So, last night I realized that I've been a blogger for six months, and I got all excited and felt really professional and decided that I should do something super-professional-bloggery and have a contest. This was my version of jumping the the deep end of the pool, without those floaty swimmy things, not even entirely sure that the pool has been filled with water. So I jumped in and wrote a post and ordered a book I love and took a tutorial in google docs and even went over into the "Edit HTML" section of blogger and pressed "Publish Post." And then, I realized that I really have no idea how any of these things really work. I realized that I was in the deep end of the pool with not floaties and wasn't even really sure how to swim back to the ladder. So today I (very meekly) swam (dog-paddled really, this was nothing graceful) back to the side of the pool and heaved myself out to dry out and decided that I'm going to wait a little while before jumping into the whole contest thing. Luckily, I could (very humbly) pull the post before anyone entered the contest. [Well, actually, there were two entries, Test One (me) and Test Two (also me).] And I've got that book ready for when I feel a little more confident about my swimming abilities.
Soon to come... a review of the awesome book I'm reading right now: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume One, The Pox Party.