Magic Jewball

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Am I on vacation yet?

Filed under : New York City
On September 20, 2007
At 1:40 am
Comments : 13

Sometimes, you’re just standing at the end of the day, waiting for the subway, staring into space and thinking of Greek gelato, when something jumps out at you to remind you of why you’re going away.

Oh yeah, that’s it.

By the way, does anyone know if Internet cafés in Greece have English alphabet keyboards? Because it’s going to make it awfully hard to blog from there otherwise. I couldn’t even manage the transposed q and a in France; I foresee trouble. Anyone want to guest post while I’m away? Serious offers will be entertained. And by entertained I mean dancing girls.

Late-breaking update, 11am: We have a hotel, people, we have a hotel. PS, Thank God everyone in Greece is named Dmitris. It makes life so much easier.

Hey, remember this post where I said I hoped I’d never need a rat song so I was using one for no reason? I knew that would come back to haunt me. Luckily lots of people have rat songs! This one’s dedicated to a friend in this band’s hometown who is dealing with a tough time. Your pal, Casey Kasem.

Deftones – Rats!Rats!Rats!


13 Comments for this post

  1. ~dogandmusiclover~ says:

    GROSS–I hate rats. I am actually deathly afraid of them. GROSS, GROSS, GROSS!

    I hope you have fun on your trip!

  2. carol anne says:

    Aaack! I’m impressed you were able to take a picture. That would have scared the crapola out of me. I’d have been running for my life. I’d never make a good New Yorker!

  3. Soxy says:

    Oh, ew.

    I can tell you that it is almost impossible to find the @ key on keyboards in Costa Rica, making checking hotmail very difficult.

  4. Becca says:

    I know, I really should have put up a warning. Especially since many saw this right around breakfast time.

    Carol Anne, I actually chased him down the platform but he jumped onto the tracks (where that shot was taken) and it was so dark that I had to totally lighten the picture.

    Soxy, delta, omega, @, it’s all the same, right?

  5. sarpon says:

    I hear the iPhone works in Europe. I heard this from a friend who racked up $2900 in international charges using his, after the salesman in the Apple store assured him “You’ll never pay for internet access, ever!” Oops, they meant ever in the continental US. But if you’re lucky they’ll misrepresent the service to you too, and your charges will be forgiven the way his were.

    It’s totally worth a shot.

  6. carol anne says:

    The things you do for your Jewball readers!

  7. Becca says:

    Sarpon, iPhone, shmyphone, I may be getting a new Blackberry for my trip. More on this later! Unless I don’t get it in which case, nothing on this later.

    Carol Anne, and the pictures you put up with for me!

  8. Colleen says:

    They do have English keyboards, so keeping up shouldn’t be a problem.

  9. NoShowMo says:

    Aren’t rats just the “local charm”?

    BTW, I used my blackberry in Venice 3 years ago, and it didn’t cost anything extra. Good luck.

  10. Becca says:

    Colleen, great! Thanks so much.

    Nosh, ha! I did use my BB in France and it cost a bunch extra. Maybe it’s my plan. Or the fact that I e-mailed with DuJane pretty much the whole time I was there.

  11. Lisa Tagio says:

    Papatag and I volunteer to guest blog while you’re gone.
    We could even bicker online for you.
    However, we found English keyboards in Paris, so I think you’ll probably find them in Greece.

  12. Lisa Tagio says:

    Wow- I didn’t know that would end up as a yellow smiley! Your blog is so fancy!

  13. Becca says:

    Oh man, you wrote this at the same time I was saying no one volunteered in my next post. Another sin to atone for! But you’re right, I will probably find an English keyboard and if not, there’s always pecking on the Blackberry.

    Oh of course we have big yellow smileys. What kind of operation do you think this is? (Don’t answer that)

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