Before you came into my life, I was lost. I have always been a resourceful person, but I had so many limitations such as signal strength, battery life & my genuine animosity of making phone calls. The smaller screen and ugh…do I need to mention all the little buttons…let alone the little wheel that had the most annoying delay when scrolling in a website… But the Blackberry Curve did serve me well, because it was the best I could have in that part of Idaho. Believe me, I wanted you the minute you were announced, but AT&T wasn’t an option for me.
I managed to get my hands on an original iPod Touch. That made my life a bit easier, in addition to adding hours of playing games to my life. Ohhhh…the App store, be still my heart. I mentioned earlier that this was an “original” Touch….which means NO SPEAKER. FOR THE LOVE….So my life went like this….I carry around my Blackberry for obvious phone related purposes. I also carry around the iPod for all other purposes such as music (with headphones of course, flippin no speaker…ugh), games (did I mention the App Store?), maps (no…it did not have a compass…), well I guess I can’t even mention maps because they were only helpful if I was connected to wifi…, movies, i.tv and other things that truly helped my life.
Poor, poor Blackberry. I used to think it ruled the world. It was a great phone, until I met you! Blackberry even tried to compete with the App Store by releasing their own App Store…so sad! :o( Don’t laugh, it was a feeble attempt to compete…they did try. When the Blackberry Storm came out, I thought I would lose you or my chance of getting you forever. They brought a touch screen into the Blackberry world, but again, it was a feeble attempt….
Here I am carrying around 2 (count them….T – W – O) devices….WHO DOES THAT? I have a place in my purse for my phone, but where do I put the iPod. What if someone challenges me to a Tap Tap Revenge game and I don’t have my iPod…or even worse, what if they challenge me and I DON’T HAVE HEADPHONES!!! Could you even imagine…
The camera, again, so sad. I love taking pics at random locations and uploading to Facebook or Twitter. My poor, poor Blackberry camera, it was so hmmm….not good! Should I mention SLOW? Especially with the Twitter App that Blackberry offered….EVERY PICTURE was threatening me it was going to shoot up to Twitter…ya, think about that. EVERY PIC! Believe you me….there are just some pics that you don’t want the world to see! Oh geesh…get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking pics like when I am at the computer store asking Bry what battery backup he wants me to buy…OR, or, or when I am at Best Buy and I need to know which HDMI cable to buy….these are the things that are not what the world needs to see from me.
So, a few things had to change in my life for you to be able to be a part of it. My location, my husband and you had to be released! My location changed abruptly. That was a sad move, but it did bring me closer to you. My hubby, well, that was easy. Since AT&T was a better provider here, he was convinced when the NEW you came out, we would be “IN”. June 8th was approaching which is a big day for Apple Geeks, my husband in that category. He is speculating the NEW YOU….also speculating that you would be availalbe in July. TWO WEEKS….you were out in 2 weeks. We pre-purchased and we ready to roll.
June 19, 7am, we saunter into the AT&T store. Ya, we walk right past all those who didn’t pre-purchase… The guy hands us our new iPhones. I hit the App Store almost immediately. I only downloaded the necessary Apps until I can get home to sync with iTunes. Starbux Locater, a MUST. Using my location, it maps all the Starbucks near me. I check out the compass, holy heck it is cool! I start up Google Maps and search for iHop (thought it was better to write it that way for this post), map it, using my location, with the compass, it shows us how to get there, ACCURATELY. I complete the first several levels of Sally’s Spa while at breakfast. Yes, I am still social….you just might have to poke me in the eye to get my attention!
You were naked. I felt a little bad about that. Not because you were embarrassed, but because I tend to throw phones around. Not intentionally, but they just seem to slip out of my hands at incredible speeds and sometimes hit the ground with force. Your nakedness makes you too vulnerable. I can’t have that.
We leave the house, using Google Maps, you take us to the Mall at Millenia. While driving, I Shazam the song on the radio. I connect to the iTunes store and purchase a new song. I update my status on Twitter and Facebook. I take a quick video of the kids in the back seat, as well as a few still shots. I choose NOT to upload those the Facebook. I check movie times with Flixter. I use Urban Spoon to see where we should eat. I even landed a few planes in Flight Control (my high so far is 72). I check my Stocks. I can even make a Skype call if I didn’t want to use my minutes. I check out Pandora Radio to see what they have on my stations, all while driving…well riding!!! We get to the mall and check out the Apple Store for accessories, walking past the 50+ people in line trying to buy the new iPhone. Bry finds a belt clip, but I didn’t find the perfect outfit for you. We leave. We map our drive to the nearest Great Clips. The boys needed haircuts fiercely. Oh dear…what is this next to the hair cut place….a SUSHI restaurant. What better way to kill time that to eat Sushi. Mmmmm….Yummy!
Your outfit awaits. We walk down to the AT&T store, ya, how about that. Hair cut place, sushi and AT&T store in the same strip mall. Beautiful.
I start looking and your gorgeous, eye catching, slim fitting, feature complimenting, sleek 2 piece outfit jumps off the shelf and into my hands. I put you on and you SMILE! It was a perfect match. You immediately look even more beautiful, as well as SAFER!
I actually feel SAFER with you in my pocket. I know, I know, you really didn’t spend much time in my pocket, but point being, I am safer with you.
You are a phone, a map, a GPS, an online communicator, a compass, a level, an advisor, an entertainer, and ALL MINE….you really do COMPLETE ME!