Hi there to any and all newbies and longtime lurkers! I've got a simple request, and it will make sense if you think about it. Please don't private message me until you've made 25 posts or so!!!!!!! We have nearly 7000 members and growing (!!! all the time- very few of us are women, and very few of the women talk! So, while you may see me as a common household name if you've been reading my posts, I don't know the first thing about you and it creeps me out. Please let me get to know you in the same manner you've gotten to know me- publicly! I post this every so often, but as new members join, I get hit with the pm's again- and while I don't want to appear rude, there isn't time in the day to have a personal relationship with 7000 men, the odds are too uneven. Thanks for understanding, look forward to reading your posts.