There's pockets of strangeness all over the country, but here it's a baseline lifestyle. There, it's the aberration. There, it's the tail end of the bell curve. Here, it's the peak of the bell curve.
So, so true.
Relatedly, I was back in Florida earlier this week visiting friends and family, and tweeted: "In an incredibly smokey bar with my brother discussing probation violations and trying to ignore a large dog at my knees. What? Florida."
Most of the conversations I have--and overhear--when back in Florida, wouldn't be believed unless you're from there. It's just a different world, and one I often miss.