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[Comments] (7) Neverending Snowy: This past week was pretty eventful. Wednesday I got to go to a client in Provo. We went to lunch at Los Hermanos, which was a blast from the past. But alas, I still have not been away from Happy Valley long enough to miss it. I was happy to get back on the right side of the point.

Thursday I took TRAX to work. It was nice not to have to drive, but it does get crowded for the last leg of the journey. People have told me they study for school/CPA exams on the TRAX, and I must admit I find that hard to believe. All the people on their cell phones are pretty distracting. That night Susie picked me up from work to go to our work Christmas party. It was held at Rice-Eccles Stadium up in the box. The view was awesome and the food was not bad. They had Brie, and the dessert was this pumpkin-cinnamon with pears thing that was quite festive. I also won an iTunes gift card and movie passes. We were entertained by a comedian that recently came from NYC. I wonder if Sumana ever saw his act. But I can't remember his name. He started off slow, but finished pretty funny.

Friday morning I took my UT Laws & Rules test, and passed. So I'm now one step closer to receiving UT reciprocity with my CPA license. I think the last step is waiting impatiently for the government and to pay lots of money. That night it began raining. It turned to snowfall by dark and still hasn't stopped.

Friday night Justin & Tyler slept over. Tyler is afraid of Maggie. He says she hurts him whenever she touches him. He also begged me to get Maggie off his coat. He said she would rip it. Not sure how that is playing out in his head. Tyler had a busy day yesterday. The school buses at his elementary are labeled by animal instead of by number. He takes the flower bus to school and the bear bus home. Yesterday it appears that he conscientiously decided to take the monkey bus home. Some parent recognized him when he got off the bus and drove him around town until he recognized his house.

I mentioned to Susie that this is why a laminated info card should accompany any child's backpack that is not old enough to memorize a phone number or address. Unfortunately, though, that would not have helped. He left his backpack on the school bus.

This morning was our ward party, breakfast with Santa. Maggie didn't seem too traumatized when he made his grand entrance and came up to us and said hello to her. She did, however, scream when placed on his lap. The photographer mentioned that maybe Maggie's brother should hold her. Maggie's brother? Do we look old enough to have a 13 year-old? I'm offended. Do I look like that kind of Utahn?

Lunch and the afternoon were spent at Boondocks. Justin & Tyler occupied their time with laser tag and video games. I occupied my time trying to keep track of them in that madhouse.

My last bit of weekly news involves me riding in the carpool lane the rest of the month. For only $50, I bought a pass to ride in the carpool lane! Considering that one toll road in CA costs $9 each way, I think I got a very good deal. Rush hour is now my favorite part of the day!


Posted by Susie at Sat Dec 08 2007 21:02

Thanks for taking me to a party!! I had fun with you. I think the comedian was Ryan Hamilton?

Posted by Sumana at Mon Dec 10 2007 06:06

As always, I envy your settled life. If you remember any of the jokes the comedian told I have an okay chance of remembering whether I've seen him. Ryan Hamilton sounds familiar.

Posted by Susie at Mon Dec 10 2007 09:15

He did a whole bit about buying pickles at the movies. I think he was on Last Comic Standing.

Posted by John at Mon Dec 10 2007 11:26

Sumana: He did a set on Idaho, where he is from, a set on NYC, a set on out-of-state license plates, and a set on online dating sites.

You're so sweet. Our lives are anything bet settled. But we're getting there! Very excited to see you in a few weeks. Hopefully the snow will still be here.

Posted by Susie at Tue Dec 11 2007 10:42

Thanks for getting up with Maggie in the night! I don't know if she appreciates it, but I sure do!

Posted by Alyson at Wed Dec 12 2007 12:05

I wonder if I'll every be away from Utah Valley long enough to miss Los Hermanos. Blech.

Posted by John at Wed Dec 12 2007 13:36


I agree. I thought I liked Los, but we all ordered something different and it seemed like all our meals were covered in the same sauce. I did not care for my meal there.


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