why Missouri is not like Utah.

Targets out here have a whole Hanukkah aisle.

Missourians like to drive 5 mph under the speed limit, and those with dangerous bones in their bodies drive the speed limit exactly.  Utahans don't even know what a speed limit is.

In Utah, you can drive down the freeway and see 50 LDS churches.  In Missouri, you can drive down the freeway and see 50 cathedrals.

Carl's Jr. isn't Carl's Jr. out here.  It's Hardee's.

People out here stop after one child.  Maybe two if they drink a lot.

Everyone drinks and drives.

The weather is not bipolar.  If the forecast show rain for two days and then sun, it will be rainy for two days and sunny on the third.  You can actually trust the forecast.

The streets in Utah are littered with gum.  The streets in Missouri are littered with cigarettes butts.

Walgreens are on every corner.  I don't get it?

Sam's Clubs out here have a wine aisle.

Our apartment building has a bum that lives by the parking garage.  I guess it's just one of those things that comes with city-living.

I've lived here for 4 months and have yet to see an actual movie theater.

People are way more open about their lives.

There are people in certain parts of the state who have country accents that sound just like a Southern accent.

The end.


  1. Lex, this sounds like a wonderful adventure for the two of you!

  2. Walgreen's is seriously the BEST place for nail polish. Goes on sale all the time.

  3. I would go crazy with the way people drive in MO. ;) Speed limit? What is that..

  4. The weather forecast is trustworthy??? Craziness!!

  5. I'm loving your blog! Also, MO sounds like it's got some crazy differences from Utah. You get fireflies though. And for that, I am very jealous.

    Also, you should go stalk my blog a little. You won a giveaway. :)