OK, so according to the latest Forbes list I live in the second most miserable city in America. They said the only thing keeping us out of the number one spot is our awesome weather and lack of state income taxes. Well, isn't that enough to keep us on the happy list? I've lived in states with high state taxes before and it's no fun!
Maybe our politicians are corrupt, but really isn't that true of politicians everywhere?
Sure we've got one of highest violent crime rates in the country, but have you seen how crime is on the rise in small town America? Now, that's scary!
We have no subway system and the metrorail has a limited run so the rush hour commute is a pain, but those express lanes on the interstate are awesome and so worth the price!
Our housing market is in the toilet right now, but our houses are close to, if not on, the beach!
You would have to actually go to Cuba to get a better Cuban sandwich and the Columbian pastries are to die for. You can walk along the boardwalk any afternoon and do your star watching. I still tell the story of talking to Mark Consuelos in line at Walgreens! We have Mojitas all year long not just in the summer. There is always a party or celebration going on somewhere. We have awesome museums with free family nights. If you like to sit and people watch, just come to South Beach...you'll see all kinds of people!
Don't believe the hype! Miami is beautiful! Come visit me anytime. I'll give you a tour.