Well… I suppose it had to happen eventually. That damn book on happiness has outed San Luis Obispo, California big time. We were on Oprah a couple of days ago. Jenny McCarthy interviewed a bunch of people… and toured around the city and general environs…. talking in that kinda goofy odd “Crest toothpaste spokesmodel” way she has.
I know EVERY SINGLE person interviewed in this segment! I suppose that it is these social connections that make you feel good about a place. You can go anywhere and find a conversation almost anytime you like.
Of late I am starting to see more saccharine smiles on tourists around town… Very Stepford wifey. Wandering around… looking up a lot… as though this were New York maybe… or perhaps like animals that have just been let of of the cage… in a kind of happiness stupor.
The wine and cheeze places are no doubt doing bang up business… and it is hell to rent a bike I bet. Oprah Effect they call it.
Here’s kind of a cool overview of SLO and the surrounding area (a “tilt shift” video)… for some reason a shot of Morro Bay is the first image though!