Today was Australian Father's Day. I never really know how to commemorate these dates in ways that aren't cliched or make me feel kind of melodramatic or awkward - I didn't even remember it was Father's Day today until I was going through my Google Reader and a whole lot of bloggers were posting their tributes to their dad's and some of them were so lovely. My dad has been gone for almost nine years, I miss him a lot, I love him a lot and I think I'm more like him than I probably know. He was in my life for just over ten years and left some really lasting memories. He didn't like hallmark occasions, and wouldn't have wanted me to celebrate father's day even if he was alive, but this is just my small gesture today. I hope he's in a good place :)