Thanks for all your input, folks; both on and off the blog. You know how to make a gal embarrassed, so you do. Please stop now, or I'm going to be unable to write a word about anything owing to shocking self-consciousness.
Ooo, that last sentence is rather inelegant; has to be a better way of saying that. Where's the thesaurus and my copy of Fowler's?
Just kidding - not that self-conscious. Chucking the first thought I have down on paper will remain the order of the day. Dunno about you, but I've never seen an infinitive I didn't want to totally split.