Yes, it's hot. It can suck. However, its what you make of it. Either way, we still have a pretty bad reputation as a glorified hick-ville...
My friend & I during a random roadtrip to Aspen, CO:
random boy at a bar: hey, where are you girls from?
random boy: you girls here for the bachlorette party?
us: uhm, no. we're visiting friends. who would come all
the way from cali to get married?
random boy: would you rather get married in aspen or vegas?
my friend: well, i would get married in vegas.
random boy: YOU MUST BE FROM BAKERSFIELD!!!!
How the hell he pulled that out of his ass when all he had was the entire CA I'll never know.