As I’m sitting here typing this in my nice comfy slippers from my iPad, my husband plays games on his RetroPie from the bed, my oldest son is using Skype to play Minecraft with his friend across town, and my youngest son is in a virtual reality world. Welcome to the future.
My current view as pictured above.
Another trip to Italy coming up this fall. What do you think of my itinerary?
We can start at the Egizio Museum, have a coffee at the Piazza, swing by the GATES OF HELL and maybe round up the day at the cinema?
I’m not sure if it’s age or lack of sun, but almost everyone I know in Stockholm (including me) just wants to spend a quiet New Year’s Eve with their family this year. Oh, we still plan to dress up, eat a fancy dinner and have champagne, it’s just that … I’m not sure, maybe we just want a relaxing night where we can be ourselves and not worry about impressing other people. Or maybe we’ve reached the age where we are able to do exactly what makes us happy, which tonight is playing games, laughing and enjoying good food & drink with the people we truly love most in the world.
… Or maybe it’s just way too cold here to head out to a New Year’s Eve party in the snow wearing pantyhose and high heels.
I keep telling my husband we should stop in Canada one year on our summer trip to Texas. He’s reluctant, but maybe THIS will convince him! THE GOPHER MUSEUM
So our family got an Amazon Echo yesterday. Amazon Echo is a voice command device that can answer questions and play music. Echo offers weather and news and can also play music from streaming services. Echo maintains voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists and can access Wikipedia articles.
You address the system as “Alexa” as in “Alexa, what’s in the news today?”
Pretty much it’s like the Star Trek computer or HAL. It can’t replicate food yet though. A shame.
My husband intended for us to use it for playing music, setting cooking timers, weather checks, answering questions, adding things to shopping lists, etc.
I think he forgot we have 2 young sons.
This amazing future technology is now being used for things like:
“Alexa, are you dead?”
“Alexa, who is the most popular Pokemon?”
No matter how technologically advanced we come, some things will always remain the same.
Home (for the second time this year) with a child who has a concussion. Don’t worry, he’s fine – just needs to rest. We have a family of 4. This year two of us has had concussions and the other has broken their nose (plus a sister-in-law that broke her face). If my husband can just do something minor – (stung by a nettle?) – then we can have a really cool Christmas card.