I'm not from Missouri originally but have lived in St. Louis for about 8 years and love it. I like that you can always find something to do and nothing is ever too far away. I enjoy doing anything outside; watching sporting events (Go Cards!), snowboarding (though I have to travel for that), running, etc. I am a huge animal lover but don't have any right now since I'm usually not home much... but if I did, it would be a dog :)
I'm pretty easy-going and try not to take life too seriously (there's enough of that at work). I feel fortunate that I've found a career I love and while I can be a workaholic at times I have improved significantly on maintaining a reasonable work/life balance.
I have awesome parents who live in St. Louis and I've made some amazing friends here.
PS - 99% of the time I'm checking this on my iPad (which doesn't support IM) so don't think I'm ignoring your IM when I don't respond! Sorry, take it up with Apple and Adobe!