Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Skype is the coolest thing EVER!

So our new computers came with webcams, which we were SO excited about. We've been using Skype to talk to Prince Charming when he's overseas on a trip, since we don't have worldwide cell service. Coolest invention ever, in our minds! The girls LOVE it, we set the computer down on the floor in the living room and all cram into the little camera area so he can see all of us at once. They take turns doing goofy stuff for him (all the more cool because they can see themselves in the bottom corner of the screen) while I follow them around with the computer so they stay in screen. The Hurricane, of course, feels the need to act out her latest "niministastics" feats for him, while HRH mainly just strikes pretty poses like she's "vogue-ing". Hey, whatever our God-given gifts, we have to embrace them!

In our Skype-induced euphoria, we thought it would be cool to see what other family members we could video-call. So I emailed my uber-cool and up-to-date on all things neat sister Lara to see if she had a webcam. She emails back, something to the effect of "I thought those were only for pervy things". Kind of makes me wonder what the salesman at Fry's thought when we both mentioned webcams as a must on our new computers :X

p.s.--> It's 2008.... why does spell-check not recognize the word "webcam"?

p.s. 2 --> Oh, evidently it's supposed to be spelled as two words. Whatever. I'm sticking with my way!

8 comments:

CA Girl in 10-OC said...

I've just hooked up with Skype and am currently scouring the house looking for my webcam! My brother Skypes and he wants to Amanda and Jade to "see" eachother more often. He has the cam so he called me and we could see him and my VERY PREGNANT sister in law. IT WAS SO COOL! I can't wait to totally get connected....then you & I can Skype too (but only after I clean up my office! LOL)

Juli said...

OMG Madge and Lulu would DIE Skype-ing with Manda!!!!!!!! How fun!

Lara said...

Why you insist on calling me uber-cool is beyond me. Jeff explained that webcams (and yes, I agree that it should be one word; and if you AND I agree on a vocabulary word, dictionary.com should listen, dammit!) are very useful for video conferencing and talking to overseas family members. Since I'm lucky enough to have all my family within 4 hrs, I wouldn't know anything about that. I guess I need to think outside that dirty little box. :X

Krystal aka Mommy K said...

awesome thing for the family!! that is so cool that you can keep in touch and be goofy and actually show daddy that you are acting up!

heck, it would do me great benefit because I am always saying "over here, over there, next to that thing" like if the person on the other side of the line could actually see what I am talking about! DUH!

Enjoy skyping!!

(And I agree webcam should be one word!)

SuperMom said...

I have a webcam, too. I never use it.

KarenFarner said...

We need one of those!! :)

Thanks for your prayers. I do appreciate you and always have!

Debra said...

Hi Juli! thanks for stopping by my blog (even if it was by accident)! I'm sure one of these days you'll have a big stash too--mine was small when my boys were small like your girls are now.
They are sure cute! maybe I could trade some stash for them??*wink*

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