Turns out I couldn't have been doing this more incorrectly!

:–)

(See? Everyone knows you're not supposed to start a blog post with an emoticon – especially a friggin' smiley... <groans>)

I mean, grant it, I'd love to meet and interact with cool people through this: that'll always remain the main purpose for me. (Was that colon use okay?) But given this apparently isn't the best way to accomplish that (I think mainly because hardly anyone else sees it that way) [are parentheticals annoying?] {or is it just the bracketed kind?}, my second hope is to reflect the current state of mind/emotion as accurately as I can.

FWIW, I refuse to end this post with a question, so there!