Violence vs. Peace

The polls have closed. The numbers have been crunched. There is a winner and it is not me. I live in the least peaceful state in the Country.

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Not only did we lose, but we have been last place for 11 years in a row. How did they calculate peace? Well, the absence of violence. Seeing as New Orleans is the 21st most violent city in the world, this ranking does not surprise.

Top Ten Peaceful Places:

1. Maine- It is too cold to be violent.

2. Vermont- Ben and Jerry’s Factory within driving distance. Who wouldn’t be happy?

3. New Hampshire- I love this state:)

4. Minnesota- The biggest mall in the states. Hello, fabulous!

5. Utah- The mormon’s live here. They don’t believe in violence only procreation. Wish we all could be too busy having sex to be violent.

6. North Dakota- Everyone here is frozen solid.

7. Washington- Hippies that made it rich are always peaceful.

8. Hawaii- Beaches and oceans and love.

9. Rhode Island- I know nothing about Rhode Island. Sorry.

10. Iowa- Wide open spaces lots of room to miss hitting someone with your bullet.

 

P.S.

Eight of the lowest ten states are all in the south.

 

 

Oh the places I have been.

A few weeks ago I posted about the wonderful places I wish to explore here.

 

This week I thought I would post about the wonderful places I have been.

 

1. The most haunted house in America. In St. Francisville, La there is a an old plantation, The Myrtles, said to be the most haunted house in America. I have been quite a few times in an attempt to meet some ghosts. I have yet to see any, but I do almost faint every time I walk into one of the rooms in the house. Seriously.

deadly house are sexy

 

2. The Swiss Alps. For those of you outdoorsy, hikers, this is it. The most amazing place you will every visit. There are herds of cows. Each one with a different bell. There is nothing but silence and then the faint sound of the bells blowing on the wind. The cold water flows down from the snowy peaks to remind you that it is possible to be pure.

Oh my! It's me! Hello!

 

3. San Fransisco. More specifically, the windiest road. Could it get any better? No. Never.

image from ubranlandscape tumblr

 

4. Seattle Washington. Yet another place with amazingly breathtaking outdoor hikes. In case you did not notice, I love to hike. The difference is in Seattle you can smell the coffee wafting on the air as you watch the sun set over puget sound. Even on its rainiest days it far outshines most others.

 

5. Paris, France. I went in highschool, and it rocked my world. The food, the history, the beauty. Oh that I could live in Paris and walk down the river on a warm spring day.

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Wandering amongst magical lands

My thoughts have been wandering of new lands to explore. You see I have a gypsy soul. As seen here.

When posed with the thought of let’s go someplace, anyplace, it can be quite difficult to decide. There are so many factors to consider. The food, the culture, does the list of things to do include the dollar store, and of course can I get a cool t shirt to wear when I get home.

I have narrowed my list down to five finalists (in no particular order):

1. New Zealand. I am dying to see the country that brought us the musical stylings of the Flight of the Concords.

2. The Ice Hotel- I cannot think of anything more romantic than a hotel made of ice.

image from wikipedia

3. The Great Wall of China- A piece of history from a time when a very big wall could keep people out of your life.

4. Amsterdam- Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go to Amsterdam.

image from wikitravel

5. The rain forest- Ever since the movie Fern Gully, I have been obsessed with the rain forest. Just like you I am quite sure.