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Which region in the world do you hail from? How about which country?
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Poll: Which region in the world do you hail from? How about which country?
Northeastern Europe
Western Europe
Middle east
Western Asia
Eastern Asia
North America
South America/central America
Pacific Islands
New Zealand
View Results (113 votes)


Jul 3 2014, 9:08pm

Post #1 of 68 (1361 views)
Which region in the world do you hail from? How about which country? Can't Post

I am just curious, as the sheer diversity of culture and location of the members of TORn is fascinating. I have always loved exploring other cultures and customs, and so I was curious where all the tornsibs hail from Smile

Just pick your region for the poll, and, if you prefer, your country in the comments Smile Mostly because it was a lot easier to confine poll results to geographical regions, rather than list all the countries in the world lol Tongue And if you've moved a lot, feel free to list multiple countries! Cool

I am from Idaho, United States, North America Smile


Jul 3 2014, 9:11pm

Post #2 of 68 (865 views)
Born and raised in WNY // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 3 2014, 9:45pm

Post #3 of 68 (872 views)
Northeastern Europe [In reply to] Can't Post

From a teeny-tiny country called Estonia.

Arwen's daughter

Jul 3 2014, 10:38pm

Post #4 of 68 (860 views)
USA - Kansas // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 1:06am

Post #5 of 68 (858 views)
Cereal City Michigander turned Minneapolitan // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 1:34am

Post #6 of 68 (838 views)
USA, usually in New England, preferable Maine when I can get out of Massachusetts. [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 1:36am

Post #7 of 68 (842 views)
cereal city? [In reply to] Can't Post


Forum Admin / Moderator

Jul 4 2014, 2:21am

Post #8 of 68 (839 views)
LOL! I got out of Massachusetts and went to Connecticut! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hubby is also from Mass. - the BerkSHIRE Hills. Wink

We met at college in Maine, and job-hunting led us to the northern shore of Long Island Sound. To Avalonia - the bedrock far beneath my feet was in eons past joined with that upon which Tolkien would take his walks. Cool

Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2014, 2:45am

Post #9 of 68 (827 views)
Me too!// [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 2:57am

Post #10 of 68 (837 views)
ah, the smell of roasting grain in the air [In reply to] Can't Post


Battle Creek was the birth place of Kellogg's and Post cereals. The history of Battle Creek and cereal is fascinating and it's connected with Seventh Day Adventists.

Needless to say, lots of stuff in BC is named after either the Kellogg or the Post family. I played in the Post Community Band and went to Kellogg Community College, also known as Cornflake U.

Growing up, lots of tv shows were sponsored by Battle Creek and they'd often say, "Brought to you by Kellogg's of Battle Creek."


Jul 4 2014, 3:01am

Post #11 of 68 (843 views)
ah ok- I was confused for a minute there [In reply to] Can't Post


Makes sense now Smile


Jul 4 2014, 5:56am

Post #12 of 68 (818 views)
Christchurch, New Zealand. // [In reply to] Can't Post


Aunt Dora Baggins

Jul 4 2014, 6:20am

Post #13 of 68 (837 views)
Northern Colorado, USA [In reply to] Can't Post

I was actually born in Michigan, because my dad was in grad school at the time. But my grandmother was born in Denver, and my grandfather in Cheyenne, and I grew up from age 3 on about halfway in between. I'd feel pretty unsettled if I couldn't see Longs Peak every day. I have no idea how people can tell what direction they're facing if they can't see the mountains. We head up there most weekends. Last weekend

Aunt Dora Baggins

Jul 4 2014, 6:22am

Post #14 of 68 (832 views)
My mom used to call me a "Michigosling". :-D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 7:02am

Post #15 of 68 (832 views)
From? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, ok, US. I was born in North Carolina and grew up in Virginia. I have lived for extended periods in Oak Ridge, TN; Berkeley, CA; Tucson, AZ; Hermosa Beach, CA (LA area); and am now in Honolulu, HI.


Jul 4 2014, 7:09am

Post #16 of 68 (851 views)
Facing which direction? [In reply to] Can't Post

Interesting observation! I grew up on the East Coast of the US (NC and VA). As an adult I moved to CA, and for years I had trouble telling directions because I kept feeling like the ocean was --> this way, when in fact it was <-- that way.

Of course, when you live on a small island in the middle of a very large ocean, the sea is all around. In Hawaii, folks don't given directions as NSEW, but "makai" (towards the ocean) or "mauka" (towards the mountains) and towards some landmark (Diamond Head, Koko Head, Ewa town, etc.).

But it's even worse going to the Southern Hemisphere, which I have 3 times, now. Everyone knows (i.e., I was programmed to know) that the sun is in the Southern sky moving left-to-right, yes? When you're in a place when the sun is in the Northern sky moving right-to-left, it's impossible to find your way anywhere. Lost all the time! But they were wonderful trips, and I hope for more.

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Jul 4 2014, 7:14am)

Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2014, 7:29am

Post #17 of 68 (833 views)
I know the feeling [In reply to] Can't Post

Whenever I visited my mom in Samoa I was permanantly turned around. The sun rose in the west and set in the east. Though I knew we were on the northern shore of the island, I felt in my bones that we were facing south. So disconcerting. Tongue

BTW, I love Hawaii's mauka and makai system, so straight forward.


Jul 4 2014, 7:40am

Post #18 of 68 (827 views)
Germany [In reply to] Can't Post


Though in the last four years I have mainly lived in the USA and the UK.

(This post was edited by Arannir on Jul 4 2014, 7:43am)

Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2014, 7:41am

Post #19 of 68 (821 views)
Home base is Oooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain [In reply to] Can't Post

But I was born in Arizona, then lived in California until I was five when we moved to the Tulsa area. I've been fortunate to live in Samoa (well, I stayed with my mom and step-dad for extended periods), Hawaii, New Mexico, and Poland.


Jul 4 2014, 7:49am

Post #20 of 68 (832 views)
Greece [In reply to] Can't Post

in the city of Thessaloniki(Salonica)

Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2014, 9:34am

Post #21 of 68 (820 views)
Hmmmpf, that is difficult! [In reply to] Can't Post

I am from the United States, but ...

Born in Los Angeles, California; but lived in Tuscan and Douglas, Arizona; Carlsbad, New Mexico; Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, South Dakota; Pipestone, Minnesota; and now in rural east-central Ohio.

I lived in lots of places in California -- all up and down the coast; lived for a few months in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico; and of course traveled back and forth between the Southwest and upper Midwest.

Thankfully, though, I now live a stable and boring life. I have been in Ohio for just under 45 years. I guess the place I chose for myself is where I am happiest.

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Jul 4 2014, 1:53pm

Post #22 of 68 (807 views)
"Michigosling"! That's cute! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jul 4 2014, 3:19pm

Post #23 of 68 (803 views)
New Jersey USA [In reply to] Can't Post

Born and raised in New Jersey in the US.
LOL the commuter zone outside on New York City.
Have lived in upstate New York (Saranac Lake area) and Las Vegas, Nevada.


Jul 4 2014, 4:34pm

Post #24 of 68 (789 views)
Northeast US [In reply to] Can't Post

Born and raised on Long Island, NY now in Maine Smile


Jul 4 2014, 4:45pm

Post #25 of 68 (790 views)
Ecotopia [In reply to] Can't Post

(always agreed with the idea that really, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia belong together, not just geographically but because of similar mindsets.)

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