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CA and NV 23 13.94%
WA 8 4.85%
OR 5 3.03%
Rockies including Arizona and New Mexico 12 7.27%
New England 13 7.88%
NY-NJ-PA 9 5.45%
DC-Maryland-Virginia 13 7.88%
Southeast including Louisiana and Florida 19 11.52%
Texas 23 13.94%
All others and non-US 40 24.24%
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #21
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I always love how distorted people see the country based on where they live. Washington and Oregon get separate selections, while nearly the entire rust belt and midwest are lumped into "Other". Anybody else does this, WA and OR would either be included with CA or if they're lucky, be in Pacific NW. If anyone would remember to include them.

If a NYer did it, you'd probably see New York City, upstate NY, Boston, other New England, Florida, midwest, west coast, other.
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Okay. I put Rockies (including Arizona & New Mexico) because on most days here, in Denver (not today), I can see the Rockies. I can never see Arizona or New Mexico from here, however, unless I am living in my other house... in which I get to see all 50 states (well, except Hawaii).
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What happened to the Midwest in this poll?
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Some days I'm confused as well.
I didn't see the "state" of confusion listed anywhere. Is that in fly-over country?
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What happened to the Midwest in this poll?
I would have put it, but I am never sure what or where it is; other than it definitely includes Iowa and Illinois.

Choose "other", as it is also other.

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I suppose there are reasons to live west of the Rocky Mountains, but I can't think of any.
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I am glad so many people are happy where they are. I remember coming out to California from Boston long ago. I drove all the way over several days from a few blocks from Fenway Park to Malibu. I parked and went down to the beach and there were all these lovely blond women in bikinis. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

I still think California as it was is close to perfect-California to me means LA beach communities and maybe east to LaBrea, and most of the Bay Area. These really good things were affordable to even a young guy with a so-so income in those days

But although it took a while for me get over pining for all the sun down south, I would never want to leave Seattle now.

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You a Cal Neva fan too? I am with that place since I first went in the 70s. My Reno spots are Cal Neva and the Eldorado.
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I always love how distorted people see the country based on where they live. Washington and Oregon get separate selections, while nearly the entire rust belt and midwest are lumped into "Other". Anybody else does this, WA and OR would either be included with CA or if they're lucky, be in Pacific NW. If anyone would remember to include them.

If a NYer did it, you'd probably see New York City, upstate NY, Boston, other New England, Florida, midwest, west coast, other.
Yeah, I would probably bundle much of northern California, Washington and Oregon into something I vaguely think of as "rainy, not quite Canada, and they grow a lot of weed there." The right hand corner (Maine, et.al.) would be something like "lobsters and maple syrup come from here-land".

So, I guess my map is wrong then.

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The map isn't real big, but I don't see the Guadalupe River, the world's most hyped creek. Or Colorado and New Mexico, where all Texans must go to survive summer.

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Borderline! psst, I'm very good at keno. LOL
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The map isn't real big, but I don't see the Guadalupe River, the world's most hyped creek. Or Colorado and New Mexico, where all Texans must go to survive summer.
Click on the bar and it gets bigger. The Guadalupe ain't there, but Colorado is there as "Red" (Colorado is somehow transmorgified from Color Rojo Spanish for Red color(ed)). And Nu Messyco is there next to the free-state of El Paso/Juarez.
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I see now, much more complete.
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I remember going to college "back East" (aka New Jersey) and talking to someone who had spent their entire ~18 years on this planet in and around New York City. They once went "way out west" to Pittsburgh.

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I checked DC-MD-VA since that's where we came from and the WV Panhandle is full of urban refugees from there, although now we try to avoid going anywhere near it.

Being able to drive twenty miles without encountering a traffic light can get one spoiled.
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I am glad so many people are happy where they are. I remember coming out to California from Boston long ago. I drove all the way over several days from a few blocks from Fenway Park to Malibu. I parked and went down to the beach and there were all these lovely blond women in bikinis. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

I still think California as it was is close to perfect-California to me means LA beach communities and maybe east to LaBrea, and most of the Bay Area. These really good things were affordable to even a young guy with a so-so income in those days

But although it took a while for me get over pining for all the sun down south, I would never want to leave Seattle now.

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