I may still count as a newbie, I don't know.
But anyway, Laura Borealis (actual nickname), almost 40 years old, from Bloomington, Indiana. Companions: one spouse, two rats, and four cats.
One thing I was thinking about the other day is that I can't enjoy Iron Chef as much as I used to. There are way too many meat battles. I want Iron Chef Vegetarian! Maybe some VeggieBoarder in Japan can get to work on Chairman Kaga and win him over to the cause.
Iron Chef Challenge: Bean Curd!
Iron Chef Challenge: Veganrella!
Iron Chef Challenge: Raw Foods!