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Athlete Profile: Daniel (aka Mulligan)

By avelyne | In Athlete Profiles | on November 1, 2013

Today we have a special guest roast, er post, from Tyler S. in honor of Mulligan’s birthday.  Look out Mulligan, that’s not a bus…that’s a train coming your way!  Happy birthday Mulligan!  

For those of you that don’t know Daniel, He is a 4pm-er most days. He can beast on WODs with the best of ’em and I find myself chasing down his times at 5pm pretty much every day. I even get the advantage of having a time to try and beat. Still, I’d say the grudge match is about 50-50. Nice and healthy competition for one of the oldest bro-mances around. We have been friends since we were 13 and I was recently the best man in his wedding this past August. I thought about completely decimating him in a roast but I felt that he was undeserving as I got to embarrass him pretty good in my best man speech a few months ago. That being said, his wife, Kylie, has no reservations about backing the bus right over her husband. I thought for this, I would go out of the box for a typical birthday post, and shoot Kylie a few questions that would let everyone familiarize themselves with the birthday boy…..

T: Kylie, at the gym your husband is known as quite the rebel biker (scooter/motorcycle/chopper…same difference), how does it feel to be a ole’ lady or so they say of a bad-ass scooter rider?

K: We like to use the hog on date nights, usually Friday’s to El Gringo in Hermosa. We look more ridiculous than Harry and Lloyd, matching helmets and all. Teeth chattering in the wind, honking the horn at oncoming traffic, we fill our bellies with burritos and plenty of chips and salsa but we better return home before 8:00 to catch Dateline on NBC, Daniel’s favorite murder mystery show! But at 9, lights out so Daniel can get a full 10 hours of beauty sleep. If I decide to stay awake in the living room to continue watching a show, Daniel whines for me to come to bed because he can’t fall asleep without her. His exact words…” Baaaaaaaaaabe!!! I can’t fall asleep without you, I neeeeeeed you, can you come to bed?”

T: Hmmm, a true man’s man. Let’s talk about his dog, Harley. I think everyone might imagine Daniel to have a big, muscular, working class dog. Maybe a mastiff, or pit-bull. However, as a fellow <10 pound dog owner myself, I can’t disagree with his choice in canine companions. Tell us about Daniel and his best friend.

K: Daniel is Harley’s “Papa”. Not only does he have a very special voice and tone that he uses with his dog, but he has his own language for his adored pup as well. Every day before Daniel leaves for the gym, he says to Harley in the most endearing voice,”Babies, Papa’s going to go to the gym, but I’ll be back soon and then Papa will take you for the longest walks to go see your puppy friends.” I come home each day to find them spooning on the couch together under a blanket.

T: Speaking of naps….Your husband might be the undisputed world champion of naps. The guy can pass out with the best of ’em. Good thing he doesn’t snore, right?

K: Daniel is narcoleptic. He even makes sure to organize his days in a way that he can fit a nap in. He falls asleep usually with sports absolutely blaring on the TV. I once took a video of his snoring because it was so bad I thought I could submit it to America’s Funniest Home Videos. In the video I successfully plugged his nose and closed his mouth, cutting off all air access. Once I let go, he let out the loudest snore and slept away, NEVER once flinching or waking up!

T: Last but not least, Daniel is a real movie buff/TV junkie. He’s an expert in Breaking Bad, Homeland, Walking Dead, The Wire and all the classic must-see shows. Also he just despises ESPN and really doesn’t watch sports all right?????

K: Daniel HATES watching movies, The guy can’t sit still and is afraid to go to the theater, he has a legitimate phobia of movie theater seats and fears he will get head lice or some disease. I, on the other hand, love going to the movies and usually beg him once or twice a year to go see one. If that happens, he will wear a hat and hoodie covering all parts of his head and will open the doors with the sleeve of his sweatshirt. (T: I agree, BTW, I even tuck my shirt into my pants to seal off everything) The only thing he enjoys watching on TV is Dateline, College Football, The Lakers, Dodgers, Raiders, and occasionally American Idol because he likes to make fun of the people who can’t sing.

(Thanks Kylie)

Daniel- Happy Birthday bro. One day, when we are old and gray. We will watch sports and take naps all day long.

The Halloween costumes were fantastic yesterday. We’ve narrowed down the list to a few particular costumes taking into account creativity and execution. The finalists are:

Morgan: Waldo
Jeff: Barney & Knight (two classes, two costumes!)
Marcus: Heisenberg
David & Saulo: Los Cholos
Nathalia: 50 Shades of Grey
Mike C: Ace Ventura
Nat & Kristen: Bacon & Eggs
Cicely: Bridezilla
Avelyne: Pensatucky

Vote for your favorite costume in comments below (write ins accepted as well). The winner(s) with the most votes will have a prize coming their way! Check out all the photos here.

On another note, don’t forget this Saturday is the Clothing Exchange and Potluck! Address and sign ups for what you are bringing are on the office door.  If you haven’t attended one of our potlucks yet, you won’t want to miss out as we have some really amazing chefs at Intrepid!

WOD 11.01.2013

Hang Power Snatch 3 x 3

Then, 3 Rounds for time:

  • 5 High box jumps
  • 10 Handstand pushups
  • 400m Run
  • Rest 1 min

12 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Daniel (aka Mulligan)"

  • Amanda says:

    November 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM -

    Awesome post! Hilarious!

    Mulligan, I’m always impressed by the nonchalant WOD-beast. It is humbling how easily you mastered muscle ups. Thanks for keeping us humble. Happy birthday!

  • troy says:

    November 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM -

    Happy Birthday big bro #2

  • Tom D. says:

    November 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM -

    Happy Birthday Daniel,

    I was hoping to find out how you got the nickname “mulligan”. Have a great day and a good long nap.

  • Saulo says:

    November 1, 2013 at 8:51 AM -

    Mulligan, the man who’s times I chase on a daily basis, The Beast. Have a great Birthday. I swear at times I think you can carry that scooter faster than it drives.

  • Tom R says:

    November 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM -

    Happy Birthday Daniel. Have an extra long nap today, its your day….

  • Brian says:

    November 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM -

    Happy Birthday Daniel.

  • tami says:

    November 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM -

    Happy Birthday Daniel! Nice post:)

  • Anna says:

    November 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mulligan!!

    I’m so lucky we had the sleep challenge before you (and Ray) joined the gym. My twice-weekly nap schedule secured an easy victory last time.

    And I love Dateline on Friday nights!

    Fun post Tyler!

  • Nathalia says:

    November 1, 2013 at 2:13 PM -

    Happy birthday Mr. Penguin. Thanks for cheering me on to finish that awful WOD even though you were done like 30 minutes before me.

    Intrepid had a sleep challenge?! I’m in!

  • Patrick says:

    November 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mulligan!

    My vote goes to Los Cholos!

  • Holley says:

    November 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mulligan!

  • Nathania says:

    November 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mulligan!!

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