I don’t really think they saw anything in me, except the fact that I was interested in it. Some of the kids would miss a week here and miss a week there; I think they could see that I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t particularly athletic or gifted. I was a little chubby, but I loved it. I guess because I would — my mom would take me to the skating rink on the weekends. This is after I had gotten started. She’d drop me off for the first public session at eleven in the morning, and I’d stay there all day, and then she’d pick me up at five o’clock and take me home. So I’d be at the skating rink all day long, just skating around and around.