I've had Instagram envy forever. I downloaded it on my iPad, but it's just not the same on there - you need it on your phone, as you're on the go.
So my joy was enormous when Instagram announced on Tuesday that it was now available for Android. I mean, really, I was SO happy about this. Sure, it's just an app and a little thing to do during the day, but it's a small thing I really love. I was thrilled.
Then, yesterday, my phone took a tumble down the stairs at work. It was instantly kaput. I couldn't get it to turn on, the parts of the battery cover that keep it in place popped off. I stood there, jaw dropped, for a good minute.
So after work, the hubby, Nate and I took a trip to the Verizon store and (much to my Android-loving husband's chagrin) I got an iPhone. I tried out a bunch of phones (and if you like Android phones, I recommend the Rezound - it's gorgeous) but the iPhone really fits best with the sort of tech user I am and will sync with the apps I have on my iPad.
I could tell the sales guy was so not excited about this sale. Nate was wreaking havoc everywhere and the sales guy was also clearly not an Apple fan, so he wasn't too smiley for us. Nate terrorized the store. He had skipped his nap and he was hungry and thirsty, so he was just wild - running all over, making a TON of noise. At some point I leaned over to the hubby and said, "Man. We are THOSE parents today." (i.e. the ones everyone else looks at and thinks, "Geez, can't you control your child?" Trust me, we were trying our best.)
We were in such a rush to get to the store and home in time for dinner that we didn't pack any snacks or anything for Nate and he had only had a light snack before leaving, so he was hungry. Bad parent planning. We picked up dinner on the way home (Chipotle as consolation for the hubby) and Nate was in his car seat going, "Eat! Eat! Eat!" which he's never done before - actually ASKING to eat that strongly. Poor kid was so hungry and thirsty. He scarfed down his quesadilla, rice, and beans - covering himself with all of it in the process, so then he also had a bath with lots of bubbles, which is one of his greatest joys in life. I, however, left my new phone in the kitchen. I was not about to take any more chances. Technology and I aren't always friends and I didn't need to see my iPhone go for a swim.
At some point it dawned on me - only I, SO excited about Instagram for Android, waiting for it all this time, would then destroy her Android phone the very next day and get the phone that's had Instagram all along. But I'm glad all my Android friends can be on there now, too. I can't wait for the hubby to get on it.
Are you on Instagram? Do you love it? Do you use their camera or a different one and then import it into Instagram?