Upstate Girl

A quick note to say that blogging will be extra light (we're talking Kate Moss-light) this weekend, beginning tonight. I will be in this great state's capital visiting friends and attempting to trace some Italian roots.

I opted out of flying not because I'm a glutton for punishment but simply because the thought of being alone, in a car, by myself, without distractions listening to books on cd, for five to six hours is almost too wonderful to bear. I'm sure at some point I'll go stir crazy and end up calling friends to distract me, but I'm excited about the mini road trip.

I really don't anticipate blogging at all once I'm up there. I'm taking my laptop for the purpose of uploading pictures only, and checking email occasionally.

So, have a wonderful weekend! My hope would be that some guest bloggers (ahem, Mutti and MacStansbury) would grace you with their presence. We'll see.


Posted by Portia at February 23, 2006 02:53 PM | TrackBack

Love books on CD.

Drive safely.

Posted by: MBMc at February 23, 2006 03:03 PM

I, too, love the books on tape/CD thing. I am currently listening to an unabridged version of La Austen's 'Emma,' and enjoying it immensely. I have several dozen others that I'm looking forwards to when that's done, including a Teaching Company series on Shakespeare. I listened to 'The Perfect Storm,' this past summer, as well as a lecture series on the development of Modern Jewish Intellectual tradition. Anyway, enjoy your driving and listening, and of course, lovely Sacramento. And say hi to Ahnold for me. heh

Posted by: Muzzy at February 25, 2006 10:52 AM


Is your series on Shakespeare by Prof. Peter
Saccio? If so, it was one of our staples for literature when we homeschooled the kids back in the day. A fabulous educational tool either for personal growth or for young people.

Posted by: Dee (Portia'smom) at February 26, 2006 03:12 PM

Um...I can't say I really remember listening to CDs about Mr. Bill Shakespeare...

Crap...I'm getting old!

Posted by: Portia's other other brother at March 1, 2006 05:41 PM