2.3.05

I've been Skyped!

I had my very first Skype conversation last night with Nardac. It was very cool to enjoy an almost-hour-long international kibbitz, knowing all the while that it didn't cost me a cent and so we could giggle as much as we liked.

In other domestic triumphs, we have finished the last of the mandarin oranges left over from Chinese New Year. They go pretty fast when we share three together every night. Don't write me comments about whether they're heaty or cooling; I'll eat them all up as long as they're sweet and not, say, spotted with the beginnings of fungus like the oranges I found at my colleague's desk today. Those went straight into the trash bin.

But the really great news is that we discovered an unopened box of red bean rolls! I thought we'd eaten them all and that these were shrimp rolls (which I'm not as crazy about). Fortunately, an eager taste test proved that they were, indeed, the much-vaunted red bean rolls, perfectly sweet within their savoury and still-crispy pastry. We won't have any trouble finishing these, although the consumption of other Chinese New Year leftovers is proceeding at a more cautious pace. For instance, I have yet to break the seal on the last box of love letters, because opening them means confronting the fact that there are just that many more to eat our way through. Oy vey.

3 Comments:

At 3/03/2005 3:54 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

actually, yours was the first international skype for me too! I've had the pleasure of several national calls but never that! Strange, and slightly blase at the same time... just like a normal telephone call... isn't that nice...

 
At 3/03/2005 12:13 pm , Blogger Agagooga said...

Fungi? Life in the office! More exotic than a potted plant.

 
At 3/03/2005 1:09 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Nardac --- It wasn't your first call. We Skyped you a week or two ago, remember? But that was using Terz's laptop, before I got mine.

Agagooga --- Meanwhile, my potted plant is struggling to stay alive. I think it would help if I remembered to water it everyday, to make up for the fact that it goes completely unattended on weekends.

 

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