Excerpt from my Monday post…
Because Hawaii was just named Happiest State to live in.
Photo courtesy of Randy Son Of Robert
Which led me to ponder…
Is Happiness really a state of mind. Or just the state you live in?
If I move to Hawaii will I be happier?
The top 10 states and their average well-being scores (out of a possible 100 points):
- Hawaii: 70.2
- Utah: 68.3
- Montana: 68.3
- Minnesota: 67.8
- Iowa: 67.6
- Vermont: 67.4
- Colorado: 67.3
- Alaska: 67.3
- North Dakota: 67.3
- Kansas: 67.2
I find it fascinating that the other 9 states listed all have full blown winters so perhaps that seasonal affect disorder that I’m sure I have is really a myth. Hmm.
Georgia ranked 25th with a score of 66.1. I guess that’s why I’m moderately happy.
Out of curiousity, do people get depressed when they find out their state is in the bottom 10?
Go check out where your state falls on the list and let me know if it matches your state of happiness.
Bad TV that makes me happy
I also admitted on Monday that I actually watch The Bachelor.
Please don’t hold it against me.
And if you don’t watch, you can stop reading right now and move on to the next item on your “to do” list. I like to save you time whenever possible.
In true confessions form, I don’t think I’ve missed a season even though I swear every season that I’m not watching it again. My friend Nancy and I have been re-capping it from the beginning.
The last two seasons I let the darling twins watch it with me.
Side note: We had pretty strict TV rules until about 10th grade which is about the time we also lost control as parents and became the stupidest people they know.
The show has so many great teachable moments about dating that I consider it an educational tool. Well, that and it also has tons of comedy that makes us love our DVR pause and replay feature even more.
I know I’m weighing in late in the season to give my opinion but I’m compelled to share my psychic predictions about who Jake picks.
Now that he’s down to the final two – I pose the same question to the darling twins that I ask myself.
“Which person do you want to bring home to your parents and will fit in with your family, friends, lifestyle and personal values?”
Deep I know.
So will it be Tenley? Pretty, sweet, divorced, hurt, still reeling from divorce, insecure, divorced, a wee bit of a whiner, awkward dancer, oh and she is divorced in case you didn’t catch it because she mentions it about every other sentence in every freakin’ episode.
Vienna Sausage? Young, strange, immature, crazy eye, lives in swamplands of Florida, strange relationship with her father, lovely tattoo, strange hair color, wee bit of a beer gut, Hooters waitress.
Psychic Prediction: He picks no one.
Please Jake, pick no one.
Okay, maybe not psychic…more like wishful thinking.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what state you live in and how happy you are!