While I grew up in Minnesota, I lived in Wisconsin for nearly a decade. The years I spent there were some of the best--my 20s. The new golden age right? I have great pride in this state, home of the Friday Fish Fry, Ancora Coffee, Farmer's Market, Isthmus, weekend road trips, and of course, the Badgers. My Big 10 Alma Mater. Home to my husband. As much as I love California I get quite nostalgic for memories of Madison . It would both thrill me and send me to the poor house if the boys someday chose UW-Madison. If not that, I'll settle for Berkeley. Go Wisco.