Greetings, Heather! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Welcome to the Beltway Atheists...if you aren't a member already check out the beltway atheist meetup group @ http://www.meetup.com/beltwayatheists/ they're a fun group of people and always seem to have good conversations