If I wanted KS, I'd go look out the window. I'm in Wichita, and that's about all the down home-iness that I can take. I LOVE LOVE LOVE NYC, and I can't wait to finish decorating my living room with it.
just a side note: I work in construction and one of the few things that I find ironic in my job is that I learned hammer manufacturers specifically say that the back of a hammer is not recommended for pulling nails. LOL! That's what everyone uses it for, but they know the leverage is impossible for the tough ones and they can get away with not having to warranty an item if they say that the back of the hammer is not to be used for that. I know somewhere there's a specific tool just for pulling nails.