In an effort to force myself to return to the world of the living, I am going to be taking a trip on my motorcycle in the near future.
This idea seemed like a good one at the moment that I pressed send on the announcement that I was taking vacation time at work. Shortly thereafter, I devolved into a panicky meltdown that might have included irrational crying and had me second, third and fourth guessing the choice to leave home. I’m still not convinced it’s a good idea but a little voice in the dark keeps telling me to go anyway.
I’m plagued by a nagging feeling that something terrible will happen if I don’t stay safely tucked away on my couch in front of the tv. Even typing those words makes some distant part of me ask myself: who the fuck are you?!
Other than going to work or to an appointment, I have had difficulty going out on my own over the last six months. I’ll be standing in the produce section of the grocery store, if I manage to drag myself there at all, feeling like if I don’t go home right then, something catastrophic will happen. What that thing is… I have no idea. But it’s something that can only be stopped by me being at home.
Welcome to the nuthouse. Enjoy your stay.
The intended point of this post was not to further express that I’ve lost my damn marbles, it was to contemplate whether I could comfortably post blogs from my phone while traveling. Could I eek out meandering diatribes on my iPhone – or do I need to bring my ‘puter along?
The biggest con to bringing my MacBook is that I’ll probably be riding the Bonnie, which doesn’t have lockable storage. That makes me hesitant to leave the bike unattended to wander around. I don’t like to leave anything on the bike I’m not willing to lose.
But having it along does have some pros. Being able to see and edit the photos I took with my camera keeps my mind busy when I stop for the night.
Plus posting photos from SmugMug, where I host my pics, is kind of a pain on a phone. But, no option is perfect. Which one is least terrible?
I’m thinking I’ll probably just use my phone. I wrote this post with it and look how fantastic it turned out. [/sarcasm]
Have you successfully blogged with a phone only?
‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit