Monday, August 13, 2012

Utah-cana

All the Utah Book Month posts have made me want to share some other fun little things about the state I call home. Here are some things that say Utah to me:

The Neon Trees
Yep, they got together in Provo.
Also, if I could have hair like anyone, it would be their drummer. Doesn't it look cool?
 

Letters on Mountains
They're all over the place in this state.
This is probably one of the better known ones.


















Fry Sauce
If mayo and ketchup had a baby, it would be fry sauce.
Actually, that's exactly what it is.
I think it's disgusting, but my husband is quite the fan.










The Provo Library
I drive past another library just to go to the one in Provo.
Seriously.
That's honestly a hallway in the library. With some cool lighting.




















The BYU
Which is why I came out to Utah in the first place. So many things I could highlight, but I'll go with Divine Comedy, a campus comedy group:
This isn't letting me add their video (grr!) But you can watch one here.

And The Hundred Hour Board.
Basically you ask them whatever you'd like to know, and they'll find you an answer in about 100 hours.

What says Utah to you? Or what things are unique to your home state?

24 comments:

  1. You don't like fry sauce? I'm so disappointed. I love it! But, I am a native Utahn. Also, fry sauce sometimes has pickle juice in it. I like about every variety, except the ones with relish in it. Blech.

    Something that says Utah to me, but not in a good way, are those tacky vinyl families that everyone (or it seems everyone) has on the back window of their car. I call them a kidnappers guide to your family.

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    1. I just don't like mayo in any form, so no fry sauce for me. I'd never thought of those little vinyl families before, but that's really true. Everywhere. And they do have a certain "steal my child"-ness about them.
      At first I thought you were going to say those vinyl phrases people put up in their houses (All because two people feel in love; Live, Laugh, Love & the like). My husband wants to make one that says "Love is a four letter word" or something along those lines...

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    2. Ah. I can understand your dislike then. Do you like Miracle Whip? Or, is that too much like mayo? I love making my own fry sauce with Miracle Whip. It's so yummy!

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    3. I just saw this comment now. I'm not even a Miracle Whip eater. I think it's a texture thing. Too squishy.

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  2. *Gasp!* Fry sauce is the best! Hahaha. It's definitely a Utah thing, though. :) I haven't heard of The Neon Trees before now, but I love that song! Definitely a new fan here. Love this post!

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    1. That's a newer song of theirs. Probably their best known one is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7Hlg75Mlo

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    2. Oh man, hahaha, I love that song! Okay, I guess I just don't know my music artists very well. Lol.

      Also: I did my own post about things that remind me of Utah (and of course gave you credit). It's here: http://www.thereadingfever.com/2012/08/quintessential-utah.html

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  3. My husband loooooves and misses fry sauce.
    He use to work in Cedar during the summers.

    OMG I apparently must visit the Provo library some day.

    I keep meaning to buy the NT album. They're so good.

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    1. I would say fry sauce is a guy thing, but apparently not! Someday you'll have to visit the Provo area. Then you can visit our library & all our bookish things. :)

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  4. Love this list! The only thing you missed is Jello. :)

    You should definitely turn this post into a Pinterest board and enter my mini-challenge.

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    1. Thanks! I am lame, but I don't know how to use pinterest. Possibly because I've never tried. Maybe I'll try to figure it out for your mini-challenge. :)

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  5. What a fun idea for a post! I love it! Fry sauce is OK but I prefer good ol' ketchup.

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    1. Thank you! I was beginning to worry I had accidentally offended the unofficial condiment of Utah. I'm a ketchup girl, too.

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  6. Fry Sauce definitely makes our state awesome! I remember the first time I was out of state and asked for fry sauce. The people looked at me like I was crazy. Other states just don't know what they are missing!!!

    Fun Post!

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    1. Lol, I'll bet they did. :) I grew up in Chicago & we definitely had regional foods, too.

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  7. Can't believe you don't like fry sauce! What's up with that! :) And what an awesome picture of the library. Wow. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Suey. I need to remember where I got that picture from. I'm sort of photographically challenged, so google image is my friend. :)

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  8. I'm with you on not liking fry sauce - honestly, I don't like anything with my fries, except lots of salt :) You did leave out the mini-vans. Utah is filled with mini-vans!

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    1. Yay for another non-fry sauce person! I totally did forget the minivans. They're everywhere. :)

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  9. I didn't know fry sauce was a Utah thing. I thought it was an Arctic Circle thing, which I was introduced to by my parents, who are from Idaho.

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  10. I didn't know fry sauce was a Utah thing. I thought it was an Arctic Circle thing, which I was introduced to by my parents, who are from Idaho.

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  11. I didn't know fry sauce was a Utah thing. I thought it was an Arctic Circle thing, which I was introduced to by my parents, who are from Idaho.

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  12. I didn't know fry sauce was a Utah thing. I thought it was an Arctic Circle thing, which I was introduced to by my parents, who are from Idaho.

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  13. I didn't know fry sauce was a Utah thing. I thought it was an Arctic Circle thing, which I was introduced to by my parents, who are from Idaho.

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