Since mid-December 2004, I've been better known as "Pearlies of Wisdom" or "TorontoPearl" or simply as "Pearl" to you readers.
When I decided to start a blog and told my husband as such, he said, "Just don't use our last name or full names" and for the most part I've honored that. Sometimes I did use my kids' names but rarely, and perhaps once or twice I might've let my husband's name slip out...almost as if I was testing the waters of truth.
But I've decided that there really is no reason to not reveal my full name. It isn't as if I've name-dropped to bad-mouth friends, family or community members. And if you happen to read this and have figured out it's me writing this blog, then you get 10 bonus points.
My husband is nearly asleep at a little after 11:30 p.m., but I just asked him if he doesn't mind if I remove this cloak of secrecy after three years, and he said no. "Just don't give our address." Okay, I think I can do that.
So, for all of you out there who've never corresponded with me personally and might never have found out who "Pearl" is...
Will the real Pearl Saban, nee Adler, please stand?
Will her husband, Ron, please stand?
Will her eldest son, Avi, please stand?
Will her middle child, daughter Adina, please stand?
Will her youngest son, Noam, please stand?
Will her dog, Max, please...sit!?
And if you behave yourselves, perhaps I might even post a family photo in time.
In the meantime, it's very nice to meet you.