| September 6, 2008

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: New Blackberry Edition

My two year contract on my cell phone ended this week which meant I could upgrade my phone on renewal for a really good price. I decided to get a Blackberry Curve. I’ve been reluctant to jump on the Smartphone band wagon for some time, but after hearing rave reviews from my friends, I decided to give it to try.

I have to say this thing has been pretty dang handy. This semester is going to be a busy one for me. On top of classes, I’m mentoring two students on their law review article, working as a law review editor, and working as a student rep for Westlaw. And we can’t forget about The Art of Manliness and all the work that goes with it. Plus there are two big secret projects that I’m working on right now with The Art of Manliness that have increased the stuff I have to keep track of. My Blackberry has been an awesome tool to help me manage all this stuff. It allows me to easily keep track of my calendar, my tasks, my contacts, and my emails no matter where I’m at. Oh yeah. It makes phone calls, too. Anybody have recommendations for some good applications for the Blackberry?

Alright, that’s enough of that. Let’s take a look at some links:

Tips For Dads- How to Soothe a Crying Baby (@ husbands and dads) I’ve always heard rum in a baby bottle helps.

Brave New World of Digital Intimacy (@ nytimes) This article takes a look at our digital relationships on places like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. (By the way, if you want to see how boring my life is, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook. But I also use them to get input from people about the site.)

What Ever Happened to Personal Responsibility (@ schaefer’s blog) Art of Manliness contributor, Cameron Schaefer, gives a fiery rant against people’s unwillingness to take personal responsibility for their choices. I agree. Part of being a man is taking responsibility of your choices, no matter the consequences.

Shower Poofs (@ to every man a manswer) Dr. Awesome gives his take on the appropriateness of a man using those little shower poofs to wash themselves. Answer: any item you have to buy in the women’s cosmetics section is not appropriate for a man to wash with.

Got a link you’d like me to include in the weekly roundup? Shoot me an email at artofmanliness at gmail.com. Seriously, I’ll link to you.

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