Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dear Anonymous

To the person that doesn't like the fact that I don't like Utah
(see comment on post below)

#1 This is my journal. Therefore I can write whatever I choose. You can either choose to read it or not.

#2 I don't care for Utah, and anyone that knows me, knows that. I live here, because we have chosen to live here for good reasons. That doesn't mean that I have to like it, or say nice things about it. Once again, it's my journal and I can write what I choose.

#3 Imagine if you were to move away from Utah, at this moment, and go to Arizona. You would leave behind many friends, most likely family, places you are familiar with and enjoy. You would have many ties and wonderful feelings about Utah. That's how I feel about Arizona. It's more the ties that I have, the emotional ones, that draw me to the Phoenix area. Even if the summers are killer, I love it because of the people and the places I enjoy. I hope you can understand that.
I'm sure someday I'll feel the same way about Utah. It's getting better, but 14 years vs. 18 months, it's got a long way to go.

15 comments:

S.J. Crawford said...

HOLY COW!!! I totally defend your right to free speech Dawn! What you said wasn't even bad. Jeesh!!!

ahe said...

You should block anonymous comments. Seriously, anyone who hides behind "anonymous" doesn't deserve to be represented.

Susan said...

Calm down girl! I know you secretly
love living here because you get to see ME so much!

janelle said...

Amen! Couldn't have said it better myself! I thought stalkers were just suppose to stay quiet! Ugh! And, by the way, I Love your feelings! :) ESPECIALLY about Utah!

Katie said...

You may not love Utah Dawn, but from what I hear Utah sure loves you!

Jane said...

All I know is I love ALL 50 states. (I don't want to offend anyone) And of all 50, I am sure glad you chose to move to this one. It will be a sad day for a lot of people if you ever leave. We love you!!!

Aileen said...

Katie could not have said it better! Utah is LUCKY to have you-esp. your ward! To see and learn from your endless talents- how lucky is that!? It would be selfish (with all those talents) for you to stay in one place forever and not spread them around a bit !!! I predict Utah will one day win you over!

Love, Aileen

Brooke said...

It wasn't me :)
I think Utah is great.
But I've lived here for 35 years and have a ton of family here.
I also think you're pretty great...even if Utah hasn't grown on you yet.

Alison said...

It is funny for me to read all these comments... I am an Arizona native. I moved to Utah to go to college and ended up staying there for eight years. I totally and completely fell in love with Utah. When we moved back to Arizona, I left a part of my heart in Utah.

There are so many things that I hate hate hate about Arizona... June, July, August, to name 3. But there are things that I love about Arizona... my mom, dad, sister-in-law, brother and nieces and nephew to name seven. Oh, and November, December, January...

At this point in our lives, we choose to live in Arizona... I can still hate things about it though... right?

Anonymous is bored. They need a hobby! Maybe writing travel guides is a good option!

And Dawn... those Foutz girls are all correct... Utah is sooooo lucky to have you!

Lorie said...

Can I just say that ALL sane intelligent people love Arizon! ;d

Maryann said...

What in the world? Who DOES that? That's one of the things I love about you Dawn... that you speak your mind!
Way to go anonymous. You just validated some of the reasons she doesn't like Utah. (I'm going to go ahead and assume you're a Utahn)

scollier said...

WOW!! Love you tons girl. It never ceases to amaze me the things that people feel us there right. You are a lot nicer than I would have ever been. I also agree with the previous comments that whoever left an anonymous message is a coward. The part that freaks me out is that they have been reading your blog for awhile now. Makes me want to go private again. Plus anyone that truly knows you knows that it is nothing personal against Utah. You would hate Idaho, Montana...basically any where you don't have warm and family. LOVE YOU TONS!!!!

kiley said...

i don't like utah either... hate on!!

Janell said...

:) Calm down, Anonymous Utah-lover! No need to be so defensive! :) Sheesh... It's not like you live in Tennessee or anything!!
-jd

Anonymous said...

I say GO ANONYMOUS! I'm right there with you and everyone should look on the bright side.

Anonymous2