Tuesday, May 05, 2009

SCREENING CALLS?

My darling granddaughter Becky (blue) and friend Lauren (yellow) are here for the summer, or most of it. They met in college and became fast friends. They have been running all over looking for jobs, so far to no avail. It is not easy to find jobs I guess, although I expected they would find something as it is very touristy here in Virginia Beach. In fact, each summer the town has quite a number of Russian and Polish students who come on work visas. We enjoy visiting with them when we go out to eat, as they work as waitress's, etc. I have told our girls they need to be a little more aggresive and ask to speak to the manager. Who could resist them? It is fun to have them here. 

Remember seeing big pictures of people and thinking that their eyes are following you everywhere? Well imagine my surprise when I walked past the girls while they were looking at their computer screen and see faces looking up at me! The person on the screen smiles and waves. What? Here I am in my nightgown, ready for bed and carrying my shoes, which I gamely wave toward the smiling face on the computer screen. The girls talk to their friends like this every night. And no long distance charges!
The future is here! The one where they talked about actually seeing the person on the phone while you spoke with them. The one where we all thought, "Oh no! Not for me!" I must be the last person on earth without a camera on my computer.  But now I think I must have one! I talked to my little granddaughter, the Plumpkin, the other day and I watched her as she sang to me and we laughed and blew kisses. 

Thank you Becky, for dragging me into the 21st Century! What a blast!


9 comments:

Liz said...

That will be fun to have those two for the summer! I don't think I'd have the energy to keep up with them, though!
No camera on my computer, either. I'm not ready to join the 'Jetson's' crowd yet.
Love, love, love the quilt on Becky's lap!! You know I've always loved blue, and I am LOVING that quilt!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh what fun to be surrounded by such love. I'm going to wait and see how the pulling of the Marcie into the 21st Century goes before I jump up and down - yippy skippying all the way. I totally know you can do it but, well, I just want to wait and see. I'm just sayin'...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Technology is a wonderful thing, how blessed you are to have your granddaughter and her friend there for the summer, blessings abound! ~Enjoy~

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Marcie....they are bringing out the youth in ya! Sounds like alot of young girl giggles and fun to be had this summer. Enjoy these moments!!!

Karen said...

No, you aren't the only one without a camera on their computer. Add me to that number. Does that mean you would have to put on make-up before you turn on the computer?

Libby said...

Love the webcam. The Princess introduced us to it when she was living out of the country. It was the perfect way for us to share holidays with her . . . and get a little peek into where she lived. Glad to see you are joining in on the fun *s*

sewprimitive karen said...

They are just all smiles. Bet they'll come up with waitressing jobs in a week or so. I love the Russian students we have at my school, but there are only one or two now. The immigration ebbs and flows among countries.

Polly said...

It looks like they have found plenty of time for the computer even if they haven't found the time to update their blogs. Maybe Becky and Lauren should try some fake accents when they go job hunting and see if that helps!

Sandy's Show & Tell Quilts said...

Hi Marcie, I hope that you have a great summer. I checked out your patterns, but did not see the blue and white one that is shown with your granddaughter. My sister would love it! Please tell me what the pattern is?!

Thanks, Sandy