Are there non-mormon doctors in Utah?

Fun story, I need a new doctor! Why, you might ask? Every time I see my doctor here in wonderful Utah County, he makes sure to lecture me on non-marital sex and then suggests a test for HIV. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for being safe and getting tested regularly (annually maybe, not every… Continue reading Are there non-mormon doctors in Utah?

MTC, duh

For those of you that don’t know, there are a lot of strange acronyms that you MUST know about in order to survive on the “streets” of Utah County. One such acronym is MTC, also known as a brainwashing station for soon to be missionaries. This is where they go to be “trained” to go… Continue reading MTC, duh

Unwelcome children of Utah

I grew up in Utah when I was a wee lad and wasn’t allowed to hang out with any of the other kids because my family wasn’t mormon. Eventually a JW and a Catholic moved into the area and I had two friends but that’s a different story. The issue is the feeling that you’re… Continue reading Unwelcome children of Utah

Relief Society, it’s not what you think…

One thing about working in Utah County is that whenever there’s a large group of women, they default to something called “relief society” talk. Sounds like there’s room for a good Bean-o joke, yeah? Ever see The Stepford Wives? This morning’s conversation started out with who’s kids went where on their LDS missions, as they… Continue reading Relief Society, it’s not what you think…

When are you getting married?

You know what my absolutely favorite thing in the world is?! Getting asked when I am going to get married. In Utah, it’s normal for people here to get married young, have a few kids and then get divorced. I’ve opted out of this tradition and chose to go to grad school instead. That. Is.… Continue reading When are you getting married?

Unwelcome to Utah County…

First day on the job, usually one is greeted by things like “where were you working before” or “are you from {insert state here}?” Not in Utah County.. Instead, you get a variety of questions ranging from a sly, “what ward are you in” to the other – more blunt – side of the spectrum… Continue reading Unwelcome to Utah County…