For a couple of years now, I couldnt help but oogle over people’s Instagram pictures on Facebook. For ages, Instagram was put out there with only one thing in mind: making non-Iphone people jealous. I waited a long time for an Iphone…a really long time. I went through many stages of sadness about this. There were moments in stores where I would do anything for an Iphone to look up coupons. I have been lost countless times, where I think Siri could have helped. As for a calendar…it’s a miracle I have remembered anything for the last 5 years without it. The list of laments was huge. In the photography world, I may as well been a long-time resident of the stone ages. My husband got an iphone back in January. He’s a physician who never used a cell phone until recently. He uses his new Iphone to play Doodle Jump and send people emoticons while I was missing out. I would look at him angrily as I would use nine buttons to type out text messages. I was missing more than half the keyboard. A half hour later, people would receive my one-word texts. Yes, the world is cruel. After pulling off another Go Far race, I decided to purchase myself a gift. Go Far doesn’t make me a cent, so this felt well deserved. The excitement while walking through the mall was palpable. I had my tween with me unknowing that in just minutes, she too would hold her own phone and the key to a world of texting. As the man in the store tried to sell me every other phone in creation, finally I blurted out, “Really, I need no song and dance, just get me the Iphone!!!” He hadn’t realized how desperate I had become. The decision of white or black was a no brainer, and soon I walked out of the doors of the mall and into the new age. Behind me, my daughter was fist pumping, shrieking and doing pirouettes with her new purple bedazzled phone in her hand. Yes, life is very good. Now I can Instagram, which by the way is super freakin’ cool. I can take pictures without carrying 45 pounds of camera on my shoulder. I would gladly challenge Clint Eastwood to a quickdraw of our Iphones. We could both get a shot of each other getting the shot. My husband rolls his eyes as he qualms that I can now get every breathing moment of our lives on film. He may roll his eyes, but I have an Iphone and those hazel beauties can roll until the cows come home. I’ll be busy Instagraming them while they do.
Diane St John
6/28/2012 12:14:20 am
Aaaaaand--videos! You can take mini little videos! Be careful not to hold the phone with your fingers over the speakers tho--I did that for a few good videos and was sad I had no sound. Congrats!
6/28/2012 02:10:46 am
That good, huh? I've been thinking...
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