Last Wednesday I entered the pantheon of smartphone owners with my purchase of an iPhone. To keep a long story short, My Mother had an upgrade option that she wasn’t going to use, and my girlfriend’s Quickfire charger had gone out on her. I decided to give her my Samsung Eternity (this is pretty hilarious as it’s actually her phone that I traded with her when mine went out on me, and she wanted a different phone anyway). My Mother and I went to the AT&T store that we’ve gotten our phones at since the beginning, and I went for broke and got the iPhone 3GS. I went with the 16GB model, and I immediately realized that I had a mini computer on my hands, and I had found a phone that I intend to stay with for a very long time.

Where do I begin? The apps are marvelous, and the web browser is phenomenal. I downloaded a game called Zombieland USA and it’s been taking up a lot of my time. Damn fun game. I also got some free ones like Bowling and Blackjack which are equally fun. Having iTunes on there and being able to buy music, make bids on e-Bay and purchase things directly from my Phone is an ability I have yet to fully utilize, as I don’t feel entirely safe doing things like that, but it’s still a great thing to have. I haven’t used the camera function on it yet, but I know that I will eventually. This is most definitely a phone that has lived up to the hype.

Today 2 things happened. First, the 11th of February is my parents birthday. That’s not a typo. Both of my parents share the same birthday. Pretty cool, huh? Today at work I was thinking about when I’d be getting my certification in the mail, and lo and behold when I got home I saw my certification sitting on my table. The little piece of paper that I worked for a year to get was sitting there. I couldn’t have been happier. I already knew I was certified when I past that second test, but just to finally have that piece of paper. It makes it concrete. I worked toward it, and spent a lot of money, and now i have it. It was totally worth it.

Rene’s song of the day: “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams.

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