Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sci Fi Life

When I was a little girl, we used to talk about how "some day" you would be able to see each other when you spoke on the phone with people. We used to laugh at how crazy that would be.

In the 90's when we would watch Star Trek (The Next Generation), Captain Picard would sometimes have very important communications with his superiors and they would see each other on their computer screens (woo woo!) as they talked through whatever crisis was at hand.

Maybe we are living out our Sci Fi reality now because just the other night, Jesse joined us for dinner. Of course, Jesse is on the west coast of the United States and we are in eastern Africa.

Our wide band (which we call skinny band here, for obvious reasons) has not been up to the job of carrying an image in both directions when Trevor and I have tried to video skype. But some how, the other night, all the atmospheric conditions were just right. I placed my little white MacBook at the end of our dinner table and there was Jesse (and his friend, Chris Targoni) joining us for our meal!

It was too fun. All the Russell kids were over, with all four of their puppies, so we were a noisy party in all. It was just surreal to be connected that way. It made us all giggly and ridiculous. Jesse said it made him happy for the whole of his day :-)

6 comments:

gypsymelodies said...

Oh, that must have been so nice!

I was video-skyping with a friend in Sao Paulo (Brazil) last week, and it was also very surreal.

a girl who collects shells said...

word on the street is that the Borden Brothers are cooking up some authentic African cuisine this evening. in addition, Jenelle Rose is with me until tomorrow!

Rosie & Lee said...

just wanted to leave a comment to say i loved your article on fasting on the 24/7 prayer website. God is such a yummy, lovely, kind, tender and wonderful God!! Thanks for reminding me with your lovely feature!

lisa said...

Rosie and Lee, thanks for stopping by to encourage me! I appreciate that :-)

shell and gypsy girls, i like connecting with you...

Trevor Borden said...

technology is handy but supper distracting. i think that i may have been born in the wrong decade or even perhaps the wrong century, or maybe i'm just supposed to be in Africa

Shelley said...

I am cracking up because I originally got on your blog tonight to tell you that Tony and I watched Trevor's videos the other night and had so much fun reminiscing and laughing since Tony cannot tell who's who in the "traveling back to the U.S." video since they are all grown-up...and then I saw this post...and then I read Trevor's comment...I love technology. I stink at it, but Trevor's right, it sure is handy.