Just hanging out

October 12, 2011 @ 6:12 am | Filed under:

My internet thinks it’s being cute. Look, you’re connected—psych! I keep having to go down the hall and stand right next to the modem. In the laundry room. This is not a good long-term solution. But at least it behaved itself long enough for me to enjoy the first-ever GeekMom writers’ video hangout yesterday. So much fun to put faces to voices I’ve come to admire and enjoy on the blog. And then OH YES THAT’S RIGHT Felicia Day dropped in! I tried not to go all fangirl on her but dialing back the enthusiasm is not exactly my strong suit.

The Google+ Hangout feature is great. I’ve done smaller hangouts with one or two friends; this was my first time in a full room. You can have up to ten people video-chatting at once.  This would be a great way to do author visits with small groups like book clubs…I’m seeing lots of possibilities.

My first batch of Cybils graphic novel nominees has rolled in from the library. Of course my kids keep swiping them off the pile! Looking forward to a nice fat reading binge. Got a bunch of recent Rillabooks to post about too. If my internet connection permits it! OH THE IRONY: I clicked publish and got a “you are not connected to the network” message. Blerg.

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    sarah says:

    I hate to think the effort it took to eventually get this post published. Internet connection problems are so painful. I hope yours get solved soon.

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    I think we’re good to go. Phone call to the cable company, phone call to Apple, router reset, and so far so good. 🙂