OFPC EXTRA — At Last I’m Home

Home Again

Thank you all for your patience; I’m finally back home from the brother’s wedding in Orlando, and at a computer I can use decently.

And why couldn’t I take my laptop, you may ask?  Well, we were only going for two days, and we wanted to travel light.  Not to mention, since we were flying down, there’d be that much less hassle at the TSA checkpoint in the airport.  (That didn’t help much on the flight back today; we just barely made the flight out of MCO, because MCO is one of the busier airports in the country, what with Walt Disney World et al.)  I planned to get around that by using the computer in the hotel business center.  The computers in the business center, however, (when I finally found the place) were still running Windows XP; and, of course, they only had Internet Exploiter, uh Exploder, uh, Explorer for a browser.  Once I managed to finally log in to Yahoo, the poor program couldn’t keep up with modern-day Flickr’s insanely intense interface.

Indeed, not to put too fine a point on it, the terminal crashed.  Hard.

Fortunately, the quickly convened kangaroo court ruled in my favor– (WHACK!!!)

Okay, okay; geez.  The computer rebooted itself; but it was obviously useless, and I can’t do any group control through the Flickr apps.  So everyone got an extra 36 hours (I think) to get their submissions in.  The result is a nice treasure trove of entries, which will keep me busy during the next week or so, past the time I’m in Orlando again for this year’s Orlando City SC home opener.  Hey, what can I say?  I know I promised no more soccer in this blog, but I’m a ball-kickin’ girl — and have you seen pictures of our Brazilian wonder worker, Kaká???  Yum!  But I won’t be wearing purple and drowning in OCSC every moment of this visit; and some of the time will be spent working on the cut for the contest.  Results, based on past performance, should be in by March 15, if not sooner.  I may even write the awards article while at the hotel.  Since I’ll be driving down instead of flying — this is my Christmas-retail-worker-recovery vacation — I’ll carry my laptop; if they have an Ethernet jack in the room or somewhere I can get to one, I may even be able to distribute the prizes!

So cross your fingers, people.  It could happen to you….

In the meantime, I give you something to contemplate — and smile secretly over.


And again I say — YUM!

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