Joanie is pure California through and through. She grew up in L.A., moved to The Peninsula for school, and has spent the last 20 years living in our fair city. Her life is like the Divine Comedy.
Joanie is dangerous, too. She wields a BA in Feminist Studies and a PhD in Anthropology. Refute something like the glass ceiling, and she'll cut your nuts off. (That is, if you have nuts.)
Recently she launched Cookooree.com, the world's best recipe-sharing web site. That way she can keep tabs on what her friends are cooking, and then invite herself over.