I Should Live WHERE?

Do you have any idea, at all, how hard it is to refrain from doing all those quizzes? I try, I real­ly do. And I’ve only post­ed one result so far that I can remem­ber (that Ennea­gram thing). But this one has me wondering:

Where’s the best place in the Unit­ed States for you to live?

It asks you about the kinds of things you like to do, how impor­tant crime rates are, weath­er pref­er­ences, how impor­tant air­ports are, etc. And in one of those, I answered that I don’t like humid­i­ty. So why are there two Louisiana cities in my top three results, a total of 7 in the whole list? Maybe that ques­tion just isn’t weight­ed very heavily?

I was a lit­tle annoyed with the way some things were pre­sent­ed. There was no option to give you marital/living sta­tus as “partnered”—you’re sin­gle, mar­ried, or divorced as far as they’re con­cerned. They def­i­nite­ly don’t give any way to indi­cate that there might be more than two adults in your house­hold. In the list of reli­gious affil­i­a­tions, Pagan isn’t list­ed at all. There’s a list­ing for “Uni­tar­i­an” but I’m not one—I’m a Uni­tar­i­an Uni­ver­sal­ist. I final­ly chose “Oth­er.”

Unlike many sil­li­er tests, though, I did­n’t just stop even con­sid­er­ing tak­ing it. Most of the quizzes that I see folks tak­ing are ask­ing ques­tions with answers that are just so whol­ly out­side my expe­ri­ence that I don’t get fur­ther than glanc­ing at them—if I do that much.

1) Lit­tle Rock, AK
2) New Orleans, LA
3) Shreveport/Bossier City, LA
4) Sacra­men­to, CA
5) Hon­olu­lu, HI
6) Fayet­teville, AK
7) Alexan­dria, LA
8) Mon­roe, LA
9) San Diego, CA
10) Orange Coun­ty, CA
11) Las Vegas, NV
12) Las Cruces, NM
13) Baton Rouge, LA
14) Long Beach, CA
15) Oak­land, CA
16) Lafayette (Cajun Coun­try), LA
17) Port­land, OR
18) Bal­ti­more, MD
19) San­ta Bar­bara, BA
20) Ven­tu­ra, CA
21) Houma, LA
22) Wash­ing­ton, DC
23) Albu­querque, NM
24) Cor­val­lis, OR

I do find it a lit­tle fun­ny that there are only two places I’ve ever vis­it­ed on the list—Orange Coun­ty, CA and DC. I def­i­nite­ly would­n’t ever want to live in either of those places. I’ve spent most of my life in the sub­urbs of Atlanta. I was born in Gads­den, Alaba­ma (and I def­i­nite­ly don’t ever want to live there again!). I guess it’s a good thing that I’m not con­sid­er­ing relo­cat­ing and there­fore I don’t actu­al­ly need that test’s results to be very valid for me.

Cur­rent Mood: 😐blah
Cur­rent Music: Kids argu­ing about dumps and landfills
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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