So there we were this past Saturday all of us bundled in the living room watching the clock intensely. We were expecting a long distance call from someone here in blogville. Someone that we have talked to verbally by type, sent packages to back/forth and even talked to them on Facebook. But we had never talked in person via the phone. Emails were sent back and forth and the magical time was set for 2:30 pm our time which would make it 8:30 pm their time. That’s right, they are SIX hours ahead of us.
Then it happened. The phone rang. We all jumped of course because we were concentrating on the phone and clock. Mom answered the phone and put it on speaker.
Mom – “Hello”
Friend in blogville – “Hello is this the Hotel Thompson?”
Score – jumps for joy. It is our friend and not a solicitor or robo call – snorts. I know – I know. You’re asking who was the caller. It was – are you ready for this – my brother Easy from France! We were ALL so excited. We got to talk to Easy’s dad and had such a blast! Mom was so excited that she got to talk to a real Frenchman – hubba hubba. It was an awesome time full of fact changing and getting to know each other and ask questions that we’ve always wanted to. And talk about accents. WOW! It was great.
One never knows who might reach out from across the telephone lines in the future. Thanks Easy for calling this oinker. We had the best of time! I know it’s greedy to say but we can’t wait to do it again!
The Canadian Cats
07/20/2015 at 3:43 pm
Seriously Bacon? You talked with Easy’s dad? Woo hoo! Dude, how awesome. What does he sound like? A romantic Frenchman that mom would fall on her face for? Oh, you are so lucky. Did Easy say anything or did his dad hog the conversation? I have so many questions. I’m so glad you talked with them. Six hours ahead of you…..that would mean 9 hours ahead of us.
07/20/2015 at 4:00 pm
I know! It was such a great talk. And yes your mom would love his accent my friend. Mine went all goo-goo over it. It was a quick conversation cause Easy’s granddad had to use the phone. But there will be a next time. I’m writing down all of my questions for him for next time. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
07/20/2015 at 4:46 pm
How nice to be able to hear the voice behind the letters on the computer screen. I didn’t realize Easy was in France. I’m so excite for you! Wags and woofs – Kona (aka Mr Baloney Head)
07/21/2015 at 9:27 am
I know! It’s so fun to actually talk via phone. Now we can put a voice/face to the blog. It’s awesome! XOXO – Bacon
07/20/2015 at 4:48 pm
That’s so pawsome! 😺 How exciting!
07/20/2015 at 8:00 pm
That’s great. I haven’t talked to anyone yet but I feel like I have made so many friends through blogging.
07/21/2015 at 9:32 am
That is so true!! It’s like your very close friends in the computer. To talk to them via phone or skype is a bonus. We absolutely love that here at the Hotel Thompson. Never fear, YOU could be the next person mom talks to 🙂 Oinks and snorts. XOXO – Bacon
07/21/2015 at 2:00 am
That is indeed amazing! I would LOVE to visit France. The world is amazing. technology and the old skills existing hoof, paw and hand! I am spinning Bev’s sheep wool and reading about other lands digitally connecting! Spinning is the right word! 😀
07/21/2015 at 9:36 am
That is so cool Auntie Sharon. Do you have Skype? I just found it and oh my pigs! It’s a blast. XOXO – Bacon
07/21/2015 at 7:15 pm
I have asked my son and he said yes I do! I thought I did. Or at least I have the potential to do it. my aunt has it and I have often thought I would like to skype with her. I think between us we could potentially sort this out? ❤ ❤ ❤ and give it a go. I am told I have a very strong accent. 😀
07/22/2015 at 9:02 am
Squeals!! My log on is BaconthePig2015. You must skype me Auntie Sharon. My mom has an accent too – heavy Southern. It would be great to hear from you! XOXO – Bacon
07/22/2015 at 7:24 pm
We will definitely book a chat. Do you think before or after your camp?
07/22/2015 at 7:29 pm
After? I’ll have so much to tell then. I’m so
Sure! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
07/21/2015 at 3:06 am
Hey Bacon, i’m squeezing you with excitement for one and all!
I love France and that accent is amazing, right? Love to you all, Paula xxx
07/21/2015 at 9:38 am
YES! I love the accent. It’s so fun. I have talked to so many people from all over in the past couple of weeks. It’s so amazing and I’m truly blessed. One never knows who I will be reaching out to next. XOXO – Bacon
07/21/2015 at 6:10 am
HOW VERY PAWSOME!!!!!! We just LOVE Easy and his Mom and Dad……….they’re tons of fun!
07/21/2015 at 9:39 am
Yes they are just like ya’ll! XOXO – Bacon
07/21/2015 at 6:38 am
oh we sure should do that again, bro… and then I will tell you the news of the other side of the pond… my dad said I’m a stinker, I bark the whole day like crazy and when I could bark in the phone I turn into an oyster… that’s a cool trick to confuse the humans… butt please keep that secret hehehe
07/21/2015 at 9:39 am
Snorts! So true brother. It’s my secret. Don’t worry. Where was I? In my bedroom cuddled on my bed with my sheet taking a siesta. I’m no fool. It was hot. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
07/21/2015 at 8:38 am
how awesome is that we bet you had the most awesome conversation
07/21/2015 at 9:40 am
It was wonderful! I have really been enjoying talking to all of my friends here in blogville. We need to talk to ya’ll soon! Oinks. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
07/21/2015 at 11:36 am
How thrillingly exciting for you guys! I still think we should do a Skype group. It would be so cool to see one another AND talk. Course it’ll mean we have to get dressed, but seems like it could be so much fun! 😉
07/21/2015 at 12:27 pm
Yes it would!! It would be such a great time all ‘meeting’ on Skype! XOXO – bacon
07/22/2015 at 10:17 am
Ha! I guessed France or Germany (not sure when the time zone ends) because Britain is 5 hours ahead… 🙂
07/22/2015 at 11:10 am
That is so cool. I tell you, we have had such a great time hearing from peeps here in blogville from all over the world. It’s so cool! It’s like finally meeting for real. XOXO – Bacon