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01 August 2012 @ 10:54 am
The vacation continues...  
We're still on vacation up in Oregon. We're leaving Portland today (and the motel's free WiFi), and headed back to Internet-free Eugene through Tuesday.

See all of you later, and please ping me with any important news!

Danmuchtooarrogant on August 1st, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a nice long vacation. I started mine on Monday, but shall, alas, return to the hateful work next Monday. :)

Drive safe!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
I wish it had been longer! Only 9-10 days. Though that's probably enough expense and perpetual eating out. :0
Danmuchtooarrogant on August 7th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
LOL Definitely! You'll be lucky if there's anything at all left in the bank account, especially the way kids eat. *grin*

Chat Noirmaster_chatnoir on August 1st, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Have a great time!
And absorb some of that Portland weirdness for me before you go. ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
We did Saturday Market, Powell's Bookstore, the Zoo, Oaks Park, Voodoo Donuts, and the Clackamas Swim Center while we were there. I think I absorbed enough weirdness to share. :)

At the Saturday Market, I commented on some street musicians and my daughter misheard what I'd just said.

"What about this makes it Idaho music?" she asked.

"I said Zydeco, not Idaho!"

Heh-heh. :D
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on August 2nd, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Internet-free Eugene?!! Part of me thinks ARGH!! Another part thinks "Thank goodness there are still quite spots out there somewhere!"

Hope you're having a good vacay. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
When you have library books to renew, and are trying to email your doctor/order presents for the kids' birthdays, the lack of Internet can be obnoxious.

My Dad doesn't even have Dial-up Internet at his house. And the neighbor I used to lightly poach off of figured out how to enable security on her wireless router. Boo. :0
amodalie: went blueamodalie on August 4th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Hey! Enjoy your holidays! Surely free WiFi will come again sooner or later ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
It's more late than soon up there. My Dad has cable and this ginormous TV, but no Internet at all.

Part of the problem is that he's never figured out what the Internet is for. Similar to the iPod-- he really wanted one, but he uses it to load operas. Dude... iPod is all about shuffling. Just bring the darn CDs along already!
amodalie: Strawberry Smileamodalie on August 10th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
*lol* My Dad was the same: "Internet? Why? My Mail comes with the postman and the news are on TV." The iPod though... it's also about being mobile and listen in the garden or on the train. Well, if your Dad places the iPod beside the CD player to listen to his operas... o-kaaay... :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 10th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha-- that old-man strawberry of evil cracks me up.

My Dad uses the iPod for long distance trips in his own car. He has all the trunk room in the world for CDs on those trips. :0