I think we've all been there. "Where are you from?" I'm from Washington. "Oh, then you've met Bill Gates?" And almost always something is said about the rain or how green it must be....

*Is it really green there?

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*Does it rain all the time?

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*I love Washington -- and Virginia and Maryland

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*I've been there, we passed through on the way to Seattle

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*Isn't that like a suburb of Walla Walla?

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