I grew up in Washington State, lived on the East Coast, and lived in two foreign countries. I enjoy traveling, reading, photography, creative writing, and I love the internet. I'm naturally curious about things, so will attempt to try things at least once, which is why I love Thai food, Korean food, Indian food, Po Boys, Southern grits, and a variety of other things. I strive to practice common etiquette - clean up after yourself, say thank you or please, bring a small gift when you are invited to a nice family dinner in someone elses' home, and being appreciative of good fortune. It sounds common sense, but I am amazed at the frequency it is not practiced. Especially in the fast paced, urban cities.