I use Google Voice for all my voicemail needs. One of the cool features, in theory, is that it will transcribe a voicemail left for me and send it to my phone or email. This is great when I’m in a meeting or in class and can’t actually listen to the voicemail, but I can glance at it. Unless of course, the transcription goes completely awry. As in this case:
Hey Drew, this is Karen me and my daughter give me a give me a kiss on Saturday and she wanted to go if you can do it would be great. We can go ahead and yeah call or on that, so if you to call. It’s going to come back number is (206) 555-12121 bye.
The voicemail was actually my friend (a guy, by the way) calling to see if I wanted to go skiing on Saturday.
I have three invites for Google Voice sitting in my inbox and I’m trying to figure out how to best distribute them. I could sell them on eBay or Craigslist for between $5 and $15 each it looks like. Or perhaps come up with some crafty give away contest. Thoughts? Is there even an interest left?
I started work this past Friday. People have been asking why start on a Friday? The short answer is: because I want to. The longer answer is steeped in tradition.
The work week starts on a Friday and goes to the following Thursday. I have no idea why this is, it just is. Also, the first day of my internship, which I started over three years ago, was a Friday (due to training). Finally, it’s Friday, which means the next day is the weekend. What a perfect way to start the week…by ending it.
Anyway, I arrive at work, called my boss, and was on my way. Having done this three time previously, I’m a little bit of an expert at first days. Getting accounts activated, phones requested, training assigned, and the such. Typically it takes forever to get it all setup, so I brought a book in case I had to wait for things to propagate.
As it turned out, I would not need my book. I was able to get my accounted activated in short order, and email was enabled by time lunch finished. In fact, it seems as there was a list of things for me to do that’ve been piling up since the beginning of the month. I had to quickly play catch up – remembering what the state of things were when I left and then figuring out what had changed since I’d been gone. So I had a pretty full day.
Working should be good though and I’m definitely excited to be back. I have a great job, at a great company, with people who are awesome.
When I got back to the car, I had a gazillion missed text messages. So I should probably make an administrative note here and say that I will not have my cellphone on me at work. Thus I will not be able to receive text messages. However, if you call me on either my cell phone or Google Voice number, it will ring through to my office and you can get a hold of me that way if you must.