Friday, May 20, 2005

There are lots of little quizzes on the internet--Find Your Perfect Lover, etc. Few of them are scientific, most of them are really just for amusement. There may be some science built in to the algorithm they use, but I wouldn't put too much stock in any of them. I once took some religion quiz which put me between Orthodox Jewish and something else--maybe Buddhist. Interesting results for someone who was raised Catholic.

Anyway, having time to kill tonight while I wait to feel sleepy enough to go upstairs and lie down on the ice slab, I took a quiz which I found through Fast Bunnies. The Find Your Spot quiz is on the website of a company specializing in helping people relocate. While maintaining a healthy skepticism of web quizzes, I won't quibble with the results. Incredibly, the number one place they chose for me, Saranac Lake, is precisely where I had already decided I'd like to live. Lewisburg, PA is minutes away from the cabin where I go to hunt, fish and sometimes just recharge my batteries. I've lived in New Hampshire, not far from their recommendation of Concord. And there's one other coincidence in the list, but I'll keep that one to myself.

Here's the list:

Saranac Lake, New York
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Littleton, New Hampshire
Windham, New York
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Lewiston, Maine
Glens Falls, New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Easton, Pennsylvania
Hanover, New Hampshire
Jamestown, New York
Camden, Maine
Sandpoint, Idaho
Helena, Montana
Ithaca, New York
Hancock-Houghton, Michigan
Dillon, Montana
Concord, New Hampshire
Kalispell, Montana
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Peekskill, New York
Peterborough, New Hampshire


Lilly said...

Ooooh, Montana! I think I'd enjoy living there. Do they have pharm/biotech? Or other jobs for biochemists? I should maybe go take the test before I start planning my escape from California :-)

Snake Eater said...

You asked, I deliver:

I can't remember the name, but there's a company out that way that's apparently raking in huge bucks harvesting thermophiles from hot springs. They can then produce proteins that aren't labile at room temperature and above.

Lilly said...

Wow! There are jobs for me out there! :-) It would be hard to give up my R&D job here, but I could buy a house in Montana and never have to see people again! just kidding... I suppose I should find a husband some day, lol

Well, I took the test, and there are plenty of interesting cities I could live in. The top results were:

Brevard, North Carolina
Berea, Kentucky
Charlottsville, Virginia

Very interesting. I was surprised that the test was so thorough...

Thermophiles... NASA is also into that in Yellowstone, for their Mars project. I read about it in Scientific American last year, I think. I've seriously been thinking of moving to another state in the somewhat near future. But there are many things to consider before making that decision. Thanks for the links :-)