Friday, May 23, 2008

The Bums and the drug dealers get it....

what is wrong with all of you hard working, roof over your head city dwellers?

I think the joke may be on those that stay away from the beautiful 10 acres of green open space that lies smack in the middle of our beautiful, charming and let's face it overpriced neighborhood citing that they would, in fact, use it if all those "other people" weren't there.

Let me tell you a secret:
"They" those other people of whom you so frequently name as the reason for your absenteeism from your own damn park-get it and you are missing out

(where else do we have to talk people into using a park....I mean c'mon guys!)

I go into the park everyday(no lie) and not once have I been:
approached for drugs
solicited for prostitution
found a needle
been kidnapped
threatened in any way....

so there you have it-joke is ON YOU!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Who's afraid of Pioneer Park?

Really, I am so very sick of two things:

First and foremost
People(ie media, my extended family and public officials) referring to my park as an unsafe place to be. If these people would take the time to actually visit the park they would find that their perception is not reality. Yea there are drug deals, yea there are homeless people, but in all reality there are both of these things everywhere-GET OVER IT!!! If you don't want to be around drug dealers or those that use drugs you had better stay locked in your room....because they are everywhere(I'm talking to you Sandy and Riverton, Lehi and Provo).....not just in Pioneer park.

Lack of follow just about everyone.....
c'mon if you want something you have to work for it. Do we really think that wonderful neighborhoods and parks just are built and then they are? have to work hard to make a house a home and a building a community....if we want a safer park the people who live near NEED TO WORK FOR IT! You wouldn't expect someone else to clean your house or mow your lawn....this is YOUR space-take some ownership.

Having said that: We need the support of both the Mayor's office and the City council to help in the effort. Talk needs to translate into action. NOW!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

In Tandem

Funny how just one moment can make you realize that summer is here!

There I was minding my own business and then...

this cute little number walked in the door....I can't say that the owner acted surprised when I asked to photograph it........i think I could've taken her...but I was with my least I got a pic

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spring Dine-o-Round!

Twice a year downtown some of Salt Lake City's finest restaurants open their doors to the general dining pubic! This year it all starts May 2 and boy am I excited!
Usually we go one place every day but this year we might do lunch and is well worth the investment!

Check out the participating restaurants here