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I live in Anaheim Hills, CA - grew up in the next town over and have never lived anywhere else. I mostly work out of my home. My husband and I have an electrical sign business and I do the office work along with being crane operator about once or twice a week. I also drive one of the big trucks as needed. Prior to working with my husband (for the past 10 years, I was an executive secretary for 20 years so this has been a big change from corporate offices to construction fields, I love it. For fun, we go to Vegas about once a month and I also enjoy gambling at the local Indian casinos although my husband does not. I'm not a great cook but I do enjoy being creative in the kitchen...good thing my husband will try anything I make. I rarely follow a recipe exactly usually combining two or more recipes and trying to create my own. Rarely does it come out better than the original authors but I have fun. I enjoy collecting cookbooks and reading recipes. I have won two cookoffs, one for chili and one for smoked ribs. My husband is my taste tester telling me what it needs more of as I cook - thats how we won the chili cookoff. I credit him with that one! I don't have any children, have been married 30 years this year. I love animals and my beloved sheltie mix dog died at age 14 back in 2000 and I just haven't found another dog yet. My family and friends have me babysit their dogs which I really enjoy. My passions are probably the Anaheim Angels baseball and I like the Chargers football. Don't really care for basketball but do enjoy a good hockey game. We enjoy riding (on the back only, thank you our Harley that my husband has had since he bought it brand new back in 1977. I'll have to think about what my pet peeves are, I'll come back to you on that one. UPDATE: Ok, I've decided my pet peeve is having a recipe reviewed when the person didn't even make it as written, changes the ingredients and then gives it a poor review. Thats just not right. http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/adoptedspring08.jpg> src=>http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Iwasadopted.jpg>