Friday, September 14, 2007
A good friend of mine posted about her recent trip to Utah, in which she complained about the heat, absence of nightly activities and lack of good looking, single, educated, LDS men. After which she was slammed by a number of Utahans.
My recent post about a weird week in Utah, prompted an anon poster to get majorly defensive about where they live (if you’re going to try to put me in my place, fight like a man and post your name!) The strange thing is, I posted a list of events, and in no way slammed the state itself.
I marvel that the people of Utah take critics of their state so personally. Any criticism, of any element is taken to heart. I have good friends that were born and bread in Utah, and they are some of the coolest girls I know. The reason why, they own it! They love Utah for what it is, and can laugh at it when it’s being ridiculous. They are normal.
I love Utah for a number of reasons, let me say this again I LIKE UTAH. How could I not find things to love about a state that sells eggs for $1.20 a dozen? I grew up skiing at Alta, temple square at Christmas time, and I have the most wonderful neighbors in the world. My husband and I could buy a house, and not go into so much debt we have to live on cheerios and mayonnaise. That being said, I reserve the right to mock things about this state which are silly, stupid and absolutely ridiculous.
The common response for any negative comment, dating back to the early 70's was “If you don’t like it then leave”- logic which is not only flawed, but representative of the mentality of the majority of the state. Why look at making things better? Conform or Go Away.
I moved to the Mormon capital of the world, I accept that. If I was to move to Rome, I’d expect to hear about Catholics, if I was in Jerusalem I’d expect to hear about the Jews- so I’m in Salt Lake City, and every time something ‘Mormon’ is on the news I think “When in Rome.” Because it is the Mormon capital of the world, and I am indeed very Mormon, it's not surprising that I may point out all things silly in this state. However, it's not about YOU!
If I can’t handle the weeks of inversion, I’m not calling you retarded for wanting to live in Utah- the facts are- the sun really doesn’t shine in Utah for about 6 weeks straight in the winter time, the heat in the summer is sometimes unbearable, everyone in this state looks exactly the same,Salt Lake City did elect idoit mayor Rocky Anderson to office- twice, Kirby Hayborne is a local superstar, Saturday’s Warrior IS being performed at the local community center in Bountiful and Utahans do take themselves far too seriously.
The Church must know we take ourselves too seriously, it explains this month’s ensign article on Laughter: Click Here
Warning: the Following Video is kind of Creepy
Does it give me street cred that I know Kirby Hayborne, personally?