks a lot, pop. (I don't really blame my dad. I mean, who can blame him for being out-of-sorts right now, you know?)
So, Top 5 Things I Got From My Father
2. Big Ears
3. Straight Legs (which my mom says are sexy. bleeghh!)
4. Bushy, "Hey You Should Let Me Pluck Those" Eyebrows
5. Funky Toes
Top 2 Things I Didn't Get From My Dad
1. Deep, "Hey You Sound Like An Actual Man" Voice