This Digital Life

I am still astounded at how quickly and easily the digital world lets us communicate and be entertained, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.

My latest example:  I was reading my ebook on the Kindle app on my smartphone Wednesday morning, when I noticed I had a new email.  It was a buddy asking if I wanted to play 9 holes of golf.  Yes!  Instead of replying, I called him right away. 

Book read and golf date made, all within 2 minutes.

In the bathroom.  (Yeah, yeah, TMI.)

Amazing.

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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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14 Responses to This Digital Life

  1. leslie says:

    In keeping with technology–I am on the Nate Berkus Show today–on NBC at 3pm.

    (BTW, you know me from Joey & Maria’s Comedy wedding –and that time on the Ann Baldwin Show with you and Joanne Nesti)

  2. Melissa says:

    Wow you are way more advanced than I am in the tech Dept. I still read paperbooks and have yet to text. I really dont see the need for it. But if your ever down here come check out Osprey Cove Golf Course it’s fanatstic! And I know the head Chef (Me)

  3. Gene says:

    Speaking of golf…

    A father, son, and grandfather went to the country club for their weekly round of golf. Just as they reached the first tee, a beautiful young blonde woman carrying her bag of clubs approached them.
    She explained that the member who brought her to the club for a round of golf had an emergency that called him away, and asked the trio whether she could join them.

    Naturally, the guys all agreed.

    Smiling, the blonde thanked them and said, “Look, fellows, I work in a topless bar as a dancer, so nothing shocks me anymore. If any of you want to smoke cigars, have a beer, bet, swear, tell off-color stories or do anything that you normally do when playing a round together, go ahead. But I enjoy playing golf, and consider myself pretty good at it, so don’t try to coach me on how to play my shots.”

    With that, the guys agreed to relax and invited her to hit first.
    All eyes were fastened on her shapely behind as she bent over to place her ball on the tee. She then took her driver and hit the ball 270 yards down the middle, right in front of the green.

    The father’s mouth was agape. “That was beautiful,” he said.

    The blonde put her driver away and said, “I really didn’t get into it, and I faded it a little.” After the three guys hit their drives and their second shots, the blonde took out an eight iron and lofted the ball within five feet of the pin.

    The son said, “Damn, lady, you played that perfectly.”

    The blonde frowned and said, “It was a little weak, but even a soft seven would have been too much club. I’ve left a tricky little putt.”

    She then tapped in the five-footer for a birdie.

    Having the honors, she hit first on the second hole, knocked the hell out of the ball, and it landed nearly 300 yards away, smack in the middle of the fairway. For the rest of the round the statuesque blonde continued to amaze the guys, quietly and methodically shooting par or less on every hole.

    When they arrived at the 18th green, the blonde was three under, and had a very nasty 12-foot putt on an undulating green for a par. She turned to the three guys and said, “I really want to thank you all for not acting like a bunch of chauvinists and telling me what club to use or how to play a shot, but I need this putt for a 69 and I’d really like to break 70 on this course.

    If any one of you can tell me how to make par on this hole, I’ll take him back to my apartment, pour some 35-year-old Single Malt Strathmill Scotch in him, fix him a steak dinner, and then show him a very good time for the rest of the night.”

    The yuppie son jumped at the thought! He strolled across the green, carefully eyeing the line of the putt and finally said, “Honey, aim about 6 inches to the right of the hole and hit it firm. It will get over that little hump and break right into the cup.”

    The father knelt down and sighted the putt using his putter as a plumb, “Don’t listen to the kid, darlin’, you want to hit it softly 10 inches to the right and let it run left down that little hogback so it falls into the cup.”

    The old gray-haired grandfather walked over to the blonde’s ball, picked it up, handed it to her and said, “That’s a gimme, sweetheart.”

    The blonde smiled and said, “Your car or mine?”

    OLD AGE AND WISDOM WILL OVERCOME SKILL EVERY TIME!!

  4. Gene says:

    Ctrl C, Ctrl V

    Works great.

  5. JH says:

    So you’re playing in July?? Could have sent you a letter. Played last Monday…great day

    Miss Ya….JH

  6. Terry says:

    To put it politely (after reading your blog) the first thing that came to my mind. Wow you let it rip!! sorry

  7. magsx2 says:

    Hi Gerry,
    Technology, every time I walk into one of those shops that sell computers etc. I swear there is always something new there. There are some great minds out there making life just that little bit easier. 😉

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