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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Edible Dogs

So I have a good friend, many of you know her, that is absolutely obsessed with hot dogs. I find this kind of funny because I’ve known her for a few years now and I never really knew just how deep she was into her obsession. I thought that I knew her a little better than this. My bad. Learn something new everyday. Here is another thing that I learned, apparently I have a bit of a hot dog obsession my self. Maybe I’ll call it more of a fascination for a good hot dog than an obsession. Either way, there can be no denying the occasional urge for a good dog. When it strikes, there is no way to avoid it. I’ve tried. The craving will haunt me until I eventually succumb. My dog of choice will always be this-un. I find comfort in the thought that Kosher means Kosher.
Every once and a while, I will find myself in a pickle of a craving and unable to get to my trusted dog. For example sometimes I go to the fridge and find something sub par like those Oscar Meyer Cheese filled franks.

(Katie’s favorite) Barf!!! For some reason, they just sick me out. But she likes them so whatever. Now, the point that I’m making is that when I need a hot dog, I’ll even bring myself so low as to eat one of those mystery meat, mystery cheese? things that they call a hot dog. My head is lowered in shame. Please forgive me. Before I stop rambling, I want to make clear that there is one place and one place only that it will forever be acceptable to eat a nasty hot dog and have it taste like the best thing to ever have crossed your lips. You all know this well, it’s the dog that you pick up at a ball park with a bunch of good friends. It’s the place where you may no longer feel ashamed to indulge in a sick little pleasure and feel no embarrassment. I’ve decided that this reason, and this reason alone is why baseball is so popular. No one in their right mind would go to a game and subject themselves to such a long and slow torture unless the food somehow made it worth it. Isn’t that really what being American is all about, finding a legit reason for unhealthy food? Sounds good to me.
The End

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I'm a little sorry to all my friends that log on to the site in the hopes of finding out how Katie and I are doing only to be inundated with info, pictures and video clips of how Marin is doing. This post will be no different. The truth of the matter is, Katie and I no longer have much of a life outside of Marin. And we love it. So again, I'm a little sorry, but only for you. Nothing in my life is more exciting to me than she is. So when you want to know how Katie and I are, your answer will be in Marin.
Marin had her 9 month check up today. Coincidentally she is 9 months exactly today. The doctor told us that Marin is the weight of the average 14 month old coming in just barely shy of 22 Lbs. In height she is the same as the average 16 month old. She is 31 in long. I can't give any percentages because she does not even show up on the charts for a 9 month old. So it's probably safe to assume that she is in the 100th Percentile? Simply put, she is just huge. As soon as she learns how to walk, I'm afraid that she'll already be able to reach the stove. That's bad news. But she is as healthy as an ox and no where near the size of one... yet. And simply because I think that she is the cutest Marinzilla to ever roam the planet, I'm including a second picture on this one post. Is that a forked tongue?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Um… a Cheerio World?

So, when I was a little kid, there were a few words that my mind just could not wrap itself around properly. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, I was oblivious to my misuse of the English language… maybe being a child had nothing to do with it? Anyway, I’m sure that you all can understand in some way.
Cars and Cards to my five year old brain were the same words.
Picture and Pitcher. So on and so forth.
Now, for the last few days I’ve had that stupid Madonna song streaming in my head nonstop. You know the one “and we are living in a material world, and I am a material girl.” So now you get to have it in your head. Ha ha.
Well, when I was a child and heard this song, I associated it with what I knew. And since I didn’t know what a material world or material girl meant, I translated it to “and we are living in a Cheerio world and I am a Cheerio girl.” Try it some time, it works. “Living in a Cheerio world, Cheerio-o-o! a Cheerio world.” Blah Blah Blah. Now, that is what has been wedged between my two ears for days and this is why.

Now look Closer.

I was just trying to change her diaper and there it was, staring me right in the eye. Apparently it had found it's way down her shirt some time during dinner the hour or so before hand. (I hope) and lodged it's way into her belly button. Now She, like Madonna, is a Cheerio Girl.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pointless Posting

1. Were you named after anyone? Not that I know of. But my middle name is Tyson because my parents wanted my first name to be Ty. The problem was that Ty Kuhn just sounded funny. So now I’m Daniel
2. When was the last time your cried? No clue.
3. Do you like your handwriting? I don’t really care. It’s not the neatest but it’s still legible.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Some kind of peppered turkey. Once I had a cajun spiced turkey and that was really good. But truthfully, most days I’d take a PB&J.
5. Do you have kids? Just one. Marin is almost 9 Mo.
6. If you were another person would you be friends with you? I think so. I like who I am now so maybe if I were someone else I would like me.
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? I am trying to cut down on my use. I’m finding it to be a little juvenile and I’m trying to progress past it, but it sure was great. And I have a long way to go until I’m fully purged.
8. Do you still have your tonsils? Still do, but I wish that I didn’t. I get a lot of sore throats.
9. Would you bungee jump? Sure would. I have before and I’d do it again.
10. What is your favorite cereal? Healthy – Raisin Bran Crunch. Sugar – Reese’s PB Crunch
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Not unless I have to.
12. Do you think you are strong? Not really. Not for my size anyway. But when compared to the wee people of the world, sure.
13. What is your favorite ice cream? Bryers Vanilla Fudge Twirl. And I take every opportunity to remind Katie of this.
14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Confidence levels. How highly or not do they think of themselves. Or how open and approachable.
15. Red or Pink? Blue
16. What is the least favorite thing about yourself? I wish that I had more energy. That I would always need to be doing something.
17. What do you miss the most? Katie and Marin every time that I have to leave for work
18. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Grey pants and black shoes. I’m at work. If I had my choice I’d be wearing neither j/k. not really. At most I never want more than swim trunks and no shoes. Maybe flip flops or sandals.
19. What was the last thing that you ate? Some pretzels and water. Before that I had some oatmeal for Breakfast.
20. What are you listening to right now? Mostly silence. Or the keys of the keyboard.
21. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? This could be the dumbest question on this thing.
22. Favorite smells? Clean. You know that smell. I also like the smell of Cheese Puffs. They remind me of being a kid again.
23. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Susan Hobgood. Her mom died and I helped take care of her.
24. Favorite sports to watch: Lacrosse, Hockey and Curling - it’s really a lot of fun to watch.
25. Hair color? Light Brown.
26. Eye Color? Blue.
27. Do you wear contacts? Nope.
28. Favorite foods? I don’t know that I have a favorite.
29. Scary movies or happy endings? Scary movies all the way.
30. Last movie you watched? Dream Girls. It was Katie’s pick on netflix. Before that it was the coolest movie ever… Transformers. Awesome!!!
31. What color shirt are you wearing? White.
32. Summer or winter? SUMMER.
33. Hugs or kisses? Kisses.
34. Favorite desserts? No bake Cookies. It’s been like three years since I’ve had them.
35. What book are you reading right now? I just finished The Golden Compass. Next I want to start The Subtle Knife.
36. What is on your mouse pad? The Road Runner.
37. What did you watch on TV last night? None. I know, shocking.
38. Favorite sound? Marin’s Giggle.
39. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles.
40. What is the farthest you have been from home? Mars.
41. Do you have a special talent? My knees and fingers can bend backwards.
42. Where were you born? Mechanicsburg, PA
43. What superpower would you like? I wish that I could fly, but not like a bird, like super man. Using no effort at all on my part. That’s how it should be.
44. Who is the one person that you wish would read this Crap? Erin Huband. Then she won’t be able to nag me about not posting on her schedule. Also so that she understands her place in my life as a blogger friend and little more. So Raspberry on her! Now don’t get your feeling hurt, you know that I love you and Chuck both. However, the ONLY reason for this irritating post, is you.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

More Pool Play

Katie is making me post a disclaimer that she did not know that the camera was going to pick up her voice as well as it did. But Marin is just too cute in the video that we can't not share it with family and friends. (if my family ever actually looks at our blog)