Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I'm ba-aack! (Admit it. You didn't even know I was gone.)

I know, I know. It's been a while. I had places to go, people to see!

The last two hump days I was in my home state of Texas, visiting my family. Didn't even have my laptop with me. Yup, I did it. I managed to go without my computer for over a week. *buffs fingernails on chest proudly*

Okay, I had my handy-dandy smart phone with me, so I wasn't totally unconnected. But still. No real keyboard! That was a sacrifice, I tell ya. I mean, I was reduced to texting. (On the up side, I'm now a whiz at sending text messages. I can even "Swype," which is basically texting by sliding your finger across the popup keyboard really fast. It's amazing how accurate you don't have to be, and it still manages to guess what you want to say. Most of the time. And when it doesn't, hilarity generally ensues--as anyone who's been to the site can tell you. Hilarity a good thing.)

I also learned how to take selfies...but not very well. Here I am in a practice shot with my mom. There are clearer pics of us, but we decided a little blur in the focus isn't necessarily a bad thing when you get to a certain age. ;)

Here's a friend I made at my baby brother's* house (you may have to squint to see him):

Still can't see him? Okay, here's a closeup:

Kind of a "what the heck are you doing in my garden?" look on his (her? hard to tell) face. Cute, though. 

Anyhoo, it was a great visit, but now it's back to the reality of my unreal worlds. Ciel awaits, anxious to see what kind of trouble I'll be leading her into next. Hmm. What sort of shenanigans might she get up to in our space program? Will she be able to prevent an international incident? Or will she perhaps cause one? Only time, and my flying fingers, will tell!

Happy Hump Day to you all! Hope all is well in your corner of cyberspace. :)

*Yes, I still call him my baby brother, even though he's now older than I am. Don't question it--it's one of those weird space-time continuum paradoxical thingamajigs. Way too complicated to understand. You'll only hurt yourself if you try.


Diane Henders said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a good vacation, and your little froggy friend is so cute! Happy Hump Day!

Carol Kilgore said...

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed Texas. Now get to work :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Well, I noticed you were gone and missed you! I'm glad you had a good time!

I have also recently learned to Swype, although I get frustrated with it a lot over small words. Why does it always think "it" is "out?" Isn't "it" a more common word? And my husband said that if you correct its guesses, it will learn to read you Swyping style better.

My phone must be a slow student.

As for the blurry selfies -- so that's what I've been doing wrong: focusing. Blurry is for me from now on!

Patsy said...

Glad you had a good break.

Your baby brother must really be a baby, what with you being so young yourself.

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

lol love Patsy's pandering. She deserves an ARC.
Nice that you had a break and I like your new friend. Looks like something that should be in Alice In Wonderland.

Deniz Bevan said...

Sounds like a great trip! I always take that auto complete off. It'd probably raise my blood pressure if I had it on because I get so mad at it thinking it knows what I want to say! :-)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That wittle bitty lizard is adorable, but I like the fuzzy pic of you and your mom best. I completely understand the phenomenon which has miraculously transformed your younger brother into your older one. If our inconsiderate sons don't do something about all their gray hair, they may have to get miraculously transformed, too.

Lola Sharp said...

Aww, I miss you and your camels and I think that lizard is adorable. Glad you had a nice trip/visit with family. :)
No way could I EVER go a week without my laptop, even with my iphone. I need both.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LD Masterson said...

Well, I didn't know you were gone because I was gone, too, but I'm glad you got back before I did so I didn't have to miss you. *grin*

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Sounds like you had some great visits! Time away from the keyboard is absolutely necessary for sanity, methinks.

Anne Gallagher said...

Hey, you're right. I didn't even know you were gone. And now I'm away. But I did take my laptop and we're calling it a "working" vacation. Although, the only thing I've done for the last three days is go shopping. Which is working in a different way. You know, finding those great deals.