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  • Go Team Sharks!

    Posted by Katie

    The Marx legacy continues

    As most of you know I started coaching (actually assistant coaching) my 4 year old nephews soccer team last week.  Let me tell you, it has been an absolute blast.  I played soccer from the age of 4 until I broke my ankle at the age of 26.  It was something that I was always extremely passionate about, but after the broken ankle I realized I couldn't keep up quite like I used to :).  Anyways by coaching my nephew it helps me get back into the game I spent the majority of my life loving, and it is great to see him become just as passionate about it as the rest of my family is.  Sometimes he gets a little too passionate (ie, crying when the ball gets taken away from him.)

    So last week was our first practice and I thought wow, what have I gotten myself into?  What am I thinking, thinking I could keep 4 year olds occupied for an hour straight.  It defnitely was interesting, but I LOVE my team!  I couldn't have asked for a more fun group of kids!  It is coed team, and I am not going to lie, the girls can definitely kick some butt!  I love it!

    Here are some interesting tidbits I picked up from our first practice...

    -Parents be sure to tell your kids to turn their ears on..or at least that is what one of my players told me..."Wow Maggie are you are a great listener!"  "I know Coach Katie, that is because my mom told me to turn my ears on!"

    - Sometimes the kids need a water break just to give their moms a hug- true story.

    -Once one kid announces he/she have to go to the bathroom- THEY ALL DO.

    The second practice was definitely a learning experience as well, but this time we focused more on the basics...

    -You must remind the kids which way they are supposed to run.  They don't care whose goal they are kicking it into.  They just want to score.  They will not care if they are scoring on themselves.

    -You have to tell the kids when they are out of bounds- they will keep going, until you tell them to stop.  Of course you have to yell their name at least five times before they hear you.

    -No matter what the score was, you always tie. 

    -You can get the kids to listen, as long as you remind them their is a snack at the end of the game. 

    I know I will be picking up much more tips along the way, which I will be sure to share with you as well.  I now have a new reason to love Tuesdays- Game day!  Would it be too much to wear my jersey to work every Tuesday?  A little too far??

     

  • You know it is love when...

    Posted by Katie

    So I know sometimes we give the Diesel a hard time on the air (ie tv vs engagement ring debate.)  But sometimes you just catch those moments on camera where you look back and go wow, sometimes he is a sweet guy.  This picture is from a month ago at a friends birthday party.  Justin Bieber was requested for me and the second this song came on he pulled me out to the dance floor.  Yep, we were the only two people on the dance floor, dancing and singing my heart out to Justin Bieber.  This would normally cause instant mancard revocation, but I like to think he did it so I wouldn't feel like a fool dancing by myself.  Trust me he did have some liquid courage in him, but nonetheless he comepletely made my night!

    justin bieber

  • Happy Birthday Jordan Knight!

    Posted by Katie

    Well today is the one and only Jordan Knights birthday of New Kids on the Block.  It was just a little over a year ago that I had the pleasure of meeting/interviewing him.  This was the same interview that he chose to lie down in the middle of.  I don't know if it was because he was so comfortable with us, or was simply bored.  In the middle of the interview my phone went off and the ringer is Cover girl (a New Kids song).  He then shouted that is so cool...let me tell you, it really livened up the interview.  Then when we went to do a group meet and greet with the entire band, he went guys, this is the girl I was telling you about.  The one with the ringer.  Yep, that made my entire life and I will tell that story every chance I get.  I must admit though, Jordan never really did it for me.  I was in love with Donnie.  Something about the bad boy, I guess.  I even had the door poster and kissed him good night.  I truly thought we were meant to be together.  He would change his bad boy ways just to be with me...shocking that never happened.  So for now I will just have to settle for Jordan Knight. 

    katie and jordan 

  • Over the Hills

    Posted by Katie

    Ever since LC left the Hills, or maybe ever since we were told that Hills wasn't technically real, it hasn't been must see tv for me.  I will admit, I get sucked in to the episodes that they promote the heck out of.  (Like the one where Heidi reveals her plastic surgery to her mom).  It's not just the Hills either...I am getting a little sick of the Real World and all of the challenges.  Some people will credit my lack of interest in these shows to growing up, but trust me that is not the case.  It is like Dancing with the Stars and Survivor.  I was really into it when they first started, but then it turned in to overkill.  You have to make me miss a show, so that I actually want it back.  Case in point- MTV you had some fantastic shows that seemingly rode off in to the sunset.  Why?  Bring them back!  Instead of making a real world 76 (seriously, they have pretty much run out of big cities to film in) or another challenge featuring all of the Real World characters that I am sick of- how about some Sorority Life?  I loved that show!  Or their spinoff Fraternity Life?  I was reminded about Two A Days...C'mon MTV get your act in gear.  Please reconsider giving these series a breath of life!

     


  • Bieber Cover

    Posted by Katie

    I was purusing the web and came across this clip.  A young girl does a cover of Justin Bieber, and not gonna lie, I may like it even more than the original.  Judge for yourself...

  • Wilson Phillips Reuniting

    Posted by Katie

    We broke the news today that Wilson Phillips will be reuniting.  I am so PUMPED!!!  I loved these three growing up.  I would just sit in my basement and sing their songs while listening to their tapes for hours!  They are hoping to have a new album out by this Christmas.  I don't know about you, but I feel like baby Jesus thought we all needed a new Wilson Phillips cd for his birthday this year- so thank you baby jesus.  While we wait for the new album, reminisce with this oldie, but goodie!

  • Not so Photogenic

    Posted by Katie

    This morning we discussed on air issues Murphy has been having with his weight.  What spurred this conversation you ask?  This picture...

    murphyamy

    It's not HORRIBLE.  We all have that bad picture that we hate.  Only now I have it online for the world to see.  I have a feeling payback is going to be a bitch on this one!

  • Dear Mr. Sandman

    Posted by Katie

    kellan

    Dear Mr. Sandman,

       I have a few things to take up with you.  Some nights I don't always sleep so great, others I sleep fantastic.  That is a minor issue, compared to what I need to discuss with you at this moment.  Last night I was exhausted, thus causing me to fall asleep the second my head hit the pillow, and I thank you for that.  What I don't thank you for is when 3:30 am rolled around.  You know that my alarm goes off at 4 am.  So why is it at 3:30 you chose to have me start dreaming of Kellan Lutz.  I am not going to lie, this dream you had created for me was fantastic!  And no, it wasn't naughty, just Kellan declaring his love for me and deciding he would never find a girl as amazing as I am.  I was so smitten with this dream and Kellan that when my alarm went off I had to hit snooze one extra time so I could continue enjoying my dream.  So Mr. Sandman, I am asking this of you and I don't think this is a ridiculous request.  The next time you choose to have me dream about Kellan Lutz (which hopefully could be every night,) could you please make sure the dream begins at 8 pm so I can enjoy Kellan my entire night?  Again, not asking much.  Thank you for your time.

                                                      Sincerely,

                                                                 Sleepless in Appleton 

  • Hashbrown Quiche

    Posted by Katie

    So I actually came through and attempted my first recipe of the day.  I did the Hashbrown Quiche.  Maino loved it, Murphy, well we are still waiting for his reaction.  I have had a lot of people email me for the recipe- super easy.  Here you go.

    Three cups of frozen hashbrowns, thawed

    Put the hashbrowns in a 9 inch pie pan (molding the hashbrowns into the shape of the pie crust).  Then drizzle 1/3 cup of melted butter over the hashbrowns.  Cook the hashbrowns at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.

    After hashbrowns are out of the oven, mix 1 cup of cheddar cheese and one cup of breakfast meat. (I chose sausage with maple syrup- and their favorite part was the Maple syrup.) Pour over the hashbrowns

    Beat two eggs and mix 1/4 tsp of pepper and half of a teaspoon of salt along with a 1/2 cup of milk.

    Pour egg mixture over the "pie."

    Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. 

    Like I said- super easy!

    hashbrown quiche 

  • Recipe Monday

    Posted by Katie

                               chef hate

    Well we are going to try something new on Mondays.  We are going to attempt recipe Mondays.  This is where you guys come in.  I need recipes to try to cook this weekend so I can bring in and have the guys try on Monday morning.  Here are the guidelines.  They must be somewhat of a doable recipe- none of this fancy schmancy stuff.  We learned from my soup fiasco those types of recipes don't work for me.  The recipes must be 5 ingredients or less- hey people I am on a budget here!  They can't contain any types of seafood. I am allergic, I will die.  And fourth, nothing chocolate.  I hate chocolate.  I refuse to cook something that I will not enjoy eating.  So here we go people.  Send me your recipes- katie.marx@wixx.com.  If we like the recipe their may be something in it for you as well :)

  • Update

    Posted by Katie

    Well I feel like it has been forever since I have blogged and I apologize for that.  I have been trying to find newsworthy stuff that I would really enjoy blogging about, but it always seems to come up when I don't have a computer around me- so in case anyone has just been dying to know what I have been thinking lately here you go...

                                          Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels- Ok, so I know this sounds morbid but I have been on Bret Michaels death watch this week.  I routinely check websites and what not on an hourly basis, because I feel like SOMETHING has to happen.  Either he is going to die or have some miraculous recovery.  Call me insensitive, but I can't keep putting my life on hold while he works this one out with the big guy upstairs.  I of course am hoping for the best outcome for Bret and his family, so I am really hoping you pull through Big Guy, but can you speed up the process?  I feel wrong watching the Celebrity Apprentice pretending everything is allright with you, knowing full and well you are laying in a hospital bed clinging on for dear life....

    Sandra

    Sandra Bullock- Holy Cow, talk about knocking us all on our a** and coming in from left field on this one.  You are in the midst of a huge sex scandal created by your husband and you adopt a baby.  Kudos to you.  Talk about moving on.  No ifs ands or buts about it.  Jesse James cheated on you, and you decided to not take the poor me act route.  Instead you basically told him to suck it, by showing him you can be even happier without him.  Who says a family needs a mom and a dad?  You are going to be more of a provider and mother for that child than any kid could ask for.  Once again, you prove how awesome of a role model you are for all women!

    justin

    Justin Bieber- The Bieber fever is catching all over the world, I am just wondering when it is going to happen right here in Northeast Wisconsin, so I don't feel like such a tool?  He has been touring over in Australia and things have been crazy!  Kids are being trampled and literally smooshed, causing him to cancel numerous concerts.  I am warning you kids of Australia- this could start a Justin Beiber epidemic, causing him to cancel more concerts, and if you make him cancel the Milwaukee concert, you will feel my wrath.  Don't ruin this for me.

    In better times

    Aaron Rodgers and Twitter- Ok, so he tweeted me back. That is all I could ask for.  Granted it wasn't the response I was hoping for.  Oh well.  I really want to quit Twitter now.

     

  • Mi familia part 2

    Posted by Katie

    So yesterday I put up a family picture of when I was about 4 and the feedback I got from it wasn't exactly complimentary.  The more and more I look at it, it looks like it should be a part of that website- horrible family photos.  The worst part is is my Grandpa looks like an angry old man and he is the funniest and kindest man I had ever known.  So I am hoping to redeem my family a little bit.  My cousin sent me another photo.  This one was taken in the 90's.  I will not forget this picture because my grandparents had it hanging in their living room for years.  I am pretty sure I am around 10 in the picture.  You can always point me out because I am the youngest one in the family.  Keith and Kath make an appearance in this photo as well, along with my aunt and uncle.  The only one who looks pissed in the photo is good old Kath :(...and Grandma Marx, I am sorry, but you were not the most photogenic person in the world. Anyways, the outfit I am wearing is a tie dye combo outfit.  I am bummed you can't really see it because I was so proud of this.  My Grandma and Grandpa had taken us to Ron Jon (for those of you unfamiliar with the Florida area, it is a massive retail store that has a surf shop theme- and as you know from my previous picture I always wore hand me downs so this was something that had never touched my sisters hands before.)  Note the Class of 91 tshirt my sister Kerry is wearing.  That was her 6th grade graduation tshirt.  I am pretty sure my mom made me wear that in 6th grade instead of buying me my own class of 94 shirt.  I was so proud of this outfit that I wore it for three weeks...pretty much every other day.  My cousins still rip on me for how often I wore that thing.  So feel free to comment on this picture as well...and yes it was a sunny day that day as well :) 

    family