I guess I'm where I'm s'posed to be
Anyone who knows me knows that I hate living in California. I am an East Coast girl, period. Given a choice, I'd be living in NoVA/DC. I like my historical sites to be more than a hundred years old. I like rolling green hills and weather. For many reasons, some good some not, I can't leave California. So, just for kicks, I went to Sperling's Best Places
and went through the wizard that asks you lots of questions in order to determine one's own personal "best places to live" list. My "Best Place"? San Freaking Francisco. That's about 2800 miles in the wrong direction. NoVA/DC was fifth, behind Boston (nothing wrong with Boston), Long Island (??) and Los Angeles (ick to the power of infinity). The most surprising was 10th - Pittsburgh. Never would have guessed that, although that's where my Italian immigrant g-g-grandparents all went after Ellis Island, so who knows. Where I actually live...that was 15th on the list. A hell of a lot higher than I thought, but it probably won points for "proximity to libraries" and "proximity to coastline".