16 March 2008

Thank You Skype

The awesome discovery of the week is Skype. I guess it's not really a discovery. I knew it was there. And before he left, Jesse had said we might use it to chat. But a month afterwards, my headphones were collecting dust. We started using it just this past Thursday, and it was awesome.

Jesse is in Phuket, where the Internet cafes are cheap and the connection is fast. He uploaded dozens of pictures (which you can see through the links on the left) and we got to chat. The phone quality was great. The delay was barely noticeable. Jesse also had a web cam, so I could see him -- and his facial hair. He seems to be proud of it. Don't be fooled though, it's gross.

We talked for about an hour. In that time I saw people and stray dogs wander in behind him. We've talked on the phone since he got to Thailand, but this was the first time I'd seen him. He has a fantastic tan, shaggy hair, and of course his "beard." I've let him know that won't fly in the states.

So. I highly recommend Skype. I designed my own background and linked it to my myspace page. As soon as I make more friends in other countries, I'm going to use it a lot. I hope you do the same.