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SLC: Land of Zion, eh?
« on: July 18, 2005, 06:04:33 am »
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Hell, I'm still living in the same house I was born in.  It's a weird place.  It probably made me what I am.

When I was growing up, all I could think about was how much I wanted to leave.  

But then I left.  And I realised that there are, indeed, worse places.  Sure, there aren't as many Mormons in other places, and the weather might be nicer, but it's really not the same.  As weird as this place is, with all of the repression, frustrating politics, gratuitous prejudice, etc, I can still...work better here.

Perhaps it's because I'm a freak no matter where I go.  I can't help but be an individual, a shark among the guppies.  I'm used to getting stares.  But at least, in good ol' Utah, it's a certain kind of stare, a certain of individuality.  I understand the people around me, the Mormons, the ex-Mormons, the anti-Mormons, the bewildered transplants.  

I'm a better mindfuck here than anywhere else.  It truly is a land of opportunity.


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SLC: Land of Zion, eh?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 08:47:36 am »
Yea, I hear that, all the way across the country in Pittsburgh, PA.

Except:
s/Mormon/Steelers Fan/g
s/freak/disinterested geek/g
s/disinterested geek/terrorist who hates america/g (yea, that was a fun conversation; good thing he was drunk and I was running downhill)

A friend of mine left recently. She met some kid who was back-packing up to Maine from some back-water red state and after two weeks or so decided to pack up and talk him into New Orleans. (I'm still waiting for her to get into a fight with him, realize that it's impossible to make up with someone whose already three states away going where he wants instead of where she wants, and come crawling back to her friends for financial support and food.)

The major complaint about this town seems to be that it's boring. I mean, who the hell needs clubs and concerts and a thriving art scene? For Goddess's sake, just log the fuck on!

Of course, the BeeHive beats the hell out of any lame-ass phpBB message board anyday. (The coffee's much better 'cuz it's not virtual! :P )

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 01:40:39 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 10:39:53 pm »
I didn't know you lived in Utah, Badger.  We shall have to hook up.  I shall PM you.

And, I know what you're talking about...you get that certain stare from the people here.  That special one that you could never find anywhere else.

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SLC: Land of Zion, eh?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 01:04:04 am »
Kinda makes me want to go to Utah, then again I might blend in too much to draw any attention.  :?
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Re: SLC: Land of Zion, eh?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2005, 07:17:55 pm »
Quote from: Rabid Badger of God

Besides, I couldn't live without my precious mountains.

this is true. there are no mountains like the ones in utah
we will march down the road with boners!

hey! i can't find my glass eye.
where's my eye?
can't find it without it.
shit!  i think i caulked my eye.