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the story of an invisible girl
Yesterday I was so allergy-plagued that I couldn't stop sniffing and sneezing long enough to have a phone conversation. This morning, also very stuffy. Right now? I can breath freely, and I have no urge to sneeze whatsoever. Could this be the result of an Allegra-D I tried earlier this morning? Could it be because I have been in my office, not breathing the outside air, since 9am this morning? Something else? I'm not sure, but I like it.

This morning I got up extra-early to drive my sis to work, since her car is ill. I was very tired, bleary-eyed, and exhausted driving to work. Right now I feel energetic, wide-awake, and not the least bit hungry. Could it be because of the 3 shots of espresso I had this morning? Could it be because of the Allegra-D I took earlier? Something else? I'm not sure, but I like it.

I'm also feeling flighty and distracted, although that's been my state of mind for a long time now. Here is a train of thought I just had at least 3 times in the last half hour or so: "I'm bored. I'll check my friends page. Wait, aren't I supposed to be working right now? Oh, right. What am I working on? Oh yes, I wanted to check my code fixes into source control. Oh that's right, the source control server is down. I was waiting for its return. Well, I guess I'll check my friends page again..." I'm forgetful, less productive, and my mind wanders in circles. Could this be due to any of the above things? Something else? I don't know, but this gets frustrating, and I don't like it.

I'm terrible with causal relationships. If I knew what factors influenced things like my mood, my health, and my attention span, I would do something about it. But I rarely have any idea, so I'm at the mercy of whatever state I happen to end up in. It probably doesn't help that a lot of influences tend to change with use.

Along with trying to work today, I've also been reading a bunch of cell phone reviews and stuff. Right now I'm considering the Samsung i500 and the Treo 600, or maybe the Kyocera 7135, but I keep changing my mind. I really wanted a tiny phone, but the more I think about it, I don't really need my phone to be wearable. I just like the idea of forgetting it less often. But I'm so short, clipping large gadgets to my pants/belt/person is annoying. Plus, it's not like any of my tech toys are especially wearable right now, so I wouldn't be losing anything. I'd love it if I could conveniently combine phone and Palm functionalities.

I've heard bad things about Sprint. But then, you hear bad things about all providers, depending on who you talk to. So darned if I really know what's really ideal!
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bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: June 22nd, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I've heard bad things about Sprint. But then, you hear bad things about all providers, depending on who you talk to. So darned if I really know what's really ideal!"

What's ideal is the provider YOU are happy with.

I've had Verizon for years.. never had any problems with 'em. Friends HAVE had problems.

Same thing in reverse(sorta) for purt near every other phone provider out there. Someone will be satisfied... others will hate it.

What's work again? Oh yeah, that stuff I sat down at my desk to do.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 22nd, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup...the problem is that I'm considering switching providers (some phones are only available from certain ones), but I would prefer not to switch to one that gave me problems!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: June 22nd, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am not happy with most of the providers because right now they all seem to want 2 year commitments with big opt outs fees plus the activation fees.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 22nd, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


I vote for Allegra - D as your mood affecter combined with the sterile office environment.

bjorng From: bjorng Date: June 22nd, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you actually use your palm, then one of those would probably be good for you. I know a couple of people who have those kinds of combo phones, and they seem pretty happy with them. And the prices have dropped quite a bit on those, it seems. Used to be the entry point was over $500, and not that long ago.

The MP3/camera options aren't so good, yet. They don't have enough memory for either application, and I'd be really concerned about the battery life. I've also heard people say that more businesses will make you leave your phone at the door if it has a camera in it, due to fear of corporate espionage.

I don't have a lot of experience in the service provider area, but it seems like all of them have their problems. It's probably best to avoid changing services if you can. Adjusting to different service levels is probably tougher than changing devices.
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