1/ I tweeted some screenshots of a thread that (I think?) was tongue in cheek. And so I guess it's time to piss a lot of people off and talk about Idaho - or to be more precise, the way those of us in the PNW look at the way people who don't when they talk about Idaho.
2/ For whatever reason, over the past decade or so Idaho has become the place where people (and by people I mean 'men') of a certain age & demographic threaten to move to now that their state doesn't "like like it did before" anymore.
3/ You might think this would have led to a massive influx in population, but it hasn't - mostly because Idaho is more a place that people *threaten* to move to than actually move to. And all things considered, that's probably a good thing. I mean, Idaho's population is only
4/ so big, so really how many personal injury and divorce lawyers from Orange County do they really need?

But also, there's this sense that when you look at the people threatening to move to Idaho, it's pretty clear that they'd be miserable there.
5/ They mostly seem to be hardcore suburban dwellers who enjoy the big city suburban lifestyle. And while they may think they'd love a country lifestyle, seeing as how they drive a tricked out Ford 150 to Whole Foods and 24 Hour Fitness, it's pretty clear they know not of what
6/ they'd be getting themselves into.

For those of in the NW corner of the country, this has become kind of a cliche stereo type of a certain kind of So-Cal Bro - the guy who always threatened to move to ID but you know never will.
7/ Anywho, all of which to say I don't know if that threat was a parody of that person or was actually written by that person, but in either case it amused me greatly. The End.

PS - Oh and by the way, any of the PNW states are pretty awesome to live in, FYI.

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