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post #121 of 149
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Originally Posted by outlier View Post

I believe there are two d's in "redd up".

"read up" would be more accurate.

It's short for "ready up." As in, "Ahm gawna gaoh dahn tahn teh wawch the Stillers pleh the Brahns, but first gotta read up my room."
post #122 of 149
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Originally Posted by GrizzledVeteran View Post


"read up" would be more accurate.
It's short for "ready up." As in, "Ahm gawna gaoh dahn tahn teh wawch the Stillers pleh the Brahns, but first gotta read up my room."

 

But there were all of the billboards from a couple of years ago with our boy mayor asking everyone to "redd up" the city!

 

(Actually, this is the first sensible explanation of the phrase that I've heard in my ten years here...)

post #123 of 149
Probably because if you did it literally as I did, people might think it means "read up" as in "reed up" as in "study".
post #124 of 149
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

 

So describing/justifying where one lives in relation to distance from a big city without enquiring isn't strictly relegated to NJ people saying their 15 minutes from Manhaaatten, eh? .

 

Nope. 

 

For some reason, this post reminds me of the time a friend of mine encountered some hikers from NYC on the way up to Glorieta Baldy in New Mexico who wanted to know how many blocks it was to the top of the mountain (thanks for the memories, Sharon).

post #125 of 149
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

Met some really nice people today on the hill. They happened to be ex Mormons, very welcoming and friendly an even showed me a few of there favorite place to ski.
I agree it is surely going to take some adapting. I like to think I adapt well to most situations. There is a lot of people's who move east to west is there anyone on here who has had an experience moving from the west your east?

 

 

I moved from NM to NY for 2 years.  I never had an issue making any friends or being accepted.  I generally think east coast people are a lot more open and easy to get to know.  Far more accepting, less apt to judge you on religion or wealth.  Don't get me wrong, NYers can be some of the biggest aholes you will ever meet but they will let you know up front how they feel and the BS level is generally lower out there.

post #126 of 149
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I moved from NM to NY for 2 years.  I never had an issue making any friends or being accepted.  I generally think east coast people are a lot more open and easy to get to know.  Far more accepting, less apt to judge you on religion or wealth.  Don't get me wrong, NYers can be some of the biggest aholes you will ever meet but they will let you know up front how they feel and the BS level is generally lower out there.

 

wow, couldn't disagree more.  I grew up in Boston and lived in NYC for 8 years, before moving West.  I cannot believe how nice and cool the people are out here - way more laid back people looking to have fun, work to live, etc.   And the women are awesome - hot, fit, cool, unpretentious.  In NYC it was all about do you have $$$ and a place in the Hamptons.  And the accents >>shudder<<

post #127 of 149
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Originally Posted by wasatchwarrior View Post

 

wow, couldn't disagree more.  I grew up in Boston and lived in NYC for 8 years, before moving West.  I cannot believe how nice and cool the people are out here - way more laid back people looking to have fun, work to live, etc.   And the women are awesome - hot, fit, cool, unpretentious.  In NYC it was all about do you have $$$ and a place in the Hamptons.  And the accents >>shudder<<

 

 

Hey there is a reason I still don't live back east LOL.  Every place has its negatives. 

post #128 of 149
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As a recently transplanted Californian in Pittsburgh PA, I can relate.  I'm almost over comparing the purchase of beer, wine and liquor between the two location and remaking how genuinely backwater this part of the country is.  Next week I will take pencil tracings of my car's VIN and submit it as evidence in the matter of obtaining a single rear-facing PA license plate. th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Yinz don't have to go as far as Utah to find weird culture shock.


I grew up in Ohio, then moved to Pittsburgh for 7 years... and now in Utah.  I laugh when my Pittsburgh friends make fun of me for moving to Utah.  They think that I live in a dry state.  I try to explain to them that I can at least buy beer in a grocery store or gas station now - and i don't have to go to the distributor and buy it by the case....  Yeah it's only 4%, but it still does the job - and I can always go to the liquor store if I need something better .. though the selection in Utah sucks.

 

Not to mention the fact that many bars in Pittsburgh still allow smoking.

 

I still loved my time in Pittsburgh, don't get me wrong. It's a beautiful city overall.

post #129 of 149
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I understand now. After being here a few months and riding a couple of chairs with New Jersey and East coast tourist has made me despise them :). 

post #130 of 149
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I understand now. After being here a few months and riding a couple of chairs with New Jersey and East coast tourist has made me despise them smile.gif

Okay, that was funny.
post #131 of 149
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So describing/justifying where one lives in relation to distance from a big city without enquiring isn't strictly relegated to NJ people saying their 15 minutes from Manhaaatten, eh?  Interesting.

 

Late reply, but no. If I told you I lived in Annandale, VA, would you have even the remotest idea where that is? I hope most people in the U.S. would have a general idea of where Washington, DC is. If nothing else than to keep away from the place. biggrin.gif
 

post #132 of 149
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I thought I knew Pittsburgh...until I moved here in November.

 

Welcome back to the East. Nice ball parks you have there (but yer hockey rink is a dump. smile.gif )

post #133 of 149
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Late reply, but no. If I told you I lived in Annandale, VA, would you have even the remotest idea where that is? I hope most people in the U.S. would have a general idea of where Washington, DC is. If nothing else than to keep away from the place. biggrin.gif

Sure, I was born and raised in Annandale biggrin.gif
post #134 of 149
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Sure, I was born and raised in Annandale biggrin.gif

 

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post #135 of 149
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Late reply, but no. If I told you I lived in Annandale, VA, would you have even the remotest idea where that is? I hope most people in the U.S. would have a general idea of where Washington, DC is. If nothing else than to keep away from the place. biggrin.gif
 

 

Yes, I would know that you were from VA, which means I'd have no interest in what's nearby, and I'd understand why you left to have a good time.

post #136 of 149

As a recent college graduate/dirtbag, I moved from wild and woolly Portland to staid and suspicious SLC in 19xx... and I hated it. It felt like a desert to me, and not just topographically. I've been back since, and it seems more or less like any other US non-city now, which I guess rates as an improvement. The skiing's not bad, though. 

post #137 of 149
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 In NYC it was all about do you have $$$ and a place in the Hamptons.

Just because I keep reading this type of sentiment about the East in this thread...No one works in non-profits, teaches, is a nurse, artist or social worker? Everyone just cares about money? Huh.

 

 

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And the women are awesome - hot, fit, cool, unpretentious.

Ha, I bet. SLC leads the country in breast implants and is near the top for most kinds of plastic surgery.

post #138 of 149
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Originally Posted by Christy319 View Post

Just because I keep reading this type of sentiment about the East in this thread...No one works in non-profits, teaches, is a nurse, artist or social worker? Everyone just cares about money? Huh.

 

 

Ha, I bet. SLC leads the country in breast implants and is near the top for most kinds of plastic surgery.

I have to question that last part. Where'd you hear that? I can't say I've never seen fake ones in UT, but it's no Miami or LA.

post #139 of 149
Boob jobs are a Utah speciality. You haven't been paying attention. The wife & co. do them and stay quite busy, except when they're rebuilding knees...
post #140 of 149
Thread Starter 

I have my complaint about slc but the fake yapos is not one of them

post #141 of 149

This is my first post on this site, I just had to jump in.  Tfull the only thing wrong with this thread is that you are apoloygyzing (spell check please) too much...you are spot on with the SLC culture.  I have lived in the SLC area for about 5 years now.  Moved here with my wife(wife born and raised here till she moved to Phoenix where we meet and married) and son after leaving the military.  I have lived in the east  and in the west (other than SLC) and I get the whole east coast vs west coast vibe thing...but thats not whats going on in SLC or Utah.  People that have never lived here don't understand what you are referring to.  This is a very STRANGE place.  I suspect most of the people who attacked you for questioning it are LDS, its there nature.  There is a constant front being put out that Utah is perfect and they try to discredit anyone who says otherwise and confronts the issues with this culture.I have grown to love Utah's outdoor lifestyle.  Ski some of the best skiing if not the best in the lower 48 in the winter and mountain bike some of the best trails in the country in Summer (Moab, Park City Trails, Gooseberry Mesa), but the culture is whacked.  I have found that if you are not LDS you are always treated as a "guest" in THEIR state (drives them nuts when I know more about Utahs backcountry and wilderness more than they do, them being native Utah'ns), I have never had that experince in all the places I have lived, usally you end up blending in and becoming part of the community...not here unless you are LDS or CONVERT to LDS.  People are not allowed to have their own identities (need spell checker) in the LDS relegion.  My wife and her family left the LDS relegion because thet were tired of the BS...the stories she can tell of what goes on in the Temples and behind closed doors is scary.  Luckily I work in a large enough organization that there are many people from other parts of the country and WE ALL SAY THE SAME THING...its not you TFULL its here, something in their koolaid (never drink their koolaid).  My advice would be for you too move to Park City, that is the closest you can get to a "normal" atmosphere in this area.  There is a reason many of the native Utah'ns (is that a word) stay away from the ski resorts and Park City, because the resorts and PC cater to people from other places for the most part and dont care about the local BS culture.  This is a beautiful state (when the inversion is not present) and I encurage more people to move to this wonderful outdoor enviroment so we can have more diversity...we need it. Also Tfull if you want to test if someone of the LDS relegion is a true freind or just putting on a front, offer to do THEM a favor...babysit, move some furniture, bring them dinner when there sick, ETC.  Then you will find out if they are sincere or just trying to convert you,as my wifes family has told me.  they are taught that they are better than you and are offended and confused if someone other than another LDS person  offers them assistance....really kind of funny to watch.

post #142 of 149
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Originally Posted by VooDoo6 View Post

This is my first post on this site, I just had to jump in.  Tfull the only thing wrong with this thread is that you are apoloygyzing (spell check please) too much...you are spot on with the SLC culture.  I have lived in the SLC area for about 5 years now.  Moved here with my wife(wife born and raised here till she moved to Phoenix where we meet and married) and son after leaving the military.  I have lived in the east  and in the west (other than SLC) and I get the whole east coast vs west coast vibe thing...but thats not whats going on in SLC or Utah.  People that have never lived here don't understand what you are referring to.  This is a very STRANGE place.  I suspect most of the people who attacked you for questioning it are LDS, its there nature.  There is a constant front being put out that Utah is perfect and they try to discredit anyone who says otherwise and confronts the issues with this culture.I have grown to love Utah's outdoor lifestyle.  Ski some of the best skiing if not the best in the lower 48 in the winter and mountain bike some of the best trails in the country in Summer (Moab, Park City Trails, Gooseberry Mesa), but the culture is whacked.  I have found that if you are not LDS you are always treated as a "guest" in THEIR state (drives them nuts when I know more about Utahs backcountry and wilderness more than they do, them being native Utah'ns), I have never had that experince in all the places I have lived, usally you end up blending in and becoming part of the community...not here unless you are LDS or CONVERT to LDS.  People are not allowed to have their own identities (need spell checker) in the LDS relegion.  My wife and her family left the LDS relegion because thet were tired of the BS...the stories she can tell of what goes on in the Temples and behind closed doors is scary.  Luckily I work in a large enough organization that there are many people from other parts of the country and WE ALL SAY THE SAME THING...its not you TFULL its here, something in their koolaid (never drink their koolaid).  My advice would be for you too move to Park City, that is the closest you can get to a "normal" atmosphere in this area.  There is a reason many of the native Utah'ns (is that a word) stay away from the ski resorts and Park City, because the resorts and PC cater to people from other places for the most part and dont care about the local BS culture.  This is a beautiful state (when the inversion is not present) and I encurage more people to move to this wonderful outdoor enviroment so we can have more diversity...we need it. Also Tfull if you want to test if someone of the LDS relegion is a true freind or just putting on a front, offer to do THEM a favor...babysit, move some furniture, bring them dinner when there sick, ETC.  Then you will find out if they are sincere or just trying to convert you,as my wifes family has told me.  they are taught that they are better than you and are offended and confused if someone other than another LDS person  offers them assistance....really kind of funny to watch.

 

Seems like spelling is not the worst problem:

 

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post #143 of 149
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Originally Posted by VooDoo6 View Post

This is my first post on this site, I just had to jump in.  Tfull the only thing wrong with this thread is that you are apoloygyzing (spell check please) too much...you are spot on with the SLC culture.  I have lived in the SLC area for about 5 years now.  Moved here with my wife(wife born and raised here till she moved to Phoenix where we meet and married) and son after leaving the military.  I have lived in the east  and in the west (other than SLC) and I get the whole east coast vs west coast vibe thing...but thats not whats going on in SLC or Utah.  People that have never lived here don't understand what you are referring to.  This is a very STRANGE place.  I suspect most of the people who attacked you for questioning it are LDS, its there nature.  There is a constant front being put out that Utah is perfect and they try to discredit anyone who says otherwise and confronts the issues with this culture.I have grown to love Utah's outdoor lifestyle.  Ski some of the best skiing if not the best in the lower 48 in the winter and mountain bike some of the best trails in the country in Summer (Moab, Park City Trails, Gooseberry Mesa), but the culture is whacked.  I have found that if you are not LDS you are always treated as a "guest" in THEIR state (drives them nuts when I know more about Utahs backcountry and wilderness more than they do, them being native Utah'ns), I have never had that experince in all the places I have lived, usally you end up blending in and becoming part of the community...not here unless you are LDS or CONVERT to LDS.  People are not allowed to have their own identities (need spell checker) in the LDS relegion.  My wife and her family left the LDS relegion because thet were tired of the BS...the stories she can tell of what goes on in the Temples and behind closed doors is scary.  Luckily I work in a large enough organization that there are many people from other parts of the country and WE ALL SAY THE SAME THING...its not you TFULL its here, something in their koolaid (never drink their koolaid).  My advice would be for you too move to Park City, that is the closest you can get to a "normal" atmosphere in this area.  There is a reason many of the native Utah'ns (is that a word) stay away from the ski resorts and Park City, because the resorts and PC cater to people from other places for the most part and dont care about the local BS culture.  This is a beautiful state (when the inversion is not present) and I encurage more people to move to this wonderful outdoor enviroment so we can have more diversity...we need it. Also Tfull if you want to test if someone of the LDS relegion is a true freind or just putting on a front, offer to do THEM a favor...babysit, move some furniture, bring them dinner when there sick, ETC.  Then you will find out if they are sincere or just trying to convert you,as my wifes family has told me.  they are taught that they are better than you and are offended and confused if someone other than another LDS person  offers them assistance....really kind of funny to watch.

 

This is pretty much prejudiced crap, not to mention pretty unreadable crap. No I am not LDS. Yes Utah is different in many ways. But I would compare it to someplace like say southern Alabama where if you are not a serious Christian you would find similar issues, or northern New Mexico where if you are not Hispanic or Indian you will find similar issues, or Berkeley where if you are not really liberal you would find similar issues. Any place with a strong and distinct culture may seem foreign and unwelcoming at times.  I won't spend too much time defending the church because it certainly does have some (many) negative aspects.  But I know huge numbers of non-LDS people in SLC and PC who seem to get along just fine with the LDS majority. Its just as easy to live your life here as anywhere else.

post #144 of 149

I remember not feeling particularly welcome there when I moved in as an outsider. But I'm not here to slag off anyone's faith or anything like that. And admittedly I was a generally foulmouthed waste-O horndog of a deadbeat dirtbag when I lived there. Not that there's anything wrong with that, either, if that's your faith. 

post #145 of 149
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... or Berkeley where if you are not really liberal you would find similar issues...

There are actually some subsets of Park City and SLC where if you are not real, real liberal, you also have issues.  UT is a large, diverse place.  To take it to a more-fun topic than religion, yes there are some neighborhoods in Park City where there are lots of boob jobs.  Many of their owners moved there from CA or NYC.  If you go to the pool in Kamas, which is not that far down the road, you meet lots of cool people, but see many fewer boob jobs.  Hmmm.

post #146 of 149

What's all this talk about LSD and boob jobs? Sounds like EXACTLY where I want to be!

post #147 of 149
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What's all this talk about LSD and boob jobs? Sounds like EXACTLY where I want to be!

Sounds like some parts of Sugarbush to me...

post #148 of 149
Thread Starter 
Gcooker, if you find that place I will move there. On another skiing was nuts today I was skiing in a t shirt. Granted I was probably stretching it and should have had at least a long sleeve shirt on.

People were complaining like crazy about the conditions it was driving me nuts. The sun was out the place was empty and there was soft snow everywhere. You could not hav asked for better conditions considering it hasn't snowed in two weeks.

People are spoiled. I just like to ski whether it be a blower powder day, banging bumps or railing groomers, it's all fun to me.

The other thin I noticed is its never the guy hacking cliffs complaining about the conditions. It's some guy who has not ventured off big Emma. Either way it wa an amazing day and I kept a smile on my face the whole time
post #149 of 149
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post

Boob jobs are a Utah speciality. You haven't been paying attention. The wife & co. do them and stay quite busy, except when they're rebuilding knees...


I'm too busy staring at women's knees to notice the boob jobs. biggrin.gif

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