My name is Tommi and I've been a lurker on this site for quite some time and I thought that it might be about time that I quit being sneaky and join in. This site is like candy for me, it's just awsome to be among a bunch of other people who are as into bread as I am AND are nice about it; I don't get that sort of combination anywhere in person. I live in Northern California. I make bread every week, but unfortunately only I eat it since my partner doesn't really like anything but store bought white sliced white bread for his peanut butter and jellies and my friends aren't really into taking my leftovers, but I try my damnedest to eat it all as quick as I can so I can get to my next loaf. Anyhoo, I have a wonderful little sourdough starter that I keep in the refrigerator and I like using commercial yeast as well. I'd like to think that I'll contribute to this site as much as I take from it. One of the neatest things for me about this site is the forum dedicated to photos...oh they're so fun to look at, bread porn is what its been called. Well, I think I've rambled on enough for my first words...so thanks for the all of this everyone. Have a happy day.