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Friday, August 18, 2006

Back to Reality

Well, things have been quiet on my blog this week for a reason. The family and I took a whirlwind trip up the East Coast and had a blast! Coming back to an inbox full of spam, new projects, and updates for current projects mixed in with notes from friends is overwhelming. Did I mention the amount of laundry 5 people generate in a week? Ugh. I guess it is back to reality.

I am amazed at how dependent we have become on technology. Not only did I use my laptop in the hotel room to check my email (and discard the heaps of spam before the real email could no longer come through), it was much more efficient than a concierge. If I had researched the concierge's dinner recommendation the first night through TripAdvisor before we went, I would have known that while the concierge, who obviously didn't have kids, thought it was a great place, for us, it just was okay. Without my laptop in tow, we would have had at least one more dining near-disaster! A friend had wanted to meet us for dinner at a very nice restaurant. After doing some research I quickly realized that it was a recipe for disaster and recommended that my husband go it alone. Good call, mom! Instead, the kids were very content with a trip to ToysRUs, McDonalds brought back to the hotel room and mom ordering room service.

Stay tuned - Essential Keystrokes will have new insights, tips and commentary next week.

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