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Blogging on vacation? Not. So. Much.

Like a typical geeky overachiever, I had a very grandiose plans for blogging/vlogging on my Mayan Riviera trip. I was psyched. I packed all my gear and cables and set off into the sun.

But like the cruel fate of reality, the Mayan gods were against me from the get go. They toyed with my emotions, liquored me up, and booted me off the ledge into a giant sink hole of doom. I know. Intense.

Within 30 seconds of arriving at the ultra modern, lo-tech resort hotel, I encountered my first major hurdle.

Me: do you have wifi?
Reception dude: Que?
Me: Internet?
Reception: No.
Me: No??? *eyeballs pop out of my head*
Reception: Si.
Me: Si? *eyeballs return to head* You have internet? Computers?
Recption: Only in one place.
Me: Donde??
Reception: Down in the bottom of stairs derecha uhh… there you will find computers… you need to pay 7 USD for 30 minutes
Me: zoink.
Reception: Que?

This situation was less than ideal as the lobby was a 15 min walk from my room and carrying that amount of gear in the ridiculous, sticky, muggy heat was beyond lame. Plus, I really didn’t want to spend my holiday in the hotel’s business centre.

So after that fail, I just let go of my vacation blogging plans and headed to the beach with Wired and my iPod. Then I watched Sir Digby Chicken Caeser with my new friend.

Sir Digby Chicken Caeser & elephant

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    April 26, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Hey Beth!!!
    It’s like a return to the 90s? is funny but true, many “modern” sites do not have wifi or you need have a bedroom vip including internet.

    You are better already?

    Kisses and hugs

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    April 26, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    jajaja..!! exactly you are gekkaholic.. and 7 USD, mmm.. much money for 30 min.. i pay 25 USD for 1 month here in MX..

    Well, have a nice vacations..

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    April 26, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Shamelessly getting your geek on in Mexico is what I like to see.

    P.S. vids of at least 1 min in length = more better

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    April 27, 2008 at 5:25 AM

    How can you choose without free Internet in the room, (and at the Pool) :s

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    April 27, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    The act of vacationing is slowly becoming a lost art, verdad?

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 28, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    @Pasquale — snobby pelicant.

    @Adso — quien es Beth? yes this hotel was brand new.. 2006 and did not have wifi?!!? Why????

    @Jack — everything at a resort hotel is sooo overpriced! a t-shirt for 300 pesos!?!?

    @Nate — totally geeked out hardcore. PS. really? sometimes i just think a minute of my silliness is too much..

    @Casa87 — hmmm i think Google Translate is having a tough time with your sentence. try it in spanish and i’ll muddle through.

    @fotoeins — verdad! i never relax. ever. always have so many thoughts swimming through my head!

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    April 28, 2008 at 1:05 AM

    Sir Digby Chicken Ceaser is about the only sketch in Mitchell and Webb that consistently doesn’t make me laugh.

    New series of Peep Show airs on friday though!! :D

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    April 28, 2008 at 6:27 AM

    Hum sorry I have forgotten the word hotel :
    “how can you choose a hotel without free Internet ?”

    And I’m French so in french :
    Comment peut on choisir un hôtel sans connexion internet ?

    sorry for my so bad english.

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 28, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    @Dan — how can you NOT like SIR DIGBY CHICKEN CAESER!?!? i don’t think we can be friends anymore.

    ps. yay Peep Show. soo awkward.

    @Casa87 — Français! Tu es chanceux parce que j’ai étudié dans une école d’immersion française. Malheureusement, j’ai oublié presque tout ce que j’ai appris. Mon cerveau ne fonctionne pas aussi bien maintenant que j’ai fini l’université. Maintenant, c’est moi qui m’excuse pour mon mauvais français.

    J’ai choisi cet hôtel parce que j’ai pensé que je devrais prendre un certain temps à l’extérieur de l’internet. Il a été vraiment une mauvaise décision.

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    April 28, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    As a new reader I really enjoy your unique sense of humor and wonderful photographic eye. (Not to say that you only have one eye. But, seriously, an eye patch would be awesome). Keep up the good work!

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    April 28, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Epic Fail indeed.

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    April 28, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Yeah. Actually that did suck. Sorry.

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    April 29, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    :( /cry

    I think That Mitchell and Webb Look is a biblically good show, but Digby Chicken Ceaser is just one of those sketches that I’m not into… a rare miss.

    Have you seen all of the last season of Peep Show… where Mark and Sophie get married?

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    April 29, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Your internet pwnage video was the feature today, in case you didn’t see! :)

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 29, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    @gdt88 — thanks! welcome to my blog. there’s lots to see so feel free to poke aboot. i’m totally getting an eye patch now. arrrrrrr.

    @Clintus — but when i finally hacked into the mexican internet with those 3 pina coladas swimming round my head, it was so sweet!

    @Dan — totally up to date on Peep Show. Can’t wait. Almost my fav show ever.

    @Brandice — wiii. thanks again for featuring me! i have a lovely follow-up vid with a special viddler love note at the end just for you! ps. i really need a viddler tee!!

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    April 30, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    I love that little elephant

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    @Kaysha he’s not really that little. i could probably find a smaller elephant if i tried.

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    thomas swift
    May 11, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Oh, and that’s a bad miss!

    Sir Digby Chicken Caesar is quality… the theme song is the best ringtone.

    Mitchell and Webb are great, just had to say.

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    May 15, 2008 at 4:03 AM

    Is that a piece of tape on your MacBook covering a split in the case? Just above the IR sensor? If so I have one too!

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    May 18, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    dammn! i thought only guys could be such geeks. Wow, that geekiness makes you damn unerotic. wow, sad world.

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    November 15, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Hmm… I’ve heard that if your MB is under warranty (or AppleCare) that bringing it in to see a Genius to have the case split repaired (mine has one too, in exactly the same place) is covered for free, as it is considered a manufacturing defect; the added bonus being that you a brand-new shiny keyboard and trackpad to boot!

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