Hello. My name is Abby and I am addicted to my Blackberry.
I realized my Blackberry habits were a real problem when my 6-year-old stepson told me he "would wait for me to get done" checking whatever I was checking on my Blackberry before he started reading his homework out loud to me. I've seen the look he was giving me before, its the look I give him when he is taking too long to do a simple task. Apparently, even 6-year-olds get annoyed with people being on their Blackberry too much.
So I was asked to blog for the Hendricks website. As a physician, I should probably start a blog focusing on medical issues where my professional opinion could serve as "expert" advice. Good ideas may have been the current flu outbreak, why it’s important to take your blood pressure medications even though you feel great, etc. But I’m going a different route ... an area where I am not an expert. An area in which I make plenty of mistakes. An area I make some good decisions, some bad. An area where I am just trying to do my best – parenting.
Basketball is one of those sports every Indiana resident is supposed to love, but I am not one of those Indiana residents. I played basketball in grade school but honestly, it was too much running without ever getting anywhere. In high school, I was a basketball fan but that's only because that is where the social scene was. I will watch an NBA game if I have tickets but I won't watch an NBA game on TV. So when my 6-year old stepson was signed up for basketball I was happy to watch him play a new sport, but still not in love with basketball the sport.
It is impossible, short of using a DVR to skip commercials, to avoid the inevitable Cialis ads sprinkled liberally throughout any televised sporting event, especially, it seems, NFL games. At this point, I can almost predict the scene when the camera narrows in on the face of the actor supposedly afflicted with “ED” when he says, “If you have an erection for more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical attention.” Just how many times do you think they have to shoot that scene before the guy can pull that off without cracking a smile? Thankfully, the semi-creepiness of these ads seems to keep my kids from asking too many questions.