Mary Sue -- A second mom to my husband in his adolescence, and one of the most lovely women on the planet. To know her is to love her and to want to eat her homemade cookies and sit on her couch and talk with her.
Courtney -- I'm not joking when I say that more than a few people, immediately upon hearing my news that I am moving to Provo, said to me, "You'll hang out with cjane all the time, be her best friend. . . ." The first words out of their respective mouths! Okay, maybe the second, but still! This girl makes quite the impression.
Attention, Universe: I find it wildly amusing and somewhat frightening that three weeks ago (I cannot be held responsible for inexact references to time) I filled out an application on Lending Tree for a mortgage; two weeks and six days ago I talked on the phone at length with Dude from First Magnus who tried with all his might to convince me to forego a conventional loan in favor of an interest only loan (red flag -- why would he do that if a conventional loan is what we need and want!); two weeks and three days ago we decided to hold off on jumping into two mortgages, and to wait on buying a house; two weeks ago First Magnus closed all offices and discontinued funding loans, as in, Dude lost his job, along with all his colleagues; one week and five days ago, First Magnus declared bankruptcy; TODAY, I'm still getting emails from Dude from First Magnus, who wants my business. Um, there ain't no freakin' french fries!! (Just wanted to throw that in. Does anyone know the reference?) Dude, you don't work there anymore! Your company cannot loan me money.
Happy birthday to my cool big brother, who clearly needs to update his blog.