I'm in Ventura County on business, but I've been getting out a bit as time allows. Went up to San Luis Obispo last weekend, among other things. You know, I gotta say I like it here. One thing in particular that I like: strangers will actually talk to me on occasion. Back east people only talk to each other if they're drunk in a bar or they grew up together, and I'm the only guy on my block who just hangs out outside. Everyone else I only see when they're walking to their cars, and even neighbors I've known for years will sometimes ignore me when I say Hi. It's not like that here, at least not so far. Maybe it's me who's acting differently, I dunno, but it seems like it's everyone else that's a little more friendly.