I threw out this plaintive question earlier this evening in hopes of getting some answers that would brighten my frozen, snowbound mood, and wow, have people responded with some good ones. Check them out on my Twitter feed and join the fun at #whydowelivehere.
BERLIN - JANUARY 09: A young woman walks bundled against the cold along Kurfuerstendamm street on January 9, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. A snowstorm is moving across Germany and is predicted to dump up to 40cm of new snow on parts of the country. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) winter cold weather(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)