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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:36 PM
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If you could live anywhere, where would that be and why?
And what's wrong with where you're living?

I suspect this might be a lounge question, but I hope for more people to read this.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:38 PM
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1. Necker Island.
Because it would mean I was rich enough to buy paradise from Richard Branson.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:39 PM
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2. Either San Francisco or NYC. Nothing wrong with Seattle - I love it. Just want more...
My friends who have been to the city say it was made for me.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:44 PM
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9. Yea, those cities rock, as does DC, if you are in the right place. Or
know the right place.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:48 PM
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15. My son thought NYC would be the place for him, too, until he visited
it for a couple of weeks in the summer.

Hot, humid, and smelly streets made him appreciate Seattle more.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:54 PM
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22. (shrug) I've been to Tacoma.
:P
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:35 PM
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37. There are worse smells than Tacoma.
But maybe your nose isn't that sensitive to . . . organic materials. Try spending a couple of weeks in Manhattan in July and see what you think.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:36 AM
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72. I didn't realize that Manhattan smelled in July
Sure, the subway can be sticky, but I like summers just fine in NYC. (Though a weeklong trip to Southern Cali had the perfect weather. But, we have... New York City!) Just saying.

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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:56 PM
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100. I hadn't either. But smells are something people get used to.
When visitors come to our house for the first time, they often mention the smell of the fir trees (we're near a state park). But I hardly notice it anymore.

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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:41 PM
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47. It's possible to wear out SF. New York, maybe not.
San Francisco is actually kind of small after a while.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:02 AM
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53. Possibly, but it's much larger than Seattle. And the **restaurants** - omg (drools).
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:40 PM
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3. Away from this planet
...

Yes I am serious. We have done so much damage to this planet that it may very well be irreversible.

Since that is not possible... once I can, at least 20 miles inland... to account for the water rise...
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:43 PM
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8. I guess Pitcairn Island is out of the question, being an island...
But living someplace that remote and where most of the population descended from Mr. Christian might be like living on another planet!

:silly:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:47 PM
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14. No, islands work! nt
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:49 PM
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51. I've met a guy who was supposedly his 3grandson in California. Very handsome.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:28 AM
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79. must be related!
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:27 AM
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78. amen
I am a descendant! He was from Cumberland, UK before the Bounty and the Christian family came from the Vikings. I knew there must be rebel blood in me somewhere!
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:41 PM
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4. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
I grew up there and I know what it's all about. Seriously, it's the best place to live.

Of course, you must be able to endure harsh winters.

But, really, that's the place to be!
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:21 PM
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34. Hey! From a fellow Yooper. (Is there a correct spelling?)
We visit every summer and love it. A friend has a mobile home in a community on Green Bay in Menominee. We spend a lot of late nights doing zigsaw puzzles while listening to an oldies am station.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:41 PM
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48. Fall is my favorite season here in the U.P.
altough it is followed by my least favorite season which is winter.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:41 PM
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5. I'm right where I want to be.
I love the desert.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:41 PM
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6. Italy.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:43 PM
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7. London...
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:45 PM
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10. Where Wolverine was living at the start of X-Men: Origins.
It's too drab here in Washington.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:45 PM
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11. I'm having a 40 year love affair with
Southern California.

I'm a universal citizen here. :party:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:37 PM
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40. I have two sisters who have similar love affairs. nt
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:46 PM
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12. somewhere where it never gets past 80 degrees
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:37 PM
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42. In February I dream of Puerto Rico because it drops below 80 (daytime) here.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:46 PM
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13. Never been able to find the perfect place,
and I've lived all over the country. Although the Seattle area where I live now is pretty cool.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:49 PM
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17. Seattle's not perfect, but it's closer than any other place I've lived. nt
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:48 PM
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16. Planet Earth, the whole thing. Traveling from one corner to the next.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:50 PM
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18. Probably Santa Fe, NM
I think it's a very cool city and I love New Mexico.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:55 PM
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23. The snow birds in Southern AZ have it made - here in the winter
and the mountains in the summer.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:18 PM
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31. I've lived in AZ a number of times
but the last time I went out there I was driving through New Mexico and became enchanted. I believe New Mexico calls itself the land of enchantment, doesn't it? If so, it's appropriate.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:59 PM
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25. We have a place in Jemez Springs, NM
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:20 PM
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33. Wow
that's incredibly beautiful. I miss the southwest. While I love AZ, I'm in love with New Mexico. :-)
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:52 PM
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19. I loved Ecuador - Spain was also wonderful.
What's wrong w/ where I'm living is greed, ignorance and corporate control.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:18 PM
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92. Ecuador, it ocurred to me, if ever Europe gets poisoned,
from what I've seen, at second hand.

I must check out Chile, also, I thought.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:53 PM
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20. Venice, Italy
The city is just plain magical. And the added benefit is that it's full of Italians.

There's not much wrong with where I'm living except that it's kinda boring and the winters last way too long.
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:53 PM
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21. Some livable planet in another galaxy far, far away.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:58 PM by Trillo
As far away as possible from our authoritarians here on earth who've apparently have taken over every last square inch.

Either that, or right where I am right now.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:57 PM
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24. Either in a small
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:57 PM by Libertas1776
old, secluded villa in Umbria or on a small Greek Isle with a nice view of the aquamarine sea. Just for the peace and quiet. Of course, all of this is mere hypothetical, bordering on fantastical aspirations, possibly for when I am older.

Realistically, I would like to move up to Vermont or even out west to Seattle.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:59 PM
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26. I love living in San Francisco but I'd move to Barcelona if ever
given the opportunity.
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:06 PM
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27. Paris
I love it there. I like the people, the atmosphere, the fact that there's no Glenn Blech, or O'Liely or Limpballs controlling the political dialog, no teabaggers, on and on. I know France has it's own set of problems but I'd be more than happy to pack my bags and grab my dogs and be on the next boat.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:16 PM
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28. I'm happy where I am,
but my second choice would be the Bay Area, or anywhere along the West Coast north of San Francisco. I like the ocean, I like the mountains, so geographically Alaska is perfect for me.

The only thing wrong with living here is that politics tends toward the conservative. But our progressives are strong voices so we're hoping the tide is turning.
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:17 PM
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29. One of the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
The great Northwest surrounded by water, beautiful mild summers, Orcas, lots of space left up there...(but going fast).
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:35 PM
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38. Sounds gorgeous. I've been on those islands. I hope you get your wish! nt
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:20 PM
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102. I'm thanking you.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:17 PM
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30. New Zealand. Clean air, unspoiled wilderness and universal healthcare.
I love where I live now for many reasons. Many people would be surprised at the advantages of living in big ol' boring, flat, rural Nebraska. I do have the fortune of living in a small town with a traditionally liberal University, and a neighborhood populated with Democrats. I could die here and be satisfied with my life. It may turn out that way....

If substantial progress in healthcare delivery is not made however, I will take my medical education to a place where I know I can treat my patients with equal regard. I do not want to die in a country that would treat her people so shabbily as my neighbors and children are treated now.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:26 PM
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36. I could do New Zealand, beautiful place
But a couple hundred acres in the Ozark Mountains with a good running creek, enough elevation for a little hydro power, and I would be be quite happy.

Beautiful country. Cheap land.

Might feel a little confined in New Zealand after a while.

The Texas central hill country will likely have to do though.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:59 PM
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52. The ozone hole is doing a dance on New Zealand
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:28 AM
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58. I'll bring extra sunblock.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:19 PM
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32. Earth 616
The Marvel Universe.

What's wrong with where I live? Besides the fact that there are no super-powers, nothing!
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:23 PM
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35. Maui
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 11:25 PM by DesertRat
I love everything about it. Daily rainbows, clear water full of beautiful fish, turtles, dolphins, and whales in the winter. The whole place even smells great. The weather is perfect year round, and the people have that wonderful aloha spirit. I'm going for a visit in 3 weeks...can't wait!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:36 PM
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39. washington state. not seattle but a nice size community along the coast. nt
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:01 AM
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67. Once you get to the west coast, nobody will expect you to add "state"
after Washington. You'll be so far from DC there will be no confusion. Won't that be nice. :)

You better love rain a lot, though!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:16 AM
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70. i lived in carmel a couple years. rained about every day feb to may.
i dont mind the rain.

from carmel to amarillo. where did i make that wrong turn, lol
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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:14 AM
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86. I live in Lakewood now but have lived in Bellingham, Tacoma, Lynden and Yelm
coastal Washington is lovely but our summers are getting hotter than I like. I'd like to find a place that never was hotter than 75. Some parts of coastal British Columbia have great appeal.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:31 AM
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89. bah hahah, i was gonna ask, where do you find less hot. lol. further north.
i am no fan of heat and have lived in az, calif and texas. geeeeod.

i married a man whose dream world is little island in carribean. loves the heat

lordy, did we do this right.

challenges. what is life without
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:37 PM
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41. Ethpain.
It looks real purdy, and I can handle the language.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 PM
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43. nice.
because of the scenery, the weather, and the healthcare system.

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:50 AM
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63. Damn right it's nice. But where is it?
:P
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:16 AM
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68. City of Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur,
South-East France on the Mediterranean coast.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:09 AM
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75. .
;-)
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:03 AM
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82. .
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 10:04 AM by Ghost Dog
:)

Me? Catalonia/Languedoc. (Next door). When I'm not on the islands waay down south.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 PM
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44. Right where I am, because extended family and many friends are here. If that weren't a
consideration, and if money were no object, maybe Jackson Hole.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:39 PM
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46. you get to take them with you
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 PM
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45. Puerto Rico
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:47 PM
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49. Cambria works just fine for me
We love where we live, we can walk to all services, but we vaca there (one of our haunts) and it's pretty spendy but pretty


We're in the city so much we feel like we live there, and we'd both do NYC if we had long term projects based there, so...Cambria, maybe Paso Robles
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:48 PM
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50. I like where I am now, but my second choice would be New Orleans.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:02 AM
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54. I love living in NM
but without health insurance, I won't be able to stay.
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TommyPaine Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:04 AM
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55. Ireland, Japan, UK (not in any particular order)
Those are realistic locales. I'd like to try both the city and the countryside. I've been to the UK (London only, and only for a day) and Japan (for a few weeks) but never Ireland. Will probably travel there within a few years.

Nothing really wrong with where I live now (Seattle area), just been here most of my life. Portland, Oregon is pretty cool--one of the few other U.S. cities in which I can see myself living. Great public transportation there, good restaurants, and Powell's Books.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:07 AM
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56. Australia. My best friend lives there, whom I have never met in person lives there. n/t
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:10 AM
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57. Culebra, Puerto Rico..
It's the most beautiful diving area I've ever been to and it's basically deserted during the winter months, I've been diving there on Dec 27 and it was perfect diving weather.





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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:33 AM
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59. British Columbia, Canada
If I had the money and a job lined up I would be there now. I would be vapor as they say.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:39 AM
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60. Somewhere where there are good paying jobs
Because I need a good paying job.

What's wrong with Florida is that there are no fucking jobs.
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:49 AM
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61. Saanich Penninsula, Vancouver Island, BC
My dream locations would be Sidney BC (absolutely perfect small town) or Oak Bay municipality of Victoria.

I actually already live on the island here, but not in those locations yet because I simply cannot afford them. It costs half a million to buy into an old home that doesn't work so well. The neighborhoods in both areas are amazing. Great walking, close-knit community, blocks of beautiful streets, amazing ocean views, low crime, plenty of activities, good facilities for children. I have found no places more perfect that those (I just can't afford to buy there, but might rent for a bit)
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:15 AM
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69. Vancouver Island for me & Mr Nay, too. Anywhere on the island,
really. We love Victoria, but also love the wildness of the north part, so anywhere would be fine!
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:30 AM
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88. If you like some wilderness, Salt Spring Island is worth checking out!
30 minute ferry to Sidney/Victoria, and an awesome community on the island (but you are isolated). Very eclectic.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:50 AM
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62. I love living in New York. But I do like Toronto a lot so if I was forced to move
I could probably live there.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:27 AM
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64. At 7,000 feet on a mountain outside of Los Angeles.
Oh wait, I already live here.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:45 AM
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65. South Africa?
:shrug:

It's beautiful and different and I like Afrikaans.

I'm one of those rare people that could live anywhere if I put my mind to it, but it would mean leaving family. What's wrong with where I am is that it is boring.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:56 AM
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66. A country in Europe. And I am dead set on moving there.
Not telling which specific country, but I'll let you know when I get there. :)

I have wanted to move to Europe for about 5 years or so, but I always had plenty of reasons to stay in the USA, until lately. It will be a huge, difficult change, but I have so few reasons to stay here.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:21 AM
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71. Hawaii or the Florida Keys.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 06:24 AM by Dulcinea
Someplace warm year-round with a beach where I can have a boat. I want to live near water. It relaxes me.
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:37 AM
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73. Tortola. nt
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:49 AM
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74. miami beach
my favorite place.......
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:18 AM
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76. I'd like to add, not change
I'd like a winter home in Sorrento Italy. Just for the cold months.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:22 AM
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77. If I could live anywhere, I would choose to live:
At the foot, or on the knees, of a huge mountain range, complete with rocks, trees, meadows, and abundant rivers and lakes.

I'd set my house down in the center of a plot of land about 10 square miles, surrounded by hundreds of square miles of national forest.

I'd fence that plot of land, so that nobody got any further than the gate.

I'd make a trip to the nearest town, which would be small, ecumenical, environmentally responsible, and politically independent in nature, once a month for supplies. The biggest building in that town would be the public library.

I'd work from home on my computer to fund my life.

What's wrong with where I'm living? I've got a little space, and I can see mountains from here. Some of the things that are wrong with where I'm living:

The population is anti-intellectual and hard core conservative. The compensation for that, the rural environment, is being destroyed by the rampant growth of parasitic housing developments. While I have more space around me than many, my neighbor 6 acres over is noisy. He maintains his place with a cat that has a back-up alarm; it's always beeping, destroying the peace. He hauled off his old mobile home 4 years ago and built a new house; 2 stories right up next to the fence bordering our properties, so that my feeling of privacy has been violated.

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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:29 AM
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80. The Island of Capri
hopefully Vesuvius will not erupt again?
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:31 AM
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81. Vancouver B.C.
The only thing missing from where I live now is quick access to mountains.

Vancouver would cover all my recreational passions nicely. In addition to being a very cool city.

There are few places in the world where you can sail big water and ski mountains...within a 30 minute drive from home.

Maybe Reno...but I am so not into the gambling thing and the wind on Lake Tahoe I heard is weird.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:08 AM
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83. Detroit.
Amazing homes that are affordable.

The Detroit River and waterways everywhere.

Music.

Sports.

The Midwestern lifestyle.

Family and familiarity.

A community where I could make a real difference.

What more is there?


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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:10 AM
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84. right where I am now
I am very happy here.
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positrac Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:12 AM
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85. Right here. If I wanted to live somewhere else, I would.
Is it a trick question?
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:16 AM
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87. LV 426
I'd rather deal with face huggers than the irrational pricks on this planet.

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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:19 PM
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98. +1000
that's an awesome answer.

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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:34 AM
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90. I have been all over the world
and am right where I want to be. Clean air, real people and privacy.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:37 AM
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91. I'm happy where I'm at -- northeastern Minnesota. I can't think of a damn thing wrong with living
here...although some more jobs would be nice.
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:28 PM
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93. In SF's Nob Hill neighborhood
with a glorious view of the bridge and the bay. I love SF, so much to do there. Actually, any town on California's coast between Sausalito and Santa Barbara.

Outside the US, it would have to be either Portofino on the Italian Riviera, or a villa in Santorini, Greece. I'm so sick of living inland, I need water!!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:31 PM
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94. I'm fascinated by Japanese culture and would love to try living there.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:45 PM
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95. Australia. I find the whole country fascinating.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:47 PM by Jennicut
I want to take a trip there some day. Yeah, it has like the top 10 most deadliest creatures that could kill you living there. It also has the biggest coral reef in the world, rainforest, desert, beautiful beaches and coastal areas, and is considered the oldest continent on Earth. And it has kangaroos and koala bears. I so want to go someday.
I still like where I live in CT though. Nice little town.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:48 PM
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96. Somewhere on the Mediterranean - prob. Spain or France, since I speak French.
And I love the culture and food there. And the weather. And the people are beautiful.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:17 PM
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97. terra-formed Saturn
in the post-singularity age.

i'd like to be a flock of birds.

what's wrong with where i'm living is the extremely low bandwidth, and no ability to spawn ghosts of myself.

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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:41 PM
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99. California. (the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas)
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:07 PM
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101. Any other place I'd be willing to live in would have to have
Lots and lots of trees.

Jungle trees, or maybe lots of conifers.


But, barring that, I'm perfectly happy where I am now.


I love the forest. I love the Hilltowns.

:)
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:23 PM
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103. Half Moon Bay or Pacifica, California
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 10:26 PM by AnnieBW
I love the weather, the vibes, the high-tech, closeness to San Francisco, the liberalism, and the easy access to world-class wineries. I don't love the price of houses, though. :(

I live in the Washington DC area. Do I really have to spell out for you what's wrong with this place? Too cold in winter. Too hot in summer. Stupid drivers. Gets over-run with Republicans every so often. People come here to protest and crap all over everything. Traffic nightmares.

Actually, if I could live anywhere overseas, it would be Brisbane, Australia. But not right now!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:29 PM
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104. Star Valley, Wyoming, because I've already lived there and miss it. My
typical day was driving through this beautiful mountain valley to the Snake River Canyon between Alpine and Jackson Hole, where I worked along the base of the Tetons and in the Jackson valley area. I would see wildlife everyday, like Bald Eagles fishing the Snake River in the mornings and herds of elk in the evenings; bears; moose. Beautiful no matter what time of year.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:34 PM
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105. Back home, SE Alaska
Why? Because its my home, its where my family and a majority of my friends live, the place, is a part of me(at least it feels that way) and I miss it greatly.

Whats wrong with where I'm living: My family isn't here, its SW Missouri stronghold of R's, its hot, its humid, snakes, ticks, chiggers, no ocean, no mountains, no jobs(besides chicken plants), and if you can't tell, I really don't like it, it rubs me the wrong way.

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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:41 PM
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106. Home: Orange County, California
I have been everywhere on earth with a runway and a few places without and nothing changes the fact the suburbs of Los Angeles are my home and I have little desire to go elsewhere. There is certainly nowhere else in the US I would choose to live.

I am currently working in Canada,
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