High speed isn't just for odometers anymore.
John has been dealing with this blogging thing since January. He seems to think I'm a little addicted. Addicted? Me? No! Well, maybe the pen and paper to catch ideas before they fall out of my head can be a little much and I have been known to type as he's talking to me to make sure his words are coming out verbatim, but no addiction here... Right? (Crickets)
John knows that whenever we go to the East Coast for visits with the family, I miss my laptop. I miss it greatly. Nothing to look at besides John's profile (Not that looking at his profile is bad. But if I feel as if someone is looking at me from the side and my peripheral senses are tingling, it tends to creep me out a little and I prefer not to creep someone else out, especially when they're driving at speeds upwards of 70 MPH on an open road! 'Tis all.) and the road ahead. I could look at Sprite, but her eyes are usually focused on the DVD player since she lost interest in pointing out trees a long time ago and the trees just don't look like Elmo no matter what I suggest. (Rural scenery can get a little repetitive sometimes. Tree, water, dirt, gator, tree, tree, gator, tree.. Get it?)
He knows when I have a post brewing, because I get very quiet and a little smile starts to play on my lips. This happens often, although I get interrupted by the traffic and my own backseat driving which can annoy him as well. And then that idea gets snuffed out by the interruption and I lose what I was thinking, where I was going, and what I was going to do. (Sigh) I lose a lot of posts that way..
So, John decided to make my blogging passion a little more mobile and at the same time make his long distance driving a little less nagging.
He hooked my laptop up to his Blackberry phone so I have Internet! On the road! I can blog on the road! (Hey, it's new to me!) (!!!)
This will come in very handy for those trips down the Alley when Sprite is sleeping in the back and John is listening to some of his music that I don't like AND for an immediate posting on any alligator sightings, because, well, you want to know about that, right? Right? (Crickets) (Will someone close the door please? Bugs are getting in!)
I love my IT department. I don't have to pay him much, I don't offer benefits, and there's a lot of overtime. He's loyal to the company though. And thoroughly vested.
So, this weekend, we have a lengthy trip to Fort Lauderdale for a huge family gathering which will most likely take a majority of the weekend. (And my sanity.) (And my patience.) (Oh, God! Not my patience!)
I will try this out for the first time, trying to write a post while on the road. If it comes out jittery, it's not due to the coffee I've been consuming, it's because the roads are in need of some repaving, okay?
Fort Lauderdale, ho! (I'll be taking my IT department with me. Oh yeah, his job requires traveling too. Should I give him a raise?)