Blah, blah, me, blah...Yay! I'm a grandma! I have two daughters on Gaia-they're the ones who convinced me to join. smile
Yes, I really am 48 and have been a member since July of 2004. I actually joined earlier but never could activate the danged account.(Every time I edit my profile it eats another avi).
If ever you get strange messages from me in a quiet game room-it's the fat cat sleeping on the keyboard. I move him off as soon as I notice but he comes right back.
I have been known to donate but only randomly and to people I deem worthy. Most pms begging for money are ignored. Usually I lurk in threads and look up people's post history to see if they're working hard to earn their gold. I select newbies, here and there, and also give out starting help donations, but, again, don't beg for them please!