Posts Tagged: cell phones

GNABRT Day 35 – Where did that come from?

Got started this morning on my next destination for the Great North American Baseball Road Trip, Kansas City, and shortly after hitting the road, weirdness began. For some reason, I was unreasonably sleepy-headed.  I got my usual departure day sleep (4-5 hours after completing the blog), but I just couldn’t stay focused. Of course, trying… Read more »

Pedestrian = 25 points!

We pedestrians can do some steering wheel-pounding things. For instance, walking across an intersection after the don’t walk sign is flashing red.  Or staring at the phone so intently as to not realize there is someone turning.  Or starting across the road and then stopping, unsure of whether to continue or go back. It’s no… Read more »

Good thing we didn’t find E.T.

It’s closing time for “Family Week”.  Today’s final post relates to my family’s unique challenges with phones. We can start with me, a staunch resister of cellular phones for as long as possible and then even longer.  One was forced on me during my last few years at work (I can’t honestly say it contributed… Read more »

(Don’t) Text me

So, just yesterday we briefly touched on relationships, or more specifically, my competence in relationships and I dropped a tease for today’s post about texting.  Writers do those types of tricks.  It’s supposed to get you to come back.  Raise your hand if it worked. About two weeks ago, I put up a post about… Read more »

Postal mail is to email as email is to ______; text your answer to…

With the recent unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, Apple mastermind extraordinaire, I thought it an appropriate time to discuss the dizzying advances of technology and their impact to our lifestyles.  As the title suggests, we’re going to talk about our communications; viewed over distance in miles and years. The subject came to mind as I… Read more »

Reach out and touch someone

Over the course of this blog, you will see me referring to advertising slogans, jingles and campaigns many times.  The peculiar offshoot of my original advertising degree is that I have a Warhol-like memory for ads throughout my lifetime, while suffering a curious lapse in many other areas (I think I mentioned I would do… Read more »


As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the words or phrases become almost a self-parody by the people ultimately using them. Examples of… Read more »