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2012 News Archive

Winter Storm Hits the Wasatch

A huge winter storm hit the Wasatch Mountains starting on Friday. It snowed for more than two days straight. Parts of the valley received over a foot of snow. The Cottonwood Canyons ski resorts received over 40-inches of snow. This evening, I ventured outside to capture some photos of the mountains covered in a fresh blanket of snow.

Quick Trip to the Tetons

We took a last-minute/last-chance trip to the Tetons for the weekend. We had planned to make a trip to the Tetons at some point during the summer, but it just never happened.

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Yankee Stadium and Rogers Centre

On a trip back to New York for my sister's wedding, we took some time to see a couple ballgames. On an extended layover in New York City, we watched the Orioles play the Yankees at new Yankee Stadium. Later in the trip, we took a day-trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto to watch the Blue Jays take on those same Orioles at Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome).

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Foul Ball!

Foul ball from a Salt Lake Bees game

I got a couple fingers on this hard line drive foul ball down the right field line at tonight's Salt Lake Bees game, but I couldn't quite reach it. Luckily, though, the ball bounced back towards me and I was able to grab it before it rolled away.

QRM Conference in Chicago

I've spent the past week in Chicago attending the QRM Conference. (QRM makes financial risk management software that I use at my job.) The conference was very good. I liked having the opportunity to learn more about that software. I also enjoyed all the activities QRM planned for us attendees.

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Blue Jays at White Sox Game

Blue Jays at White Sox game on June 6, 2012

Who's that handsome guy wearing a Blue Jays hat sitting on the aisle at the Blue Jays vs. White Sox game on June 6, 2012? It's me! I was watching some highlights of the game on MLB.com when I noticed myself on the White Sox broadcast of the game while they panned over the crowd after a great play by Orlando Hudson of the Sox. Cool!

311 Day Weekend 2012

I had the fortune of attending 311's biennial concert/convention. This year, they decided to hold two concerts instead of just one. I applauded that move, since the ridiculously long show in 2010 had too many intermissions and you could tell the band (and much of the crowd) were absolutely dead tired by the end of the performance.

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Another Short Trip to San Diego

I took another last-minute, short trip to California to visit my sister and my parents, who were in town visiting my sister.

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Short Trip to San Diego

Sunset from La Jolla, CAAt the last minute, I decided to take a trip down to San Diego to visit my sister. Initially, I planned on flying there by myself. I even went so far as to buy a plane ticket. Eventually, though, my cousin and his girlfriend decided to go, so I canceled the plane ticket and booked a room at the Luxor in Las Vegas for the first leg of the drive.

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