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Lifestyle Choices [Dec. 16th, 2006|04:29 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Many of my friends roll out of bed and check email.

I do not.

I often roll out of bed and GO someplace (usually to a job or an appointment). Best case scenario, I get out of bed, then shower, then dress, then maybe, MAYBE check email before leaving. I sometimes check some of my email accounts (apocalypse and porklips, mainly) on some of my jobs, but not others.

Often I come home and flop down. I might talk to the BF, or watch TV, or eat dinner, or head out for some event. Sometimes I even go directly from a job to an event, without stopping home, which means I don't check email. Or I only stop home long enough to drop off a bag or change clothes.

Checking email sometimes comes at the END of the day and the end of the day might be around midnight. Or even later.

Just a note for my friends to keep in mind when trying to reach me (especially in the mornings).

If you need me for some specific thing by some specific time, CALL me. If you don't have the number, email me for it and I'll happily share.

[User Picture]From: rmd
2006-12-17 12:52 am (UTC)
how are you about text messages to your cell phone? are they annoying? do they cost you money? are they useful?

my main peeve is people who send me text messages without signing them. if i don't have their number in my phone, i end up being all "um. hi, yeah. *blink* blink*" at the message.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2006-12-17 03:04 am (UTC)
Good question. They don't bother me. I have no idea if they cost me money; I should check my account. They could be useful, I suppose, esp. for those cases where ya can't talk but need a piece of data or an update. I don't get enough of them to be able to say one way or another. I used to enjoy getting paged with data & "call when you can" type messages, so I'd probably appreciate them.

Signing them would be awfully clever for the sender to do. But if I've ever had to call someone or they've called me, chances are their # is in my phone. (Except people who call from corporate lines that are either one generic # outbound, or which change, or which show up as "unknown.")
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[User Picture]From: istemi
2006-12-18 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I use email as the default now instead of calling someone, and save calls for when it's urgent or complicated. However, it sounds like you don't equate calls with bothering you, and it's the more appropriate choice. Good to know.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2006-12-18 06:34 am (UTC)
It's true, I enjoy phone calls, especially during the day.

From around 8-11pm (on average - some days it's 9-10, other days it's 8-midnight), I'm often watching TV and find the phone sorta distracting unless someone just wants to ask a question and get a quick answer.

But I often enjoy long phone conversations in the evening too... just gotta plan them a little bit.
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[User Picture]From: allessindra
2006-12-19 08:51 am (UTC)
I find it intrigueing, my own hesitance to just *call* someone. I suppose it stems from the habits of people to let hte machine pick it up, brought about by years of telemarketing.

FWIW, i find that when I get a text message, one of *my* options is 'reply', which should take it right back to whoever sent it to you. I haven't, yet, gotten a message from someone not in my phone's memory, but who knows when/if that will happen.

<-- RAZR, Cingular. Your Cell Phone Will Vary.
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