Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day giveaway: Win a $100 Jawbone ICON wireless headset


As I pulled into the preschool parking lot the other week, I saw a mom chatting away on her cell phone as she backed her car out of a spot. Her kid wasn't in the car, but there were plenty of moms walking around the lot with their children. I was really annoyed. Talking on a handheld phone while you're driving is dangerous (and it's also illegal in our state). Research has shown you are four times more likely to get into a car accident if you're driving and talking on a cell phone. And don't even get me started on blockheads who text and drive.

Dave does most of the driving (despite my squawking about his driving skills, or lack thereof), and has been using a wireless headset for years. He's tried a bunch of different kinds, but he's never been thrilled with any of them. Then Jawbone sent us two ICONS to test-drive, and now we're both hooked. They're the only Bluetooth headset out there that has high-tech background noise reduction, and they definitely do the job. People hear you completely clearly and without background noise even if, say, your little girl is in the backseat screaming "MAX PULLED MY HAIR! MAX PULLED MY HAIR!" The ICON is also easy to connect to your BlackBerry (me) or iPhone (Dave), and it feels comfy in your ear.


It also looks pretty cool, and can I please have a profile like hers in my next life?

Want to win a Jawbone Icon, worth $100, in any design you'd like? Just leave a comment about whether at any given moment you're more likely to be found talking on your phone, reading or writing e-mails, or texting. You can usually find me on e-mail, occasionally on a call. I never text.

BONUS entries: After you leave your main comment, leave a separate one for each of the following that you've done:
Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter.
Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies: click on the time below the tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this tweet: Win a $100 Jawbone ICON wireless headset from @LoveThatMax, ends 5/11, http://tinyurl.com/23gx5pt
Subscribe to the To The Max feed; you can do that here, or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
Follow this blog on Blogger.
Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
• Mention this giveaway on your blog, and leave a link to your post below.
Add my button to your blog and post a link to your blog in the comment below.

This giveaway is open until Tuesday, 5/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and is for United States and Canadian residents only. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, 5/12, and e-mail you.

Good luck! And please, don't talk on your cell phone or PDA and drive without a headset. Do it for the sake of our kids' safety, if nothing else.

Update: The winner is Stimey. Happy phone-talking!

336 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that I just want to be the first to comment? I want her profile too!

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  2. I'm probably checking email or texting. I don't call as much anymore, except to talk to my grandmother who is one of my best friends. :-)

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  3. I'm with you - I email. Texting is slow for me. I still prefer calling.

    denimc{at}gmail{dot}com

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  4. I follow you on twitter @thesehappydays

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  5. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/13351058590

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  6. Most often I can be found either texting or e-mailing (not while driving). I do recieve calls pretty often though and as I drive a standard, it is almost impossible to drive and talk. I use speaker phone, but it's not a great option.

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  7. I've also subscribed to the feed.

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  8. You'll find me on email or google chat. Phone calls get tricky with a toddler around....
    aedykstra at gmail

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  9. I subscribe to your feed. It's my breakfast reading :)

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  10. Follow you on facebook. Your Blog is inspiring.

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  11. I would be checking email. It is addicting. Or my husband would text me. What happened to phone calls? Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  12. tweeted!
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  13. Fanned you on FB - wait - 'liked' you on FB :)
    Jessie Bennetts Lucas.
    Thanks again! Have a great day!

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  14. ooooh this so ticks me off. Beyond stupid. Put the phone down...it can wait a few minutes! Sheesh!

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  15. I would probably be chatting:)

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  16. I am a texter! I do talk on the phone frequently and check my email, but mostly I text. :)

    I would love this headset though, as I am always pulling over to answer the phone. Would be nice to keep driving!

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  17. You could find me checking my email or on the phone.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  18. I am following on twitter @annedoggett
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  19. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/13368318507
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  20. Cannot stand to see people driving and talking on a handheld device.... what did these people do when we didn't have cell phones... and if its that important pull over to the side of the road...Drives me insane...btw I love your blog!!!

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  21. I'm breaking my texting habit as we speak!
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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  22. Follow you on facebook
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  23. follow you on twitter
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  24. I tend to be a texter. I just got a new phone and answer it seems to be a challange for me so I definitely don't talk and drive. I can barely figure the phone out when I'm sitting in a room alone with no other distractions! But a bluetooth would certainly make that a non-issue! : )

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  25. I am a fan of your facebook page!

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  26. I've officially stopped all calls and texts while on the road. BUT hands-free would be great.

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  27. I only talk on my phone; and NEVER in a car!!

    They created a law here that came into effect in January so its illegal to talk or text on a phone while you are driving!

    There have been so many accidents and a couple of them fatal here while people have been texting/on their phones!


    This would be great to have!

    ty

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  28. follow you on twitter


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  29. I added a button to your blog on my blog.

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  30. Tweet

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  31. Google Reader Subscriber

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  32. follow you on blogger

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  33. Joined your fb page

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  34. I am most likely to be reading, and talking on the phone.

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  35. I'd rather be on the computer checking email. very cool giveaway

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  36. I'm usually texting. I have a MyTouch and it's incredibly easy to text.

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  37. Latley I have been texting more than anything

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  38. @blackbearpie is following lovethatmax

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  39. FB fan Love that Max

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  40. I don't call people as much as I should mainly because of fear of accident while driving.This will greatly help me!

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  41. Most likely FaceBooking or texting or talking on my wireless headset.

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  42. I follow you on facebook. I feel like I am attached to my phone. Waiting for calls from school about my aspergers son. Also waiting for calls from neurologists and neurosurgeons for my daughter with epilepsy and a brain tumor. A nice handsfree would be awesome.

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  43. I am a fan of the FaceBook page.

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  44. talking on the phone usually

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  45. Checking email! I hardly ever talk on the phone!

    r0b0tj0n3z [at] yahoo dot com

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  46. I am a chatty Cathy on my cell phone. Occasional e-mailer and very rarely a texter...I just dont get it yet.
    Sarah
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  47. Most likely I would be seen emailing someone.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  48. I also follow Max and his and your adventures on Facebook.
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  49. I follow publicly via GFC.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  50. well, I just got a BB so I'm on it all the time. and my computer, since I work from it :)

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  51. of course I subscribe via Google Reader :)

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  52. I am now following you on Twitter as well :)

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  53. I talk on my phone the most, then I'm on the computer and I do some texting but not a lot.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  54. I follow via Google

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  55. I subscribe via Google Reader

    clenna at aol dot com

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  56. I joined To the Max fan page on FB

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  57. I'm an emailer or texter although if I could get away with it talking on the phone is the best!

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  58. reading mverno@roadrunner.com

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  59. Please, I need this. For the safety of my children.

    Thank you for listening:)

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  60. I would be checking email.
    austma7@aol.com

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  61. email, I can't seem to escape...

    Jen

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  62. You can find me on a phone. no email writing or texting.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  63. I can be found reading emails.

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  64. I would rather taalk than text. I don't mind e-mails. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  65. Christie
    Ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

    Talk anytime--I don't like to text.

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  66. Always email. Never texting. And I have phone phobia.

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  67. It all depends on what I need to say or do. Most of the time I call or email, but on occasion I text.

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  68. I tweeted about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/ILuvMyCHDBaby/status/13407777581

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  69. I also became a fan on facebook :)

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  70. I'm usually texting since it's the easiest way to communicate with people while they are at work (aka: my mom the preschool teacher, my boyfriend the entrepreneur and my friends, the college students).

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  71. I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  72. At any given moment I'm most likely to be reading something -- whether it's in a book, my Blackberry or my PC. I'm a bit of a techno-Luddite, though, and have never owned an earpiece thingy. I do talk on the phone every single day, sometimes for an hour or more with a few of my best girlfriends --

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  73. I will most likely be found writing and reading emails.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  74. Follow lovethatmax on Twitter: rhoneygee

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  75. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/13410826430

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  76. For the most part texting, but also emails.

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  77. You can usually find me checking my email.

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  78. I can pretty much be certain that I'm on my phone. Sadly I used it for work and I'm starting to think it's crazy glued to my head.

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  79. I am usually on my email,sometimes my phone but I never text.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I follow Love That Max on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. I am a fan on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. I am usually found reading. Then email and sometimes video-chat with friends. Do not text.

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  85. normally emailing

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  86. I have an hour commute to work, so I'm always on the phone! This would be great!

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  87. following you on twitter - @enterandwin

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  88. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/EnterandWin/status/13441653387

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  89. I hardly use my cellphone as 1)does not have good reception in our 2)don't have a wireless headset so can't use it while driving, that's why I need this, :)

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  90. Following on Twitter

    Just_Writing2

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  91. Can't believe I was not following you before but I am now, :)

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  92. I'm usually on email or texting.

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  93. I'm usually on e-mail. avoid talking on the phone as much as possible.

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  94. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/13452544778
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  95. I have never sent a text in my life, and wouldn't have a clue how! I am more likely to be talking on the phone.
    smchester at gmail dot con

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  96. I'm most likely to be found on email.
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Following on Twitter.
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. subscribed to feed via Reader
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  99. following on blogger
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  100. FB fan
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  101. button at mamasjob.blogspot.com
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  102. I'm more likely to e-mail, but my hubby and I text back and forth while he's at work.
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  103. Following on twitter @kimhigueria
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  104. Tweet!
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  105. Fan on FB
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  106. I email more!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  107. I am an email reader....never texter

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  108. This is an easy one :D

    I'm usually almost always on the computer so you'll probably find me reading and writing emails.

    After that, I'm talking on the phone.

    And after that, I RARELY text :D

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  109. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

    http://twitter.com/TimboSquad/status/13485594819

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  110. I am following you on Twitter :D

    @TimboSquad

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  111. I am following you on Blogger :D

    Username: Timbo / Contest Bloggy

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  112. I've Liked you on Facebook :D

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  113. Email or phone calls mostly! Although I do text occasionally. :)

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  114. For sure writing email on my phone, with the occasional poker thrown in.
    Thanks! mike.karr at gmail.com

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  115. I would use this while driving. Our new no driving while talking law goes into effect in June.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  116. When you see me I am more than likely talking on the phone

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  117. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  118. I follow your blog


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  119. Facebook fan - Belinda M


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  120. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/13522072287
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  121. tweeted here http://twitter.com/fcffollower/status/13525543850

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  122. I love texting!!! Although I don't text and drive, I do pull it out at redlights sometimes :)

    shannahadi@gmail.com

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  123. I never text and use my phone on occasion. I would love this for my hubby who does have to use his phone on the road for work:)

    colesammom at gmail dot com

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  124. You can usually find me texting away

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  125. I talk. That is it. But would love to have a headset for the occasion. :)

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  126. I'm more likely to be found emailing. I don't use texting.

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  127. I am usually reading :) Although a new headset would be great! I hate to admit that my time to talk to my Dad is on my way home from work, but I will only call if my headset is working.

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  128. Well, I don't do any of them incredibly often, but most often would be on the phone, then texting, then email
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. follow you on twitter @skgaff
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  130. tweet: http://twitter.com/skgaff/status/13572320299
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  131. subscribe to to the max feed
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  132. follow you on blogger
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  133. facebook fan (stephanie gaffney)
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  134. sometimes...you can find me doing all 3!! I mostly email, followed closely by phone calls, with texting 3rd, and that's usuallly when I get a great photo of the kids to send to my family on the east coast (I'm in CA) But, since I lost my bluetooth headset, I haven't been able to use my phone in the car while driving to all the bazillions of appointments we have, so I need a new one. desperately. :-)

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  135. I subscribe via google reader.

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  136. And am a facebook follower as well!

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  137. cdziuba@aol.com I am an email fanatic.

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  138. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/13575107015

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  139. Facebook fan carol p dziuba

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  140. Follow this blog on Blogger

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  141. button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

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  142. feed subscriber via google reader

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  143. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/13575670593
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  144. Before I get in the car I turn my cell phone off. I almost got into a very bad accident because I was texting my sister. Lesson learned.

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  145. I'm probably reading emails. Or talking to my mother-in-law. She talks FOREVER. ;) (And I love her!)

    email: firemom @ stopdropandblog . com

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  146. I'm most likely to be reading/writing emails!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  147. I Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter. @bunnyb
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  148. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/13618874980
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  149. Added you on FB (bunnyb baxter)
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  150. I'm likely to be emailing or chatting.
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  151. twitter follower/dahliamomma

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  152. facebook fan/letesshaw

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  153. follow on blogger

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  154. Email for me. I don't text.

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  155. Twitter follower ky2here1, here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/13631418618

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  156. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/13632876190
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  157. Way much more likely to be on email.

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  158. Oooo I'm just like you - you'll find me on email and second a call. Texting? I so don't do that! :)

    And don't get me started on the illegal things people do in school parking lots. My current pet peeve is people dropping off their preschoolers who are riding in the front seat and not even buckled up!

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  159. I'm usually talking on the phone. I check my email a lot, too. I never text. I had it turned off when I started getting spam porn texts.

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  160. On a cell, I would be talking. I don't do emails and have rarely, rarely texted.

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  161. I'm always checking my email several times a day, or making calls. I hate texting.

    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  162. I follow on twitter as Elkaye.


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  163. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/13667415013

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  164. I'm a blog follower.


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  165. RSS feed subscriber.


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