WHYY (Philly NPR) voted in the union, so I did the membership thing (bet they don't get to read MY "why I support public radio" message on-air...) and the last membership-gift option has raised an important question:
... what the *heck* is a "wine spectator?" Is that like the designated driver or something?
Me, driving: ...
Google Maps: *concerned notification sound*
Me at stop light: "I... wasn't running Maps."
GMaps: "If you tell me what your commute is, I can tell you when it's going to be bad."
Me: "I hate getting a new phone broken in."
Me, later, at home: *opens Maps*
GMaps: *has six different screens of notifications, each with 3-6 notification options, all of which require individual toggling*
Me: *goes to settings, turns off Maps' ability to notify for ANYTHING*
Iowa what is *wrong* with you
Ooh! We can (maybe) see an Antares launch from our area this weekend! When we lived closer to the shore we went to the beach to see a low-level sounding rocket launch once. This one's going to ISS so it'll have more altitude. We might have to go somewhere other than our heavily-forested neighborhood though. https://www.phillyvoice.com/nasa-rocket-launch-philly-visible-nov-2-weekend-northrop-grumman-antares-new-jersey/?utm_campaign=pv-site&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=news
New phone is better at actually catching voicemail messages than old phone, so I learned that the old-area-code spammers are the car warranty spammers.
The 800-number social-security scam stopped, counterintuitively, after I answered one and hung up on it a couple seconds in. 🤷
(That may have been coincidental; as annoying as it was I figure busting that one was probably a high priority for *someone*.)
The body shop the insurance company picked texts me daily updates like "the wheels have come back from the subcontractor" and apparently nothing happened over the weekend so my Sunday night update was just "if you have any questions, call" and I'm like, I just signed up for this because I hoped you would text *me* with any questions and when the vehicle was done. Instead they call me on the phone (ugh!) for any questions and just use the texting thing for blow-by-blow updates.
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