I used to live on planes and in hotels while working in tech but dropped that all and decided to move to LA to work in fashion. I swear it was more rational than it sounds. :) I've been in the LA area just under two years and am finally starting to love it. I still miss my bagels, lox, schmear and late night NY pizza but I can't argue with the beach and sunshine!
Oh, and I'd take an amazing pastry over a drink any day.