So today is my friend Peina’s birthday, and I teamed up with one of her best friends, DanLin, to do this awesome birthday present (DYNAMIC DUO!).
DanLin is studying abroad and couldn’t attend the birthday party last night…not in the traditional means, anyway. She did, however, come up with this idea of video conferencing herself in to say happy birthday. Making that a surprise isn’t the easiest thing to do though; I mean, I guess you could set up a laptop in another room and bring it in, but that seems kinda lame.
Thankfully, there is something good to come out of the age of the smartphone: portable ANYTHING. AT&T finally got their shit together and allowed video chatting over 3G, Google set up an awesome free webcam service with Google Hangout, and I MacGyver’d together a box out of cardstock (I’m seriously proud of that thing…LOL) to effectively put a girl in a box from 4000 miles away.