Since we were in such a hurry to beat the storm on the way to Utah we skipped a visit to my friends house in Oregon. We decided to spend New Years day there instead. It was nice that all the snow had melted off the roads by the time we left so our drive from Utah to eastern Oregon went smoothly. G.'s wife had bought the a copy of the game canasta and said she wanted a re-match first thing through the door. I did not want a repeat of the last time we played so I wanted to see how good I could loose. Of course no one could know so I had a lot of fun deciding who's pile to build covertly (If you are not familiar with canasta helping the person on the left is easiest, then on the right, with the opposite player the hardest because you have to force someone else's hand.). This of course led to a normal 6 hour game into 8 hours and people started complaining that the game was going to long so I switched gears and in two rounds got 3000 points to cross over 5000 and win. I have to say I felt like I was playing God, but everyone came away with a much better mood from the game with no one the wiser (as long as they don't read this, and in that case... Hey guys)
So 2007 will be a busy year. We will be finishing grad school and moving to New York. We will have to start our real lives (get real jobs, buy a house... all the stuff we have been using school as an excuse to not do). I have also decided for sure to write a thesis and have signed up for the proper credits, so its no more just yeah if I want to, there is no turning back now.