I am still getting used to doing things on Zoom. I must admit it was a lot easier to sit in my dining room and look at my laptop instead of flying close to 2000 miles to go to an in person meeting.
It's crazy about doing things with computers. I just read a post on Facebook about someone getting an eye examination that was done mostly by computer and the visit with the doctor to fit her glasses was done with a doctor on a computer screen.
I know there are a lot of virtual doctor's appointments now, but I have my doubts about them. I think there is a whole lot of information that is missed when it's virtual. But then it seems like it isn't a choice.
But back to the Zoom meeting of the Hyde Park Historical Society book club. It's kind of funny, but I had someone who designed backdrops for virtual meetings in ONE FOR THE HOOKS. I always think of that when I'm doing something on Zoom. And I always check out other people's backgrounds during the meetings.
Bookcases are popular and what I use most of the time. It's real close behind me, not by choice but by the space in the dining room. I try to keep it fun by having a few of my weird doll collection that includes Sherlock Holmes and Albert Einstein dolls.
It's been a little harder with some other meetings I've taken part in as they are in the morning and I usually forget until the last minute. They are on Chicago time which is reasonable for them, but still early for me. I generally do those in my kitchen with a window behind me. I also generally have a cat visitor show up and get in the picture.
Even as there are more in person things, it seems Zoom meetings aren't going to go away. I guess we are all going to have to be ready for that close up. But then everything out of the camera's view is up for grabs.