The quick brown fox jumped over the good, but lazy Parker family.
After 20 long months of AT&T suckage, i have finally taken my iPhone back to that great Daisy Hill Puppy Farm in the sky.
While the death-throws of our relationship have been well documented, baby sparklet was the two-ton brick that finally broke the camel’s back.
One afternoon in March, baby momma thought she was playing phone tag with me about some scheduling — she left me two voicemails and three text messages — but AT&T didn’t deliver any of them until it was too late to do any good.
Turned out it was nothing important, but neither of us particularly wanted to discover what it felt like if it *had* been something more life-or-death.
i got the HTC incredible — is one of the new-fangled google android phones. it has all the applications i used on the iphone, and has got some crazy social media integration (my address book entries link directly to their corresponding facebook and twitter accounts).
but the think i love most about my new phone is that it rings when called, and voicemails don’t get lost for days on end. i know it’s crazy, but it’s kind of nice having a phone again.
speaking of saying goodbye, when the iphone died we kicked foursquare to the curb as well (foursquare was the location-based social media application that made her “mayor” of her favorite playground).
in the end, it was just too darn competitive.
while we thought it was fun to keep track of where we had been, foursquare is setup to be a game, and the person who checks in the most wins. this was cute and all, but we apparently live within blocks of the #1 foursquare user in D.C. — with an average of 20 check-ins per day — and so our mayorships were under constant threat.
eventually, when I found myself making decisions on where to go based on where our mayorships were threatened, it struck me as the time to call it quits.
instead, we’ve swapped over to Gowalla which is waaaaay more low key. there are no mayorships, just rewards for going places and trying new things.
i’m saving up sparklet’s competitive streak for team sports.