Who am I?

I am Amanda, a stay at home mother to two wonderful children, Fiona & Ferris. Fiona has Autism, possibly caused by a small genetic deletion at 22q13.1 (but not the region attributed to Phelan-McDermid Syndrome - although she presents similarly), but we cannot say for certain, as her particular deletion is undocumented. In other words, according to medical literature currently available, she is the only known person with a deletion in this exact region, and so it is of "unknown clinical significance" and we have no idea what her future holds. Currently she is almost completely non-verbal, her only real word with any real meaning being "boob" as she is breastfed. *gasp* Yes, you read correctly, my almost 3 year old daughter still nurses, and I'm proud of that fact. Ferris is a neurotypical little chubba bubba baby man. He gives me sanity, and hope, and comfort for the future. He is nearly 8 months old at the time of this writing, and he is my charming, adorable, little-big guy. He is also breastfed, and doesn't seem to mind sharing with Sissy, who is the neatest thing since pureed peaches in his eyes. Want to know more? Just ask!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Great Debate

Brace yourselves, this might get messy!

I need a new phone. I'm on Sprint, and under contract, but have no desire to switch carriers - I'm very satisfied with Sprint. I'm currently using an HTC Hero with Google, and it's about a year old, and giving me trouble lately. Seems pretty much par for the course for me. One year in, phone needs replaced.

So anyway, I'm wanting something different and fancier. Nathan got a new phone recently too, and I really like it. It's a HTC EVO Shift. It's pretty sweet. He wanted it because it has the slideout keyboard, but I could go either way on that feature. I'm used to my touchscreen keyboard so it's a nonissue for me. I've played around with his phone, and it's very snappy and it has a lighted camera too, which is awesome.

As much as I like his phone though, I think I might enjoy the HTC EVO 4G better (both are 4g just to clarify, but I'm not in a 4g city so moot point). I like that it has a bigger screen, and front facing camera. I've not actually played with one though so I don't know how great it actually is. I've read some reviews, and most people seem to love it, with the main complaint being that it is TOO big, but I think the size is nice. I did see one on display at a store, but it was a dummy model so I couldn't actually play with it, but the size felt great.

So I'm torn. I can't decide which phone I want. So I'm asking here if anyone has either of these, could you write me a comment with pros & cons and help me make a decision? I'm planning on buying 4-1 or 4-2.

- Posted from iPad so forgive any auto-incorrects.


  1. Go on phonescoop.com they have user reviews of the phones there. great site!

  2. I've read a lot of online reviews, just hoping to find some reviews from people I know & trust. I research things to death I swear, lmao. Thanks for the link, will definitely check it out. <3

  3. Well, I did it. I ordered an EVO 4g. And it turns out Tulsa has 4g, just not officially. So double woot. It will be here Monday or Tuesday. So excited! Anyone want a laggy hero? LOL. It might work again properly with a factory reset, dunno. Wonder how much I can get for it from the we buy phones place.