I've lived in Southern California most of my life and never was there a truer New Yorker born! I definately do NOT have the "Laid Back" thing going for me! To de-stress I like to write, take pictures, talk to my mom, spend time with my husband, and of course, cook! I take specail joy in feeding my mail carrier (and friend) my new creations and my old favorites! Pet peeves you ask? People on cell phones, not just in their cars but ANYWHERE! And people who don't watch their kids like they should.