Thursday, October 7, 2010

Galveston & Talking Tom(s)

There's a little museum in Galveston that just fascinated me. It featured a small video on the Galveston hurricane of 1900 that inundated the island. Understandably, there was no Weather Channel at that time, with live-action footage documenting the tragedy. But what this little city has done is piece together a video of photos, with a narration of old letters that were written by survivors of the storm.

We had to wait a little while to get into the museum, and to get out of the heat, we dunked into this little bar for a drink:



Now, this next photo may be of interest to all you smart phone addicts (you know who you are!) We took a dolphin tour by ship just off the Galveston coast, and one would think that Doug and my brother, Robert, would be mesmerized by the dolphins. . . .



. . . but being the intense multi-taskers that they are, they managed to tear themselves away from enjoying the boat ride to talk into their smart phones to this very essential phone ap: Talking Tom.

Talking Tom is an animated cat! You talk into the phone, your voice is recorded, and played back to you in the voice of Talking Tom, a high-pitched, squeaky, little feline.

Ummmmm, these two highly intelligent, very accomplished, men spent HOURS doing this!

I stand in awe. (Or I stand aghast. Something like that.)

10 comments:

Bobbi said...

I love talking tom! He has helped many times with keeping Keats awake in the car. That Last shot is awesome!

Chell said...

I adore that last shot!!

pookiepea said...

I love the last shot!!! There is such a story behind those eyes and smile and I would love to know what it is!!! You captured it perfectly.

Beth said...

That last shot is awesome. So funny about the men and thier phones. I might be just as bad! Travelling must agree with you because I have noticed in your recent posts you look so fresh and youthful! I keep meaning to tell you that :)

Yolanda said...

That's too funny. I have to say, it's hard to get a photo of my hubby without his phone.....he's totally addicted.

Nicki said...

My sister and I had dueling Talking Toms when she was in from California. We laughed like a couple of kids. Now that I think about it, we probably looked like a couple of kids. Fortunately for us, Doug and Robert - there is no age limit on Talking Tom. I don't judge!

Love to hear more about the museum and the gentleman in your last shot.

Barb said...

The next time you talk to Bob on the phone have him tell you about his recent Talking Tom experience at work.

Reds said...

Never tried Talking Tom - will have to try for sure now!! ;) Love that last shot!

Krystle said...

Talking Tom is too funny. That last shot makes me want to move there. Such character.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh! I've been to that museum!!!!! I have to go but I LOVE the Galveston pictures (probably bec. I love Galveston). Going to have to come back when I can read more!!!!!!!! I have to find out what the wood sculpture things are all about, because I go at least once a year and I don't know them!