...Now what are these socks doing sitting on the phone?
Coming right up: Ctein.
I had a lovely short vacation—I don't mean to brag, but I have to say I'm related to some really wonderful people. My cousin Chris lives in Colorado, climbs mountains for fun, runs or kayaks before breakfast every morning, and recently bought a Sprinter-based camper van in which she plans to explore the country. Since she and I are within a few months of each other in age, and grew up together as fast friends, I guess this means I can no longer use age as the reason why I get tired after a 10-block walk with the dog.
I'm trying to remember if Chris's picture has ever appeared on TOP...I know she appeared once in one of my columns on Luminous-Landscape. A few years have gone past since then.
And I was pleased to learn that my cousin Mary Milne's husband Bob, a longtime IT professional who worked for IBM for many years, actually checks out TOP now and then! It turns out we share a few geeky interests in common, including cameras and coffee (everyone seemed very interested in the NEX-6). I'm looking forward to trying to win another convert to home roasting. It'll be fun to try, at least.
The trip turned out to be fun and easy—the Milwaukee-to-Muskegon trip is so easy it's almost like they invented it for me personally. Drive on to the boat on one side, drive off on the other. But here's something that I find really funny. On the way to the terminal from the Lake yesterday, I asked Suri for directions to the "Lake Express Ferry." She innocently guided me to the point on land which was closest to the actual ferry, which of course was still out on Lake Michigan at the time. To end up where I actually needed to end up, I needed to ask for directions to the Lake Express terminal.
Computers know a lot more than we do, but it's always wise to keep in mind how relentlessly literal they are.
And speaking of knowing a lot, in the learn-something-new-every-day dept.: you know how all the men in the Old West all had big bushy mustaches? Turns out it was to help protect their lips from getting sunburned. Never knew that before. Fun fact I learned on my summer vacation.
'Kay, back to work now.
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