I'm here because of you. Because I can't think of a more tenactious, more courageousgraduating class. I mean, look at you all, oh, wearing your robes. Usually when you're wearing arobe at 10 in the morning, it means you've given up. I'm here because I love New Orleans. Iwas born and raised here, I spent my formative years here, and like you, while I was living here Ionly did laundry six times. When I finished school, I was completely lost. And by school, Imean middle school, but I went ahead and finished high school anyway. And I-I really, I had noambition, I didn't know what I wanted to do. I did everything from-I shucked oysters, I was ahostess, I was a bartender, I was a waitress, I painted houses, I sold vacuum cleaners, I hadno idea. And I thought I'd just finally settle in some job, and I would make enough money topay my rent, maybe have basic cable, maybe not, I didn't really have a plan, my point is that, bythe time I was your age, I really thought I knew who I was, but I had no idea.