I spent this past Family Day long weekend up in the wilds of Dornoch, eating a ridiculous amount of my mom's home cooking, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, playing Kings, and rocking out to Springsteen bootlegs and my dad's special brand of eclectic DJing (The Swingin' Medallions, The Electric Prunes, CCR, R.L. Burnside...) until the wee hours of the morning. It was everything that Family Day was meant to be; a fitting homage to the long and storied Family Day traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, marking the passage of time...
(editor's note: Family Day was first recognized in Ontario in 2008, A.D.)
But the undisputed highlight of the weekend came when my dad broke down the 2009 NBA Slam Dunk Competition for us. It should be noted that my dad's knowledge of basketball is less than stellar. In fact, we once famously asked him to name 5 NBA players, past or present, and his list went as follows:
- Michael Jordan
- Magic Johnon
- That guy with the Bentley (aka Allen Iverson)
- Joe Carter
In any event, after seeing Nate Robinson pull a Chip Douglas on Dwight Howard:
My Dad's assessment of the dunk went as follows:
Hey! He just teabagged that guy!
Happy Family Day indeed.