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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DRAGGED KICKING AND SCREAMING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Well, I have taken the plunge and obtained a webcam, which I have installed. I have downloaded Skype, and tomorrow, I and my daughter in law will have a trial run. If I can make it work, I will be able to see and talk to my grandchildren, Samuel and Athena, in San Francisco. My son, Tobias, opines that in all probability a sizable proportion of Skype conversations are between grandparents and grandchildren. Pretty cool. The Best Buy Geek Squad was prepared to come and do the installation, but it would have cost hundreds, so I did it myself. I am feeling inordinately proud of myself.

On another tack entirely, I see that Bristol Palin came in third in Dancing With the Stars [a show I have never managed to watch]. That and the revelation that Rush Limbaugh is a drug-addicted deeply closeted gay man pretty much took my mind off the bad stuff happening on the Korean peninsula. I am seventy-six now, and I was sixteen when the Korean War started!

I am still struggling with the pictures from the safari, but promise to post some with accompanying travelogue soon.

4 comments:

Marinus said...

Just as well you installed the webcam yourself, since they would have fleeced you to an unimaginable extent with installation costs.

Half the internet thinks that Palin's theatre of the absurd is part of her lead-in to a presidential campaign, the other half thinks it makes her entirely unelectable. I've never set foot in the US and am loathe to judge a nation on newspaper reports and blog posts, but surely the the second group is right and Palin might be getting groomed for the speaker circuit, but certainly not the White House?

GTChristie said...

Sarah Palin. A heartthrob away from the presidency. LOL.

Anonymous Philosophy ABD said...

Rush Limbaugh is gay??

I knew he has or had an Oxycontin habit, but this gay thing is news to me.

Chris said...

Where did you hear that about Limbaugh professor?