Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gmail

Super cool Erin (coacheswife) introduced me to gmail months ago. She told me how she organizes her submissions for LO's and keeps things nice and tidy. She sent me an invitation to sign up, I signed up, played around, and LIKED it... I even took the ginormous step of uploading all my emails into the new account. Gmail is like email heaven. Okay, that's pushing it but you all have been reading my blog and know that I'm a tad dramatic. Some of you KEEP reading it so obviously you don't mind my dramaticisms. Yep, made that word up.

As I planned to make that step of emailing everyone in my address book with my new address, I got scared. Yep, I've been sitting on my gmail account for about 4 months. I just changed my email account when I got married in May. Eh.. I'm torn. Everyone hates those emails informing friends and family of another email address change. So this is where I need you, oh blog friends of mine, to help me figure out if I should change my email address or keep my yahoo account.

Pros to Yahoo:
* Everyone has this email address. It was posted on our wedding program. None of my friends and family will be "put out" by changing my email address in their address book.
* The places that I've submitted to have this email. Okay, this one doesn't really matter cuz the mags aren't exactly filling up my inbox! Bills are sent to this email... Hobby Lobby sends their weekly specials to this account...
* When I made the maiden name to married name email swap, I missed some important emails from people that DID NOT switch to my new email. After a few months of the new email, I didn't check the old one as frequently. Missed a Christmas exchange email & got it a few days before our exchange.. had to run out all frantically and get gifts. WAIT.. that would have happened regardless if they would have sent it to my new account. Oops.
* My yahoo's account has a pink template. SO COOL!
* Can you forward yahoo mail into gmail? Mara, you probably know this answer cuz your a genius in my book and that really would solve all my email problems.

Pros to gmail:
* Erin has gotten pubbed a TON so maybe her super organized method of submitting was aided by gmail. Okay, Erin's gotten pubbed because she's SUPER talented. I'm just trying to think of all angles, here. Work with me, work with me...
* I like how gmail is like a conversation. When you reply to an email, it stays all nice inside the original email. Gmailer's, you know what I'm talking about. In Yahoo, if someone replies to your email, it shows up as a new one.. lots of new emails that I never remember to delete. The gmail geniuses fixed that annoying feature that just about every email software posesses. Snaps for gmail!
* Did I mention how tidy gmail is?

I don't know what to do. Any positive or negative thoughts about gmail would be greatly appreciated. Help me make up my mind cuz obviously I need help with this decision.

Here's a page I whipped up on En Fuego Throat Monday. (Sounds like a special at Chili's) Love the new Chatterbox papers!! I've never owned many Chatterbox products but this pp was screaming at me to buy! And who thinks that ALL patterned papers should have coordinating paper on the flipside? Another genius invention.. gmail must have thought it up. Anywho.. here it is...

Oh, and I got a very sweet email from a fellow Pea that nicely told me that I used the wrong "Compliment". It's supposed to be "Complement". Oops. Although Darin and I do compliment each other every day.. you look nice today, thank you for being thoughtful by doing the dishes.. that was not the complement theme I was going with. Let's hope that fun little "i" can be popped off and exchanged for an "e".

**Pretty sure something's gunna be spelled wrong on this blog entry. Spell check won't work for some reason. I swear I'm a colledge graduate, I just can't spell! And yes, I meant to spell college wrong. I spelled college that way until my sophomore year in HS. I sent my sister a letter when she was at college and spelled it wrong. She made sure to tell me. So the next letter she sent me I graded with a red marker and sent it back to her. She got a B-.

I wonder why she's never sent me any more letters?? She was on the deans list, guess the B- didn't jive with her GPA.

16 comments:

Kat said...

haha! you are sooo freakin funny! quite the amusing post, i must say
i for one LOVE the gmail. cause it rocks. i'm sure there's a way to forward your emails from yahoo......
love that lo! i never would have noticed the compliment thingy. actually didn't knwo there was a difference.....

Mara said...

i'm a genius?! wowsa!!
ok, you can't forward yahoo mail to gmail b/c it's not the correct format. it stinks, i know.
BUT, i LOVE LOVE gmail.
Love it.
Gmail chat.
Awesome.
I love the star feature.
But now you have to share with me how you organize your e's for pub. Not that my email box is filling up either :)

Erin said...

ok, first of all i love that lo!!!
and gmail?
why haven't i heard of this?
i may have to go lurking around and find it now...

Jill said...

no help here w/email-gmail decisions, i'm kinda technology-ignorant & choose to remain that way. i'm surprised i figured out blogging. and my camera. if you're gonna stick w/gmail & you really love it, i'd say to switch your email to that one???

awesome layout, i love it!! & i love the 'texting babes' one too, so FUN!!

Valerie said...

This gmail sounds amazing and super cool!! Might have to sign up too!! Love the page of you and your hubby!! I think you spelled 'compliment' right!! I always spell things wrong in my blog but, it's only because my fingers cannot keep up...so bad, too that I'm a teacher...

Nichole said...

Darce, noone hates those emails. We just all want to stay in touch...I heard about gmail like two days ago. Isn't it true you have to be invited to join though...you can't just sign up for it...that is what sucks.

I say Go for it!!!! the people that care a great deal will be the ones who switch it.

I love the journaling on this lo...Adrian and I agree whole heartedly...we don't want to complete each other either....we try to just uplift each other every day.

rev said...

I love gmail. Just got it for a few weeks, and it makes life easier, it really does. So that's the 1 reason you should turn. And hey, the important people will change your mailaddress right?
Love your post, you're to funny.
Grz
Revlie

Half Pint said...

I actually just changed my e-mail yesterday, and I didn't put nearly as much thought into it because I'm a little impulsive. I just got tired of checking my "personal", "professional", and "school" accounts so I forward my school one to my professional one, sent out the mass e-mail declaring the closing of my personal one and then promptly shut it down. The hard part is remembering what websites I have the login as my old e-mail address. Whew! Seriously an all day job.

I say go for it because it sounds like it will make your life easier and it takes about a second for someone to update their contact info for you!

Hailey said...

This is so funny, I have started a g-mail account too but I only use it for e-bay right now...I totally love it but am scared to transfer from my hotmail acct. that I seriously have had for YEARS....I am just to chicken! or maybe just to worried I might miss that *one* important e-mail from a long lost friend....
probably not but its wishful thinking!
love the new LO!

Hailey said...

This is so funny, I have started a g-mail account too but I only use it for e-bay right now...I totally love it but am scared to transfer from my hotmail acct. that I seriously have had for YEARS....I am just to chicken! or maybe just to worried I might miss that *one* important e-mail from a long lost friend....
probably not but its wishful thinking!
love the new LO!

Niki L said...

JUST DO IT!! I changed mine to gmail a few days ago (hopefully you got that e-mail). It takes people two seconds to update you in their address books so I say you are worth 2 seconds ;) Ok, a lot more than that, but we talking e-mail here!!

Hanni said...

email, gmail, schmeemail...:)

and whenever we DO finally get together, I'm ordering the En Fuego Throat Special. Wahahahaha!!!! :) You crack me up!

No, really, I just changed my email and I'm still checking both accounts. Not to a cool gmail account, just comcast. but I like it a lot better. Go for it!! :)

RACHEL =) said...

Hmmm... have not heard of this gmail before... invite me, k? LOL
And yes, all of us peeps who love ya will DEFINITELY switch your email address!!! Just do it ;)

Jessica F said...

Gmail is the best computer invention ever as far as I'm concerned. Once you get used to it, its heaven. I have never been as excited about something techo-related as when I first got Gmail. Tidy, organized, and it saves EVERYTHING. You think you may not need to reference a random email from 6 months ago, but you DO and you CAN! I pulled up a recipe for my mom that someone had sent to me months prior (I had lost the paper I wrote it down on). I just searched "chicken" and it popped up! So cool ;)

wow I just saw that and realized that I am a HUGE dork! xoxo

christy said...

darcy,
i use gmail and love it. but its up to you! I especially like the ability to "chat" with other gmail users right from your email ... no need to download a messanger or anything ... its super cool! if you have a gmail name, you gotta tell me it!
Christy

Michael and Erin said...

Well, you know I vote for gmail!! :)