Monday, December 19, 2005

Live, from Starbucks 

For the first time ever, I'm sitting in a Starbucks working on my laptop, checking e-mail and updating the website. (I just posted Howard and Lawrence's King Kong review.) Yes, I am in a faraway mountain location, but unlike the others in my group, I don't ski (tried it a few times; not worth the fuss and expense), though I still enjoy the mountains and trees and snow once in a while. Yesterday's surprise snowstorm (the weather forecasts had offered no clue) was suitably winter-wonderland, with fluffy white powder falling all day, the accumulation challenging drivers without chains. Today the snow has stopped and the streets are slushy; not quite as charming. Still a nice change of pace from sotuthern California...

PS, I've turned comments back on, this time enabling a 'moderation' feature that lets me see them before posting. That way I can delete the comment spam...

PPS, I should have explained that the reason I went to Starbucks is that the condo where we stayed had no high-speed, let alone wifi, internet access. I actually tried connecting to the internet via AOL, but the 2600 bps connection was so agonizingly slow -- with 2500 emails to download -- that I gave up.
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