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Living in California Fri, Feb 29, 2008
I traveled to southern California this week, and I'm trying to figure out why I don't live there.  Leaving the typical New Jersey February of 30 degrees and snowing/raining, I got off the plane in Orange County and was welcomed by 70 degrees and sunny.  It cooled down at night though.  To 55.  Waaah waaah. 

Reasons to live in California: 
  1. The weather is amazing.  Always.
  2. It's near the ocean.
  3. It's near the mountains.
  4. It's near the forest.
  5. They actually take the environment seriously sometimes, especially with their electricity-generating wind turbine farms.
  6. They know a lot more about what causes cancer, as all those warning labels on cleaning products and other things point out.
Reasons to not live in California:
  1. It's the land of fruits and nuts, and since I'm not the former, I'd likely become the latter.
  2. Smog.
  3. Traffic.
  4. Property values.
  5. Lots of people.
  6. Lots of weird people.
  7. Hollywood.
  8. Arnold.
  9. Earthquakes and the very real possibility of half the state floating off into the Pacific Ocean.
In conclusion, I could probably put up with some of the negatives for a little while, but I doubt I'd like to spend the rest of my life there. #travel

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