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a map showing US states by date of statehood

a map showing US states by date of statehood

Which of the United States is the best?

Florida’s always been my favorite state, long before I ever went there, mainly because it’s the warmest. I hate being cold and get cold easier (quicker) than most people, but I’m generally not bothered by hot weather. When I’m getting too hot, I’m more concerned with potentially passing out from heatstroke rather than being miserable from the feeling of being hot itself.

I also like the fact that the state is surrounded by (warm) water but not totally isolated like Hawaii. I get motion sickness on boats and can’t swim, so about knee deep is as far as I ever go into the sea or ocean; I don’t go in lakes at all because most are dirty and harbor snakes/alligators; but I do enjoy going to beaches for their natural visual and auditory aesthetics.

There are other states I like or would like to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Nowhere even comes close. Georgia is the closest physically, so if I had to live somewhere else, it would be there. California used to be my second favorite, but it’s being ruined by crazy politicians. Texas is one of the better states, but I don’t want to live anywhere near the Mexican border.

my vote : Florida

Mrs Smith’s Original Flaky Crust Pumpkin Pie

Mrs Smith's Original Flaky Crust Pumpkin Pie

Though I question the addition of corn syrup and dextrose over just plain sugar, the ingredients list looks impressively simple. It’s apparently based on Amanda Smith’s Original recipe from a century ago. This Pie also tastes homemade; you have to bake it yourself; for whatever that’s worth.

The flavor isn’t what you might expect if you’re used to eating sweet potato; Pumpkin Pie isn’t quite on the same level; and follow the bit on the box about it being “best when freshly baked”. It actually tastes significantly better when you wait for it to fully cool and thicken in the fridge.

my rating : 4 of 5