Blogger's back! And so I'm finally able to do my Friday post. (Blogger was down Thursday night my time, Eastern U.S., when I tried to do my usual last-minute panicked FFAF post.)
It's rare for Blogger to be out-of-commission. Annoying though it may be, such outages make us aware of the dichotomy between our digital and analog lives. As Philofaxers, we already have at least one foot firmly planted in the analog.
Besides Filofaxes, what non-digital objects do you love in your life?
For me, one of those things is beautiful luggage! I just bought a Victorinox wheeled briefcase/laptop case to see me through my one-day trip to New York for the Philofaxy meetup. I bought it at Leather World, where I've also bought Filofaxes and refills. I had a nice talk with one of the employees, who was tickled to hear about the Philofaxy blog and the meetup, when I told her why I was buying the bag. (When I wrote down the blog link for her, she aptly noticed that I didn't have a Filofax pen in my pen loop, though.) She wants a full report when I get back!
Another one is trains! Air travel is so awful nowadays, that I take the train whenever possible, even though it can be less expensive to fly from Boston or Providence to New York, Philadelphia, or Washington. I'm taking the train to New York and back the same day, since I couldn't get a room in the City for just one weekend night. Besides, sometimes one would rather sleep in one's own bed.
I'm getting autosave error messages as I type this...I guess Blogger is still a bit sickly. As I sit here typing in the same room off my garden where I set up my first PowerMac 6100, I feel like it's 1997 all over again!