Sunday, February 12, 2006


Turin Aims to Host Greener Games: "'For once the Games were not set in some far-off mountain resort or medium-scale Alpine town,' Savoia said.

'Turin is a real city, and this has made it easier to accommodate people and infrastructure without impacting pristine areas or fragile Alpine habitats.'"
So is Salt Lake a far-off mountain resort and not a real city? Ah busting poor SLC's chops again are we world? Can't you just leave her alone? Isn't it bad enough she has to put up with hyper-obsessed, demanding, self-serving people who are hell-bent on destroying her natural beauty? Ah well, I'm sure this little passage from the National Geographic will spur some interest in the media here in Salt Lake and that defensive "we're really ok--see we have a 7-11 on the corner which we drive our SUVs to!" reaction will get played out again, just as it always does. Oy. What the hell is up with the self-conciousness of this place, anyway?

On the whole, I prefer to think of Salt Lake, as a state of mind--which for the most part I quite enjoy, so perhaps it is unreal:
There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it
(Willy Wonka)

1 comment:

  1. Poor Salt Lake--you'll never be the cool kid.