I am a technology and social media dork. There, I said it.
At any given time, you could probably find me playing on my blackberry, iTouch or laptop… if not all 3 at once. I have Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Tumblr accounts, and somewhere out there a Myspace page I haven’t logged in to for maybe 4 or so years. My graduate-level courses are online, I write for a Phillies blog site (duh!) and I have become lazy enough in my ripe old age of 32 ¾ that I even prefer to shop via the interwebs.
For as much traveling as I do, I have to rely heavily on websites, radio and social media to keep me updated on the goings on of the world when I am not able to catch up via TV news. This proves to be especially hard in regards to following my beloved Phils.
But I will admit – there are times that I want to tune out from the TV, laptop and blackberry and just zone the hell, go for a walk or chill out in the yard or park. I mean, isn’t this what SUMMER is all about anyway??? Of course, following the Phillies is a big part of summer also. When I officially become technology and social media’d OUT, I tune in via one of the oldest communication methods – the radio. In my opinion, Phillies radio broadcasts are completely under rated.
When I was a kid, I remember my Pop taking me to the playground in the summertime with my brother. Since both my parents worked, my grandparents would us during those lazy summer afternoons and evenings. My grand mom would usher us out of the house after dinner so she could clean up and my Pop would bring a small radio and beach chair to tune in to the Phils radio broadcasts while my brother and I tired ourselves out. There was something so simple yet satisfying to me those evenings that are forever etched into my mind.
I started this article last night while sitting in my small yard in Fishtown. It was a beautiful
summer evening and I refused to spend it locked up in the house. Armed with radio and laptop, I pulled out a camping chair and set up shop outside. Philadelphia
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