After 4 years in the Midwest for undergrad and 3 in New England for grad school, I moved to the city and love it. The barbecue isn't quite as good as it is where I grew up in NC, but I can't imagine living anywhere else right now - 5 years in and I'm still impressed by all that is packed on these islands. I live and work downtown and am definitely spoiled by my train free commute to work.
I'm an upbeat, 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), experimenting with new recipes, and skiing. I try to stay current with what's going on in the world and am probably addicted to the NYTimes online.