Was thinking about getting into hold'em, but have never played a live game, only experience with any kind of poker is video poker and various poker-based carnival games like UTH, so other than knowing poker hands I'm pretty green. Learning as much as I can through books/websites, etc, but I feel like it's not really going to stick in my head until I jump in and play. I'm especially confused by how the betting/calling/raising/blinds work. I think a couple rounds will clear that up for me, but I don't like to be the annoying newbie at the table and prefer to know what I'm doing before I sit down. I wish I had friends into poker because I would just play with them to learn, unfortunately I don't. Do you think people are going to be pissed if I plop down at a limit game and try to learn? What was your first experience like? Other than the usual etiquette rules, any other advice for my first game?