I second this sentiment, and I volunteer to be 1 of Several.
Moi Aussi! (me too...making up for failing to go to French class today. whoops). I'd rather be in Colorado with space, horses and wild animals than in a Parisian suburb with buildings, annoying little dogs which get left tied in front of the monoprix, which is the grocery store from h*ll, and grumpy french people anyway.
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey