You’re Not Officially Utican Until…
You can live in Utica your entire life and never become an official "Utican." There's a few things you have to do to earn that title.
Are you Utican?
Not sure? Well there's an easy way to tell. Look at the list below and check off the things you have done.
Then tally them up - Each one is worth one point (except for the bonus point, but you'll see that listed). After the list, you'll see the scoring - which will tell you whether you're considered an official Utican or not.
Ready? Let's do this!
___ 1. Watched the Boilermaker Road Race in person
___ 2. Took a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
___ 3. Seen a band perform at Saranac Thursdays
___ 4. Taken a picture with Rainbow (Bonus point if you posted the picture to Facebook or social media)
___ 5. Watched the Utica Comets win at the AUD
___ 6. Complained that a place was too far away to go to - Even though it was a 20-minute drive or less.
___ 7. Been to the Children's Museum
___ 8. Made your own chicken riggies
___ 9. Played KanJam in your backyard (or a friend's backyard)
___ 10. Seen the Mayor do a "sweep"
___ 11. Been camping in the Adirondacks
___ 12. Spent an afternoon at the Utica Zoo
___ 13. You know who the Utica Blue Sox are
___ 14. Been to Darien Lake
___ 15. Complained about other drivers not knowing what they're doing through the Oneida Square roundabout
___ 16. Made reservations at The Tailor and the Cook
___ 17. Been to Lake George for a mini-getaway
___ 18. Watched a parade on Genesee Street
___ 19. Seen a show at the Stanley Theatre
___ 20. Had a Utica Club
Alright, now for the scoring:
0 to 8 points: Definitely not. Do you even live in Central New York?
9 to 14 points: You're closer, but you must live in Rome or something.
15 to 18 points: Technically, you're considered Utican
19 to 21 points: You're definitely Utican. People will think you were born and raised here (even if you weren't).
How did you do? Are you considered Utican? Let us know in the 'comments section' at the bottom of this page.