July 22nd. Blessed day that the Lord hath made. A day that will live in infamy. (“Get to the point.” Oh. Right. Sorry.) Today is my last day in the office before I go on vacation. I’m sure you’re all beside yourselves with happiness – not because you’re nice people, which you probably are, but because you’re thinking, “God almighty, when will she shut up about vacation already?” Well, the time is now, Tune-Up fans. The time. Is. Now.
There is another reason today should be marked in your daily planner. Today is the anniversary of the birth the greatest sporter of Dockers, boat shoes, and t-shirts that say “WORDS on a SHIRT” (Snacks on a Plane jokes, anyone?) there ever was. My esteemed father. E.F. is currently swanning around abroad, sending risible emails filled with observations about the oddities of Renaissance Italian art and how beer significantly improves one’s experience at the opera. So please, raise your glasses in salute of world traveler extraordinare, the Frenchman in shorts, and greatest father of all time – my Dad. Go, Daddy-O!