I'm from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina - and now Florida, too! I love the ocean best of all.
Oh, looking at languages - I speak English quite well, I think. And Spanish, but not so well - you need to speak it slowly for me to understand. I didn't know whether to check Hindi or Panjabi; I know just a bit; I can say quite a few things, but I may or may not understand you no matter HOW slowly you speak - but by all means, try, if you can. I need the practice. But I hope you can fall back on English if we don't communicate very well with the other languages! I've spent about 9-10 months of my life in India - love the Himalayas & I'm trying to write a book, very loosely based on my experiences there.
My favorite place? Maybe the Caribbean ... but at any rate, in the water, preferably the ocean ... and the bluer the water the better! I start wilting if I have to spend 3 months away from the ocean (or at least get in the bay or the lake), so I figure I must be part mermaid! I love the dolphins, but they seem to be a little less enthusiastic about me.
I could PROBABLY live without chocolate, but I'd rather not have to try!
Favorite all-time movie? The Sound of Music! I love the mountains too, and music/singing, and can just picture myself skipping through the Alps singing along with Maria ... or maybe even being her.
Favorite book? From 1st grade - Black Beauty, my favorite horse! Then Oliver Twist.
In 5th Grade, the Hobbit books and Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time -- I love all her books & read them over and over, at least the children's ones. I'm a teacher, just a tutor lately, but reading is my specialty, and I actually have too many favorites to name -- latest one? The Message!
I'm probably running out of characters, but if not, I'll think of some more to tell you about myslef later!