Using technology to your advantage

I’m not sure, but I think it’s probably not a good sign when I get an email from my wife half-way through a fantasy football draft that asks “who have you condemned to injury or jail this year?”. Granted, given the recent history of watching a football player’s career take a sudden turn for the worse shortly after being an early-round pick of mine, she had every right to ask. (See: Lewis, Jamal; Culpepper, Duante; Davis, Terrell; Robinson, Koren and countless others over the last few years. While we’re here let me just go ahead and apologize now to Clinton Portis, Steve Smith and Tom Brady this year!) 

Anyway, that’s not really the point of this post. The point of this post is that for all the complaining that my wife does about the fact that I carry a blackberry, she still finds a way to use the tool to her own advantage. Yes, the fact that I carry a blackberry even during times I’m not required to for work probably does make me the techno-dork she thinks I am, but at the same time, it is nice to be able to get an email from my wife, or other friends no matter where I am or what I might be doing.

My wife can use email to send me smart remarks, or we can have an entire email conversation while I’m sitting at a Denny’s 2 hours away having lunch. I’ve confirmed Sunday morning plans while at an outdoor concert Saturday night and I’ve saved directions to a party as a memo and had it available on my device as we were driving. Nevermind the real reason I have a blackberry, so my employer and coworkers can reach me, all of these uses of the device made my life, and Angela’s, just a little bit easier. At the end of the day, isn’t that what technology is all about?

tags: BlackBerry, Technology, FantasyFootball

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  1. Reach out and e-touch someone!

    Isn’t Portis out with a separated shoulder? And isn’t Smith sitting out training camp due to hammies (or some other leg injury)? And isn’t Brady peeved at Patsy management and their lack of WR’s?

    I’m not trying to rain on your parade or nuttin’, but it may be a long FF season for you. Maybe the Browns will surprise you and contend for a WC berth.

    There’s still plenty of room on the Bear’s bandwagon!

  2. Yeah they all have question marks already, but I figured if they’re a little banged up now that just means that the odds are better there won’t get injured later.

    OK, really, on the day my favorite team signed Terrel Owens this offseason, this NFL season ceased to exist to me anyway. (Unless the Cowboys somehow do really well..)

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