Showing posts from December, 2008

Holiday wrap-up, plus some looking ahead

Wow, that was a great trip to Florida.  We took tons of pictures, shot some video, collected sea shells, walked along the beach, swam, went down near-vertical slides, and overall had a great time.  The hotel was very nice, and even though the Internet wasn’t great, I still managed to do all the usual things.  We bought a little more in terms of groceries than we needed to, but we do that every time we have a kitchen on vacation.  It was great to relax after a long first half of the school year, and to forget about most of my responsibilities from back home. As last Monday was the first night of Hanukkah, it was then that the gifting began.  I received my most-wanted gift this holiday season: Canon’s SD790IS 10-megapixel digital camera.  I even got a 4GB SD card to go with it.  Needless to say, I broke it out immediately and began snapping shots.  After we returned home, we continued the gift-giving and receiving.  I also received a check from my grandmother, a Borders gift card fro

Flight Attendants, Please Prepare for a Blog Post

It seems that drafting blog entries from thousands of feet above the ground is becoming a habit for me.  As I write this, I’m on a plane to Fort Myers, Florida, on the first part of a vacation to Captiva Island.  I would, under normal circumstances, have been able to publish this post immediately – I started writing at about 5:10 PM – instead of drafting it on a plane and saving it for later.  But unfortunately, our flight was delayed several (four) hours because of icy conditions in the plane’s originating city of New York.  Instead of a 11:15 AM takeoff and a 2:00 PM landing, it was a 3:30 PM takeoff and a landing time that, as of press time, is not yet known.  But we’re looking at about 5:40 PM. Florida doesn’t mean relatives or a particularly exhilarating excursion for me.  It means relaxation and a well-deserved break from classes.  We finally have an Airport Express for a travel router, which means getting online in the hotel room is going to be a whole lot easier.  And going