A few days ago, while using technorati to find out who was linked to me in this wide, wonderful blogosphere :-p, I found a blog called Random Thoughts owned by one ginviren. She describes herself as "a quiet person who is also opinionated." I could do nothing except smile when I read that--she described Elle in a nutshell. I know it's hard to believe, but I really am shy. Really. As in awkwardly so. That's why this blog is so helpful.
Anyway, welcome, ginviren. Glad to know there's someone here in Texas that's a bit like me.