And I DON'T mean that the way it sounds... What I mean, has there ever been a special moment in your life as a puppeteer where you really felt like you knew you were not only doing your job, but were doing a GOOD job at that? For me, it's just knowing that I have the ability to bring a seemingly simple little tool to life for people; one of my lesser-known experiences was for a week in June of 2005, I had the opportunity to bring some puppetry to Vacation Bible School at church. Since the theme for that year was a construction zone, I was playing a construction barrel of description (named Darrel the Barrel, lol), and he became such a big hit with the kiddies that one night, after the event was over, a small group of rugrats ran over the puppet set, and accidentally tore it down wanting to see Darrel up close and personal... instead, they saw a fat hairy guy with a script in his lap and a microphone pinned to his shirt, lol. Muppeteers always talk about how wonderful it is when little kids are so drawn to the characters that when they meet them, the puppeteer is virtually invisible, and it is true; one of my earliest experiences with Steve for PBS, we had a little boy in the studio that day, and we put on the puppet set, where he was introduced to everybody, including "The Nice Man Holding Steve Down There Is Joseph", but that little boy didn't see no "Nice Man Joseph", he just saw Steve, and conversed with this purple monster as if he were a real person. If I thought that was exciting, that was nothing compared to another day when we had a man from the Knoxville Zoo on the puppet set... even between takes, and when we weren't live on camera, he was talking to Steve instead of me... think about it, here was a grown man conversing with a hollow construction of foam rubber and fur as if it's a real being. I think that was when I personally felt that I wasn't just doing something I wanted to do, but that I was doing a good job at my job, lol.