Well, I've been here for awhile, but I've got some time to waste this morning. I too read through the 15 pages and learned a lot! I'm 25, turning 26 in October. J (why the fuck are there so many J's??) and I have been together for 4 years, married for 5 months. We met through his sister who was one of my best friends in high school. We also happened to be next door neighbors. It's convenient now for holidays! We have a 4 year old daughter (mine from a previous relationship) but J has been around since she was 6 months old, and bio father isn't in the picture. We live in San Diego and I freakin love it here, minus the COL. I'm a huge football fan, and glutton for punishment because yes, Chargers are my team. J is from a small town of approx. 3k people right at the base of Mammoth Mountain. He moved here when he was 12 to live with his aunt because his mom passed away. I moved to SD when I was 10 from the shit fuck city of San Bernardino when my mom and step-dad got married. I was a weird kid and didn't fit into my high school's mold of a perfect ivy league bound student, so I said "fuck this shit" and went to an accelerated charter school when I was 15 (which whom I now work for!). I graduated at 16. I enrolled in college and wanted to major in sports nutrition but never took it seriously. I got pregnant at the ripe age of 20, and dropped out of school. Someday I'll go back. I found the CoS through the bee, obvs. I was a pretty active poster for a couple of years while I lurked over here. I decided to emerge last summer. I was finally snarked on over here because you guys hated my wedding dress. I was pretty excited about it. I started posting on the non-snark boards about 6 or 7 months ago and have found that the chickens are the coolest, most supportive, funny, smart group of women ever. Love you, bitches.