Friday, March 15, 2013

Favorite Things Friday

My favorite today is skype.


This is a picture of Lucy Rabbit, from Australia, sitting on their sign.  In case you don't know Lucy, she is on a world trip and we were lucky enough to have her stop by our house for about a month for a visit. But I digress.  Skype's offices are within walking distance of my office and when she was here I took her picture sitting on the sign.  She didn't mind, but was a little afraid of falling because it was very high.

Anyway, skype is my favorite today because skype is video conferencing on a personal level. It's like something out of a sci-fi movie -- talking and seeing someone at the same time.

I am able to talk with my daughter in the Caribbean (who is going to medical school there). My daughter will be there until August and without skype we wouldn't be able to see her until then.  We "skype" fairly regularly -- though she wants to do it more to see her nephews than to see me.  Skype feels a little bit more like a visit than a phone conversation. 

Before today, that was the only skyping I had done (talking with my daughter), and I confess, I'm not very good at it.  I need more practice.

Anyway, through skype, I was able to meet Mrs. P (of Quilting in My Pyjamas) today.  It was fun.  We talked/visited for over an hour.  I got to meet her dogs, cats, and husband.  I wasn't as friendly though, I stayed in my room and the only one she saw was the devil cat and he was sleeping. I probably should have taken her around to everyone to say "hi".  In my defense, the computer was running low on battery power and I had to re-charge it.  Anyway, it was a great time that I hope to repeat.

For more favorites, click here to check out Quilting in My Pyjamas and see what others have picked as their favorite this week or link up and post about one of your favorites.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Skype is a really cool thing. We've never used it, but my SIL uses it to communicate with her grandkids. How cool that you got to visit with Mrs. P. Great favorite.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Cool we should link up through skype sometime too. That was how I got to "see" Shay too...so thrilling!!
A great Fav...

Shay said...

I loved visiting with you Thea . It was about time we virtually visited , I think we've known one another now for a couple of years.

I love Skype and Facetime for catching up with people. Isnt technology amazing?

Anna said...

Skype is good we could use it too! Lets try it when I am back from Kentucky.

Marti said...

My sis-in-law talks about Skype all the time. Is it better than Face Time?