I Skyped for the very first time today!
Can I just say the 21st century is COOL?
So, I will admit I was convinced I would end up blowing up the computer (or WORSE...destroying the internet and facing the wrath of millions of Facebook addicts!!!). I feared MUCHLY that I would sit for hours trying to figure out how the dang sound worked. And let's not even get started on FINDING the person I was planning to talk to. I'm an incompetant loser...I anticipated humilating failure.
And, lo and behold, Skype does the work for you!!!
It patiently tells me all I need to know. It went something like...
Skype: Hello! Please test your sound, mic, and screen so you don't sit here all day sobbing with frustration!
Me: Oooh...big green buttons!
Skype: Yes. Press it, please. We need to see if the sound works!
Me: GAAAAAH!!!! IT DOESN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skype: Calm down, child! There is hope! Try one of those yonder options. Try again. Calm down. That's right, breathe.
Me: IT STILL DOESN'T WORK!!!!!
Skype: Try one more time, Rookie! Please, just relax! Any idiot can use me, I swear!
Me: IT STILL WON'T PLAY SOUND!!! I'M DOOOOOOOOMED!!!!
Skype: Oh, come, you hysterical redhead! Did you try plugging in some earbuds?
Me: Why should I!? Catherine didn't have to when SHE Skyped on this computer!!
Skype: Stop making excuses! Do you want it or not!?
Me: Fine. But it won't work. Look, see!? It didn't work!
Skype: Try. The. Other. OPTION. Than.
Me: HA!! Wooo! It works! I'm so smart!
Skype: *grumble*...Ok, FINE. Move on to testing your mic. Make some noise!
Me: Why? Oh...ok. AHHHH!
Skype: Did little green lines appear?
Me: What do you know...they did!
Skype: Your mic works! Your friends will be able to hear you!
Me: Sweet! What next?
Skype: Screen check. Does it work?
Me: Why, look at myself! *smoothes hair*
Skype: I'll take that as a yes. OK! Start Skyping!!!
Me: *sits and waits a little while...dicovers the Emoticons of Skype! Has too much fun. Friend gets on. Starts to chat. Is random, loud, and weird. The usual.*
So. Yeah. Skype is awesome : ).