Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hot-hot-hot-hot chocolate!

Last night before going to a Jazz game with some of my co-workers, we stopped off at a quaint little place called the Cocoa Caffe on 9th south in SLC. Whether you be a cocoa conossieur or not, it is absolutely imperative that you sample their chocolate fare! I have never been so taken aback by the thickness of a cup of cocoa. It literally tasted like a melted dark chocolate bar! About two months ago I stopped eating anything with sugar in it, but I was assured by Chris, a fellow non-sugar eater that this cup of cocoa would not enduce a sugar headache. Each sip proved to be better than the first. I was reminded of a familiar children's christmas book 'The Polar Express'. While in the train on their way to the polar express, Chris Van Allsburg describes the children drinking hot cocoa that taste like melted chocolate. Yumm... I always remembered that and with my first sip immediately likened it to what it must've tasted like on the Polar Express. Absolutely delicious hot, hot chocolate!

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Giant Among Men...

“The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
( Conference Report, Apr. 1995, 95.)

We will miss you, dear President Hinckley.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I've always been a winter person. I love a good snowfall, I crave being snuggly warm in a blanket with a steaming cup o' chocolate, and I adore running around in the snow with my nephews. However, the past week of winter has got me wondering whether or not I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) Read below:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, is an affective, or mood, disorder. Most SAD sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. The condition in the summer is often referred to as Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder.

It's a blah feeling. This week especially I've been feelin' it. We've had extra dreary days. Not fun. Plus, I'm ALWAYS cold!! I'm actually at work right now with a blanket draped over me. Once I get home, I'm home to stay. There's almost no way to get me out of my little cave - because I'm wrapped up in the blanket(heaven itself)XanGo gave us all for x-mas (it is my saving grace this winter). I need some warmth! Suggestions, por favor.

Is anyone else feeling this way this winter, or is it just me?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Shannon says I'm a nerd...

...but I thought it was rather funny. Sometimes I think I'm funny - especially when Stephanie and I come up with funny ways of asking our boss to leave early. Here is the most recent absurdity...

Fearless Leader,

May we extend our heartfelt wishes for an enjoyable meeting in the ever-damp city of Seattle. Your absence is felt greatly, and lo, our faces do surely confirm the burden.

What doest thou in Seattle? Hast thou seen the ever-present and over-grown needle that points to the heavens? Or perhaps you have been so honored as to taste the fine cuisine of the western shores.

In our humble village of Lehi, we have experienced a great measure of cold. But alas, our hearts are warm.

If it be expedient unto you (and with hope in our hearts), we ask that we may, if our tasks be done, exit this majestic edifice through the southern-most facing door to be received at home by our ever-loving, ever-cherishing one hundred feline.

If this be agreeable to you, please answer in the affirmative.

Many thanks and happy journey,

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Flight of the Conchords

Just in case you need to brush up, here is a lovely French lesson for your enjoyment...

(I love these guys!)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Reflections on 2007

Countries traveled to: Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico.
Business travel miles: 27,000
Weight lost: 13 lbs. :)
Weight gained: 10 lbs. :(
Nieces or nephews born: Zero. My married siblings better get a move on!
Number of jobs: 3 (all within XanGo)
Marriage proposals: Um, let me think about that one... oh yeah, none.
Number of Dates: Muchos
Favorite book read this year: The Kite Runner
Favorite movie of the year: Good question...