A Dream Realized


We all have dreams.

Some of us might have aspirations to make lots of money, have a huge bubbly butt or meet Carson Daly.

TRL? More like “TRSEXY!”

One of my dreams, for a while, has been to have a man cave.

When Bunny and I began to search for a new house several months ago, my one and only request was to have a place to call my own.

I didn’t care what it turned out to be. It could have been a third garage, it could have been attic space, it could have been a closet, it could have been a freakin’ sod house for all I cared. I just wanted a place where I could get away. A place where I might be able to kick back, watch a baseball game and look at the newest swimsuit issu…. er, book with words in it (no pictures!).

We looked at what seemed like two billion houses. Some with a media room, some with a third garage, some with sheds in the back yard and one with what appeared to be a room where they kept their demon possessed child.

Since I’m a simple man with few requests when it comes to buying a house, I saw potential in each of these rooms (except the satanic one). I could imagine a projector and screen, a wall filled with nothing but a wide selection of movies and a space to set all my Texas Ranger’s paraphernalia. Each room would have been suitable for my needs… but Bunny couldn’t find what tickled her multiple fancies in any home.

Bunny needed an island in the kitchen, a floor plan that included a “mother-in-law plan”, a gas stove, bigger master closet (for all those damn shoes), an office, four bedrooms and cubby where she can store the lock of Justin Biebers hair she bought on eBay for $4,000.

My one request was indeed easier to fill than Bunny’s multiple needs because we eventually “settled” on a house that lacked the “mother-in-law plan” and cubby for her Justin Bieber lock of hair.

Unbelievably, it had the best man cave option of all.

So without further ado, allow me to let you (ladies included) to view within the confines of my man cave.

Looks fairly unassuming right?

BOOM! (Notice the manly Dora the Explorer seat next to the manly recliner)

What’s a man cave without an ode to his favorite professional team?

What’s a man cave without a wall FULL of autographed pictures of famous hotties! Okay… so it’s not full… YET. I’m working on it.

What’s a man cave without a line of autographed baseballs SURROUNDING the perimeter of the recessed lighting above? Okay… so it’s not surrounding the perimeter just yet… but I’m working on it.

What’s a man cave without a GIGANTIC television!!! Okay… so it’s not gigantic YET… I’m working on that too.

Quite frankly, before you get a judgey and say, “Well… that man cave doesn’t look all that spectacular!” just remember that we just moved in about a month ago. Aside from spending a small fortune on the movers, a new fence, a new refrigerator, a security system and a professionally installed stripper pole for Bunny’s strip aerobics I feel like the man cave looks pretty effing awesome.

My long-range plans include surround sound, a bar complete with bar stools, some theatre style seating, shag carpet and a piranha aquarium.

The man cave is a work in progress but it will always be a place where I can go to wind down and ponder the dreams I’ve been so lucky to see come together in my lifetime.

I must be doing something right.

13 responses to “A Dream Realized

  1. Dude, From where I’m sitting, you seem to have done quite a bit right! Good for you on the man cave! I’m still in need of one myself. Perhaps when we do finally buy a house ourselves. The biggest difference in yours and mine, is the Tigers will be the team of choice. BTW, what the heck was Hamilton thinking in Detroit(or his base coach anyway?)

  2. It looks great, Chris! I especially love the manly dog crate where you plan to keep your pet wolverine.

  3. That picture of the TV killed me. Does your surround sound consist of placing small TVs around the room?

    But hey, congratulations. It’s a hell of a lot more than I have. I do have a Bieber pube, though. And it’s NOT for sale.

  4. nice chris even for a work in progress its awesome. i love the doors to it kinda like it was the entrance to the batcave.

  5. Congratulations on moving into your new house and getting your own man cave. I’d like my own…but that won’t be happening. Glad to see you’re doing well, with weight loss and joy in getting paid to write. :)

  6. What a great man cave! You deserve it Papa K!

  7. You’re making progress! At least I can now walk from one end of the man cave to the other. If I wanted to. Which I don’t. It is, after all, a MAN cave. Btw, I love Story’s chair next to yours. And…I also love Bunny’s shoes (from the previous post), just wish I could wear those stilts. You’re both lookin’ great!

  8. Nice cave K. But I think you need a stack of gnawed on bones piled up in one corner too.

  9. I’m a little late – I seem to be late at all things, just ask my friends and they will tell you. I think that the man cave is awsome and I’m glad that you’re back.

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