I live in Alaska. Yes, it is a state, the 49th to be specific. No, we do not live in an igloo and run sled dogs to the grocery store. No, it does not snow all of the time where I live. Alaska spans several different climate zones including the temperate rain forest.
Oh, and, to all of the bragging Texans who come off the cruise ships: Texas is not the biggest state in the union. In fact, if Alaska were to be split in two, Texas would be the third largest.
That is all.