Hello everybody, I thought I might have a funny story to share with you all, it started in 1995 when I left home and went to study economy in Germany, origenally I born and raised in Damascus Syria (that is in the middleeast next to Iraq) and when I became 23 years old I decided to go to germany to study and it happened finelly after alot of hard work and saving for the trip. The University there was very very outstanding, but by all means life was harsh on me because my family back home did not have the money to send me, so I had to go work to be able to pay the rent and live, well after one year in Germany, one day I wrote my best ever penpal a letter inviting her to visit me in Germany, and I really neve thought that she will come from the USA just to see that poor syrian boy, but anyhow she came, and I just knew then that I love her so much, the only thing I never had a girlfriend before and my religion does not allow me to be with a women unless I get merry to her, so I propposed for her after 3 days from her arrilval in Germany, and I know it might shock you but we got married after 12 days, and ofcourse her parents became so mad and mine too, after we got married I had no luck in finishing my education so I was working a full time job in Germany at a power tools company, and in 1999 my wife Angela and me decided to come to the USA because she really got tired of the little appartment we were in and I wanted to see another opportunity some where else beside Europe. We came here allright, but we had a very very little saving ( about $1300 only) and we moved with my in laws in WV for a month till I got my legal paper going and then we moved to Denver to start my first job with a power tools company, after a year and a half the company moved me to KY for a promotion, and in 2003 I became a proud US citizen I even had the chance to vote twice since then whitch means a lot for me because back home I had no chance to vote for whom I decide because the government there has already decided for all of us what we should do. So I decided today to share this little story with you, (by the way in 2009 my wife and me will have our 13th anniversary ) and take the opportunity to tell you how you say some words in Arabic. Chickens == in Arabic is dajaj one chicken in arabic is dajaje Rooster in Arabic is == Deek. Hey I try always to write the best I can, so please excuse my english if it sounds broken, hey at least you cant hear my thick accent (( hehehe))) I wish you all a very successful and happy 2009 Omran.