Essays. Hmm?kinda reminds me of the first day of school when the teacher makes you write about your summer vacations. Mine were always pretty boring. Well, my name is Kate and I?m 34 years old (which should explain the gratuitous 70?s teen idol references). I?ve been married to the best guy in the world for 12 years and we live in the San Francisco Bay Area where I recently relocated back to from Boardman, Ohio. Trust me, I don?t miss the snow, but the earthquakes take a little getting used to. I?ve been a Human Resources Manager for about 10 years and only recently decided to step back and get out of the corporate grind. I work part time at my church in the Children?s Ministry which is just incredibly fulfilling. MBA? Bah! I want to make macaroni necklaces instead! Acting and theater has been my passion for the majority of my life ever since I was in that Golden Bear Pancake House commercial at age 6. I still say that I should have gotten that Little House on the Prairie gig ? Melissa Gilbert didn?t have anything on my pigtails! I was with a theater company in Ohio and am working with a small one out here as well. I?m hoping that my part time work will allow me to pursue my acting more. Being in the SF area, there?s a lot of opportunity for television and film work but I?m not sure how much I have the desire to go after that at this point, but we?ll see. My biggest hope at this point in my life is just to be content and, God willing, start my family in the next few months. It?s amazing that after all the work to get my education and be successful in business that my major desire is just to be a mother and build relationships with others. That?s actually been the most fulfilling thing about being at the JC. I?ve made some awesome friends here and I?m really thankful to be able to get to know more people by participating in the BB game. I?m sure I should probably put more in here, but I?m old and can't remember much anymore. Me...[image=http://www.freewebz.com/dantooinebase/members/katyajade.jpeg] Now, if you?ll excuse me, I?ll begin my Tribute to 70?s Teen Idols thread?