MugShot Monday ft. Dad!
I must say.......... this was a fun one. Let me just preface this all by letting you know that for quite some time now, my dad has been asking me, "Alright karlysue, how do I get my mug on MugShot Monday? I wanna be famous!" ...haha. He had me at 'famous'. He's a big shot mugshot now... :)
But gosh, after knowing this guy my whole life, I thought I would know all of his answers, but I guess I was wrong! Hence why I love these interviews.. always learning something new. And I know I'm a little biased, but since he is my dad, I need to brag on him for a second, especially because he'd never say these things about himself. The first few things that come to mind when I think of my dad are these: he is the most generous person I know, he is FUNNNYYY, and he has a HUGE heart. He tells the best stories. He makes simple the wise. He loves the Lord. And he makes life fun. I wouldn't say that I got my artistic ability from him, but he IS an expert at drawing stick figures, especially of this guy named "Jimmy," who happened to be the main character in all of his stories in his Sunday School lessons with the 3rd graders. Jimmy had a big round circle of a head, dots for his eyes and nose, a big smile, and sometimes he'd even wear glasses, haha. Jimmy is like a celebrity in the Olson family. But on the flip side, I do I have my dad to thank for teaching me about life and sports, and life in sports. He taught me how to compete, how to persevere when I wanted to quit, and how to keep my eye on the ball (literally and figuratively). Although he was not much of a tennis player, (he claims he has some killer side-spin) his eye-hand coordination made him an incredible hitter in baseball, and he played one game for the Chicago White Sox. But he can tell you more about that. ANYWAYS, we love this guy! Enjoy!
Your name/Nickname(s): Richard Olson / Rich / Oly / the Big Fella / Dad / the mayor / Poppi / Ricky
Age: 65 going on 40
Where you live/ Where you are from: Wheaton, Illinois - from Chicago area
What you do for a living: Partner in an Investment Securities Firm
What is your dream job and why? Used to be a Professional Baseball player, but now probably PGA tour player
What are your hobbies and what do you like to do in your free time? Golf - Fish - hunt with my dog - and spend time with my family at the lake house
If you could change your name, you’d change it to: JAKE or ERNIE
How you found karlysuesmessydos: I have known Karly Sue since my wife brought her into this world---
If you could travel or live anywhere, where would you go? I like what I have now - home in Wheaton Il - lake house in Lake Geneva Wi - and a home in Scottsdale
What is your favorite kind of weather? 70 degrees and sunny - perfect for golf
Cubs or Sox? Cubs
Peanut butter or jelly? Jelly, but like them together
Mild or extra spicy? Extra Spicy
Walk/ Run/ Swim? Walk ( since I can’t run anymore ) AND Swim !!
What do you look for in a koffee mug? Any one that Karly makes because they are all good