I don’t spend time wondering about the future I didn’t have with Will. Nor do I wonder much about the person he would be now. But I do sometimes see or hear or read things that I know he would have had an opinion about either positively or negatively.
He would have owned an iPhone, and I think he would have Tweeted too. I am positive of the first because the man had a cellphone addiction. I only ever got a cell in the first place because he nagged me into it.
Will upgraded his phone and switched plans to optimize features and get better coverage and rates all the time. He wasn’t much for the web but mostly because it required him to sit down. If he could have accessed it from his phone, he’d have been all over it like cheesecloth.
The only thing he did on line was play Fantasy Football. I was reminded that the season was starting up when I ran across a Facebook update pleading for FF assistance. A writer on the SVM network had signed up for her first ever season and was wondering what to do next.
I played FF for two years with a bunch of guys Will worked with in the warehouse. I was pretty good. I read the sports sites and Will would bring home the FF magazines from work (yes, there are publications devoted entirely to the play of a make-believe game).
As I was reading today, I stumbled across an article on MSNBC about NFL players with Twitter feeds in training camp and one fellow with plans to tweet from the sidelines once the season starts. Will would have been beyond excited. Nothing drove him crazier than being away from the television on Sunday during football season. Since he was never physically parted from his phone, the tweeting and Internet access would have pleased him to his core.
Just a random thought track for Sunday.
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Sounds like my ex. He never was a sports fan, but he was a gadget maniac. We had a cell phone when it was as big as a shoebox, over 20 years ago. I don’t know if he’d gotten into computers, but he’d probably have a 3G phone. The joke used to be if they made a vacuum cleaner with a coffee pot and a TV on it, he’d be in 7th heaven. He loved to vacuum. Good thing, because I didn’t, and don’t.
I think these are great ruminations about Will and honestly, unless you are tormented by them, I hope they don’t stop. It’s part of the fabric of life.
The funny places our minds wander to… One of my kids piped up at supper recently about how much Rob and Willis would have liked each other, and what they would have done together. Beer, music, household repairs, kids all came up.
My youngest son played FF last season and has been playing fantasy baseball this summer. It’s been fun for me to watch because I’ve never seen him so interested in the “actual” sports season, which means he talks to his father about sports:)
i played FF for three years when it first started. that’d be pre-internet. i was pretty good, but it got to be so disruptive on monday mornings at work – when we’d all clean out the newspaper rack and then sit at our desks for two hours beating through scores and stats – that the boss had to shut it down. what got me to quit? i found myself staying indoors watching football for 12 hours on sundays… beautiful, autumn sundays. just not worth it…
interesting random sunday thought track…
He sounds like a man after my own heart. I don’t do FF, but I do love my online life. My wife exceeds me by far in her cyber-addiction.