Hello from Sitges

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv


We are enjoying our stay so far in the Barcelona area. We chose to spend our nights, and some of our days, in a beach area called Sitges. The city itself is quite lovely, but the beaches are phenomenal.

We’ve interspersed trips to Barcelona, Monteserrat, and Tarragona with simply relaxing on the beach. We plan to go back to Barcelona once or twice, and maybe another day trip elsewhere, and have a few more days on the beach. The food has been amazing. Do miss tea and cereal, though. But not complaining ;)

Ianiv has come down with the flu, so we’re quite looking forward to a slow day tomorrow on the beach.

Our wireless connection is weak and unreliable, so we’ve only uploaded a few of the hundreds of photos we’ve taken so far.

You can view the set here.

Going on vacation is exhausting

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv, Business

Isn’t it ironic how much we have to work in order to take a break from work? I’ve been planning my schedule for weeks, and have been putting in ridiculous hours trying to get ready to go to Spain.

I have to prepost for certain blogs (anywhere from 15-30 posts per site), and have been trying to tie up a lot of open projects as channel editor. From new blogs to training to contests. I have temporary bloggers for the remaining blogs, and will set them up with appropriate sources.

All of this, as well as trying to manage my already very full work schedule and all the stuff that had to get done for the trip. Quite exhausted. I guess it’s a good thing that a vacation includes rest ;)

I am not sure everything I set out to do will get done. Actually, I’m fairly sure it won’t. It’s just about prioritizing the "must do" projects at this point.

My goal: to finish work at 1:30 on Wendesday. I do not want to do more than check my email that afternoon or Thursday morning. I want to retain the benefit of my massage on Wednesday for as long as possible, and that means avoiding work. Going to be hard to be home and know how much work needs to be done, and yet know I can’t do it. I’m leaving my packing until the last minute to occupy at least some of my time.

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Flying to Barcelona

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv

I will be flying to Barcelona later today to attend Drupalcon and to finally meet most of the NowPublic development team. I’ve been working with them for a year and all of our interaction has been online so I’m really excited to finally meet them in person.

Arieanna will join me in a few days  for a week of relaxing on the beach, good food and enjoying the local attractions. I’ll try to post some photos/videos from there.

MyBlogLog: that is not my picture!

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv, Blogging, Social networking, Technology

Update: Robyn from MyBlogLog explains in a comment that Arieanna can add me as a co-author.

I was watching a funny video on Darren’s blog and decided to leave a comment. So I fill in my name, email address and blog URL, write my comment and click submit. And this is what I see:

That is not me

Arieanna’s picture next to my comment! Looks like the picture comes from MyBlogLog and Darren is probably using some plugin to add the photo next to people’s comments. At this point I’m thinking that maybe if I get a MyBlogLog account it will be able to tell that it is me, based on my email address or name. I remember I do have an account I’ve probably logged in to only once when I created it, so I go to their website to try to add my blog information. And this happened:

MyBlogLog is broken

I can’t set my blog because Arieanna already did. Haven’t they heard of blogs with more than one author? The error message is funny too: of course the blog already exists, if it didn’t why would I want to add it to my profile?

Darren: you should turn that plugin off :)

Expensive Desserts

Posted in Food

I may like desserts (a lot), but I am not willing to go into debt for them. The little creation above costs $14,500. Yes indeed, it’s like buying a car.

What: The Fortress Aquamarine
Where: Wine3 at The Fortress; Galle, Sri Lanka
Price: $14,500

This dessert, which debuted in March, was inspired by the success of the restaurant’s other gem-studded treat, the Bombay Sapphire Martini. The star of the show is an 80-carat aquamarine gem that rests on a sliver of chocolate shaped to resemble the traditional stilt fisherman that’s part of the resort’s logo. Handmade glass utensils (not included in the price) complete the presentation. And yes, diners can pocket the gemstone after polishing off the dessert. None have yet been sold.

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