i'm just a literary tease, my reputation's on its knees.

Land of Mormons, Part 1

March 30, 2006

Utah is a strange and wonderful place full of Mormons, yes, but also breathtaking mountain views, seagulls, flyers advertising Avalanche Awareness, iMacs for anyone to use, and, um, that's about it. This campus is HUGE! I'm lucky I found my way to the student union. My next step is to inquire about the student population, find a cup of coffee STAT, and finish up my presentation for tomorrow morning.

I spent two hours in the Phoenix airport chatting with a 68 year old woman, one of a pair of twins, about life, families, and such. It was so fun! I've always heard that when you travelled alone it was easy to make friends, and since I've met three people (four if you count the little kid's mom) in the past twenty-four hours, maybe it's true.

The weather here in Ogden is pretty crazy - it was nice when I got here (not as nice as Phoenix, but not too bad, but by the time the shuttle got me to my destination, the sky was a rolling black spewing forth hailstones and rain and the wind was blowing with a vengence that made me wonder if god was smiting me for thinking mean thoughts about the two Mormon girls in the back of the shuttle having a spirited discussion about the relative worth of the different books of the Bible.

Later, the rain stopped so I went for a walk to explore the area and rented a movie at a Hollywood Video that had the best selection of Foreign / Special Interest flicks I've ever seen two doors down from Cleanflicks, which is exactly what the name suggests. On the way back, the smiting started again and I was soaked, quite literally, from head to foot by the time I staggered back to my dorm.

The dorms are to be expected: nothing fancy there, but for $9 a night I wouldn't dare complain. They even gave me clean sheets, how about that? The weather is nice this morning: beautiful but chilly so I think I may be forgiven.

So where's the coffee, Weber?

Moira at 10:52 AM :: Comments (3) :: ::

Is it true that Mormons don't eat fast food? Ask one for me (then inquire about the average weight of the population -- this could be an interesting science project).

Posted by: Adam at March 30, 2006 03:24 PM

iMacs for all! Wooo! I'm glad you're having fun despite the icky weather. Enjoy it, and BEST WISHES on your presentation!!!

Posted by: Karissa at March 30, 2006 03:40 PM

I'm so excited for you! Let's hope the smiting holds off until you've had the chance to present your talk.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 30, 2006 05:06 PM
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