Since I was on vacation last week, I should have had lots of time to blog, right?
Well, I forgot the charger for my computer, and after less than 2 hours on BBO it gave up the ghost. Then I tried JP's computer, but the wifi even in the lobby was really slow. Took about 10 minutes just to load the photo of my fabulous espresso machine and I just don't have the patience for more than that. Fehgettaboutit.
So now I am back at work, and perhaps a modest number of photos will make their way into the internet. I will start halfway through the trip, because my memory card got injured and I had to get a new one and it's the new one I happen to have with me.
Or, I would like to.
The disk is in the adapter to plug it into the usb port, and the little green light is on to say Yes! Connected!
But then when I navigate to that port, it says to please insert a disk...
Ah, there we go.
It seems I took 233 photos in 3 days. I hope I got the horizon level in at least a few!
Yes, yes, the picture.
We have yet to make coffee with it, though.
Gone for a week now. Back in time for France-Italy and maybe then we'll try some of the many & varied capsules that come with the beast.
The connection here is really slow, so no blogging until I get back.
The Card Player (as he is often known on Facebook) likes his espresso. He likes it after lunch, or sometimes mid-morning, between breakfast tea when you realize you need a bit more than that before going out the door. He can down an espresso in a single gulp. They are not for sipping.
He does not like 'Jus de Chaussette', even though many of my American associates would find my filter-brewed coffee way too strong.
I like expresso, but I like coffee too. I like having a big hot mug to hold, and I like having this hot, thick beverage to sip over the course of several minutes. That sort of volume of espresso would be a problem.
So at his apartment there is an espresso maker, and it can make a medium-size mug of coffee if you oblige it to.
And at my house there's the filter machine, and that is it. Breakfast, I have coffee, he has tea (as usual), and then we just don't have a cup after lunch or dinner, unless we go out for it.
This situation, obviously, is unsatisfying.
So he has bought himself a present. I got to pick the color, via the screen of his computer and not in real life at all, so who knows if I will like it or not. Blue, I think. They do not yet come in zebra-stripes or poisonous frog spot designs.
Delivery today, and he will be terribly disappointed I'm sure, to discover that I have a reception-thingy for the League against Cancer at work, and will not be home until late-ish.