Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Space Age Silliness

      I was sitting at the table writing this morning.  All of a sudden an Instant Message popped up.  It was Jess.  She wanted to know if I was working on my novel.  I was.  I asked what she was working on.  We chatted for about 5 minutes.  It was a fun little conversation with lots of "lol" and :) ;).

It amazes me that as quickly as I can type something, my words can magically appear on someone else's screen almost instantly.  The funny thing is that Jess was sitting only 10 ft. from me at her computer.  So why didn't she just look up and ask me herself instead of typing it?  I don't know and why did I type back instead of verbally answering?  Because it is enchanting to have a wordless conversation.  It's almost like reading each other's minds.  I know it's silly but that is also part of the fun.

What silly/fun things have you been up to lately?  Have you made some good progress on you WIPs since the new year?



  1. When I instant message someone I always think of the film Jumping Jack Flash where a message from someone comes up on a computer and everyone is shocked and amazed. We've come a long way since then.

  2. I agree with you and think it's so cool how people can send messages so quickly, or say nothing when your right next to someone and they still get your message!

  3. The best part is such communication could take place thousands of miles away from each other - like when Jessica goes off to college... We could still imagine that she is only 10 feet away.

  4. Now that we're on a free calling package my daughters and I constantly phone each other from around the house, just because we can :-)

  5. for me, my brain works more at the speed I can type, so talking can get embarrassing.