We've got plenty of threads griping about why people don't like where they live - it's too small, income is too low, too far from an apple store, rains too much, too cold, too hot, people are too crabby, etc. Let's make this thread a rolling commentary on why you actually LIKE where you live, and use it as an invitation for other people to come and visit your little corner of the globe that may know nothing about it. I'm just as guilty of griping about my surroundings as the next person, but I had a fresh oyster poboy on a 5 minute notice tonight which got me thinking. My good reason to live in Louisiana is that I get some of the freshest, tastiest seafood in the world, cooked spicy, the way I like it. I like the fact that when I forget to defrost the meat for dinner, I can go and pick up freshly cooked shrimp poboys and catfish filets for my family within 10 minutes and everybody is happy. And speaking of happy - the old addage of 'Southern Hospitality' isn't just a myth - the people in the Great State of Louisiana generally are a very welcoming bunch - especially when it comes to LSU football and food. I welcome anyone who's never been here to come and experience Louisiana. It can be hot, wet, and irritating sometimes, but the natural beauty of this state is hard to match, as are the people and the food. Did I mention the food? Good stuff.