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Old 12-23-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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Imagine if you could choose where to be born, where would it be?
If my parents had stayed in San Rafael, I would have been a Californian. But I'm a Floridian. I still always wondered how my life would be different if I was born and raised there instead of here. No I don't wish I was born there but I do wonder what would have became of me if I was.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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I'm very happy I was born in Miami
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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To answer the original question:

Somewhere that makes absolutely no sense ancestrally.

I was born in Long Beach, CA. Absolutely no surprise considering both of my parents were also native-Southern Californians, born in Los Angeles and Oceanside respectively. It would have been cool to have been born in Oberlin, KS, or Cairo, IL, for example.

When we (me/wife/step-kids) lived in Spokane, WA, I always thought it'd be cool if my wife got pregnant and we could somehow have the baby in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Both my wife and I were born in opposite ends of Los Angeles County, CA, I think it'd be cool if our offspring was born in a pretty random place.

But, when it came to actually producing an offspring, we lived back here in Denver, CO. We had a choice of hospitals in which to have the kid, and the one we initially went to was in Lone Tree, CO. I didn't like the idea of my baby being born in a sprawlerific uppity suburb (and having it written on his birth certificate and everything), so we went for the next best thing, a big city: Denver.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I wish I was Hawaiian. So relaxed and cool! I could surf all day, lay on the beach, explore volcanoes, all the beautiful Hawaiian women. Aloha Hawaii!
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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While I don't think it matters that much where you were physically born, I do enjoy telling people that I was born in Oregon because, frankly, I am a rare breed in Miami.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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While I don't think it matters that much where you were physically born, I do enjoy telling people that I was born in Oregon because, frankly, I am a rare breed in Miami.
Most definitely! Most of the people I've met in South Florida are rarely from outside New England or the islands. I can count one or two times I met someone from Canada and Alaska. But they are rare indeed. It's always a breathe of fresh air to meet someone who is from another region who knows that life is different elsewhere. Too many people stuck in the South Florida lifestyle.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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To answer the original question:

Somewhere that makes absolutely no sense ancestrally.

I was born in Long Beach, CA. Absolutely no surprise considering both of my parents were also native-Southern Californians, born in Los Angeles and Oceanside respectively. It would have been cool to have been born in Oberlin, KS, or Cairo, IL, for example.

When we (me/wife/step-kids) lived in Spokane, WA, I always thought it'd be cool if my wife got pregnant and we could somehow have the baby in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Both my wife and I were born in opposite ends of Los Angeles County, CA, I think it'd be cool if our offspring was born in a pretty random place.

But, when it came to actually producing an offspring, we lived back here in Denver, CO. We had a choice of hospitals in which to have the kid, and the one we initially went to was in Lone Tree, CO. I didn't like the idea of my baby being born in a sprawlerific uppity suburb (and having it written on his birth certificate and everything), so we went for the next best thing, a big city: Denver.
My mom did the same thing. Told me there was no way she was giving birth to me anywhere other than within city limits, so I could always truthfully claim to be a native.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't think it makes any difference where you were born. If you came to the US at age 1 instead of being born there, does that really make you any less American? What could possibly happen in that 1 year? It's more where you grow up/spend your childhood. I used to care that I wasn't born in Australia but I might as well have been since it's all I know. I was 1 when I came here. I still don't feel tied to where I live, though, and don't plan to live in any one place in the world for more than 5 years if I can help it. Might make having a family problematic, they'd have to want to do it as well.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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I would of liked to been born in Vegas. See the changes it has had over the years.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I was born in Rapid City SD, lived mostly in minnesota for my young life. I really wish I was southern born, particularly NC so I could claim in-state tuition to the Universities there. I am so sick of MN.
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