Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Living in the Now...

Every once in a while, something jumps out at you...

Proto-Blogger G.

Baby Girl G. is playing "Webkinz" with one of her friends from school. They're both logged on at the same time and are taking turns exploring each others virtual pets' rooms. TheBoy is composing a letter to Jigsaw's Miss9, having both mutually decided that having intercontinental pen pals would be kinda neat. Dinner's cooking on the stove, backpacks are filled for the school week ahead, the weekly shopping has been finished. One child is conversing through the internet with a friend who lives across town; the other is writing a letter to a girl some 10,000 miles away that he knows because his dad and her mom read each others' blogs and participate in the same gun forum.

Y'know, even though I don't have a flying car, I like living in the future...

That is all.

8 comments:

RobertM said...

All I can think is, "Wow, that's a lot of Diet Coke..." The things that you latch onto in pictures.

Borepatch said...

#2 Son plays Xbox Live with his friends back in Massachusetts, complete with headset.

While he doesn't see them, he gets to play with them almost as much as before we moved.

Living in the future, indeed.

Weer'd Beard said...

That's wicked cool!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

How long does the DC stash last?
SBW

Dragon said...

Heh...the first thing that I also noticed was the stash of DC...

I think its time to buy stock in Coca-Cola....

Daniel in Brookline said...

Nice! You got really cute kids, Jay.

I sometimes get vertigo when I think about how many commonplace things didn't exist, in any form, a few years ago.

Usually this happens when I imagine talking to my father (who passed away in 1974). I imagine him seeing the GPS on my dashboard, for example. He'd find it hard enough to believe that we're looking at a cartoon of a moving roadmap, on a flat color screen; that it's not canned, but actually a live rendition of the road ahead, would be mind-boggling. Then he'd ask how it works, and I'd have to explain that there's a computer inside. (The smallest computers he knew were IBM System 360 mainframes.) Then I'd have to explain how it can communicate with orbital satellites... without even a visible antenna.

Then I'd show him how to watch YouTube videos on my cell phone, and all Hell would break loose...

Julie said...

lol JayG. Both girls on seeing the photo asked why your daughter has two keyboards.

Me, I was distracted by the Diet Coke.

When Miss9 gets the letter we'll do a similar photo.

Jay G said...

Holy smokes. Has NO ONE heard of warehouse stores? Sheesh! We buy all of our non-perishables in bulk; I'm surprised more people don't, actually.

And the two keyboards? That's easy. I would much rather have the kids pounding on a $20 wireless keyboard than on the keyboard that sits on top of the CPU...