I contacted my friends, and our little group of four decided that a joint blog was a fabulous idea. Thus, a blog was born.
After much back and fourth we agreed on a name: Beyond the Orange Curtain (good work ninja and AMDG). Orange Curtain: n. the characteristics, real or imagined, that differentiate Orange County from Los Angeles County and the rest of California, see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Curtain.
We all grew up in SoCal, Orange County, Southern Orange County at that. We met at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. We all moved on, well, kinda. The advengineer moved on to San Diego, but she's back behind the curtain again -- it's not her fault they were hiring bioengineers in good ol' Rancho.
We keep in touch, we travel together when we can, and we all lead very different and interesting lives. Check us out:
There's Leilani the Polynesian Advengineer, residing in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
Lindsay the Nordic Goddess and Ninja Pharmacist, residing and studying in San Francisco, California.
Priscilla the Romanian AMDG (5 points to the first person who can tell the rest of us what that means), residing and studying in Denver, Colorado.
And me, Melanie the half Mexican Kid Krusader, residing in Roslindale (read: Boston), Massachusetts.
Seriously though, check us out.