There comes in time in a SciFi addict's life when she looks around only to realize she's not in Kansas anymore. The dream of a lifetime or nightmare to follow? Only time (and grades) will tell. I opened this topic so we can share our unqualified opinions about life in "alien" places. I've been in Pittsburgh, PA for 28 days, 5 hours and 4 minutes and so far, I can conclude that: - your regular american is kinda fat, sorta stupid, has a car - it is customary for academics to be slim and fit, highly intelligent, in possesion of a registered vehicle Do not cross this line under risk of reading all forms of nonsense (soon to follow).