Retired hairdresser and now I run a bookstore and do volunteer work. I live in the high desert of Southern California and have recently gotten into quilting. In the first 11 weeks after taking my first quilt class, I made 9 quilts! Too bad there's not a place to post your quilts on here...hahahaha! I love Japanese food and Im not passionate about cooking but for some reason, I've been on the quest for the perfect Challah! (go figure) Im 59.3 years old! I dont have a favorite cookbook because recently, I've come to find the internet a unending source of recipes and on the net, you can usually find honest reviews which you will never get in a purchased cookbook. Pet peeves? I detest going to a fine restaurant expecting a wonderful experience and finding that it would have been more enjoyable to have eaten at home! Service, cleanliness, care in preparation and the little details in presentation make my day!