So far everyone I've talked to here wants to know where I'm from.... When I tell them Red State / BN state they tell me about when they used to live there.... without fail.
I really do think that everyonoe in this desert city is from the Midwest.
I can see why they came, although I think the oppressive sunshine and unforgiving good weather would put too much pressure on me. I like the challenge of living where the weather wants to kill you -- as it also gives you an excuse not to go outside temping death.