Sorry about the silence of the last week. I did something very bizarre: I went on holiday. A real holiday with no laptop and no internet access. Totally off the grid! Let me report that five days of no internet is bliss! I plan to do it more often.

In other news Diana Peterfreund got me addicted to free rice. Improve your vocab while being virtuous!

Also Maureen Johnson is stirring revolution on Amazon. Go, Maureen!

Hope your holidays are going as well as mine. Normal blogging will resume soon. Honest.


  1. dragonfly on #

    that is so wonderful that you went on a real holiday. sometimes being “off the grid” can be a real relief!

    my holiday…my little boy’s first christmas was wonderful…but the weekend before was not so wonderful. i needed emergency gall bladder surgery!! but now no more gall bladder attacks in the dead of night…

    i’m rambling. just wanted to say happy holidays. and that i love the picture of you and scott on his blog!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Justine on #

    Hope you’re recovering well from the surgery. Yikes!

    I am less enamoured of that photo on account of I had the flu and the glands around my neck are all swollen. Blerk.

  3. capt. cockatiel on #

    I love Free Rice! Best way to spend time when you’re bored… haha.

  4. Kadie-Wa on #

    free rice…a bit random?? Lol

    ouch, swollen glands. those hurt super bad.

  5. Justine on #

    Kadie-Wa: Free rice is the game I linked to above. I’ll edit the post to make it clear.

    And, yes, swollen glands are most horrible!

  6. dragonfly on #

    i’m recovering from the surgery more slowly than i’d like, but that’s life. every day is better, so i guess it’s going well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    and yes, free rice is way fun! addicting though..

  7. Mahek on #

    I hate holidays. Mention holidays and the next thing you know, I’m on the other side of the world. I really can’t bear not being able to write. It sucks.

    Something else that bugs me is that I can’t write in uppercase and that is really starting to get on my nerves.

    EEek! I just realised I’m touch typing and I have never been able to do it before. It feels weirds but cool at the same time.

    Congrats on going on a holiday! And a real holiday.

  8. Katie on #

    i love free rice! i’m addicted!

  9. Allie on #

    i love free rice! Its soo much fun

  10. Danica on #

    I am completely in love with Free Rice! I challenged my friends to donate 100,000 grains of rice in seven days as a group. Well, we didn’t reach our goal, but it was super fun and we still donated lots. And. Lots. Of. Rice.

    It’s a really good idea. Everyone! Gather a group together, set a goal and a time limit and improve your vocabulary!!

  11. emzzy on #

    justine, has anyone ever told you how awesome you are?

  12. Mark on #

    Free rice is so addictive; since you know you’re doing something vaguely good for the world and improving your vocabulary, it’s so easy to just keep on clicking! I’m annoyed by the mixture of words that I thought everyone knew already and words I’ve never heard of.

  13. Tim on #

    Did your holiday allow you to keep up with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy test?

    And do you (or any australians you know) ever become fatigued of the baggy green’s greatness? just curious.

  14. ysa aka y on #

    tim=And do you (or any australians you know) ever become fatigued of the baggy greenโ€™s greatness? just curious.

    NOOOoooOOOOoooOOOOoooOOOOoo! But the sweetheart is from England and he has politely requested that I, ahem, tone down my enthusiam a bit. I am hoping when we are permanently on the same continent that this will not raise an issue, especially since it will be his continent.

Comments are closed.