Zaneta asked, "Am I still fluent in sign language?" Zaneta also asked some other things similar to other people, so I'll address them in the very near future (stay tuned, America . . . and my international friends).
Well, Z (can I call you that?) - the quick answer is not exactly. That said, let me back up just a little for everyone who is reading this and saying "What, she knows sign language and how did Zaneta know and I didn't?" Hate to have jealously rolling through the blogosphere. Plus, if you all read through this whole post, you might learn some interesting things that probably aren't common knowledge.
Back in 1993 (dang that really sounds like A.LONG.TIME.AGO) - I went to college. I was forced to learn sign language quickly for reasons I don't really want to expound, but it involved intensive tutoring. I joined the sign language club which was AWESOME (probably sounds geeky now, but it was super awesome back in the day - can I share a small world story about this sign language club . . . too bad, here it comes . . . skip ahead 10 years and I was making contact with a sign language professor at a Northern Indiana college- sorry can't remember which small private school it was - and bang, suddenly found myself emailing the old president of the sign language club when I was in it. She had gotten married and had a different last name so I was like, aren't you Angela that lived above the bookstore and gave me my sign name and . . . and she was like "YEAH!" Cool - small world.
Back to the question at hand. During college I excelled at sign language and was blessed with the opportunity to be a pre-school teacher at the Indiana School for the Deaf for a year (in case you don't know - it's HUGE for a non-born deaf person to be a teacher at the Deaf school AND to teach pre-school which is reserved for only the best signers because this is where language developement occurs). I also coached at ISD and led after school activities for the elementary school and middle school. I joined the Deaf club in Indianapolis which is sort of like the VFW or the Elks but it's only for Deaf people (by the way - those of you reading, do you know the difference between "deaf" and "Deaf" - the capital letter in the Deaf refers not only to the inability to hear, but describes a person who identifies with a specific type of culture - the Deaf culture. Deaf people are strong supporters of residential Deaf schools, use American Sign Language, despise the use of cochlear implants, and generally advocate for Deaf (president) power now (in all aspects of life not just in the Gallaudet revolt of 1988/89). The opposite end of the hearing inability spectrum are deaf people (not capitalized) who are generally integrated public school students, who more often than not learn Signed Exact English or use Cued Speech or may use an interpreter and who generally come from hearing families and relate more to the hearing culture, and support the use of cochlear implants. These, of course, are generalizations of the two extremes and there are, of course, exceptions.
After about a month after graduating college and moving to Virginia in 1997, I no longer had access to signing with other people. One of my biggest regrets is that I wasn't able to volunteer at the Deaf School and be involved in the Deaf community while in VA.
So, I hope that answers your question and teaches people a few things as well. Sign language, interpretation, Deaf education, Deaf culture - it's all so close to my heart. Got questions - fire away!