Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Very First Week With Instagram

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:)


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15 comments:

  1. Hi Casey, I am loving Instagram too! Would love to follow you if you would share your username! Love ready along with your blog, love always, Bettina

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  2. I still can't believe your phone broke like that. Seriously Casey...God is making you practice smiling wayyyy too much lately! I hope Joe is able to conquor the old Apple machinary. Love your instagram photos! What fun! Daisy is so fun to see in the pics and I love your curtians...i think we have the same taste:-) (aren't they the same in my guest room closet?). Hurry up and come on up so I can try it out!!!

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  3. If you take it to an Apple store, they should replace it for you....I've had friends who got brand new ones for FREE! I think they will replace something one time for each customer. It's worth a try! Good luck!!

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  4. Oh this made me sad! I sure hope your hubby can fix the screen for you. What a huge bummer. And, yes, I am on IG! User name is andreameisgeier. I just found you and am your newest follower. :)

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  5. Welcome to the world of iPhones! And I really hope your hubby can fix it for you! (I have an otterbox cover on my phone and it's saved it from destruction more times than I can count--you should definitely look into getting one, especially with a toddler in the house!) I love the photo of Daisy in the tire swing--so cute!

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  6. So glad you're on Instagram - I love being able to follow your pics there, too!!! I do hope you get your phone fixed. We had to get Michael a new phone b/c of some problem with it a while back and they gave him a brand new one - then about a week later he washed it with the sheets in the washing machine. We put it in rice for three days and everything worked just fine except the Home button. Apparently that is something they cannot fix we were told so we had to get yet another one for him. I was expecting another $200 cost, but they gave it to him free!! I nearly cried I was so happy. This was before the 4S came out, though so I don't know what they would do now. It was apparently at the guy's discretion, too as to whether or not he gave it to us - you might try going to other stores and see what they say.

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  7. Sorry about your iphone. When it does get fixed you should get an otter box or the next one I want is a lifeproof case. Maybe I could sell you my otterbox so i can get the lifeproof. ha ha. Love your photos.

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  8. i know what you mean! instagram is so addictive and i LOVE having an iphone camera always at my fingertips. sometimes my "real" camera gets a little neglected too! i got my hubs old phone after he was able to upgrade on his contract. i totally covet his nicer camera on his 4S. :) AND, like you, i dropped mine 2 or 3 DAYS after getting it. (had an itouch for 2 years before that and never shattered it!!) but within days had shattered my phone. we got the glass replaced for $80 i think. expensive lesson... but i immediately went and bought a case! :(

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  9. Great pictures and I'm sooo sorry to hear about your phone. That stuff always seems to happen to me too. Hope your husband can fix it!

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  10. Girl you are CRAZY! breaking your phone on the first day, oh what we mommas do for a good picture right? It totally sounds like something I would do, I'm amaaazed that my iphone is still intact actually! I love your IG pics, keep em coming!

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  11. These shots are great Casey! However from one photographer to another you know it doesn't replace our DSLR cameras! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. What a little cutie! My mom gave birth to my third sister a couple of weeks ago and I'm so excited to see her grwo.

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  13. I don't have an I-Phone so i've never been able to experience Instagram specifically {although I've been dying too!} but I know how you feel when it comes to the convince of having a phone that takes photos. Some moments in life just happen to fast! :) I am so sorry to hear about your phone. I do hope you find a cheap way to fix it. I'm surprised my android is still in good shape. I'm a big klutz with everything.

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  14. Ahhhh! I have instagram too. Your life will forever be changed. The little miss is soo sweet and is getting so dang big! I love the one of her in her crib and the chalk. Ahh (runs off to find you!)

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  15. I love instagram-such a great tool! my username is wallace524

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