Keeping up with the Jones’

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.