Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Off the net... sort of

So I'm on vacation at my brother-in-law's 20-acre ranch, 50 miles from Orlando. It's a long way to anything (10 miles to McDonald's, 40 miles to Wal-Mart, who knows how far to Starbucks), and the only Internet is AOL dial-up—so I'm being forced not to do any work for ten days. My laptop is just a big, electricity-sucking solitaire game at this point. And my cell phone costs a dollar a minute back to California. (For some reason they get terrific cellular reception out here.) And everyone stays in after 5:00 because the mosquitos come out at dusk.

So don't worry if you don't hear from me. I'll be back when I've washed the meadow muffins off my sneakers...


At Thursday, 24 November, 2005, Blogger herself said...

You don't really *want* a Starbucks, do you??

At Friday, 25 November, 2005, Blogger the RaptorMage said...

I use that as a standard of comparison to civilized lands, of course. No, right at the moment, I don't want one. (But I would drink one tomorrow morning if it were offered!)


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