Feel free to introduce yourselves, tell me how you found me or what your interests are, and jump into the conversation, as a general rule. All I ask is politeness and respect toward other commenters.
I can't friend everybody back, due to livejournal's programming limitations and number of hours in the day, but really, almost everybody and their opinions are welcome here. I don't always answer every comment, but I do read them all.
*in my head, because I am a giant nerd, I hear myself saying this in the same voice with which Tom Petty says "Hello, CD listeners!" on Full Moon Fever. Not only do I date myself, I might be hoping to get lucky later. :-P