I joined during the first Top Chef season. The Bravo Boards were getting very toxic and I went looking for somewhere else that wasn't so bad. A Google search turned up this board. What fun to be able to express an opinion and not be attacked for it.
When Top Chef went off I was looking for something to do here and found General Discussion. I lurked for awhile and I still do. I do feel like I know a lot of you even though we have never met. I can come here and feel like I am with a bunch of friends and we are here for each other no matter what.
Thank the Lord for John and all the rest of you. You all feel like family to me.