I've been all over the place searching for the April edition of GQ to no avail, and it's really starting to get on my nerves... No offense to Justin Timberlake, but I am getting tired of seeing his mug on the March issue when I want my R-Patts fix. I've been haunting the Barnes & Noble near my office to the point where they're probably figuring I'm casing the joint by now. Took a brief run over there today (just in case...), and I found bubkiss, GQ-wise. And yes, I've thought about just calling them to see if it is available, but I just can't bring myself to do it. So, no luck on the magazine front, but I did get this nifty new bookmark (sorry about the pic quality - I am apparently incapable of standing still enough to take a non-blurry photo), which will replace the semi-tatty piece of red paper ribbon I have been using as a bookmark for all of my Twilight place-marking needs (which are many). While I admit I have grown sort of attached to the ribbon and I like that it's subtle (but red!) and not terribly ostentatious, I made the mistake of dangling it in front of my cat a few weeks back and she's been convinced it's her toy ever since, which has made for some unexpected and painful ambushes (there is nothing she hates more than me reading and not paying attention to her, which doesn't help matters - don't be fooled by those big innocent eyes, people - she's a killer!). I think maybe the companies who make all this Twilight-related merch should really hire a Twilight consultant who is actually a fan, since I am kind of baffled by the fact that the little beads on the bookmark are neither red nor amber. Blue? Really? Why??? But then again, I suppose it's just as well that JJ and I both kind of think all the images they use on these items are kind of creepy and not the best representations of how beautiful the characters really were (at least some of them...), because if they'd used anything we actually liked, we probably would have amassed quite a collection by now, and it is likely that this wouldn't have went over well with our respective S/Os (I am still debating how disturbed DH would be by Twilight jammies; I'm thinking "supremely").
I also purchased a "Blogger for Dummies" book. Hopefully, I will learn what I am supposed to be doing here, because for the time being I just stare blankly at JJ when she talks about anything other than the most basic functions and features. She might as well be speaking Swahili for the amount of information I'm understanding. I studied English, people! English! And while I wouldn't call myself a technophobe, I am semi-computer-illiterate when compared to most of the other whiz-kids I know (in my defense my friends are a pretty tech-savvy lot, but still). In reality, I will likely give up trying to understand the book (sucking up my pride that the "For Dummies" series is still over my head), and will pass it along to JJ so that she can make our little blog uber-wonderful. Because now that people are actually coming here for a gander (and we are both still kind of in shock that you folks found us AND like us!), we'd like to gussy the place up a little. It might take a little time, but we're a determined duo and JJ can be a real slave-driver when she wants to get something accomplished, so stay tuned!