I have a close group of friends; they are lovely and smart. I characterize a good night as one where we laugh a lot, maybe see something new. The goal is to travel every summer; last year it was the Middle East, this year I trained teachers in Cambodia.
My family is big and loud and well-read. Having lived in other parts of the country, I now know I was raised waaaaay left of center. Big props to mom and dad for that.