Friday, August 7, 2009

3 Things

Number 1: Apologies for being off the grid for a week; traveling with my family and trying to cram as much stuff into the day as possible. No offense to the blogosphere, but I find this almost more satisfying than sitting in front of my computer.

With more fresh-ish air.

Number 2: Blog fodder potential - amazing.

No, strike that.


Number 3: I am cheap. And lazy.

There is no f**king way I'm spending $20/day for internet in my room (when I could instead buy myself an awesome breakfast at Hob Nob Hill), nor will I lug my laptop down to the lobby for 'free' (i.e. intermittent and dodgy) service.

And as the family's unofficial sherpa, forget the WiFi cafes - I refuse to lug anything out of the hotel that isn't snack-related.

I have been checking in periodically on facebook on my phone, but texting is problematic for me, as I am having occular issues (that strangely relate to the length of my arms), and the keys on my phone are beyond microscopic.

Back on Tuesday. Love to you all.


Grace said...

"the family's unofficial sherpa" .... that just made me howl! I well remember the trips where my purse had to be large enough to accomodate everyone's sweat shirts, snacks, cameras, wallets, souveniers, etc) I revolted and bought a teensy tiny purse and everyone else got a knapsack. Even now, with only my husband around, he will sometimes ask me to put his wallet in my purse .... "no way buddy!"

imom said...

I can't wait to hear all the stunning blog fodder! Sounds like you are having a great time.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have that same texting problem! Closing one eye helps sometimes.

Living on the Spit said...

Hope you are having a great time! Enjoy your break.

Anonymous said...

Damn straight woman! Sit indoors typing and getting your nails all busted, or shoving delightful produce in your face? Not a hard decision.

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Looking forward to the blog fodder as mine has all but been nonexistent lately!

Grandma J said...

Enjoy this wonderful time with family.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Enjoy those snacks!

Daryl said...

I was clicking in to read this post when Blogger got attacked and 99% of us who use it believed the world was ending and Blogger had blocked us as spybots .. I was the 1% who knew it was another hit like the ones FB and Twitter got earlier in the week.. now tho I am disappointed .. I was sure you were back .. oh well ..

Not Afraid to Use It said...

All this means is that you need to get yourself a netbook strictly for blogging-on-the-road purposes. Lightweight and will fit in your purse. And they come in lots of girlie colours! More of a fashion accessory than a computer, my dear, and that makes it totally justifiable.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I hear ya; sometimes it's just not worth the trouble.

I was all giant fat thumbs on my txt keyboard yesterday. I called a "lady" a "lay" and given the context, it wasn't inappropriate. But still.

Ann Marie said...

Have massive amounts of fun... bring back pictures.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Grace: I did go that route for a while, but realized that I needed a bigger bag for all my crap - inhaler, reading glasses, energy bars, small airline bottles of vodka...The cycle has come full circle again.

Countess iMom: You have no idea. It's fun, it's weird, it's the whole damn thing.

Countess NNG: Thanks for the tip! I will try the one-eye technique.

Countess of the Land Mass: I will do my best.

Countess VegKillah: OMG - I could spend two weeks at the Farmer's Market in The Grove - a little healthy, a little ethnic, a lot craptacular.

Countess Audrey: Maybe I'll just post some fodder ideas like Plinky...i.e. explain your worst airplane bathroom experience.

Countess Grandma J: Oddly enough, we are still not at the point where we want to legally emancipate ourselves from each other!

Countess CBW: Done.

Countess D: When I said 'off the grid', I did mean literally. Sorry for the confusion.

Countess NATUI: Two problems - one is obviously financial. Two is that the keyboard is probably no larger than my crackberry. Unless I got one of those rollup keyboards, and that's just too geeky for even me!

Countess of Soup: I like that typo!! (unless, of course, I was the 'lay' in question).

Countess Ann Marie: I have quite the little series of photos to share (keep in mind that they are the polar opposite of quality of all those BlogFesters with their fancy cameras - I'm a point and hope for the best gal...

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