Thursday, July 19, 2012

Digital Barbeque!!!

Here in the United States,.... we are fast approaching the Fourth of July 2012. During this time of the year kids are on break from school for the summer and families are spending more time together. Barbecue's and cook-outs( both the same in my book lol!!) are  being planned as well as Family reunions. Unfortunately with that planning comes one of the more important aspects of making all these joyous occasions come together....and that's Money....

      There are many costs involved with planning a barbecue or family reunion and they usually end up being one or a combination of the 3 "F"'s.... Food, Fuel, and Fun. Feeding all of your guests can definitely hit you in the pockets if you don't plan properly and many times these costs don't come into view until after everyone has headed home with a full belly and a smile. Fuel costs are a biggie when it comes to planning to visit friends and family at a distance especially considering the unpredictability of gas prices. Finally,... the cost of fun is relative to your situation, so be creative!!! Dust off that Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3 and show all your guests that dance game that everyone is talking about!!

If you really want to get creative using technology. You can have a "Digital barbecue"....(you heard it here first!!) What's a digital barbecue???,... I thought you'd never ask. Using Google Hangouts you can set up your computer and a HDTV provided it has the appropriate connections and invite your long distance friends and family to do the same on their end. Set it up so that who ever is a guest at your barbecue can view or interact with others via Google Hangouts on the other end. Think video conference! Now you have 2 parties in one!!!

      I'd love to see some of your Digital Barbecue's in action!!! Send me a video or link to your event or feel free to share your experience in the comments!! Until then Happy 4th of July!

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1 comment:

  1. This is how your comments will look. Easy, Breezey, Cheesey, Weezy, Feezy!!!