I'm really hoping Hank gets that lyric reference, but maybe not. I kind of hope the rest of you don't get it, though.
I was retesting my geographical inadequacy (in location, not knowledge) today and went searching on Google for "where should I live" or something. The site that I most wanted to visit (and was weirdly blocked by the school content filter) was FindYourSpot.com. After finding out that was a banned site (I'm still baffled as to the reasons), I tried some of the other links. I won't bother reposting those. Let's just say that one of them returned New York City as the city for me despite answering questions detailing my love of the mountains and desire to become an organic farmer.
Find Your Spot seems very comprehensive in the questions it asks, and from a few of the more familiar cities in my list, I think the results are fairly accurate. It does ask you to enter information at the end, but I just entered in a fake name and address and you can even leave the e-mail line blank. I think you could probably even leave everything blank and just keep clicking next, but I didn't test that. Here's my top seven and my reaction to the selection.
1. Spokane, WA: I dig the cost of living, but there are bigger cities out that way I'd prefer.
2. Portland, OR: Hells yeah. I dig this choice so much that I even said "hells yeah." I'm a bit ashamed of that, but if you're one of the people I've harassed about moving to Portland so I could convince K that she'd know people when we moved there, you're already aware of this.
3. Denver, CO: I've been there and my sister lived there for a while. I liked what I saw and my sister said I'd love the place. She really knows my tastes, so I'll take her word for it. Probably the driest and flattest city I'd be willing to live in, and if you thought the flat reference was supposed to be funny, you don't know your Denver.
4. Seattle, WA: Heck yeah, but I can't afford to live there.
5. Ogden, UT: Utah? You're kidding me, right? They'd outlaw beer there if the hippies in Salt Lake would let them.
6. Great Falls, MT: I have no clue. I was obsessed with moving to Montana in High School, so this could work, I guess.
7. Carlisle, PA: I bet this will be on your list too. Everyone I know has had this near the top of their results. I actually stayed there once, but it was in a hotel off of an exit on the turnpike during a trip between Cleveland and Philadelphia once.