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I run a food blog named www.fromcupcakestocaviar. com I'd love it if you could visit me there. You can also find it on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Cupcakes-To-Caviar/207954912556308 I was born in a small war torn village in Siberia in 1728 while my father drank Vodka and my mother loudly cursed my fathers every sexual impulse...wait maybe that was a different lifetime. Hmmm, maybe this is the lifetime where I am Joan of Arc? No, I'm scared of fire and I don't speak French... though I DO love French fries, does that count? How 'bout the one where I am a Samurai...no, let's not. I always crave Sushi and tend to start brandishing butter knives at people when I think about that one. Fineeee...sighhhh, I'll get to the boring realities of this lifetime. I'm a mom of six kids ranging from 25 down to 2 and a half years old as well as five adorable grandchildren and 4 step children. I live in a small city in Kentucky though I am originally from the South Side of Chicago. I live with some of my kids, three psychotic cats and my wonderful husband Russell whom I met online and immediately fell madly in love with. He is also a displaced Chicago native. Using Zaars question about what would I do with a month off, I'd have to say sleep ...nonstop...just feed me chocolate intravenously and wake me when the month was over. My pet peeves are people with a lack of manners and old fashioned common courtesy, people who have no idea what the turn signal is for in their car & as I have a disabled son, those who stereotype the disabled. I am a freelance writer and researcher by trade and sometimes do teen online counseling on the side...I know, weird combo but I'm a fairly weird person. For fun, I am an avid game player with current addictions to Gardens of Time in Facebook and any decent (I.E. good plot line and not too easy) hidden object game. I'm also a music fanatic who spends way more time than is healthy looking for new music. I feel blessed also to have met some awesome people here too. This is NOT just a recipe site. That's Russell and me; ignore that I look like crap please?