Voicemail box is full.
Text message limit is maxed out.
Guess I need to go through them.
At this time in my life, for the most part only four people text me; SugarCookie, Little Missy, The Cub, and The Teamster. I have saved texts of the odd sentimental message from each one ….a few of which are from two or three years ago.
I can no longer keep up with my Reader.
If I don’t “read” for a few days there will be hundreds of posts awaiting some sort of action.
I have accumulated 298 subscriptions in my Reader, which I have divided into twelve categorized folders.
Granted, two thirds or more are of a “news and information” type nature. I reject the pabulum most people rely on. I read the left, the right, and the in between cause I want to know more than the twenty second sound bite which main stream media has deemed sufficient for our consumption.
Since June of 2007. I have “starred” 174 posts to save in said Reader. I have emailed myself an additional 202 posts to save in my own email folders.
Forty-nine percent of these saved and starred posts contain some sort of information I assume I will want to reference or access at a later date. Seventeen percent are political, religious, or sociological rants or raves. Eleven percent are from the Faeries…go figure. The remaining twenty-two percent are a mishmash of posts, most of which I don’t remember why I saved them.
And then there is my personal email.
420 contacts in my gmail address book
More than half I do not recognize.
Google saves everyone for me.
I wish they wouldn’t do that.
Google sets aside a significant allotment of storage space for each of its users. Below your Inbox they provide you with how much of this space you are using. As of this very minute, mine says:
You are currently using 396 MB (5%) of your 7318 MB.
Cool. I am only using 5%. Pat my little self on the back. Makes me feel as if I have kept on top of the email thing. I KNOW that I delete dozens and dozens of messages daily.
But still…on closer inspection.
1999 sent email messages saved.
533 in the Inbox.
154 “starred” for action or review.
59 folders sorting out my email.
I have kept…as in not deleted…a total of 5,852 gmail messages dating back to 24 August 2006. (Oddly enough 888 of those are “chats”. ) The scary part is that gmail combines replies and forwards into one string of messages and counts it has a single message. For you math-geeks out there…that means I have saved (on average) just over five emails each day for the past 967 days.
Time to wear out the delete key.