Have lived in LA for about 15 years, and work at USC and do marketing research freelance work on the side (hard to live off just a teacher's salary?).
I go to NYC often for work conferences and meetings, and usually like to extend my trips over the weekend. That's when airbnb is a great resource.
I grew up in the south (Texas), and have been able to keep the kindness and values while loosing the accent. Not an easy task. I am 39 years old, responsible, clean and stable.