Merry meet, all!
Well, there... I just used the one exclamation point that one of my writing teachers (who I'll describe here with the cryptic initials 'DG') says that I'm allowed in my lifetime. Guess that's it.
Anyway, I've finally taken the plunge. I have a blog. Still no cell phone, though.
Enough for now--I'm off to try and figure out the rest of this.