Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Joys (and Evils) of Skype

Skype is great because I can stay in touch with my family and friends around the world, and it costs hardly anything. If I turn on the video, I can even see my family and friends (even though it eats up my bandwidth). Sometimes technology is great.

Other times, however, it is rather maddening. Last night I was talking with my prayer group back in California. They were all gathered together in their summer clothes and flip flops, eating chocolate covered strawberries! Here I am, still wearing winter clothes, salivating over strawberries that I haven't eaten in two years, watching them eat each bite on my computer screen. That was too much. Cruel people!

But I got them back (hee hee). I held up my Cadbury chocolate brownie bar, and then turned off the video! Ahhh, the joys of technology....

3 comments:

beti said...

that chocolate brownie bar was enticing... Absolutely loved talking with you!! We are trying to figure out how to get strawberry plants to you. <3 Thanks again for the biscuits and chocolate!!
Congrats again to Ben for his lost tooth! Was great to see him and Emma. Hope Lucy was OK. Skype is awesome!! Love you!!

An American in Pretoria said...

It was SO wonderful talking with all of you, and I really don't mind the strawberries (needed some blog material, you know...). It really is fun to see all of you at once and catch up on the news. Love you too! (and miss you already. Maybe we should schedule our next Skype party?)

beti said...

definitely! Let's work on that - it was fun! We prayed for your connection before we started and it didn't cut out once! We just need to have you set an alarm or something so we don't have to phone you at $$$ a min. to remind you... wink wink. (though it was great to surprise Dan and speak to him briefly)