Hi, I live in Los Angeles, but I grew up split between Dallas and other parts of Texas, Paintsville, Kentucky, and Los Angeles California. Currently I'm a QC Microbiologist, (basically I make sure what you ingest doesn't make you sick), but I've been a bartender, cook, waitress, puppeteer ect. I grew up in a big family, siblings, step-siblings and step-step-siblings, but our "mom" made sure we could all cook. (I love to cook, although I'm not fond of actually following recipes.) I'm an avid camper and backpacker but living in Los Angeles sometime hampers that. I'm married, no kids though. I HATE SALMON! AND CREAM CHEESE! There is something about watching your grandfather eat a bagel covered in an inch of cream cheese then in an inch of lox, and THEN take out his teeth an LICK! the cheese and lox off them, that makes a person repulsed by the thought/ smell of either cream cheese or salmon. Still like bagels though.