Soon I will be blog legal, and able to negotiate these mean streeets without having to consult my cooler friends on matters of punctilio and technique. (Yesterday my publisher sent me a PDF of the cover proof of my forthcoming novel, Arabian Wine. My moderately cool friend Maureen has a cover proof of her forthcoming book up on her blog, so I asked her how to upload one. Turns out I have to convert the PDF to a jpg, which requires more geeky expertise than I possess. (I lack in both coolness and geeky expertise, and perhaps should be taking supplements.)
Fortunately, I have lots of cool friends. Or rather, all my friends are cooler than me. How did that happen?