LOL...I read it too...and I am in the same boat-no worries!
I'm also from Mass, near Boston-started boarding in Jan. 09 and loved it enough to buy my own board and stuff. Still falling but getting better-rather slowly. Able to do falling leaf on toeside, still figuring out how to get stronger on heelside and finally get some consistently linked turns.
Hoping to stay on the snow well into my 60's...and where I'm 37, that'll be sooner rather than later.