Born and currently living in Philadelphia but raised in Reston, VA (about 30 min. west of D.C.). Favorites: Philadelphia Eagles & Phillies, the color purple (and all variations). I enjoy reading (fantasy, sci.-fi., mystery), doing word and math puzzles, and watching movies from my youth (70's & 80's). Employed at a small charter high school in Philadelphia as a secretary. I absolutely love the job! Odd that I am honest enough with myself to admit I don't have the patience or tolerance to have children of my own! Cooking level: Novice. I love watching America's Test Kitchen.