*Making inquiries about the Witness Protection Program* *Peeks out from behind large rock* I really don't want to! But you're forcing my hand, I'm sorry! What can I say, my dear friend Gloria? I was under the influence of Membrosia? I fell to the Dark Side? I'm a horrible tease? Yeah, that's it. No, seriously, I had to give you something to think about leading up to the sequel - besides everybody being happy. But you know me, you just never know where I might take all this, do you? Just between you and me.. I prefer cliffies, to fluff. Unless it's one-post fluff. But if it's a full-length story, I want the excitement and anticipation. Have faith! P.S. You were in Paris? Hope you didn't run into any trouble such as they've been having in France the last few weeks... Oui, madam! We almost canceled our trip thanks to the rioting, but we thought, oh what the heck. We're not going to back out simply because of fear. We didn't tell anyone in our family that we were going (Sheesh, do I sound like a Joiner or what? 'We', 'us', 'our'.. ), we didn't see anything at all to even let on that there was a disruption of peace. Increased security around the tourists' attractions. Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, not so much at Notre Dame.. Though of course I'm not complaining, there were a lot of military men there, too, keeping guard.. I wanted to go there for my birthday, since I have free flight benefits anyway that we never use(!), so we went. In doing so, we're now not paying any bills, though! Oooh weeell.. It was marvelous though. I totally fell in love with the city. Then I had to leave.