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Beach Weekend Entry #3

Manzanita has ONE Internet Café. They call it a "Café", but I saw no sign of any food whatsoever. It was six PCs in a small office space with wires everywhere. Even devoid of comestibles and charm, we were grateful. We'd spent a frustrating hour trying to log onto AOL using a calling card number. Apparently nobody in the world has tried this before, because it failed miserably. Even when we managed to get a line through, the computers "couldn't connect." I sense a conspiracy, forcing us to use the AOL 800 number. It technically cost less per hour than the Café, but it was at dial-up speeds. Like going to a cheap all-you-can-eat-in-an-hour diner, but they bring your food a spoonful at a time. You just end up cranky. No, going to high-speed Internet is like mating with a Software Consultant; once you've tried it, you'll never want to go back to what you had before.

It was then necessary to soak in the hot tub and watch the sunset. So we did. The colors weren't as vivid as the night before, but we were too relaxed to mind. After a tasty supper of chicken hot dogs and split-pea soup, we succumbed to the siren song of Television. We wanted to watch "Monk" (a show about a highly-competent detective with emotional problems), but its season ended last week, and they were showing the pilot for a new show, "Touching Evil" (a show about a highly-competent detective with emotional problems). Suspicious that it was just a rip-off of a better show, we planned on bailing if it was poorly done. Thank goodness it was actually pretty good, as in our post-hot-tub condition, we couldn't reach the remote to change channels if we wanted. So once again, I stayed up later than I planned (While on vacation? No way!). Even with our five-hour breakfast trip, it was another great day on holiday.

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