Moved to DC about four years ago from Colorado and believe that if it's going to snow at least we could have decent skiing around here. I still believe hummus has a special place on the food pyramid as anyone who's been to my Shabbat dinners knows (usually along with every Middle Eastern salad).
For sports, football has it's place but not an absolute watch.
Periodic travel is a must, and making trips to see family both in the US and abroad is a staple.
I am definitely a dog person, just not those little hand-held versions. The past years have been the longest I have lived without a dog in my life. Cats and I have a basic understanding, I play with them, when they scratch me, I leave. So long as they are nice, I have no problems.