No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! I have been w/o internet access for a while. Other than some contact pecked on my phone. It has regular buttons not a keyboard so that was a bit of a pain.
My grandmother just celebrated her 70th birthday and we went to Washington to visit her.
We stayed on the beach part of the time, went to Chinatown (international district) in Seattle, visited the ocean, etc.