June 26

The opening round of the NHL Draft was a shocking disappointment to Predators fans. Seriously, why can we only draft defensemen year after year? I guess you have to stick with your bread and butter when you excel at something and select the safe pick... i.e., no flashy, high scoring forwards for us (again). Boo.

What's the deal with Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson? In the span of 24 hours, all three passed away. An unbelievable trilogy. Rest in peace.

Daphne's vocabulary has absolutely exploded in the last week to 10 days. Although half the time she has no clue what she's saying, we're still impressed with her ability to pick up new phrases quickly. She dashes around the house shouting, "baby", "hi", "bye", "uh oh", "dirty", "ball", "duck", "please", "fish", and other various animal & anatomical derivations and permutations. Sometimes she blends words for fun, like "mama-eyes-duck" or "fish-ball-woof-woof". And whenever you least expect it, she raises her arms outward in a shrug, furrows her brow, and rants in gibberish for well over a minute -- a labored, one-sided conversation that only she understands.

As you probably know, we have been house sitting the dog of my parents-in-law. Today, Daphne decided to play ball in the doggie water bowl. Here is the evidence:

Until tomorrow,
Dave T.

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