Where did I come from?

Doh! I was so excited and nervous about writing my first post that I now realize I’ve completely forgotten to tell you the origin of that infamous FLT85. So here it is: I come from a faraway land in the South-East part of Europe named Romania or as commonly known in North America “where Dracula and gymnasts come from“. I tell everyone who asks me if I’m a gymnast that I’m indeed stiff as a board and not to waste their time as the pretzel will never happen!  And then inevitably I’m asked about Dracula. When that happens I pretty much always think of all the money my mother spent in my teenage years on private tutors to properly educate me on Romanian history, which would have been better spent on shoes and bags because those would have at least lasted me a while. My memory of Romanian rules did not – it faded about an hour after each tutoring session.  Way too many rulers, wars and empires! Ugh, history was my highschool terror! ! But that’s the downside of the Old Continent, too much history to memorize. So anyways, I was born and raised in Romania which is a beautiful country by the Black Sea where girls are pretty and the food amazing (but totally fattening)! Needless to say these days I’m all Californianized so I eat a lot of salads and barely any meat. A sad existence, I know 😦  But the tradeoff is really good though – I look younger and prettier (yes, yes, modesty is overrated) than I did in my 20s and I have a gorgeous younger boyfriend to prove it! So Dracula, you can suck it! Literally! 🙂

What everybody thinks he looked like

What he really looked like

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