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Do you or would you check Fluther whilst vacationing?

Asked by LC_Beta (1883points) June 30th, 2009

I’m leaving tomorrow for a couple of weeks, and I got to thinking about how I’ll miss reading Fluther every day (I am from the U.S., going to Prague and Berlin http://www.fluther.com/disc/46383/should-i-visit-vienna-or-berlin, so I can’t use my cell phone to get online).

Just wondering: do you suffer from Fluther withdrawals (the Fluthdrawalers?) when you go off for a while?

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AstroChuck's avatar

Absolutely. I checked in regularly while both in Boston and Hawaii last year, as well as Santa Cruz this last April. Daddy needs his fix.

Jeruba's avatar

I was on for a little while every night while I was in in Vermont for a week in May.

Grisaille's avatar

Yep. Whilst in L.A., you bet your ass I was checkin’ in, making sure you guys and gals weren’t causing any trouble.

They really need to find a way to crystallize Fluther so I can smoke it.

Tink's avatar

Yup, I do it everytime I’m in LA
@Grisaille Im with you on that

Allie's avatar

Yes, I have and I’ll continue to. I don’t check in as much as I used to (even when I’m not on vacation), but I still check.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I am, right now.

DarkScribe's avatar

Why do you think that they invented BlackBerrys? Why do you think that Obama’s first command decision was to keep his BlackBerry?

Hambayuti's avatar

Definitely would. I already suffer withdrawals while lying in bed trying to get some shut eye every night. Can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t during vacationing. I’d probably be a sucky companion…

Thanks goodness for iPod and wi-fi!

suzyq2463's avatar

I’m in Colorado Springs on vacation and I check Fluther every day. The best part is, I have lots of extra time on my hands, so I can Fluther to my heart’s content.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I do, definitely, Fluther on vacation. However, when I do my big vacation this year, I doubt I will have internet access which means no Fluther. So… in the US, yes, I would. Internationally, no, I wouldn’t.

casheroo's avatar

We usually don’t bring our laptop with us on vacation. And if we do, it’s so we can look up places to go where we’re at. I try to spend as much time with my husband as I can when we get a vacation together.

AstroChuck's avatar

@casheroo- That’s why you need an iPhone.

casheroo's avatar

@AstroChuck I don’t believe in iPhone’s.

DeanV's avatar

I usually will in an airport and have spare time, but probably not in a hotel. I won’t go out of my way to check it.

It usually depends on where I am. If it’s somewhere like San Francisco or LA I will, just because I can very easily jump into a coffee shop to “Check My Email”, which pretty much means check Fluther.

I will be in Hawaii from the 14th to the 24th, though, and will not be checking Fluther then.

Aethelwine's avatar

We just spent several days camping next to the Arkansas River near Buena Vista, CO and we did not check Fluther while we were there. The campground did have a wi-fi connection and we thought about bringing our laptop but decided not to. I must admit that the break was nice but it is good to see all my Fluther friends again.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Hell, I live in the broom closet at Fluther headquarters, I don’t vacation, unless it’s a trip to Ben’s fridge to ‘borrow’ a quart of Moose Tracks ice cream, so going without fluther is never a worry of mine.

Aethelwine's avatar

did someone say Moose Tracks? yummy!

janbb's avatar

It depends where I am and what kind of vacation. I deliberately didn’t while in France but am on a lot now while in our ‘vacation home” in Florida. If it’s a vacation with lots of down time, I will, but if I want to be really engaged with where I am, I won’t.

AstroChuck's avatar

@casheroo- I’m here to tell you they exist.

hug_of_war's avatar

No,I don’t bring my computer on vacation and I don’t have a phone with mobile browsing capabilities. I prefer it that way.

Judi's avatar

My husband detests the day he got me an iPhone! ;-)

LC_Beta's avatar

Just boarded a flight to France and here I am on my phone, Fluthering. I will update this thread and let y’all know whether I was able to stay away. Somehow, I don’t think I will. I’m reassured to see that so many others are as addicted as I :-)

Zen's avatar

I consider myself on vacation always. Sometimes, I even check fluther while working, but that’s rare.

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