For those of you not on facebook

Ella Marie Muszynski was born on April 9, 2009 at 2:11 in the afternoon. She was born weighing 7 lbs and 8 oz and was healthy and happy.  Since then she has been steadily growing and doing well, although not the happiest baby in the world. She definitely has her own personality and it is a very demanding one. Still, she's a baby, so we'll have to get used to it.

Now a family of four. Amazing.

Dream a little dream

I just had to let iterum know that I had a dream that involved him singing in what appeared to be a talent show in a school gym. It featured singing and dancing, while dressed in a black two piece number, complete with black pumps and a black veil of some sort. The best part was when iterum pulled the sax that was slung around his shoulder to his lips and belted out a few notes while a suddenly appearing college marching band proceeded to back him up.

I never knew you had drag dancing, saxaphone playing, singing, marching band talent like that.


Reply to this and I will:

Tell you why I friended you
Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc. you know, something degrading.
Tell you something I (dis)like about you.
Tell you a memory I have of you. Or for you, my implanted memory ray is almost perfected.
Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.

In return, you must post this in your LJ (if you haven't already)

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YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other.

Short and sweet is fine ... You're on my list, so I want to know you better!


1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
2) What was your dream growing up?
3) What talent do you wish you had?
4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
5) Favorite vegetable?
6) What was the last book you read?
7) What zodiac sign are you?
8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
9) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

I keep forgetting

To post in my LJ, but here are a few tidbits about life here.

I passed the MN bar, and will be sworn in on October 26th. This is pretty cool and at least validates the tremendous amount of debt I am now in. Now all I have to do is find a job, seeing as I am going to work for the court only for a year.

I do love my job, it is quite enjoyable, stimulating and VERY laid back. All things I could get very used to. Sadly, the pay isn't that great, even if the benefits are, and the whole usual year limitation causes me to look elsewhere. I'm starting the process now, and it sucks. The legal market here is crap.

My wife and son are doing well. Jess started graduate school and is enjoying it, despite the challenge it presents mentally and to her time. Although now she has a bit more respect for the challenges it presented to me as well. Not that life isn't a series of juggling acts for us anyway.

Joshua is doing well, he's going to be 15 months in a week or so and is growing like crazy. He's walking, and starting to talk a little bit. There are concerns about his language development, but nothing that overly worries anyone yet. Other than the language concern, everyone is thrilled at his progress and hopeful still that we won't have any long lasting effects from what happened when he was born. We just got some genetic tests back and they came back positively as well, so it may mean that this was a fluke and we are okay to have other children in the future. We just moved too, about a month ago and are still getting settled in, but we have a little backyard and a garage now, and things are good.

Pictures if you wish them:


The few of them from the baseball game sadly required my son to wear Twins gear. This will be corrected and replaced with Brewers gear soon.

A few more of my rapidly growing little guy

Things are going well with the little one. The doctor just told us last week that she thinks developmentally that he is on track, or just a bit ahead of schedule. Her hope is that the MRI we are setting up for about 6 months will show things resolving themselves, based on the fact that he's doing well. He's standing up with support really well, starting to sit up himself with support from his hands, and his manual dexterity is crazy. He can even put his pacifier in his own mouth and adjust it if he grabs it wrong. No crawling yet, but we are starting to get the first signs of 'Ma-Ma' coming out of him.



I'll be going back to work at the beginning of next year. Mom is coming home and will take care of the little one. I can make more money, plus just less stress for her. Seeing as they are still attached in certain biological ways, less stress for her, means less stress for him. So all around, good things. I'll be a little more crunched, but its what good dads do right?

This just in....

I am no longer a Wisconsonite living in Minnesota. I am now officially a Minnesotan, and no longer affiliated in any way with Wisconsin. Furthermore, I will be changing my drivers license and license plates to ensure that none of my tax dollars go to a state which, despite its motto of 'Forward' decided to put two 'backwards' sentences into its constitution.

In related news, I love Arizona.