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Northeastern Elite

Via Henley and Wilkinson, bold the places you've been, underline the places you've lived in, and italicize the place you live now:

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /
Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you. Basically, a blue American's lifestory. I've been all over the northeast, visited the grandparents in Florida, went to California one time with my dad on business, and went to Chicago once to visit colleges.

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Posted by: Petey | Mar 13, 2005 12:52:55 PM

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: Twisted Martini | Mar 13, 2005 12:53:05 PM

underline the places you've been to

Correction: it is "underline the places you've LIVED IN"

Posted by: Al | Mar 13, 2005 12:57:01 PM

Since underlining is not enabled in comments, it's a bit of a moot point.

Posted by: Petey | Mar 13, 2005 12:58:45 PM

What the hell kind of goofy idea is this? Say you lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Red or Blue? Well, you're a few miles from Wright-Pat, the arsenal of the SAC, a few miles from the birth of the high-speed diesel in the Kettering Labs, a few miles from a college that is pretty darn black, and a few hundred feet from fields of maize and the hogs that eat it.

But you'd have to be pretty darn Blue to know what's in Yellow Springs.

Posted by: serial catowner | Mar 13, 2005 12:59:13 PM

Um, good point, Petey.

Here is me anyway (I've denoted the parts that should be underlined with "UL"): Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / UL - New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / UL - Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / UL - Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / UL - Washington D.C /

Posted by: Al | Mar 13, 2005 1:05:52 PM

Born Philadephia, PA. Grew up Durham, NC and Yakima, WA. College in Princeton, NJ and Boston, MA. Lived as an adult in Seattle, WA. Now live in Washington, DC. I've been to every state in the country at least once, without counting airports.

Am I blue or red?

Posted by: fnook | Mar 13, 2005 1:06:10 PM

OK. To get around the lack of underlines, I've CAPITALIZED places I've lived.

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / CALIFORNIA / Colorado / CONNECTICUT / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / IOWA / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / MASSACHUSETTS / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / NEW YORK / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / PENNSYLVANIA / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / WASHINGTON D.C

Since I've driven cross-country a couple of times, I've restricted the bolding to places I've spent at least a day in. Otherwise, I could bold 47 states.

And since Petey greatly values his lack of personal specificity, I've avoided italicizing any state.

Posted by: Petey | Mar 13, 2005 1:08:14 PM

without counting airports

BTW - this part is key: changing planes at O'Hare doesn't mean you've been to Illinois...

Posted by: Al | Mar 13, 2005 1:08:35 PM

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Underline does not work, should be underlined: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, West Virginia

Posted by: dc | Mar 13, 2005 1:19:30 PM

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey/ New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C/

Posted by: x | Mar 13, 2005 1:19:37 PM

I been everwhere boys - from the Redwood forest to the Gulf stream waters -

bold, underline, and italicize them all -

I'm on the road again

Posted by: Ramblin' Jack | Mar 13, 2005 1:23:58 PM

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / ul-California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / ul Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / ul -Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Mar 13, 2005 1:25:03 PM

Ramblin Jack: I hope your pony knows the way back home...

Posted by: fnook | Mar 13, 2005 1:29:17 PM

I actually think Texas is pretty cool for a red state, but really bob, Indiana? That's unforgivable.

Posted by: Petey | Mar 13, 2005 1:29:49 PM

I followed Petey's technique: CAPS for states lived in.

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / CONNECTICUT / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / MASSACHUSETTS / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / VIRGINIA / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: Dan Kervick | Mar 13, 2005 1:33:39 PM

Has anyone ever been to places like Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming? Do they even exist?

Posted by: abb1 | Mar 13, 2005 1:38:52 PM

"Has anyone ever been to places like Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming? Do they even exist?"

All three of those states, along with both Dakotas, were invented during the cold war to make the Soviets think we had more ballistic missile silos than we actually did.

Once the cold war ended, there were proposals to redraw the maps correctly, but the costs would have been prohibitive.

Posted by: Petey | Mar 13, 2005 1:43:18 PM

I can attest to the fact that Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming do in fact exist, though I'm much more familiar with Montana and Wyoming than Nebraska. A number of my high school friends ended up living in and around Missoula, MT, working in Wal-Mart and pretending to be fascinated with the fly-fishing lifestyle. During daylight hours in Montana you're allowed to drive 100mph. The same is not true for Wyoming where I was once pulled over for an eventful 2 hour long traffic stop. As for Nebraska, I stayed in a hotel in Lincoln during football season once and I can report that the residents of that state are very serious about their college football. Other than that, the state is very flat and rural.

Posted by: fnook | Mar 13, 2005 1:55:28 PM

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

So check, check, and check on MT, NE, and WY. NYC though? Never.

Posted by: MCMC | Mar 13, 2005 1:55:52 PM

Jeez, even Petey is going bicoastal on us.

I've been in almost every state in the lower 48 except MI and NV outside New England and the South (Virginia and Arkansas only, and only WV, Maryland, and Mo. of the border states). I've lived for at least a month in MN, DC, NJ, WA, CO, and CA. Now in OR.

Posted by: John Emerson | Mar 13, 2005 1:59:19 PM

AL AK *AZ* AR CA *CO* CT DE FL *GA* *HI* ID IL IN *IA* KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH *OK* OR PA RI SC SD TN *TX* UT VT VA *WA* WV WI WY DC

Posted by: Ken | Mar 13, 2005 2:07:58 PM

I would do this if it included international. I've visited at least 50 countries, and lived in 3 (possibly soon to be a 4th).

I've only lived in CA, but I've driven through most of the rest of the states.

Posted by: ScrewyRabbit | Mar 13, 2005 2:24:41 PM

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: MDtoMN | Mar 13, 2005 2:40:48 PM

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / OREGON / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

Posted by: asdf | Mar 13, 2005 2:45:29 PM

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