Saturday, July 09, 2011

provophobia (noun): fear of living in provo, utah

provophobic (adj) - suffering from provophobia
provophobe (noun) - a person with provophobia

Reasons for provophobia:

1) the people there have gone round the bend, as it were. (also known as the point of the mountain). teeheehehe
2) the zip code is very dull. not poetic at all. 84606? Psha. 40404 is poetic. Such beautiful symmetry...
3) there is only one public library. Palo Alto has 5 (though they don't have near as many books as Provo).
4) it is overrun with scary undergraduates. With cars.
5) there is no mocha ice cream flavor at the BYU creamery.
6) you can buy caffeine free diet coke in vending machines
7) University of Utah is where my heart is
8) BYU is in provo
9) The mountain has Y on it. As in, "Y are you a nutcase?" This makes one ponder self-worth. The U on the mountain behind the University of Utah is much better. It says, "U are a nutcase" and there is no need to think about it.
10) No Milk Pail grocery
11) pollution
12) weather extremes. How will I run in the snow?

And so forth. The last three are mainly complaints about Utah in general, or how I will miss the the lovely Bay Area. And I will definitely miss it. A lot.

I am consoled in this upcoming move by contemplating that my family will be nearby. It will be so nice to be able to see them more frequently. I am also consoled because after this move, David will start getting paid at a "real" job. Woot!


Jennie said...

Running in the snow is the best! I spent a winter in Sun Valley and learned to love snow running (watch out for ice, though :)). You can get these gripper-ropes that wind around your shoes for traction and you're good to go. No reason for Provophobia because of running in the winter. :)

MommaMcCarthy said...

There is a library in Orem! I've never been there though... Perhaps we should explore together. You will also have access to the BYU library (which I have yet to check anything out from.

Yes, I really miss #10, BUT there is a CSA here.

Ps, sorry I still haven't called you back.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.