we’re number four!

as if the internal struggle of living in this little valley town wasn’t bad enough here comes Forbes announcing America’s 20 Most Miserable Cities. Right there (number 4) is the town i live in.

here it is in all its glory…

does this make me happy to live here? no! what makes me happy is living with adam and sierra and honestly we could do that anywhere.

does this make me proud i live here? no! actually i’m quite embarrassed about it and tell people i’m from the bay area and i just moved for a job. it sounds a lot cooler than it actually is.

and before some lomo and cross processing here’s what it actually looks like…

i’m even more embarrassed than i was before i knew about the list… the special thanks goes to adam’s sister who felt the need to enlighten me about the article. enjoy your glamorous life in LA while i live it up in the valley :/

living here i’m sure isn’t that bad. i checked out the Good Day Sacramento Facebook page and lots of people listed why they love living in the valley. most of them said they love having freeways that connect them to places where they can do things. are you serious?! that is a selling point?? well Facebook users, i am not sold. after thinking not so long and really not that hard here are some reasons i like/dislike about living in this valley town.

things i found i like about living here:

  • the house- it has a pool. it has citrus trees. adam and sierra live here too.
  • farmers market- its cute. its something to do on a saturday morning. (sucks that its seasonal)
  • o’briens- great local grocery store
  • hilmar cheese- its sorta far but it’s a cheese factory. who doesn’t like cheese?!

things i found i don’t like about living here

  • suburbs- i’m a 20-something living in the suburbs…
  • lack of excitement- there’s nothing to do here
  • lack of jobs- but jobs suck everywhere so i can’t really say much
  • the weather- chill your bones cold in the winter and melt your face off hot in the summer
  • being sick- i don’t know if i can attribute this to my job or my house or the town in general but i get sick every 3 weeks. and not just the sniffles but full on body aches and a fever sick.
  • black widows- everywhere. i kid you not.
  • UPDATE:   circling helicopters.

unfortunately,  freeways do not top my list. any city that doesn’t have access to a freeway shouldn’t exist. freeways should never be a selling point because they are just a given. (well, ok, if you live on an island then your selling point should be an airport or boat docks but i do not live on an island, i live in california)i take a freeway to work everyday. i take a freeway to drive out to visit the parents (an hour an a half away. pretty far.) i took a freeway on my first weekend adventure (i miss LA). those people on Facebook need to reevaluate why they like living in the valley…

i have always been a city girl at heart. i don’t think that will ever change.


9 thoughts on “we’re number four!

  1. Scotty Cameron

    I know what it’s like to move from your comfort zone. I once moved to Texas for love, but couldn’t stand it after 3 months, so I came back home alone.

  2. OK, the black widows are a major drawback. I won’t get all rah-rah on you, but at least you give props to the positives. We lived in a “Best Places to Live In America”-listed spot and can’t figure out why. I consider freezing your ass off 6 months of the year as a quality that should immediately disqualify a city from any Best Place to Live list…

    1. During the warmer drier seasons you can’t walk through the front door or do laundry in the garage without having to kill at least 3 black widows.
      I got an email from Adam this morning saying he found one in the kitchen.
      They got in the house.
      They win.

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