Sunday, October 26, 2008

Congrat "U" lations!

To the many of you (ok..3 of you) who participated.... here are the answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Capital- Salt Lake City (Wendy was right, the capital in Utah is"U") j/k
  2. Highest point- King's Peak
  3. Origin of name - Ute Indians
  4. Nickname- Beehive State
  5. Motto- Industry
  6. Bird- California Red Gull (seagull is incorrect)
  7. Animal- Rocky Mountain Elk
  8. Flower- Sego Lily
  9. Tree- Colorado Blue Spruce (Blue Spruce and Colorado Spruce were accepted)
  10. Insect- Honeybee
  11. Fossil- Allosaurus (i did however accept "dinosaur")
  12. Fruit- Cherry
  13. Fish- Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
  14. Rock- Coal
  15. Mineral- Copper
  16. Gem- Topaz
  17. Emblem- Beehive
  18. Dance- Square Dance
  19. Cooking Dish- Dutch Oven
  20. Bordering States-Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona

Drum Roll..... ( no really, be drum rolling )....

In 1st place:

Nikki @ REID reviews (private blog) will be receiving this prestige Utah-Topia award for her 12 points!

And in 2nd place...Wendy @ View From the Grove received 10 points...

Right behind her with 8 points was Jenny @ Oh Fiddlesticks!

Congratulations ladies :) Let me know your addresses so I can ship your prizes.

Thanks for participating!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I had the privilege (it was required actually) to attend part of the UEA Convention for teachers on Friday. It was held at the South Town Expo Center this year--and I've never seen so many freebies being handed out...

There was a booth that was advertising a U.S. Geography Computer Game and I just had to play!
(Map Play)

Here's your test: without cheating (a.k.a. google-ing) see how many of the UTAH facts you can get right on the first try---post your answers by commenting on this post and whoever wins will receive a prize!



  1. Utah's state capital:

  2. The highest point in Utah:

  3. The origin of the name "Utah":

  4. State nickname:

  5. State motto:

  6. State bird:

  7. State animal:

  8. State flower:

  9. State tree:

  10. State insect:

  11. State fossil:

  12. State fruit:

  13. State fish:

  14. State rock:

  15. State mineral:

  16. State gem:

  17. State emblem:

  18. State dance:

  19. State cooking dish:

and finally...

20. List all 6 states that border Utah:

Well--good luck to everyone, I will post the answers and the winner on

Sunday the 26th of October (that's one week!)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Entertainment of the Season

This is before it all went down.


I went to Logan this weekend for the most entertaining football game I've ever been to. I was really excited for BYU to wipe out Utah State. (Yes, I am an Aggie but c'mon, does anyone really expect me to cheer their football team on?)

Anyway, I made it to the game just before BYU scored the first touchdown. Typical.

While watching the game, I realized there was just as much entertainment going on around me, as there was on the field.

  • To the left; One intense Aggie fan who was fond of saying bizzarre things such as: "#22, where's your house?" Also fond of picking a fight with the BYU guys behind us and brushing the dreadlocks out of his own face.

  • To the front; a couple of older gentlman who happened to be die-hard BYU fans. They also happened to be severly annoyed with the fact that no one would sit down. (especially during time-outs and media breaks). "Why doesn't everybody take a seat?!!"

  • Above; the BYU marching band

  • Below; the USU marching band

  • The ENTIRE stadium; decked out in blue and white.

Not one person was surprised when half time came and the Cougars were winning.

Everyone was surprised when the Aggies scored their first, then their second touch down.

So many flags, fumbles, play reviews, fight songs, banners, fan-fights, and more. Seriously, an entertaining game. I have never seen a team so mad about winning, and the other so thrilled about losing. Hilarious.

Utah State never expected to win, hence the reason many Aggie fans were found wearing a shirt specifically designed for this game.
---"Win or Lose.... you still live in Provo.... "nuff" said."

Congrats to the Cougars for winning!
Congrats to the Aggies for surpassing all expectations.