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Hey guys. You're the most geographically diverse group of people I know, so I was hoping to get some feedback about something.

The reasons I need to move are a little complicated, but ideally it would be within the next three to six months. So! I'd like some opinions. If you roll a critical success, I might for real come and live in your town. And anyway, I'd be awfully grateful for the feedback.

Here's my criteria.

1) Cold. As in, there is snow every winter at some point. The more snow the better.
2) No bugs. Obviously all reasonably cold places have no bugs during the winter months, but preferably somewhere without a daunting spring insect bloom, or a constant plague of giant spiders or something in the summer. My phobia of bugs is pretty debilitating.
3) A decent to low cost of living. This cuts out most of New England, which is sad, because most of New England fills criteria 1 and 2 admirably.

Things that are NOT required:

1) A red or blue state. I do not care if my neighbors do not agree with my political or religious views. We're all just folks.
2) A particularly dazzling town to live in. Are there a couple decent restaurants? A video game store? Someplace that sells cute shoes? Then I'm sure we can make it work until we've had time to save up some money. COROLLARY: the bigger the town, the less bugs it's likely to have. Fucking wilderness, it is the bane of my existence.

Although I do prefer cities. People are fun and interesting, and if you put enough of them together they come up with things like liquid grass. I enjoy being a part of that.

Places in America I have already lived, and what I think of them: Maine (too many bugs), Boston (excellent! But too expensive now), Pittsburgh (okay), Alabama (UNACCEPTABLE IN ALL RESPECTS), California (too many bugs, and too hot, and the people were so talky), and upstate New York (lots of bugs in summer, but fine otherwise. I liked the snow).

NOW TELL ME ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE. Or have lived. Or whatever. Why is it awesome and I should seriously start checking its apartment listings, like right now?

THANKS YOU GUYS, I LOVE YOU. NO I SWEAR I'M NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE.

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