I live in a large metropolitan city -- with some of the best selection of ethnic foods and I love it! I'm married for almost 10 years. We have 2 dogs and 7 cats (our children). I love to cook, hike, read, shop, workout, vacation, golf and hang out. I am also an animal lover and try my best to support my local animal shelters. My pet peeve? I am SICK TO DEATH of hearing about low carb crap. You don't need it to lose weight! Just watch your calories and exercise. Duh. The manufacturers LOVE charging extra for "taking out the carbs." I subscribe to many magazines -- cooking mostly. But I do keep other mags to take to the gym with me to read.