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Monday, March 16, 2009

I thought inebreation was the happiest state

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?

20 comments:

Shupe said...

Does this explain our chipper, Hyper, Happy moods between the 2 of us?!?
I'm ready for spring/summer- I wanna go hiking !!!!!!

I know who could smuggle ya some Moito's!! I knows dey are yer favoirITE!

Diane said...

The only sort of dry state I could live in is one where it never rains. And I'd hate that, too.

Becca said...

I am so ready for a nice mixed drink and hike on a nice sunny day! No sunny days in sight here in Oregon this week!

Gaston Studio said...

Know what it's like to have lived in a dry state and it's not pleasant in any way, even if you're not an alcoholic!

Miss Thystle said...

I'll meet your at Lake Powell with some Mikes. And if we can get someone from California to bring us some Magner's it'll be a REAL PAr-TAy.

MizAngie said...

I hope they don't poll me about Texas right now as I am in SUCH a shithy mood. NOTHING is fun right now. Ugh.

Laoch of Chicago said...

The really imperative question is do Utah denizens wear Snuggies?

Bev said...

You mean you have to live without Mike's being available at a moment's whim?? Well that's just wrong! How can ya'll be happy about that?

jill said...

but we have the Happiest Place on Earth? how could utah possible beat that? i'm confused....

Jan said...

Funny. I think Michigan is like 48th or 49th on that list. Maybe that is because no one has a job here! Thanks for joining my humble blog. I appreciate it.

Noanie said...

I can't imagine Pennsylvanians ranked too high on that list either. I hate that the state owns our liquor stores. I buck the system and buy my liquor in DE, but shhhh, don't tell anyone, we're not supposed to bring liquor bought in DE into PA!

lizspin said...

And where was NJ??? Nowhere to be found is my guess. . .

Angie Ledbetter said...

Who knew?

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

My hubby loves Mojitos...

Debbie said...

I won't even look where I rank. What if it makes me unhappy?

thesleepdeprivedmomma said...

Hell . . . I'd mail you some Mike's but fear of the Mormons is a powerful thing. I'll wake up to find my daughters gone and myself wrapped in special underwear or something. Considering my ability to negotiate my OWN underwear, I'll pass!!!

Pat said...

We are dead last??? How can that be? There are some happy hillbillies here and we know how to make our own moonshine??? LOL
Still I would like to hike your state and you know I will have the mikes , may taste a little differnt than you are use to. Have a great day. Hugs, pat

Lisa said...

scary living in the happiest state i guess- what if you become unhappy ? where do you go then ?
the only way from the top is down ?
snicker x

Shanna said...

This is funny - my husband read the same article and told me about it. My response to him was "you know I'm not going back there, right?"

LOL Actually other than a few elephants in the room, I really miss Utah. Texas is definitely not my favorite place...shhh ;)

Suldog said...

Glad to hear you live someplace considered so nice to live! Hello from Taxachusetts!