Thursday, September 22, 2005

Ohio is a Great Place to Live

With the destruction along the Gulf Coast and more to certainly happen due to Rita, it has made me think about how very thankful I am for living in Ohio. It makes reminds me of all the times people have said "You live in Ohio, but why?" (especially when they hear that I lived first in California and then in Washington) Here's why...

We have no hurricanes, no typhoons, no major tornadoes where we are in NE Ohio, no major earthquakes, no mudslides, no canyon fires, no lightning fires, the only flooding we have is when we lose power and the sump pump goes out, and though we have snow, it is not the kind that shuts down cities for days at a time. We are also next to part of the largest source of fresh water on the planet.

I am so glad to be living here. Ohio is beautiful and there is plenty of room. For those who have been displaced, come on up. Our doors and hearts are open!

6 comments:

Dr. Phat Tony said...

This is all true, but you have a college with the team named "Browneyes" or is that "Buckeyes". Browneyes is funier.

Anna said...

I'm not an OSU fan. I probably shouldn't say that too loud, I might get smacked!

As far as NFL teams- per capita, I would imagine that there are just as many Steelers fans as Browns fans around here.

Gina said...

yeah your close to pittpurgh , I have family living there ...

Gina W said...

Ha! I've been appreciating Illinois more lately, too.

Anna said...

Anyplace that doesn't flood, shake, slide, or get blown away is good these days!

Otheus said...

Ohio sounds nice. I've never actually been there, though I can probably claim to have lived there vicariously through the memories of two Ohioan (?) natives which I had the pleasure of dating.

Recently, while cleaning out my email folders, I came across a (subscription) job opening email that encouragingly listed several job openings in my field, and in a top-notch US University, no less!

My face must surely have turned white when I read the job opening was at LSU.

And Houston? Several times job openings in Houston have taunted me. But each time I remember the horrific flooding that seems to occur in that city ever 4 to 6 years. I grew up in the St. Pete and Tampa area; only once in 10 years did it rain so badly that people felt the urge to canoe in the streets. But with Houston it seemed to happen with alarming regularity.