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Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bowl Oblivion

It's Super Bowl Sunday and quite frankly I could give 2 shakes of a rat's ass if I see the game or not. I know the guys at work will be talking about it in their hungover states tomorrow. Given that I will neither watch the game nor drink tonight, I will be the proverbial outsider looking in on this conversation.

So it makes me wonder. How long can I go without knowing outcome of the game? I ride the train every morning, so it's pretty easy to happen to glance up and see someone reading the newspaper. For that reason I doubt I will make it very far. But you never know.

OK, no, I know it won't be long before this experiment ends. I'm deluding myself if I actually believe it will be much more than a train stop or two before I happen to see a newspaper. But maybe I can at least get out of the house blissfully unaware.

The point is that it's virtually impossible to NOT know what's going on in the world half the time. I make no effort to keep up with current events other than what's happening in the biking world. Still, every time my wife asks me if I saw this or that story the answer is invariably yes.

So I'm not going to post entry this until I have my result. So for those of you who can't stand suspense, the answer will come in the next paragraph. For those of you who want to wait, go make a cup of coffee and come back in 2 hours...

Meanwhile, back at the took all of...10 seconds on the train to see the headline "Bears Defense No Match for Manning." Seriously it wasn't even 10 seconds. I didn't even have a chance to put my car keys in my bag. I just sat down and bam, there it was. I had forgotten about it to, so my brain was like, "What's that mean?" I guess that makes the experiment more pure, since I wasn't actively trying to avoid the world or anything. It just encroaches on you regardless.

Anyway, it was 5.8 degrees when I left my house this morning. So meanwhile back at the ranch, it's cold.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Blackberry Blogging

I'm going to go ahead and create this blog entry on my Blackberry,
since the entry is about just that. I got this new contraption
from work just a few weeks ago and they finally turned on the
data last week. I have to say this is one of the coolest goddamn
you could have added to my train ride. Between my book,
magazine, Ipod phone, and this thing I'm immediately suffering
from media overload.

I'm sitting on the train as I write this, outside of the South
Orange station watching the people get off and meander their way
home to eat dinner. A life surely not as rich as it could be were
they to add a blackberry to it. Or something.

Of course, the idea would be to use it for work, and I actually
do! Used to be the case that I would want nothing to do with work
as soon as I left the building, and for the most part that remains
true. But now I keep up email as I go to and from work, as well as
reading all my bike blogs en route. And of course there's
, a modern version of pong.

So anyway, home I go, reading my email, typing blog entries with
my new toy, playing games, and catching up with the biking world
at large. Incredible how far we've come. When I was a kid we used
to actually speak to one another. Now, and I'm not making this up
at all, both myself and the guy next to me are hammering away at
our blackberrys. So goes the future of communication.

At the very least maybe this will make more time for me to post
to the blog more.

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