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Million Dollar Idea

Posted by AllieB on October 14, 2010

Tina Casper is forever coming up with the perfect million dollar idea so we can all quit our jobs. She’s had some good ones, but unfortunately they’re all extant – ie, the “mini peanut butter pack.” She was crestfallen when I told her that, starting back in sixth grade,  I used a mini peanut butter pack every day to make my pb&j, so…a million dollar idea it was not.

Anyway – one of my biggest pet peeves is the ever-increasing size of my gmail account. I’m up to 82% now and it’s giving me anxiety. I am wildly OCD about my gmail – people with 2,497 emails in their inbox (KENNEDY) make me insane. I can’t even think about it.

this is to show how organized I am without oversharing. mostly it's giving me a headache

I was reading thru my Google Reader last night, and I came upon this site: You link it up to your gmail, and it takes about 20 or so minutes – without slowing down your computer or kicking you out of gmail – to sort through all of your stuff, then creates three folders in your inbox: Big Mails, Really Big Mails, and Ultra Big Mails.

Voilà! Now I can easily decide what gets to stay and what gets the ax. I’ve been trying forever to figure out how to purge unnecessary emails without accidentally deleting something important. What the crap – why didn’t we think of this??

**I just deleted 10 or so of my Ultra Big Mails – all of which were lameass forwards from ’07 – and I’m down to 77%…!

***Nerd alert.

7 Responses to “Million Dollar Idea”

  1. HB said

    you just made my inbox a better place to be.

  2. KENNEDY said

    Correction: I currently have 9,585 unread emails in my gmail :)

  3. AllieB said

    I just had a conniption fit envisioning what your inbox looks like. You’re testing the boundaries of our friendship, K…

  4. Tina said

    One of these days my idea will take off and you’ll come running.

  5. A said

    Tina, I once thought i came up with the slogan, “Squeeze the fun out it,” in reference to Squeeze It juice drinks (oh happy day). Turns out, their marketing folks had the same idea.

  6. Big said

    Are you wearing glasses? You sound like you’re wearing glasses.

  7. Tina said

    Someone beat me to one of my ideas – although my website would look ten times better. All of these look pretty sketchy like they’d sell my email address to marketing companies. I think I’ll stick to the public Amazon wish list.

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