Monday, January 20, 2014

A bit nuts, but still alive.

Just when I thought I'd make some time for some serious blog visits, my internet connection goes down. What did I spend my weekend on, you might ask?

Compulsively staring at my computer screen while waiting for my e-mails to load, and picking figs. 

Lots and lots of figs. 

As in I'm so sick at looking at figs that I feel sort of nauseous when I do. 

As in, I spent most of yesterday picking figs. In 100 degree (Fahrenheit, in case you think metric like me) temperatures, picking figs. Over. And over. And over again. 

I wish I could say I used this manual labor productively to get some story thoughts done. 

Instead (I think it was the prolonged exposure to the heat. That, or my eternal search for optimism.) I had Vivaldi's Gloria stuck on repeat in my head. Mind you, it could have been Justin Bieber. *Shudders like a true rocker /classical/baroque/opera/old school jazz girl*

Anyway... I'm still unlooping Vivaldi from my thoughts, so there's not much going to happen today post wise. 

Luckily I'm doing a guest post at Carol's blog today. So head on over if you want to meet the other two main characters in my War of Six Crowns series. 

If not, feel free to share in the music stuck in my head.  



 See? Definitely not the worst thing ever to listen to all day.

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't think I've ever even seen a fig tree.
Weekends are usually when I'm scarce online. Easier for me to visit during the week.

Patsy said...

There's a fig tree down the road from me, which overhangs a public space. Only fruits in August though so it'll be a while before I can pick more.

Bish Denham said...

Love figs! Alas I can't eat them any more because of all the small seeds. What are you going to do with them? Make fig preserves? Saw your post over at Carol's... those cabana boys are something!

Robin said...

Yikes. That sounds terrible. Glad everything is okay now.

Patti said...

I rarely get anything done on the weekends, and I've never seen a fig tree either. Way too cold for them to grow up here.

Beth said...

Share the figs? I've never had a real fig. I don't even know if I've seen one.

Catherine Stine said...

Oh, this is funny and familiar. And BTW, I just bought some amazing fig jam at a health food market. It's good on a peanutbutter sandwich.

Andrew Leon said...

We had a fig tree in my backyard when I was a kid. I don't like figs anymore.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

We have an ackee tree in our back yard. Sadly it also brings rude trespassing pickers from another housing scheme. Seriously people it is private property and we have a wall! Anyway I hope this week is better Misha.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Always good to be alive and kicking...and with a few extra figs on hand ;)

M.J. Fifield said...

I was recently internet-less. It was a dark period in my life, one I hope I never have to revisit.

I had Taylor Swift stuck in my head a couple of months ago (my niece listens to her music). It took me four days to get her out again. Not fun. Vivaldi is much better to listen to on repeat than either her or the Biebs.

Nicole said...

Can't say that I've ever picked figs, but I hope you get a break from it for a while. :)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Even though I remember what life was like before the Internet, it's still hard to remember what I did without Youtube, Google, the blogosphere, etc. So it's always hard to go even a couple hours without the Internet, let alone a whole weekend.

Sean McLachlan said...

So you don't give a fig about Justin Bieber?

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Lol. Now what will you do with all those figs?

Carol Kilgore said...

Hope things are better for you today!

klahanie said...

Hey Misha,

Lousy internet connection. That um, figs. Thank you for clarifying the temperature was in Fahrenheit. I would have been very worried for you. Hope you are okay and stay cool. I shall now go listen to some heavy metal.

Gary :)

shelly said...

100 degrees? When is winter there?

Susanne Drazic said...

So sorry about your internet connection. : (

I wish I could pick figs as I like them a LOT! I've got a couple of containers of them in my pantry. Yumm!