After living in the Midwest for undergrad and New England for grad school, I moved to the city for work and love it. The barbecue isn't quite as good as it is where I grew up in the South (NC), but I can't imagine living anywhere else right now - 6 years in and I'm still impressed by all that is packed on these little islands.
I'm an upbeat and friendly girl which is the southerner in me but I don't have the accent to go along with it. My family and friends, who are my family here, mean the world to me and I spend as much of my free time with them as I can. I like going to hear live music, enjoying lazy weekend mornings, watching college sports (Go Blue, Go Heels), traveling abroad or just escaping the city for a weekend, experimenting with new recipes, and skiing. I try to stay current with what's going on in the world and am addicted to the NYTimes online.