Okay... Yes, I am a Yankee, born and raised. I spent most of my life living in NJ, but I moved to GA about 8 years ago. My family is very important to me, and I miss them a lot down here. My parents visit often, about four to five times a year, and I try to make it home once or twice a year. My parents have helped me a lot, especially with my cooking. My dad taught me how to make homemade meatballs and sauce, as well as chicken pot pie. My mom has taught me how to make all kinds of desserts and jelly. We are still working on homemade pie crusts, which we use for chicken pot pies as well. I just made jelly for the first time, and I didn't even have any that didn't gel, which means no homemade syrup (LOL).
As for me, I am not a princess/queen/fashionista/etc. and I don't think I am high maintenance. I can go out on the town, but I can also stay home for a quiet night in. I don't do drama, unless it is in Drama Club, which is one of the clubs I supervise. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, whether it is out on the town or grilling in the backyard. Since my family is so far away, some of my friends and their families have become my second family here.
As for my other likes, I enjoy watching and playing sports, especially football and baseball. My favorite teams are the NY/NJ Giants and the NY Yankees. (Which is something that gets me teased down here! LOL!) Growing up in NJ, there was always plenty of opportunities to play sports, whether it was softball and volleyball in the spring and summer, field hockey in the fall, and skiing in the winter. After college, I stopped playing field hockey, not because I didn't like it, but because my knees couldn't handle it anymore. Being a goalie and running in pads for many years really did a number on my knees. It's probably why I took up horseback riding. I am still searching for a riding stable down here where I don't have to have my own horse. I took lessons and helped out with trail rides at a stable back in NJ that had some wonderful horses, and I was just learning how to jump when I moved here.
Finally, I love to travel, and I would like to visit different places with someone. I spent six months in Germany during college, where I did everything from spend Easter weekend in Prague to skiing the Alps during Spring Break. My family and I did a lot of touring of the country back when I was in high school, since my parents were big on family togetherness and education. I am really grateful for the opportunity to see places like the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains, but spending five weeks in a car with my brother was just too much. I really enjoy my family vacations to the beach, which we take every year, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends no matter where we are.
If I sound like someone you'd like to get to know better, please drop me a line!