Friday, July 01, 2005

The Grass Is Always Greener...

Whenever I have a conversation with someone I've just met, they invariably ask me about my place of origin (as the lady who lives directly above me did today). I usually either tell people I'm from the Central Valley or from the Fresno area. They often times tell me that it's a nice place and seem taken aback when I inform them that it isn't (for those of you who also hail from the Valley and wish to argue this point, I would remind you that the Valley is hot, barren, and smells like cow). I once heard a phrase that I like to use when speaking about the Valley: it's a nice place to be from. I am proud of the fact that I come from the place that essentially feeds the world, or at least a large part of it. But I can be just as proud by living in the state that essentially feeds the world while avoiding the heat and the cows.


Blogger Luke said...

I'll agree with the heat part, but it can't be that much cooler in San Diego. And it only smells like cow when you go by a dairy silly. And there's nothing wrong w/ that anyway ;) You should be proud to hail from Hanford!

7/05/2005 7:50 AM  
Blogger Aaron *@ said...

It's about 80-85 down here. Not too different numberwise, but it certainly feels quite a bit cooler than 100. And I am proud to be from Hanford. I just no longer want to live there.

7/06/2005 8:42 AM  

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