Thank you for your e-mail. I must say I love your avatar. I may steal your theme to create one of my own.
I finally succumbed and went skating today. It seems I am not very "insurable", so I am just going to wear wrist guards and have some savings in the bank in case i break something and can't work.
I studied Arabic in the '70s at the time of the oil crisis. At the time< I was at Georgetown and it was the thing to do. The fad passed, but since I tend to be obsessive, I hung on in so many weird ways that the truth of my story is stranger than fiction. Usually folks don't believe me, so I have taken to saying in a fake German accent, "If I told you, I would have to kill you."
So I have reached that point in my life where I am living like a typical middle-aged divorced woman, Irish mum to three young men, and enjoying a bit of glitter after a long hard road. I am dreaming of going on a trip to Egypt with a belly dance teacher and students and helping with interpreting/translating. Haven't been to Egypt in almost 30 years.
If you want some more laughs, go to the thread, "Egyptian fun". I almost sprayed coffee over my keyboard.
I am finding that this forum is giving me more belly laughs than I have had in years.