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.

Stunning.

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.

13 comments:

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.

The Vegetable Assassin 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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