In case any of you missed the memo - I officially live in the happiest state. No, it's not the ignorance-is-bliss state, or the state of complete disarray even though I am a resident of those two states.
Turns out the happiest state in the U.S. of A. is You-tah!
I know, get out! They say it's because of its vast outdoor recreational opportunities as well as the healthy habits of its residents. I think I heard somewhere that we also consume antidepressants at the rate of hand over fist, but I think that's expected of a state where over half the residents don't drink alcohol.
Speaking of alcohol, if you can believe it, our state legislature has decided to do away with the law that requires a club membership to order a mixed drink or a 'real' beer in You-tah without buying a meal. I'm sure it has more to do with raising the revenue from sin taxes than making us seem less like a dry state. After all, you still can't buy malt coolers here and the state still owns all the liquor stores, but remember, we were NOT named the most reasonable state.
Anyway, if any of you Kentuckians (49th happiest) or West Virginians (Dead last) want to come out for a good time, just let me know. I will fire up the blender and take you on some awesome hikes.... but probably not in that order.
But, um, could you smuggle me some Mike's?