Looks Like We Won't Have To Ski On Dirt After All.

I love the beginning of our yearly fling with snow. We're so excited to see it again. We call it magical. We say things like, "This is great for our snowpack!"

Things will sour quickly. In a month or so we'll be cursing under our breath as we scrape our windshield for the 400th time. We'll curse not-so-under-our-breath as our fellow drivers go 35 on I-15. We'll say things like, "How bad would it actually be if we didn't have drinking water next summer?"

But let's not get bogged down in the inevitable, and instead enjoy these few weeks of snow-infatuation.

My kid named her snowman Snowy. How young is too young for constructive criticism?

Just About Every Utah Sports Fan Is Having A Good Time


Logan Jones captures the enthusiasm of all Utah sports fans this week in his latest writeup.

Utah football probably stole the most headlines, as the Utes beat the crap out of the PAC-12 all November long (including then-no. 3 Oregon) and punched their ticket to the conference title game. BYU and Utah State weren’t far behind, with the Cougars cruising onward to a Top-13 finish and the Aggies earning their own way to a spicy conference championship clash in San Diego.
Oh, and Utah’s trio of FBS basketball teams? They tallied a combined record of 17-2 in November, with one of those losses featuring a no. 18 BYU team toppling the Utes on the road.
The Jazz won a bunch. RSL somehow stayed in the fight for MLS supremacy. The weather was nice over Thanksgiving. It was as close to an immaculate sports month as you’ll ever see the state of Utah complete.

Read the full piece here (before the tides change and every fan is big sad):

Just About Every Utah Sports Fan Is Having a Good Time
It’s possible—probable, even—that in terms of sheer volume, this was the most successful month Utah sports fans have collectively enjoyed from its main revenue sports.


RHOSLC


LRE, as always, perfectly recaps a very shouty episode of Real Housewives, which found the women trying to settle things before leaving Vail aka Our Collective Purgatory.

Now, there’s a scientific law called the Law of Mary that says that for every reasonable thing Mary says, there is an equal and opposite nonsensical and/or mean thing about to come out of her mouth. For example:
In a confessional Heather reminds us she has overlooked that Mary “married her stepgrandaddy” and says, “When people start drinking when you come around, that’s because nobody wants to deal with your crazy.”
As Heather is storming off, Lisa tries to cover for herself and tell Mary, “We had a great conversation last night . . .” But she’s interrupted by Heather who yells:

Read the full piece here:

RHOSLC Season 2, Episode 12: “You’re Weird”
Now, there’s a scientific law called the Law of Mary that says that for every reasonable thing Mary says, there is an equal and opposite nonsensical and/or mean thing about to come out of her mouth.


From the Podcast


This week on Hive Mind: A Christmas Story (1983) is worth a revisit. Hulu's The Housewife & the Shah Shocker is a hot mess. Bad Movie Club dived into the train wreck called Battlefield Earth (2000). And we got some special insider information about Selling Sunset's Amanza from a devoted listener.