For those of you who personally chose to live in the state you are currently in (as opposed to just being there because you live with your parents and that's where they live), why did you choose that particular state? Are there certain things you look at (weather, politics, taxes, cost of housing, etc) when choosing what state you want to live in? Or is it something simple like "It's where I was able to find a job" or something like that?
My fiance laughs at me for STRONGLY considering the political environment (taxes and gun laws, mainly) in any state I might move to. For instance, FL is Constitutionally-banned from having an income tax, the firearms laws are very conservative/CCW is permitted, and housing is decently-cheap (at least in the NW corner).
We hired a new employee who's supposed to be here to start on Monday. She went home to Egypt to visit her family last month and was supposed to be back in the states two weeks ago. No one's heard from/seen her. Where'd she go? Non-srs answers only, please?