I am a retired school teacher, artist and writer, living in the Bay area. I am also a theatre reviewer. I am visiting Los Angeles this week to visit friends whom I haven't seen in many years. I will be spending my time with them when not relaxing at the house. I am on a tourist trip, as I lived in the area for many years myself. I am a teetotaler. I do like to cook and look forward to using the kitchen while I am there.