Friday, July 22, 2011

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

I never really gave a rat's a** what the cool kids were doing. Even back in the day (aging myself now for sure) it wasn't something that crossed my mind.  Some girls were obsessing about weight, others what the 'it' thing was to wear, who was dating what boy...I was the odd one out wondering if they were serious or just trying to get attention.

Cut to scene and here I am with a 3 year old blackberry--first smart phone I've ever had and one I didn't exactly want if you want to know the truth.  I recall finishing a pretty crazy hike with my friend and her Rottweiler in Lake Louise.  First time off I'd had in 4 years.  And my damn blackberry (the one 'they' made me get before authorizing the vacation in the first place) rang for the first time ever with a client begging me to cut my vacation short.  Right then and there all my worst fears came true:  I can never get away from them, truly be alone with my thoughts and disconnect entirely.  In that moment I realized there was no turning back:  I'd fallen for the bait and would now pay for it indefinitely.

This week the rollerball snapped right out of my blackberry and I've been carrying it around like a serving tray so as to continue use.  My contract's up in a month and I can opt out without a fee...except then I lost the rollerball entirely causing me to defect to the dark side and get an iPhone.  Yesterday I pulled it out for the first time and entered the world of the cool kids aka Instagram. Now I want to take pictures of everything.  My sock, the kitchen sink, that spider crawling on the outside of the screen.

I still don't want to answer the phone, see my email, or be pursued relentlessly.  Just take random photos of whatever crosses my path.  This is going to be a recipe for disaster...mark my words.  But for the record?  I don't feel any cooler.  I'm still, happily, just me.

Newest obsession: Dove chocolate bars with almonds aka breakfast at the bird.
Newest flea market find.  
Brace yourselves for pure vintage 70's.
Bar at the Chef's digs.
Midnight snack. 
Who am I kidding?  Anytime snack.
Shower Curtain aka Serenity Now
The thing that will best be known as 'buzz on a popsicle stick'
once this weekend is over.

Follow me on Instagram!  I want to know if you're on there and will follow you back.  

53 comments:

Marcela said...

Omg haha! I'm so gonna follow you! It's cool isn't it. I feel like taking pics of everything, too.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A pop maker? That sounds like fun to me! Nice flea market finds and that bar looks inviting. Imagine a summer cocktail there. I must be the only one not on Instagram. Am not one of the Cool children;-)

Judy C said...

My age is definitely showing. My phone makes phone calls.-. No pics, no text, etc. And I turn it off a lot. But I do wish I could take pics.

annelise said...

Hahah, Carrie! I just got an iPhone this week too after resisting for months! I finally caved and got one on Monday. I've been going nuts with the photos too, as well as Words With Friends (I'm LouieKate if you get the inclination to play along). I am absolutely loath to admit it, but I love the iPhone.

RosaLovesDC said...

Yay for an iPhone. I love that thing! So yes, welcome to the Dark Side.

Courtney Erin said...

I opted out of my iPhone contract (no good long distance plan to Canada so I opted for a land line and a pay as you go cell for the odd time that I need a cell) but I still carry my iPhone around with me for the express purpose of Instagram. Welcome to the Dark Side...it's going to be fun.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Polly said...

I don't have instagram, it sounds fun. I love my Iphone, I too was slow on the uptake but now Im in love.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh how I want an iphone...but I am too cheap so I have a pay as you go flip phone from forever ago...hahahaha XDXD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Dancing Branflake said...

You're a cool kid now! Happy snapping!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word! I really want one of those popsicle makers they look so neat!!

xo

Debby said...

I will check out the Instagram app today... I have been meaning to do that. There are certain times when the phone just remains in the car... when I refuse to be found. xo

Victoria said...

hahah! I *love* my iphone and highly recommend it to anyone who will listen. Isn't it total obsession when you first get it? I can't wait to see more about that gorgeous little dress from flea market. How do you find such cool stuff? Also, your shower curtain is so pretty! Anthropologie?

Marie a la Mode said...

I am probably 1 out of 100 people who don't have an I Phone. Or a phone that doesn't have access to the internet. Yes, I get made fun of on a weekly basis. I think I would be checking my phone all the time if I DID have internet access so it's a conscious decision to keep things simple. However, I would love to use that instagram app!

P.S. I'm so envious of your shower curtain! If I didn't live with a boy I would totally do my shower up like that!

Have a great weekend!

Taylor said...

OMG YES!!!!!!!!! inst-y is MY FAVE FAVE FAVE!!!!!!!!! So glad you joined the dark side!!!!!!!

kimbirdy said...

woah, look at you and your fancy cool instagram photos! pretty soon we'll all be going back to the basic, un-doctored point & shoot photos. it'll be so retro! :) also, i can't wait to see that flea market dress in action, it looks like it's going to be pretty adorable.

Marcie said...

You are too funny! Can I tell you I still own a flip phone? Yes you read right. I obsess over email enough that I don't need more to occupy my brain. But I love your photos. I am looking forward to seeing you in that awesome dress! Have a great weekend!!

DiamondsandTulle said...

hahahah! I don't have an iphone but I've downloaded several apps similar for the Android and you definitely want to take pics of everything more now!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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The Suburb Experiment said...

My mom makes fun of my phone, that's how old it is. Of course, she's one of the people eagerly anticipating the iPhone 5 (or something like that).

I can't wait to see that dress on! I really need to plan a vacay to CA so I can visit the flea markets. Seems like a lot of 70s goodness awaits.

Jenn

la petite coquine said...

I like to put my phone on airplane mode so I can play with it and never get a phone call. I highly recommend it!

Kai.Mercado. said...

OMG I am addicted to Instagram and Hipstamatic...sooo addicting!!!

Check out my blog whenever you get a chance! I am featuring a great new band, and they would love your support!

fshnonmymind said...

Even though you are one of the cool kids now, don't totally give yourself over to them!!

I bought my fiancee an Iphone for his bday recently, while I still have what my friend's husband refers to as a coaster phone. It's ridiculously simple. I'll probably get an Iphone sometime soon. In the meantime I've been borrowing the guy's phone to take pictures and twitter while out. I signed up for an Instagram account last week!! I'll find you on there!!

shooting star said...

interesting!!

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Ahh I'm jealous, they haven't released instagram for Android yet! But I want it so badly.
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

P.S. I'm hosting my first giveaway today (an online shopping spree!) and I would love if you stopped by to enter :)

Ms. Givens said...

I want one too!!!!!!

Jess said...

How have I never heard of this Instagram thing? I feel so "uncool".... :)

Marjorie Rose said...

I like this snap-happy side of you! Oh and I've been known to eat a chocolate bar for breakfast too.. you only live once.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I am a lame wad and dont have a cool fancy phone so I no instagram for me...which is shame cause the photos turn out so cool

allergic to vanilla said...

oooh I'm on instagram- carharris- and I am in LOVE with it too!

so now that you have an iPhone, does this mean you might wanna try out our little app?! :)

xo Carlina

ruthy ann said...

i want to cross over too...but I'm with sprint...and i don't know if iphones will be in their future. :(

Josie said...

Brilliant -- I'm OBSESSED with that shower curtain! And Carrie, you've always been one of the cool kids... The fact that you didn't know it makes it just that much cooler.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

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Kara said...

I officially hate you. I have a blackberry - had one for years - and honestly my only complaint is that it DOESN'T HAVE INSTAGRAM. Like, how awful is that?!

Isabel said...

welcome to the dark side ;)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I noticed yesterday your instagram-ing!! Isn't it fun? Welcome to the cult! xo

Tracy D said...

Um, talk about not one of the cool kids...I don't even know what instagram is and I've had an Iphone for almost a year now. Off to google..

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Yes, my google phone (smart phone that out wits me nearly every time) has turned me into that person that takes pictures of everything too... I've just decided that I don't care if other people see me do it.. lol

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man, I loooooove the iphone. Shamelessly so. However, I've yet to become interested in instagram. I see all the pics people put on twitter and facebook and they all just look blurry to me! haha.

Johanna said...

I wish bberry had instagram. I'm still a bberry girl. I. just. can't. do. it.

Val said...

I'm going to set up instagram today and I will follow you!! I can't wait. I think I'm going to have to go to In N Out, today =)

LyddieGal said...

I was definitely on the "I neither need nor want a cellphone" bandwagon until the iPhone came out. I wasn't one of the crazies (aka my brother) to camp out and wait for one, but I did get my first gen a month after it came out when Apple screwed their heads back on and dropped the price by $200.

Anyway, I still hate phone calls, dread listening to voicemails, and have no desire to respond to text messages and emails in a timely manner - but I LOVE my iphone.

I love the camera, and instagram and words with friends - heck, i love the alarm clock. I'll roll my eyes at anyone who'd tell me it's not the best phone ever. And that is from someone who hates cell phones.

Chic on the Cheap

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I still haven't switched to an iPhone, but I do love all the photos people take using instagram! Also, Chef's bar is so cool!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

chocolate and luscious shower curtains. what more do you need.

heather said...

welcome to instaland! oh wait... i still need to get me one of those. and i really do iphones are pretty :)

She Wore It Well said...

youve seen the light!! THANK GOODNESS!! HAHA

now, have you got whatsapp yet?????? HURRY UP! dying to chat xxx

Ylenia said...

pictures made with istagram are fantastic!!

xxx Ylenia | Longuette
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alli/hooray said...

I LOVE instagram and want an iphone just for that reason...

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Instagram really does make one want to take pictures of everything! haha! I use it, but I always save it to my pictures, then post the picture through yfrog or whatever Twitter uses. Maybe I should start posting my pictures through the actual Instagram app.

I love your shower curtain by the way!

Katie said...

Yet another reason I think an iPhone will bring me more happiness than the BlackBerry. (Yep I'm like 4 days late commenting. Moving. Hell. No. Internet. Withdrawals.)

Annie said...

that flea market find is a dress, right?! Love it!

Mary Lane said...

Dove is DELICIOUS. I especially like their dark chocolate. I wonder if they have an Instagram app for Droids?? better check into that....


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Kara said...

ha.. I can see that curtain being a serenity now thing. I just got an iphone a week or two ago and of course I had to see what all the fuss about instagram was about. Do I even need to go on? I'll follow you if I can figure out how to do it (yes, my first smart phone is making me feel so dumb)

PursuitOfLLT said...

i love everything in this post!!

i've been trying to comment on your posts for the past 10 minutes and i'm going to slap blogger!

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