August 6, 2010

do they even HAVE people there?

Didn't want to result to even telling you this but I can't bare it alone. Guys?


JJWT just got offered a kickace law/biz/med/dental job.












in North Dokota.


Thoughts?

108 comments:

Allison said...

I live in Gillette, Wyoming which is like 90 minutes away from South Dakota. They only have like 13 people here, and I hear the further north you go, the worse it gets. Good luck!

rainylakechick said...

You would be the coolest chick-a-dee in the entire STATE if your fam moved to ND! But no Cafe Rio! Could you survive??

me said...

You don't have to go. Just because you're married to him doesn't mean that you have to suffer the consequences of his decisions. Plus, going to ND is irresponsible. Think of your children.

Kari Lyn said...

Is that in the U.S.A.?

heidikins said...

You will be the hawtest wife in the entire state. No quesiton. And probably the most spiritual.

xox

Megz said...

I hear they have really great beef jerky there.
And you would look great in a buffalo cape.

Janelle said...

They have people there, but not ones as cute as you, TAMNers!

McKinley said...

TAMNs you can not eve think about doing that. No one will even care about how cute and stylish and skinny you are there. I mean what else is there to do in that state?

EWWW, TAMNs I love you tooooo much to see your cute little Barbie self go there. I would just cry!

Anonymous said...

North Dakota's not even a real place. Seriously. Must be a scam :).

debbie said...

I heard a cousin of mine moved there. But not for the winter.

Steve and Alli said...

TAMN even you couldn't make barefoot prego in the kitchen look that great in N.Dakota, I mean your neighbours would be so far away since you'll probably have to live in like, the boonies or something... Nobody would be able to see you so how could they judge how totally righteous and spiritual you are???

triciathomas said...

Don't do it!!! You will hate it and have to leave Rio, Anthro, PB!!! What will you do? You might even be put into a branch and then your hubby will never be a high priest!

Mhana said...

How kickace could it be? No earthly success can compensate for not being able to flaunt it in Zion.

Cannwin said...

As a resident of South Dakota I would like you to consider that the Dakota's are surprisingly excellent. I feel like SD is this countries best kept secret. People are great! Nice, open and have typical names.

I love it here and honestly I was really nervous about the move. I thought I would be seeing sagebrush rolling across the roads. Instead I get to have a great house for 1/2 what it would cost out west and a safe neighborhood.

Downsides 1) mosquitoes are insane and roam in packs 2) tornadoes 3) cold winters.

Jami said...

So, if you're serious, ND isn't bad at all. They have more things there than where I am *Wy* BUT, if you're being typical TAMN and just making fun of people, then I guess it doesn't matter. ;)

E. said...

What a great apportunitty to bring your way fun life and your way awsum stile to such a way sad place! What service!

Anonymous said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww i bet no one even shaves their legs there, don't do it!

Ashley said...

I'm sorry, but your little sidebar fetus is disgusting.... Talk about a mutant I can't believe you have something that looks like that living inside of you... ew.

Ashley said...

I'm sorry, but your sidebar fetus is disgusting. Talk about a mutant... I can't believe you have something so gross living inside of you... ew.

Liz said...

OMH. DON'T do it. It's simply impossible to be preggers without your family close. And how will the twins even have any sort of relationship with their grandparents if they don't see them multiple times a week? Everyone knows moving out of state means you don't love your family.

And if JJWT wants to take the job, just remind him...Family First.

christine said...

Con-It's pretty cold there and you won't be able to wear your super cute/modest bikini.

Pro-You'll probably be the hottest most fashionable young mom there.

You can totally show them how to be super hot and spiritchul.

Katie said...

-Frown smile-

Poor thing!

Brianne said...

North Dakota? EW. Why would you want to go all the way out to the middle of nowhere?! Especially when your preggo? What if you like went into labor and the nearest help was like three hours away? What would you do?

Then again, if you went, you could be their life saver and teach them all about how to be totally UH-MAZING like you are. You could teach them so many things, but of course, theyd never get to be as awsome as you are.

I dunno, that's a toughie, TAMN!

Carolyn said...

I checked LDS.org -- they still have wards there! (So there must be people, too!) Think of how much your light would shine amidst all those poor souls who aren't blessed to have just come from Zion, like you! And housing prices are even cheaper -- you could buy a BIGGER McMansion!

Jennie said...

You'll be able to buy a HUMONGO house, but no one will probable ever even see it, so... that's a toss up.

Qwendykay said...

There is no Anthro in North Dakota and I'm not even sure the church is true there.

marcie said...

I am not even close (well, I can't scratch it off entirely!!) to a TAMN, and I wouldn't move to North Dakota. There are some things that just aren't worth it. That is way too cold for this southern girl... heck, I think it's pretty much too cold for any girl! How will you ever wear those new Anthro shoes through 5 feet of snow?!

Ian said...

Oh my, that's unfortunate. Sounds like you guys just weren't righteous enough.

If he'd been top of his class, he'd have had his pick of East Coast jobs, or better yet, the elite outfits in Zion. Sad. Our hearts hurt for you all the way from the panoramic view of our Rameum- I mean, deck of our huge house at the mouth of the canyon.

Lurve ya!

Sarah said...

Oh wow. That's like, the middle of nowhere! I bet those down-home girls could really use a dose of the Happy Valley though. It could totally be your mission!!!

Love how you consult all your ebffs instead of, oh I don't know, praying or going to the temple. Or talking to JJWT.

Wait a minute, are there hospitals there? Because your fetus is going to have to exit eventually. I wouldn't want to be out in the boon-docks for that! Yikes!!!

The Girl said...

Don't go. I grew up in Minnesota, where it's beautiful, but seriously...you cross the border into North Dakota and it's UGH-LY! And it's cold in the winter. Colder than Zion. Way colder. And the people there have no fashion sense. But can you blame them? It takes like, a year, to get the news their. They're seriously cut off from the world. Do you really want to live like that?

Liz-a-nator said...

Girl! Don't leave Zion. I mean, you should be a good wife and submit to your husband or whatever, but do you want your little womb garden blossom to grow up not even knowing what Lake Pal IS? And seriously...how is he/she supposed to envision it's little May/June/July marriage if it doesn't see the Salt Lake Temple all the time? I don't want to be a nosy Nellie but you're seriously talking about endangering your little family's salvation here.

Although...you could be the hot and righteous new mom in your new North Dakota ward. And show all the sisters there how hot and righteous it is to be from Zion and have legit scrapping skills.

That is, if they even HAVE wards there.

Ru said...

Ummm, not to be judgy, but how can kick-a and North Dakota be in the same sentence? Like, what patients will he have? Cows? What clients? Potatoes? No no no. (PS - Bless your heart North Dakotans, love you!!)

Better to be "pre-employed" in a good market and continue to defer student loans/live off Mom and Dad than be employed in an icky market. It's all about upward mobility.

Don't worry TAMNers, we know you'll do the right thing. Pity smile!

Helena said...

NO. TAMN, you can't leave!

GladysIcanbee said...

ewwwwww.Little TAMN on the Prairie.

Shiro said...

Ew. There are more chickens than there are people in North Dakota.

Frau said...

My righteous roommate moved there. She said that it was like real America all over again for these reasons:

1) The men were tough, rude, and would turn off the TV if there was a commercial set to ballet music.

2) The women could have as much hair and eyelashes as they wanted.

3) The radio stations play the same popular music over and over again so you never have to listen to anything new or weird.

4) You drive real cars. None of these nancy Mini coopers or minivans. It's all SUVs or you don't get anywhere.

5) Church was made very spiritual because they have to be that way in the mission field. No one dared question anything from the prophets, the scriptures, Jack Weyland books, Saturdays Warrior, or Especially for Mormons.

No offense to you Zionites, but she said Happy Valley was getting too sissy and wicked for her. She said she needed North Dakota to bring back her testimony.

You'll love it.

The Milligan Family said...

Maybe you could stay here while he commutes there and comes home on the weekend. It's not fair for him to ask you to sacrafyce more than you already have!

anna jo said...

LOL north dakota? that place doesn't even exist. it's all a government conspiracy. wait, is jjwt secretly in the CIA???

RATCH said...

You could provide such a service teching those ND frumps how to be sassy/cute/vitagerific!

Kara Miller said...

Bahahahahaaaa! You would shrivel up and die there...I hear they don't even have spray tans up there!

Nathan said...

Holy cold.

Think of it as going on a mission ... to help correct the poor fashion choices of everyone out there.

Erin said...

go, and then you can like, help convert everyone and since everyone there is bound to be frumpy frumpsters you can help edjucate them and you will TOTTALLY be the queen bee.

not to mention you could single handedly bring back flannel.

Jessi said...

EWWWWW!!! Ok i mean ud be like the hottest Yummy Mummy in Dakota but is it worth it?? ur pregger's...is there even enuff ppl in the STATE to validate u when the new baby comes? do they even have a gymboree? anywhere to rock modest bikinis in the summer? think about it TAMN.

christine said...

Cons-You'll be in North Dakota
Pros- You'll be the hottest most spirichul mom there.
Cons-You won't get to wear your modest bikini as much cuz it's totally cold there.
Pros-New calling!!

T said...

Wow girl, that's bad. ND is like Canada, only worse.

Hold out for a better offer.

Anonymous said...

You should demand that he get a job someplace close to your family...like in the same neighborhood, you should never be expected to lend the kind of support that would require you to move someplace, hubby dreams aren't worth as much as a wife's, he can make new ones. What good is an awesome job if there's no one to flaunt it in front of.

brenkachicka said...

There is a pretty girl behind every tree in North Dakota.
Seriously, you would be the most prettiest girl in the whole state.
You'd be in my stake. I like my stake.

Laura said...

it's not an option. you care about your family, right? and your family consists of your siblings, parents, cousins and grandparents who ALL live in zion, right? if jjwt tries to tell you that your family is him and the twinses, and it's time to be a grown up now that you're married, well, the answer is no jjwt. no

Sweet Em said...

I think North Dakota really needs a big city girl like you to come in and introduce them to modernity.

Brooke said...

You can't allow one of your children to be born outside of Zion! 'Cuz that's what "born in the covenant" means, rite?!?

Jessica said...

Ew....don't do it. I'd never raise my children amongst heathens.

Jessica said...

PS- still grossed out by floating fetus. It's hard to tell which side is the top and which is the bottom. Gross.

J-Dub said...

No job is "kickace" if it is in North Dakota.

Julie Christiansen Rosenhan said...

Hahaha! Love the title of this post; ingenius!

Moniker Challenged said...

Depends. Are you up for the challenge of complaining to your husband nightly, calling your mom daily, flying "home" for five months of the year, and then moving back to Utah in 2012? You'd be able to bear your testimony the week you move back to Utah. About tender mercies, your period of trial in "the world", and then your hero's journey back to Valhalla. Er Zion. Er whatev.

Mitzi said...

That's super lame. You'll have hardly any ppl around you to show off to!

BUT.....

Like with all the money JJWT makes you could have the BIGGEST house....bigger than ALL your friends. That's the most important thing.

Just buy lots of air freshener to get rid of all the country scents...so get like pearberry and twilight moon and all those smells.

MamaBear said...

you know he can't take it. too far from ZI-ON and people and Anthro and Cheesecake Factory! am i right? i know, i'm right!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My darling, you will revolutionize the place.

Joe'n'Jess said...

as long as there is a law/biz/med/dental school there you're ward will be exsactly the same so its okay. just take like 1 class a simester and you can be in the studint ward.

Bakeshow said...

Scary... although, I'm sure they could use a way spiritual pioneer to show them how to make chunky watch-bracelets and teach them the values of huge flowers in they're hare.

Amy said...

Seriously? ND? Not to be braggy, but I'M a kickace law/biz/med/dental grad myself and there is no such thing as any kind of kickace practice in ND.

Sally T. said...

Whoa. That's like...bear country or somethin, isn't it? And...GASP..the Church probably isn't even STRONG there...you'd probably have to go to a little BRANCH instead of a unltra-cool ward with young families.

But you've got to do whatever is best for the hubby...right...? (Translation: Whatever makes YOU happiest!)

Chelsea said...

Suckish! Well at least you would be the cutest, skinnyist, spiritualist person there! Think happy thoughts!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yes, but the cows outnumber them.

Charlene said...

how's the fringe benefits?

Maybe North Dakota could benefit from your awesomness! Might not be as bad as you think - well, except for the snow, the rain, the desolation...

L'homme Masqued said...

My cousin served his mission in North Dakota and now he owns a cell-phone kiosk in the mall. Maybe JJWT will be blessed like that for his selfless service selling cell phones in North Dakota?

Anonymous said...

It works! You can always get a super cute/modest snow-bunny outfit for the slopes. Plus you will still need the modest bikini for all the nights when your hot-tubb'n

Dayna said...

Just think of the awesome missionary experiences you will have! And you will get a kick a%^ calling cause you are way more righteous then the people living there!

Anna said...

I would hold out; anyone who is *in the know* knows that Utah and maybe Cali are the only two states that matter and are superior in every way to every other place. You deserve the best, TAMN! Remind JJWT of that. Always. What's the point of even going to biz/law/dental school, right?

bookharlot said...

OMG! My SIL lived there for a few years. She had to drive an HOUR to get to church. *frownsmile* But I know you'll totes be the cutest one there and can buy lots of darling matchy matchy sweaters for you and the little princess!

Anonymous said...

No TAMN!!!! No!!!! How could you leave Zion?!?! Think of the example your setting for the twinsies/fetus!!!

Mrs. Clark said...

I don't know, TAMN. Yes, there are people there, and you would be able to teach so many people in your ward/branch how to be awesome in a richus, hot way, and with JJWT's awesome education you'd be the richest family on the block, but it's also very cold and snowy and your kids might grow up to like country music and going to Branson for vacations instead of Pal.

Gina said...

Wow - "result to even telling you" - took me a couple times reading the sentence to figure out why it didn't sound right. Love it!

Lo said...

My only thought is YiKeS!! But i know if you endure tell the end it will all work out. I thought you could make anything glam glam and w/the plan but ND is DEFIANTLY not hott. Just sayin.

Lo said...

Sorry to hit you with SoOoO much bad news but the other day I met a boy named Tridger. Anyway, your in my prayers during you're time of dilemm

theriddle said...

Its like the Siberia of America. Don't go. Stay in Zion. We need you here.

Callie said...

They need you out there to glam things up. I just drove through there on my way to the Zion of Massachusetts but I'm sure you'll do great there.

Laura said...

Well, they obviously have enough people to have a temple there...

Annie said...

i am sure there are SOME peeps there, but they prob don't know enough about sassyiness and gLaM to appreciate you for you. it would just be a sad sad waste of such perfection.

megs said...

Geesh my hubby and me actually just moved back from ND--and NO, there aren't any people there. Seriously TAMN, how the heck are you gonna show off your fabulously hott/modest body in 40 below whether? Spring doesn't start until June. I know you'll do the right thing.

Token Asian Friend said...

I'm confused...Did JJWT go to med school or vet school?

Julie said...

My teacher from Australia said he had to live in North Dakota for six years. And every night he stared up at his ceiling and said, "What the heck am I DOING here??"

Mom D said...

Ummm, have you considered that in some remote parts of ND people stay home and have church in their living room? What fun is that? No one to see how riotous and spirtaul you are.

On the other hand it could be a humaniterian mission serving cold, pathetic ppl and showing them how to be hot AND riotous.

You would bring global warming to them all by yoreself b/c your so totally hot.

Nova said...

Mt. Rushmore is there. Maybe through your awesomeness and commitment to everyones betterment, they will add you pic in stone. I don't think they do froyo there. And girls don't wear bows, they wear overalls and sneakers...TRAGIC. A girl w/o a bow is like The bible w/o the book of mormon.

Erin said...

don't worry. it's a hoax. There is nothing to even worry about because ND doesn't even exist!! http://filer.case.edu/agw4/dakota.htm Check out that website. Either JJWT is a liar and is a secret government agent and he may have to kill us all now--- or, there was some sort of mistake in the job offer. Either way, the best thing is going to be for you to use your "influence" to convince him to CTR. He needs you and so do those babies!! Withhold if you need to (nuzzling)!!

: ) Paula said...

This post was worth all the worry you've caused the great state of Utah just for these comments:

Mhana said...
How kickace could it be? No earthly success can compensate for not being able to flaunt it in Zion.

and

Nova said...
A girl w/o a bow is like The bible w/o the book of mormon.

Ah, now I understand. Flower-bigger-than-the-head-headbands on every girl in Utah IS all about religion.

RATCH said...

Your forgot "Zero experience profesh photography" on your poll.

Merri said...

HAHAHA....I know exactly how you feel bc my dh went to law/biz/med/dental school in ND. (well, acutally it was just med school but you get the idea). At first I thought I would hate it but I have to tell you I acutally liked it. Call me...we could prolly be the hottest bff's the Dakotas have ever seen (and the 1 1/2 hour drive to the branch every Sunday means lots of time to put your make-up on....AND....NO LYNZI!)

SD Chick said...

Compromise is the key to any marriage, right? So compromise on South Dakota. It only takes 1 hour and 17 minutes to fly to Denver (Cafe Rio and Cheesecake, baby), and 1 hour 44 minutes to fly to Zion. Really, you could kiss him goodbye in the morning, go to Zion, and be back by the time he gets home from the kick-a jobs here. And my McMansion is pretty sweet and oh so cheap.

Anonymous said...

OH TAMN, last night I dreamed you guys was called as the first mission presidents to CHINA and you was the youngest ones in the history of the Church!!! Maybe ND IS part the of the plan. Its preparing you to serve beatifully and riotously next to your hot husband who will prolly be a super young bishop in ND, just like the profit. After China you can be the GENERAL young woman president and travel all over the world showing young womans how to be hot and riotous and talking in confernce and telling stories about your kids and how hard it was being preggers in ND and stuff like that. I'm so excited for you and glad I got the good news first!!! BTW I couldn't sign in under my google a count so I'm anonamus, but rilly I'm Mom D.

Anonymous said...

Oh TAMNers- please except my apology. I reilized you prolly all ready knew about China and stuff b/c you're patriotical blessing told you. I'm sorry I spoiled you're surprize. I promise I will act real surprized and real happy when you tell every body eltse. Luv, Mom D

dharvey said...

You will not be very fulfilled if you leave Zion and go to live among the gentiles in North Dokota. I heard that their are Lutherans there, do you want to have those people as your friends? Certainly not. You need to be in prestigious Provo or another upscale town in Happy Valley where you can impress people with your conspicuous consumption.

Merri said...

Did you know there are TWO "DOKOTA"s?? A lot of people dont....as evidenced by some of the people making comments!! :)

danerick said...

Tamners - seriously, what is wrong with JJWT staying working for youre dad? I mean, your family is all down here and so why should you move up there??? Seriously.

Anonymous said...

I thought the only place true saints lived, besides Zion, was Arizona and Las Vegas.

The Halls said...

I'm pretty sure Jack Weyland lives in North Dakota. I knew his son at BYU and he joked that North Dakota was the gateway to South Dakota. You are surely as awesome as Jack. I say go north. Be a Dakota girl!

Zina said...

It's a test. Only after he has the faith to say no will an actually good job opportunity arise.

Little GrumpyAngel said...

Never heard. When I LEGALLY immigrated to the US of A, I was told Utah for Zion, and New York, and California for culture and diversity. No international buzz on North Dokota(?), so it must be comparatively remote. I bet they don't even have an In-N-Out Burger. I hope you'll be fine. Good luck! :-)

Mary said...

Never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

They totally need you and your richis influince out there.

mj said...

"result" instead of "resort." so subtle i almost missed it. nice.

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm . . . does this mean JJWT didn't get a job before he graduated from law/biz school?

*frownsmile*

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but a McMansion in the middle of McNowhere doesn't rilly count for anything.

Don't do it TAMN! You'll be a sad footnote in Zion. I can hear it now..."Poor TAMN and JJWT live in North Duh-somewhere...the only place he could find a job"

You're the Pity-ER not the Pity-ee!

Audra M said...

On dear. We're plumb full here in ND. Sorry.

Sarah said...

What's wrong with you people? TAMN could always put on a very snug, form fitting snow suit to show off her figure!

Steve and Alli said...

Um did somebody say something rude about ND being "like Canada but worse"???!!! We have ANTHRO and PB and duh, we just hosted the Olympics and Canada is a country not a crappy poe-dunk state that nobody wants to move to or even visit. We also have a bunch of temples and are super spiritual, except for the summer time when we worship in the mountains or at the lake...The end.

imanut said...

no ofence, but we don't want yoor kind here.

Mishqueen said...

Um yeah, maybe I'll address your problems another day, but for now...I have to share. I was visiting my sister's ward last Sunday, and they had a good news moment. A new girl named Amber got up and announced that her husband attends "medical slash dental school."

Just like that. And she didn't bust out laughing, so I guess she wasn't trying to be HILARIOUS! I wonder if she questioned why I DID bust out laughing, spittle flying and all!