She posted this a while back as a comment but it deserves its own post. After all, we *did* meet in Scottsdale:
First off let me introduce myself as Frank's girlfriend. A little background: I moved from NYC to Scottsdale for a job. From month one, I was so mad that I did. I hated it. The town pretends it is as cool as LA and NY. Not even close. There is no culture... I used to spend my weekend days at a museum or a fair, and evenings at different restaurants. These were family restaurants, not Olive Garden or Cheesecake Factory... but individual places with character. Scottsdale is severely lacking in those two areas. I can not even begin to think about the people with their C class mercedes, and 3 series BMW's all thinking that they are so cool. Hello it is not cool if the bank owns it and you rent it from them. LOSERS!!! And don't get me started on the fake millionaires and their oversized unaffordable houses.
We live in CA now. (Thank God) So far 75% of the people I have met are super nice. Anywhere you go there will be a few snots, but nothing compared to those who I met in AZ. No one starts off the conversation with what part of town do you live in, what do you do, or what do you drive. Those aren't important. Actually funny story.. for Easter Frank and I went to my cousin's house in LA. Frank has known my cousin for 2.5 years now, and after all that time never once did they discuss what the other did for earning income. Both have much more interesting things to talk about then "What do you do?" Somehow it was brought up and my cousin turns to Frank and said "You are an author... huh I never knew that." Had my cousin been from AZ I am sure it would have been one of his lead questions.
And a response to Steve Rivero-Lowen... hello dickhead... you are obviously the loser if you like Scottsdale so much but need to read about why the rest of the intelligent world doesn't. Read the post above.. all comments were closed due to Frank being away. That is why this is the only open thread. What a compete idiot.... wait you must have graduated from a Scottsdale School. What's with the two last names.. can't decide or your whore of a mother got married a few too many times....