I am a native Clevelander who loves her city--for better or for worse. There are some great people, places and things going on here and I love being a part of this city. And there are some amazing restaurants of which I am trying to visit as many as possible. (ahhhh the cheese at L'Albatros is currently on my absolute favorite list). I have an awesome Boston Terrier named Bacon who provides me with lots of laughs and lots of cuddles-he's my little ham. By day, I am a mortgage underwriter for a large bank. It's about as exciting as it sounds. I recently bought my first house and am currently working on some minor home improvement projects that require some pretty embarrassing protective gear---safety first. Besides all that I like to work-out like a crazy person (and by crazy I mean I get up at 5am four days a week to work out), swim, watch too much reality television, read magazines, and attempt to enjoy running. This little blog is small taste of the things I like, the things that interest me, and my misadventures in life.