I got my very first iphone last week! Yeah for me:). I had an older droid for a couple of years and it was the slowest piece of machinery on planet Earth and if you don't believe me you can ask anyone who had the unfortunate pleasure of needing to use it. lol Phones really aren't a big deal to me but, I was kind of excited about having access to Instagram and a better working camera since I love taking pictures and my last phone would freeze whenever I opened the camera. Did I mention that I loathed my last phone? hehe
So, I had been patiently waiting for my contract renewal to come up for a couple of years, so that I could get a new phone because my last phone has been shattered for over a year (thanks Daisy). Within hours of getting my iphone I was hooked on Instagram and all the cool new features. Less than 24 hours into my dream cell phone experience I was leaning over Daisy in the backyard to take her picture while she was playing on our patio, my flip flop got caught under the wheel of our BBQ and I came tumbling down and my brand new barely broken in iphone also came tumbling down and ummm....cracked it's face to smithereens.....(k, hold on a second. I need to wipe a tear out of my eye...). So, there I stayed, crumpled on the back patio, staring at my phone on the ground and I swear it felt about as awful as if someone had died. I was SO BUMMED about the stupid phone. Oye. I think the only reason it is such a bummer is because they cost so much and even with monthly insurance you still have to pay $200 just to replace the dang thing if it cracks. You could say that I was having a "no good, very bad day."
Then friends suggested I take it in to the Apple store to see if they would replace it for me as a grace kinda thing. Evidently this was a policy that Apple had practiced for a few years and many, many people that I know were able to take their phones in to Apple when they cracked/broke etc. and get a new phone. They had to sign a contract saying and it was a one time thing. So, with that encouragement inside me I mustered up the courage to walk into Apple and see about getting my phone replaced. The answer I received was a big fat NO. Evidently the grace phone policy stopped after the iphone 4 series and I have the 4S. I don't know whether to be happy that I have the newer model of the phone or not because at this point it sure doesn't look like a 4S and I would be more than happy to take a iphone 4 for free over getting another 4S for an additional $200. Sigh. It's been a week now and I'm over it. The phone still works so that is a blessing:).
My hubby is attempting to fix it on his own first. He found a screen replacement and tool kit online. There are over 50 or so odd number of microscopic screws in an iphone! So, wish him luck as he attempts that endeavor tonight.
So, back to the point of this post...I love Instagram! I haven't picked up my DSLR camera once since I got my iphone. I know that sounds terrible being that I am a photographer and all but, I guess you could say that I am really enjoying the flexibility of a tiny, lightweight camera and the simple ease of editing with Instagram immediately on my phone. I'm capturing more things than I ever would be with my bulky camera and it's fun! So here are a few of my snapshots. *A lovely rainbow after a crazy morning thunderstorm *Daisy sneaking a sip of my coffee * A happy cherry tree *my new living room curtains came! *Went to Pottery barn and ate up the decor while sipping a Starbucks...my kind of Heaven *my sleeping angel before I had to wake her for a birthday party *chalk fun *tire swing fun at a party *me and my girl on an evening walk *gorgeous trees shadowed in the evening sky *My little peanut entertaining herself while we waited for a counter top guy who never showed.
Do you use Instagram? My user name is caseymartinez (pretty easy to find me:)