Monday, August 08, 2005

Tanned, Rested and Ready!

Whoo! Back from Tampa and Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, where the weather actually held up for most of the time we were there. We all had a fantastic time lolling by the beach at my sister's lovely beachfront condo. Fortunately, there was a pool there as well, because Red Tide struck the Gulf Coast, resulting in a cavalcade of dead puffer fish and horseshoe crabs decorating the shoreline. My best friend from high school Janet rented a place a block (or 217 dead fish) away from us, so we had a great time hanging out, as our little daughters are almost the same age (5 and 6) and big pals as well. I also got her started on blogging; we've started a blog for the two of us, Old Shoes, and I'm expecting that once she gets her feet wet, she'll start her own. She's a great writer with a unique perspective, and I can't wait to see what she'll come up with.

I went through computer withdrawal - my sister's place did not have a phone line (everyone uses cell phones) and there was not an internet café anywhere in the vicinity, so I just went cold turkey - no news, no e-mail, no blogs. Plus, I misplaced my digital camera, so no vacation pix, except cell-phone ones, which aren't the best. I will have a lot of catching-up to do before I can post about anything topical!

Another highlight of my trip was having lunch with Cookie Christine of It's Recess-Time Somewhere, one of my favorite blogs. It was great to meet up with one of our fellow bloggers, and we had a nice lunch at a fun Mexican place. I ordered the 'Soft Naked Guy' (I think that's what it was called). Cookie updated me on the Robert Novak hissy fit. I really enjoyed meeting her.

Well, that's about it for now. Thanks for all the good wishes - they all came true!

9 comments:

Mr. M said...

Glad to have you back.

kissfan said...

Welcome back!

G said...

Glad you had a good time. I'll have to swing by the new blog and take a peek!

cookie christine said...

um, that was a 'soft ugly naked guy.'

And where's the I love Karl Rove t-back pic? Everyone is axiously waiting.

Alicia said...

Ooh, I knew I had left something out!

I'm searching for my digital camera...if I can't find it, I'll use the camera phone. Cookie Christine has seen the "I Love Karl Rove" T-back that I bought (not on me, thank God!) and can verify that it is in my possession. Pix will follow as soon as possible.

The Voice said...

woohoo - back, rested, new & improved.

good for you
J

oldwhitelady said...

Good to see you back! I would hate not having a computer at my disposal. A week is a long time to be without the internets.
However, you got to rest, visit, and have a good time. That's what matters! Yay!

mud said...

Welcome back! Now let's get busy. We have work to do. You need to be aware of THIS...

http://www.ndnpac.org/npi/blogreporthtml.html

Alicia said...

wow - I'm just off to work (Hollywood beckons!) but when I get back I will get on this...