I recently spent time with a great friend from school who grew up on the east coast and now lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Within an hour of meeting her, she exclaimed "You are sooo east coast!" I asked what she meant, though I kinda knew already. I'm fairly focused, very conscious of time, I value efficiency, and I'm a little reserved. In contrast, she is interested in holistic medicine, she isn't very careful with time, she's very casual, and she tries to be friendly to everyone. I know that stereotypes don't fit all...but have you noticed characteristics of east coast versus west coast? Do you fall into one or the other? Do you fall more into characteristics of Midwesterners...or Southerners, and what are those? What about other countries? Are there differences between the south of England versus the north? South of France v. north? New South Wales v. Victoria? Do these regional differences really define us...or are they just fodder for pop songs?