Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Game Thursday: Where the Fun and Happy People Are

AmyT sent me some fun news the other day:

The Ritz Cracker company commissioned a survey that found that SEATTLE is the MOST FUN CITY IN AMERICA. The fun little article is below, but here is the same type of question on a larger scale, and it is today's Blog Game Question:

WHERE DO THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD LIVE? (according to a global survey conducted in 2005?) (They're talking a country, not a city.) (And evidently, the people who are having the most fun are not the most happy.)

While you are pondering this question (and now wanting a Ritz Cracker), you can read the Ritz article. (By the way, Ritz are sold in Viet Nam, but they are usually a bit stale.)

Ritz Crackers: Seattle is America's most fun city
If you're not enjoying yourself today, you might be in the wrong city.
A new study of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas has named Seattle the most fun city in America, topping Minneapolis, San Francisco and Chicago.
Just so you don't take it too seriously -- the study is the second this year to be conducted by Portland-based Bert Sperling's Best Places on commission from a snack food company. In March, Combos told us we were unmanly.
Today, it's Ritz Crackers who's telling us we know how to have a good time.
Our city's proximity to mountains, lakes, parks and other recreational hubs helped us get to the top, as well as our higher than average attendance at block parties and barbecues, our tendency to spend more of our income than most on things like the gym, the movies, and sporting events and -- of course -- all those dog parks.
Interestingly enough, the study also found that we also spend more money on musical instruments than most other cities. Who knew?

Here's the top of the list:

1. Seattle, WA
2. Minneapolis, MN
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Chicago, IL5. Washington, D.C.
6. San Jose, CA
7. Los Angeles, CA
8. Boston, MA
9. San Diego, CA
10. New York, NY


Unknown said...

Probably anywhere the sun shines for more that 3 times a year. And no, I was never cool enough to buy a poster of a president -- or of anyone, for that matter. Sorry!

Brian Bowker said...

I bet it's one of the Scandinavian countries. They've got socialized health care already worked out and they seem (at least to me) to appreciate a good work ethic. Plus, dealing with harsh Winter weather forces you to be more connected to nature. I bet that helps.

Or maybe it's Disneyland. Is that a country?

A-net said...

I think it is some underdeveloped, non-industrialized island where the sun is present a vast majority of days and people fish, gather fruit, and take care of their neighbors. A place where the notion of consumerism and working your life away isn't quite as rampant.

Oh dear, I think I need another vacation....

Cecilie said...

Norway, of course! Even though we come across as quite cold sometimes :-)

Cecilie said...

Hannah´s comment: Legoland! You know, the "country" build of lego blocks in Denmark :-)

Mungo said...