Maybe An Alpine Loop Fast Pass?
Wow, the leaves sure are stunning right now, aren't they?
It would be nice if taking a drive to see them did not require nine hours and/or mortal peril.
Last year we made the mistake of driving the Alpine Loop just before the leaves fell from the trees. And we were nearly run off the road every time a car drove past in the opposite lane.
So this year we tried Little Cottonwood Canyon and while the wider road made for fewer white knuckles, we found ourselves in a very long line of cars driving 7 mph.
There has to be a better way.
I get that Utah fall lasts about thirty seconds total and that we all need to snap our pics for the 'gram, but can we not be a little more organized? Take turns? Send around a listserv? Maybe everyone gets one day off of work to take a mountain drive and we just rotate through the names in the phone book?
I'm just spitballing but it seems like the state known for its industriousness can figure this out.
STORIES OF THE WEEK
This Neighborhood Isn't for Sale
I can't stop thinking about this piece from Anneke Garcia. It's ostensibly about a new taco place in her neighborhood, but in actuality a meditation on what it means to live in a place.
What’s the proper amount of civic duty for your city? I get the tiniest city vibe as I take a seat at the outdoor table that was built for mostly white post-war families getting dinner at the Wienerschnitzel. When you’re proud of where you live, how do you show that? When you’re saddened by the rough parts, where do you go with that? When you read about a shooting on a corner, is that now a no-go zone? What about your post-war house with the rose bushes; how far does the TV reporter think the war zone extends?
A mural by artist Jessica Sabogal welcomes people coming from downtown into the North Temple neighborhood. Este barrio no se vende, it proclaims. This neighborhood isn’t for sale. Is that a threat? A welcome? What does it mean for a non-Spanish-speaker? It’s beautiful art. Is this barrio for you, when you drive in town for some Red Iguana or the state fair?
Read the full piece here:
RHOSLC Season 2, Episode 4: Kissing Cousins In Cahoots
Every brain cell I have is currently being used to try and get to the bottom of the catergate mystery from RHOSLC episode 4.
L.R. Encinas outlines the events leading up to the confrontation and the ultimate showdown in her latest recap.
Instead of calling Whitney when her catering went amiss, Lisa says Angie should have called her about it. But then Angie wouldn’t make a very good Housewife, would she? That’s what a normal person would do, but now Angie has signed a contract to appear on RHOSLC and there’s a whole new set of rules for this friendship.
Whitney claims she has a PhD in Lisa’s behavior: “When Lisa’s screaming, it’s because she’s being challenged. When Lisa cries, it’s because she doesn’t wanna deal with it. And when Lisa walks away, it’s because she’s guilty and she’s been caught red-handed.”
Do I think Lisa sabotaged Angie’s catering? I’m not sure, but Lisa hits every beat from Whitney’s dissertation, so she might be onto something. One thing is for sure—now that Angie is a cast member on this show, her relationship with Lisa will never be the same.
Read the full piece here:
FROM THE PODCAST
This week on Hive Mind– Our Fall movie preview in which I didn't think I was excited for, Dune. But I'm actually excited for Dune. Plus a Couch Guy deep dive.
COMING UP ON THE BEEHIVE
Our first read-submitted spooky story! Watch for it in your inbox Monday.