New Hampshire residents are probably some of the most friendly people that you'll meet in New England. We're also much nicer than the majority of the people from Mass and we also don't drive like complete assholes. (Oops, that must be my NH snobbery speaking. My bad, folks!) And contrary to what most people think, there are things to do in this state. If you don't like shopping in southern New Hampshire, you can always travel up north to Mount Washington and attempt to hike it.
If that doesn't satisfy you, our beaches might. Thousands flock to the seacoast during the summer time until early fall. And if you're still not satisfied, our seasons will whet your appetite for anything aesthetically pleasing. New Hampshire also has some of the best colleges and schools in the country and it doesn't tax its citizens on virtually everything.
The only downside is its lack of extensive innovation and opportunities. New Hampshire likes to believe that it still lives in the 90's, which isn't necessarily a horrible thing either.
Eric: Damn, you're so lucky!
Jon: I know! Just last night while riding my motorcycle without a helmet I bought fireworks from a convience store. They were cheap 'cause they had NO TAX. Oh, I also bought booze from that same store too, not a packie.
According to American legend, New Hampshire surfaces from the depths of the ocean every four years at election time, when it is then paid an inordinate amount of attention for two-to-four weeks before sinking back into the murky, mystical land of Libertaria. At the primaries, often as much as sixty percent of New Hampshirites show up to vote.
It is an un-diverse state with its ethnic population growing to as much as -1,000,000% in the past four years. New Hampshire parents tell their children that if they capture an ethnic minority he will grant them three wishes and then disappear.
It is known as "the Granite State," though Vermont actually possesses more granite in its soil than New Hampshire. Some New Hampshire icons include moose, lobster, maple tree leaves, and the late Old Man of the Mountain (a face-like protrusion from rockface locate at "the Notch"; this natural formation was lost to the state shortly after being printed on all New Hampshire license plates and the New Hampshire quarter, when the thing finally fell off the damn mountain).
Much of New Hampshire is agricultural and poorly-populated. Some almost-well-known cities, however, include Manchester (Manch Vegas), Nashua (Nausea), and Concord as the state capitol.
Though New Hampshire is thought of as a backwards-ass hickstate and is known to be fiscally conservative, the state is surprisingly socially liberal. As of January 2008, same-sex civil unions are now permitted. Lesser known than this, the state is actually home to some trailblazing legislature in the areas of mental health and domestic violence.
New Hampshire is a strongly libertarian state and even has a libertarian party. Close to fifty percent of voters are registered independent.
Arguably the most interesting thing about the state to those who move there is a lack of zoning laws. Laconia, NH is a particularly remarkable city where even fastfood chains can own lakefront property. In other parts of the state, one can easily observe mobile homes directly next to mansions.
New Hampshirites have esteem for only one-to-three other states, varying with the occasion and context. These states are Maine (often held in high esteem for its relative northness), Vermont (occasionally held in esteem for its New Hampshirey qualities), and Minnesota (sometimes held in esteem for its epic coldness). Visitors from Massachusetts often receive only disdain from New Hampshire natives, who insist that those from Mass (often called "Massholes") only visit so they can buy New Hampshire's relatively cheap vices (liquor, lottery tickets, tobacco), drive like crap all over New Hampshire's roads, and ski like crap all down New Hampshire's mountains.
New Hampshirites are a proud people whose motto is to "live free or die." With no seatbelt or helmet laws over age eighteen, some make the case that the state motto ought to be "live free AND die."
Translation: "Let's get some maple syrup and New Hampshire it up in here!"
I got lost in those fackin New Hampshire mountains, i am such a moron.