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With no noteworthy news re me to report this Journal update – since many of you have asked about what it's like to live where I do, San Francisco – I thought I'd post these latest declared "official" & "scientific" research statistics about my city for your amusement if not elucidation (many being both surprising & questionable to me & others here). According to these studies, versus other American cities, S.F. ranked:


  • Per square mile (S.F. is only 7-miles square) we have one of the highest percentages of billionaire residents along the highest number of homeless people; the highest number of people with college degrees; the highest number of people who dine out; the highest number of hybrid or electric car owners; and the highest home prices & apartment rental costs (tied with New York). Followed by New York & Boston, we're regarded as America’s most pretentious city (now due to our overabundance in yuppies & techies), and, curiously, we're also the highest rated place for Halloween trick-or-treating (!) ...


  • We get rated 2nd in being the most walkable city (notwithstanding the hills) thus having the most fit people, plus 2nd in having the number of Fortune 500 companies, amount of charitable giving individuals & Nobel Prize winners. Ironically – especially considering San Francisco's colorful laissez faire history & avant-garde bohemian reputation – we're rated only the 4th most liberal city overall, being regarded only the 11th most gay-friendly (!) and 15th best for hippies (!). And, despite the inordinate number of bars here, we're only rated 8th best for drinking ...


  • We're still regarded as America's most beautiful city by many & high on the favorites for tourists to visit; still regarded one of the most cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse, cultured & sophisticated cities; still one of the worst cities to drive/park in; still (with New York) the most densely populated; still famous (or infamous, depending on your view) for eccentrics & political radicals; still the fog champ (average 108 foggy days per year); and still blasé about the next big earthquake that will end it all ...


Now that you've been enlightened with some of the latest espoused updates re my fair city, I think I'll legally smoke a joint & go down to that Folsome Street leather bar where the Dykes on Bikes hold a church service with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence & get some religion ... ;)


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MP3 player of choice: Don't have any players of any kind ...
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Favourite cartoon character: "Lio," "Holy Mole," "Pearls Before Swine," ""Non Sequitur," among others...
Personal Quote: Do good, have fun, be of good cheer...


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ocenflower 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
gymnosophist 6 days ago  Professional Writer
:D:D :iconhi-plz:
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ocenflower 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
nothing much but something awesome
gymnosophist 6 days ago  Professional Writer
:XD: :D  That sounds esoterically profound... Do tell...
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Akuma-Shinobi Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool artwork! :happybounce:
gymnosophist Apr 9, 2014  Professional Writer
:) Oh! Well, thank you! But I'm confused as I'm not an artist...
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