Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wanted: Friends

NTAFR* seeks friends to run with. Crazy friends.

I just was reading about the Wasatch Back Relay on the Kenyan Within. Sounds like she had a lot of fun when she did this. Obviously I won't be able to enter this year**

Wasatch Back Relay
Think of it as a 178-mile party with 12 best friends. Teams of 12 will rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors. Teams will party along the backside of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from Logan (85 miles north of Salt Lake City) to Park City, Utah (15 miles east of Salt Lake City).

*New to Area Female Runner -- like people aren't making up acronyms left and right on CL.

** Not obviously--digression. Whoa! Wait, maybe I can do this. Peeps are still looking to fill up teams. Let me contemplate this. Move June 15th go to North Carolina for family reunion, depart Monday June 18th. Arrive in Logan Thursday June 21. Race is June 22-23. I might be able to do it. It really would depend on the what the start time is on the 22nd. And the terrain. Between the terrain and elevation, this might not be a good idea. Ooo and based on the training schedule, I don't think my miles are high enough right now. Next year.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Watch out for the Emos!

Check out this article my friend Georgia passed along. It's from a Utah ABC affilitate. I've included the text, less this imporantant public service announcement be lost.

WARNING!! Decade old fad crosses the Wasatch. Teens experiencing angst in record numbers.

So this answers some important questions about living in my new home.
1. I'm going to have to get satellite radio.
2. The skinny jeans are coming out of the Goodwill pile and back into the closet.

ABC 4 Investigation: Emos exposed

ABC 4 News is sounding the alarm about a teen phenomenon sweeping the nation. It’s something we found most teens know about, but few parents had any clue of. It’s called EMO CULTURE.

EMO is an abbreviation for emotional. Part punk, part goth, emo kids celebrate sadness and pain. Psychologist Judith Zimmerman tells ABC 4 NEWS, “Part of the guiding philosophy of EMO kids is pain. That’s the sub-current.”

Our news team began their study of emo culture on the internet, where we quickly found hundreds of sites dedicated to teaching kids what emo is and how to be it. One site instructs, “dye your hair black. Style it in the gunshot wound and never be happy.

Happieness is a sin to emo culture.” In a state where the number two cause of teen death is suicide, experts say parents need to know emo culture and understand it.

“Not every child who looks emo may be in to cutting themselves, dark poetry or talk of suicide,” says psychologist Judith Zimmerman. “Some of these kids may just be in a phase. It’s important to tell the difference between a fashion statement and a commitment to a lifestyle. Parents need to understand the deeper meanings of why their child might be drawn to emo culture.”

For more information on emo culture, click here.


Holy Cow! Check out the Demographics for Logan, UT.

Basically it's a college town and there aren't so many people over 30. I'm not so worried about aging, but a person coupd easily feel old.

New Abode

Last night I signed the sublease with the woman who will take over my apartment of 5 years in Arlington, VA.
I plan to find a place in Utah once I get out there, and spend a couple weeks crashing at my moms. But I can't help looking. Today there is a posting of a 2 br apt on Craiglist in the Island, available June 15. I spent a little while with the goolge map, trying to figure out exactly where it was on its block and then tracing around the area, the Island trail, the way to Center and Main, the way to the Albertsons, the way to the Canyon.
I'm in contact with the guy and called my step dad to see if he would stop by and look at it for me. It really doesn't make sense to pick a place now. I'm sure I won't have any trouble finding a place once I get out there. But I'm so excited, I want to get things all sorted out. It'd be great to know where I'm going to live and think about my life in that new place.