Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Noodle » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 am

As someone who has tied so much of my tech to Google it's hard for me to wrap my head around this.

I am Google's lifeblood. I have an android phone, have my own personal domain that's forwarded to Google for email, my schedule is in Google calendar, I have all my personal documents in Google docs, I track my retirement fund in Google finance, I navigate with Google maps, I use Google voice to transcribe voicemail on my cell phone, I listen to Google music at work, I've replaced Facebook with Google plus, I follow the news and websites with Google reader, i IM with my friends through google talk, and I recently purchased a book through Google books.

I'm not even sure I listed everything Google does for me. Looking at that list kind of scares me. Google knows everything about me and if they shut down I would be screwed.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Jayelle » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:42 am

okay. I thought you meant you don't search for things at all, and that just made no sense.

Still, though, Bing? Ick.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Noodle » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:45 am

bing tends to give me the results I want right away, but with google I don't always get what I am lookingfor in the first couple posts.
So *you're* the one. ;)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Wind Swept » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:07 am

...and if they shut down I would be screwed.
Very much this.

I'm mostly indifferent toward Bing. I'm sure it works, but I have no reason to use it with Google around.

However, I do hate Bing maps. They're arguably prettier than Google's, but I don't know how or why they choose which names to show and which not to. They're never the right names. I always have to zoom waaay in to find the names I need.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:19 am

I do prefer google maps and I use google talk with my husband when he's at work. I have a google email that use solely for ebay and etsy (my personal emails are both yahoo). I can't think of anything else that I like google for. I do have google+ but haven't really got into it yet.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:44 am

I use mapquest for maps, but I do use gmail as my primary email address. I have a google+ account that I haven't really figured out.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Wil » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:20 am

Android phone, and I've recently transferred my sprint phone number to Google Voice. Gmail being my now-primary email account. Google docs all the time. Google is my primary search engine. I use Google reader obsessively at work. When I have things I need to remember I use Google Calendar. I use Google Shopping to find reviews and the best prices for things occasionally. Google Maps all the time.

The one thing that Google did abandon on me was 1-800-GOOG-411. It was extremely handy if out and about (especially when driving) or without 3g service to just call that number to find the number for a business and get connected to them, or find traffic information, or weather, or news, or really anything. Luckily, 1-800-BING-411 was there to take over for them. That is the only BING-related thing I use, however. Their search engine blows.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:39 am

Oh, I do use google reader. And my blog is hosted on blogspot.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Wind Swept » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:08 am

The one thing that Google did abandon on me was 1-800-GOOG-411. It was extremely handy if out and about (especially when driving) or without 3g service to just call that number to find the number for a business and get connected to them, or find traffic information, or weather, or news, or really anything. Luckily, 1-800-BING-411 was there to take over for them. That is the only BING-related thing I use, however. Their search engine blows.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:22 am

I pretty much exclusively use google services for both professional and personal services.

E-mail? Check.
Calendar? Check.
Docs? Check.
Gchat? Check.
Voice? Check.
Maps? Check.
Search? Check.
Reader? Check.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:07 pm

I don't think I'm ever going to get tired of making the "e" eat the "l" on the Jim Henson Google doodle.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Confession: I wish I had stayed away for longer instead of trying to rush back into posting. I don't feel comfortable on the board right now and especially not in the chat because I feel like people are looking at me as some sort of power-hungry, responsibility-shirking, drama queen trouble-maker when that is not the intent at all.

I fucking hate all this.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby neo-dragon » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:33 pm

I forget, are we not supposed to respond to confessions?

Ah well. Alea, I think Dr. Seuss said it best: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

In other words, I wish you would stop going into voluntary exile just because you're worried about how people see you. I think you have a lot of friends here who fall into the category of those who matter.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:37 pm

I didn't mean I was leaving. I meant I'm frustrated and feel uncomfortable for running my mouth and wish I had backed off a bit last week. Too late for that. I'm here, I'm sticking around, I just feel much the same as I have all week to varying degrees, which is, on the whole, rather crappy.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby neo-dragon » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:40 pm

Same difference. You shouldn't feel crappy over speaking your mind. Easier said than done, I know, but anyone who lost respect for you over it doesn't matter.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 pm

I have to disagree. Everyone on this board, whether they respect me or not, matters since I rather respect them, even if it may not appear to be the case.

You are kind to say what you did, though. Thank you.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby neo-dragon » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:48 pm

They do matter, which probably means they don't mind. Haven't you been paying attention? :P

Now just smile and nod so I can go to bed.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:50 pm

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:53 pm

I think what neo is trying to say is that we all love you, Alea.

Though I guess I shouldn't speak for everyone. I, at least, love you being here. And I'm kind of a big deal, so my opinion matters more than anyone else's. :stoned:



Grr. Tried to post too quickly after I previously posted.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:12 pm

I never know how I'm supposed to react to such things but thanks, Shannon (and Jason). :)

With that said, I promise, I was just venting a frustration and if it was irrational or dumb, well, nothing new. It's been a stressful week, I do feel like crap, I don't think people dislike me in general but I don't think they're a fan of arguments I've been a part of from the get-go; that makes me feel bad. (Please see Helen's post in the I Hate Thread)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:06 am

I am having serious application-induced anxiety. I cannot click send... what if I find a typo?!

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:26 am

I never know how I'm supposed to react to such things but thanks, Shannon (and Jason). :)

With that said, I promise, I was just venting a frustration and if it was irrational or dumb, well, nothing new. It's been a stressful week, I do feel like crap, I don't think people dislike me in general but I don't think they're a fan of arguments I've been a part of from the get-go; that makes me feel bad. (Please see Helen's post in the I Hate Thread)

That was not directed specifically at anyone, Alea. I don't hate you or even dislike you.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Taalcon » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:17 pm

CONFESSION:

This evening, my 19 month old daughter tripped, fell, and got a little cut on her chin. I was this close to driving her to the Emergency Room to make sure she didn't need stitches. By this close, I mean, she was strapped up in the car seat, and I was making sure I had my up to date insurance card on me.

Then I realized it had already stopped bleeding, and she was laughing and smiling, pulling off the bandaid, and poking at her chin.

Instead of the Emergency room, I drove her to the closest mini mart, and bought her a small QUIK for her nighttime bottle.

That's right. I'm THAT daddy.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:18 pm

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:21 pm

CONFESSION:

This evening, my 19 month old daughter tripped, fell, and got a little cut on her chin. I was this close to driving her to the Emergency Room to make sure she didn't need stitches. By this close, I mean, she was strapped up in the car seat, and I was making sure I had my up to date insurance card on me.

Then I realized it had already stopped bleeding, and she was laughing and smiling, pulling off the bandaid, and poking at her chin.

Instead of the Emergency room, I drove her to the closest mini mart, and bought her a small QUIK for her nighttime bottle.

That's right. I'm THAT daddy.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:32 am

Confession: I'm ready to pack now for the trip next week (!!).

Also, I am nervous. Very, very nervous.

But excited.

Still, kind of nervous.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby steph » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:38 pm

Confession: I'm ready to pack now for the trip next week (!!).

Also, I am nervous. Very, very nervous.

But excited.

Still, kind of nervous.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:07 pm

Confession: I'm ready to pack now for the trip next week (!!).

Also, I am nervous. Very, very nervous.

But excited.

Still, kind of nervous.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:02 pm

The ender's game discussion over in the OND forum makes me feel that any minute now, stangers will go invade my home.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Jayelle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:32 pm

The ender's game discussion over in the OND forum makes me feel that any minute now, stangers will go invade my home.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:33 pm

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:22 pm

Schedule came out and I officially have the days off!!! <3
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(We should probably talk soon about details and stuff. Like, where I can stalk you in your sleep if you're staying the night those two nights, and where/when we're all meeting...you know, the basics.)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:29 pm

Schedule came out and I officially have the days off!!! <3
:love:

(We should probably talk soon about details and stuff. Like, where I can stalk you in your sleep if you're staying the night those two nights, and where/when we're all meeting...you know, the basics.)
Agreed, I also want to know if Theresa is coming! I'm getting so excited I want to start planning out the details!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Mommy Brontosaurus » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 pm

Dude! Taal!

Confession: I finally feel like I fit this thread!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

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