I'm a hot e-mail mess.
I've managed to spaghetti-ize my e-mail situation. This whole snafu began with the need to make a bunch of decisions. One of those decisions had to do with the acquisition of a mePhone.
Roughly 10 days ago, I found myself possessed, trapped, and driven to the AT&T store. It was an out-of-body experience, really, for I didn't know what was happening. I had no control! I walked in and said, "I would like a mePhone, please [we always say please], make it 16 gigs of black 3GS, please [see told you, we always say please]."
Twenty minutes later, I walked out of there with my very own mePhone, complete with an address book transfer.*
Named him Ringo.
You know, like the Star. Cause he plays music and rings! Get it?
Ringo and I burned two whole days on an Apps Reconnaissance Mission (Finding the right apps is strategic and important and funded - therefore it's considered reconnaissance.)
After a few gleeful days of figuring-it-out, I discovered that my blasted MSN e-mail address doesn't have a hook-me-up for the mePhone.
Ringo is without automatic e-mail notification.
This is when I had to call in the troops. The troops said, "switch to gmail." Rrrrriiiiiighhhtttt. Have you looked into changing your e-mail address lately? Have you seen the efforts, the trackings, the address books, the groups, the everything?
Changing an e-mail address of 12 years is 200 billion times worse than changing your name three times. And I've changed my name three times. (Don't ask.)
(Okay, you can ask.)
To get Ringo to automagically notify my e-mailings, I've created a New Nifty gmail account, one that somewhat matches the naming convention of that stupid MSN account. I then set up that MSN account to forward everything to my New Nifty gmail account.
I should just change everything over to this New Nifty gmail account, right? There are many problems with this logic. I already have a gmail account - else how would I have a blog on the blogger dot com? And wouldn't you know that I cannot change the primary e-mail of my Blogger Dot Com account to my New Nifty account. To make things worse, I have to login to my Blogger Dot Com gmail to get to my Googley Reader - else how would I know you posted something new? Click on your site? Whatever. If I want to read my New Nifty gmail, I need to logout of the Blogger Dot Com gmail and relogin to the New Nifty gmail. If I want to make a comment on some blog and not expose my true identity, I need to loug out of the New Nifty gmail account and login with the Blogger Dot Com account.
I looked into transferring all of the blogs I follow in the Googley Reader from the Blogger Dot Com one to the New Nifty Googley Reader, but geez guys... I have a job and kids and miles to run. This is too much work.
See? I'm a hot e-mail mess.
*I'm in the mood for politics lately. So play along, if you will. Imagine, friends, that the government controls all cell phones. In order for you to acquire a new cell phone, you must go through a government operation. Just imagine that. Imagine the difference. Compare/contrast the DMV. Compare/contrast the Driver's License Division. Compare/contrast the Health Department. Do you think I would have acquired my precious Ringo is 20 minutes? Prolly not! Do you want 'em to operate your health care?
And speaking of the health department, I have an announcement to make tomorrow! OH! Makes me squeal like a pig just thinking about it!