Technology and I are often adversaries. That's partly my fault and partly Technology's fault. See, we just don't think alike. Technology is so precise; you have to do things "just so" to make him work right. I want to do things my way and have Technology read my mind and figure out how to make it happen. Code? Please, give me intuition! That's what I expect from the men in my life (right, Jeff?).
One of my good friends and customers, Jenn Rau, moved out to California a few months ago. After she bought her new house, she said, "We'll have to do workshops via Skype." To which I cheerily replied, "Absolutely, that would be so much fun!" But, really I was thinking, "I'm never gonna see this girl's face again." Technology and I just don't see eye to eye and I thought Jenn and I weren't going to anymore either.
Installing Skype was actually incredibly easy. Technology prompted me with all of these questions and I answered yes to all of them, whether I knew what he was talking about or not. I even took a photo of myself to go next to my account name and tested the audio. Technology and I were sympatico, finally understanding each other for the first time. Or, was he just leading me on, making me think I could actually use him? I figured there'd be some kind of glitch when I actually tried to make him work at last night's Typeset Workshop. Four of my "regulars" were over, including Jenn's sister, Audrey, so at least I was in supportive company for when this whole thing flopped in my face.
Imagine my pleasant surprise when I dialed Jenn's number and she actually appeared! Jenn gave us a tour of her gorgeous new home. A home which did not look like it was newly moved into...paintings hung, everything decorated and Jenn caught up in all of her scrapbooking, I don't know where the woman gets the energy. Anyhow, I digress, we were able to converse, crop and even hear a concert performed by her youngest with the help of a new Dora guitar. All this made possible by Mr. Wonderful-Technology.