I didn’t know the real meaning of morning glory until the Salt Lake Tribune’s story this week that was headlined, “Lehi scraps Morning Glory Road name due to erection connection.” I thought it was either Version A, a blue-flowering summer vine, or Version B, a dreadful weed often found in Utah yards.
A thank you to the uptight, vigilant Xactware Solutions Inc., and company president Jim Loveland (Should he change his last name? I mean that sounds a little promiscuous.), for informing me of one more euphemism I can use for early day male sexual vigor. I was aware of “afternoon delight,” but “morning glory” had escaped me. But I’m not alone. Lehi resident Emily Scanlon was quoted saying she also had never thought of morning glory that way. They are not meddling with the nearby street named After Glow.
The story has hit papers around the world. At least it’s a little and meaningless thing to laugh about instead of what is most of news. At last I’m to my point of why this is about moving from Utah to Arizona. I will miss the quirky Utah news that so often fails to see its own silliness. I will be able to keep up with the internet, but being away from the source lessens pure, unadulterated (!!) enjoyment of being in the mix of things. I know that Arizona’s politics or social life will not be as understandable to me at gut level and childhood experience history. I do know Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer may be the country’s rudest and least gracious among the fifty US state governors.
No morning sex and no evening cocktail! (Who named that? Why isn’t it illegal?) You cannot order a drink before food in a Utah restaurant! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/55590897-79/restaurants-order-law-liquor.html.csp World history of pleasant conversation before gracefully enjoying a meal be damned! Yesterday’s Salt Lake Tribune brought an equally baffling, little-known law to attention that is now being enforced.
Monday the movers come. Serious moving will consume me for the next week or more with travel. I don’t know how often I will be able to pay attention to The Writing Waters and all the people I have come to enjoy through its association. I hope to be more consistent once the move settles down. But who knows? There may be one last Salt Lake Tribune article I just have to share.