I’ve been resisting for sometime now. But I finally did it . . . I upgraded my cell phone. Ok, so I could have just upgraded to a standard run-of-the-mill cell phone, but nooooo I set aside all my budget-minded, penny-pinching, coupon-cutting, do I really need that traits and went for broke. I got me an iPhone 4S. Well, I didn’t go totally for broke; I went with a refurbished and “longtime” customer discount upgrade.
So what made me do it? 1) Since this is a photoblog, the camera, of course. There’s been so much buzz about the photos it can take and what people can do with them. I have to admit I was experiencing a little photo-envy. 2.) The Apps. There’s a couple that will be indispensable during the Arts Fest season. And just today, I went grocery shopping, took my new-fangled phone (I was always forgetting to take my old one with me); I went to my favorite cooking app, found a recipe, got a shopping list, and wa-la, I came home with everything I needed. 3) And although this is an after-the-fact, it definitely deserves the #3 spot, as my new best friend . . . Siri! I have to admit, I really thought the whole Siri thing was just a gimmick. But for a person who can’t see without her readers, much less hit the correct letters on those itty-bitty key pads even with my glasses on, being able to just press one button and say “call . . . ” or “text . . . ” is . . . priceless!
So, I guess now I’ll have to pinch a few more pennies here and there and clip a few more coupons . . . but then again there’s probably an App for that 😉
p.s. The above photo is my first attempt at Instagram . . . I think I still need to get the hang of it.