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Irish Vacation FAQ

I haven’t exactly been on my best posting behavior lately, it’s been spurts of posts and then none. I’ve got some good excuses, though, I swear. Lots of work, personal stuff (one-year anniversary with my girlfriend, etc.), random web stuff for other people (designing sites and setting up others) and, last but not least, my upcoming vacation. The majority of you probably don’t know, but on Thursday I will be departing for nine days and eight nights in beautiful Ireland (I’ve heard it’s beautiful at least). This is a much needed vacation and I’m definitely looking forward to it. But there are some things were going to have to go through before I leave, so I’ve written:

The Official NoahBrier.com Vacation FAQ

Without any further delay, here are the answers to the questions you (probably don’t) want to know.

Q: Will your site still work while your gone?

A: Yup, probably better actually, since it won’t have to deal with the bandwidth of me constantly visiting it to see if there are any new comments.

Q: But is it even going to be worth visiting? Will there be any new content?

A: A fine question my imaginary friend. As a matter of fact there will be some new content while I’m gone. Not only am I going to (try to) write some entries to automatically post while I’m drinking myself silly, but I’ve also set up a guest writer to fill in for me while I’m gone. (Plus, I’m going to try and write an update or two while I’m away, just to let you know I’m still alive.)

Q: Guest author? Who would you ever entrust such a wonderful page to?

A: Stop, stop. You’re too kind. I’ve enlisted my mother’s writing skills. If you’re familiar with NoahBrier.com, you’ve probably read some of her (Barbara Rubin Brier’s) stuff before. If not, here are a few links for you to get familiar with her style. Since she’s an educational change consultant, you can probably expect an education/learning slant to what she’s got to say, but she’s a brilliant lady, so you never know what you might get (and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom). Just don’t ask her to sing, trust me.

Q: Alright, I’m feeling a little better. But what happens in an emergency, what if I just must have more content?

A: Don’t worry too much, there are lots of great bloggers out there to read and lucky for you, I happened to just have compiled my list of favorites, so if you’re really in a bind (or just want some more good stuff to read), click away. (To be honest, they’re the inspiration for most of my content anyway.)

Q: Will you get me something Irish

A: Ummmm . . . probably not. No offense, but if I got all eight readers of this page something Irish, I’d be out at least $10.

Q: Are you going away because you don’t love us anymore?

A: No, that’s not it at all. Sometimes Daddy just needs to take a vacation to get away from real life.

Q: Can you at least take some pictures for us?

A: Alright, so I made this one up, no one actually wants to look at my vacation photos. BUT YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO ANYWAY!

So I think I’ve covered everything. I’ll keep everyone informed of what’s going on. Thanks in advance for sticking around and watching the place while I’m gone. Toodaloo.

October 10, 2005