Good morning and Happy Thursday!
My Wednesday night was relaxing! I attended an evening church service after dinner while Ryan was out at a business dinner with some of his colleagues. We were both home by 8:30 p.m., with plenty of time to hang out together and relax for a bit before getting to bed nice and early.
This morning’s workout was nothin’ unusual. I began with a 20-minute warm up on the elliptical before completing the following leg workout:
One day lunges will be easy for me. One day.
Today’s breakfast was a two-egg, cheese and jelly sandwich on toasted whole wheat bread.
It never gets old, I’m tellin’ ya!
Most Loved States
This morning at the gym, a news story about the most loved states in America caught my attention.
Silly polls like this one conducted by Public Policy Polling always seem to interest me. They’re oddly intriguing!
According to the poll, the most-loved states in America include:
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
I know what you’re thinking… Hawaii!? Number one? You’ve got to be kidding me.
I never saw that one coming.
I actually was quite surprised by the most commonly disliked states:
- New Jersey
These states had more people think “unfavorably” of them than “favorably,” according to the poll, with California taking the lead with a 44 percent “unfavorable” opinion of the state. (Twenty seven percent of respondents reported a “favorable” opinion of California, with the remaining respondents saying they were “unsure” how they felt.)
Another part of the survey I found interesting were the findings that reported that women had a higher opinion of the following states than men: New York (27 points higher), Massachusetts (22 points), Delaware and California (16 points each), New Hampshire (15 points), Vermont and Illinois (13 points each) and Connecticut (11 points).
Men, on the other hand, see the following states more favorably than women: North Dakota (17 points higher), South Carolina (15 points), Wyoming (14 points), Montana (13 points) and Iowa and South Dakota (10 points each).
Democrats’ favorite states included: Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Colorado and New York, and their least favorite states are Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.
Republicans favored Alaska and Texas, and disliked California, followed distantly by Illinois and Massachusetts.
Not so surprised by those findings.
Question of the Morning
- What is your favorite state? Why?
My favorite state is North Carolina. I absolutely love the mountains and friendly people. I need to make more trips out west because I feel like some western states would be right up my alley!