January 15: This is my nephew Ethan, he's the next advancement in human evolution...how else do you explain that enormous cranium, except that it contains an enormous brain?
January 16: In the Salt Lake Valley, during the winter, we often have what is called a temperature inversion, which is when a strong high pressure moves in, and holds the cold air down in the valley, making it actually warmer at the ski slopes than it is on the valley floor.
It also holds the smog in the valley, making for air so thick you can chew it ... and pictures like this.
January 17: Throw me the idol, I throw you the whip!
Turns out I already have both...
And the hat...
And the jacket...
And the shirt...
And the Head Piece to the Staff of Ra...
January 18: Self Portrait
What can you tell me about myself, from this photo?
January 19: My Emma June. This is a typical Emma smile -- sly and subtle, like she knows something that you don't.
Because she does.
January 20: Jordan got her first cell phone on Christmas. She dropped it in a puddle less than a month later. It's not really her fault, you see my family is cursed. It's not like we have had a lot of puddles around, it's just that there is a universal decree that if there is a small puddle, about the size and depth of a cell phone, a Thornblad MUST drop their phone into that puddle.
If you've ever wondered if burying a wet cell phone in a bowl of rice to suck out the moisture works, I'm here to tell you that two days later, it's as good as new.
January 21: Snow finally fell on Salt Lake today. It was really wet and sloppy -- like living in a great big, white Slurpee.