Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Waiting Game

still dark outside


What a good sport!
They had a DJ at 7am
popcorn and balloons
My new phone!
I've been multi-tasking on it all day.

Yesterday morning I did something so out of character, I can hardly believe I did it. For those of you who know me, you'll be shocked, maybe even traumatized by this. I woke up at the crack of dawn and waited in line for the iPhone 4g! Let me give you some background information before you make any judgements. I upgraded to the iPhone 3g about a month ago and a week later they announced the 4g. I felt cheated. Why didn't AT&T inform me of this? I was on a mission to make it right. I returned the 3g and went back to my very old phone (we'll call it "Samsung") for a while. But I was quickly reminded why I upgraded in the first place. My Samsung charging port doesn't work well and the battery dies within minutes of talk time. I was literally attached the the wall every time I used the phone. On a separate note, I get up at 4:30am every morning anyway, so I figured why not get up an hour earlier and go get the iPhone? To top it off, I asked Gabe if he'd join me and he said yes without hesitation! What a wonderful husband, right? So we woke up at 3:30am, got ready for work and headed over the the AT&T store by 4 o'clock. There were only 5 people ahead of us! Gabe and I drank our coffee, did some reading, and chatted for 3 hours until the store opened and I was out of there within 20 minutes. SCORE! Adios Samsung, I've moved on.

56 comments:

Marie said...

Yay!:D Enjoy your new phone!:D

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this free bird said...

Val - late night here and just zipping off to bed when I saw this. Girl I admire the early riser in you!! Your phone is super cute, too! Well worth the wait I'm sure.

And what a terrific husband you have :)

Café Bellini said...

That's crazy! But I can understand, it's totally worth it. I love my iPhone, I have the 3GS. So don't show me your new one, I'm already sort of wanting it and I shouldn't...! :-)

Krystal said...

It's very pretty!!! Did you just look at it all day long? I would have :)

Diana Mieczan said...

It looks really pretty:) Good for you sweetie. Btw: you really wake up at 4:30am each morning? Wow...that is really early:)
Kisses and have a nice day

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Love the new phone! Such a great purchase. I'm still on the Blackberry bandwagon, but I'm sure if I actually played around on a 4G, I might change my mind. I've still got a year on my contract, so I probably shouldn't play with one until then. :)

P.S. Love the nail polish!

Elle Sees said...

I think everyone has to do something crazy like this at least once! And i LOVE the case! PURPLE!!!! My fave color. I heard Verizon is getting Iphones next yr. If so, I'm upgrading!!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Awesome!!!! Love the new look for the iPhone. I have the 3gs so I have the multitasking but I must say that I hate it and I'm thinking about going back to the old 3G software. I hope you enjoy your new phone girl!!! :)

Emilie said...

Cool pics!

annelise said...

I love this :) I haven't joined the iPhone crew, but I'm secretly envious of everyone who has one! And Gabe! What a champion for not even hesitating to line up with you!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

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Lisa Griffin said...

hahah that's dedication!
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Jess said...

SO JEALOUS!!! Enjoy!

Gabriel said...

It was an adventure. You really meet some interesting characters in a line like this. I'd wait in any line, any time!

kirstyb said...

loving the pics x

Nikki said...

I would have done the same thing! Im dying for the new one! Hope you love it!


xx
Nikki

California Wife said...

It's pretty embarassing how jealous I am of your new phone right now!!!! Ahhhh, how will I ever make it 'til November with my stupid busted blackberry?

Cafe Fashionista said...

Some things are so worth waiting in line for! Congratulations on your new phone!! :)

Viv said...

looks awesome, hope you love it haha



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Jen said...

Dang girl, you're one lucky duck!! My phone is on back order! But I was in downtown Chicago when this bad boy got released on the 24th and that line at the Apple Store was blocks, yes BLOCKS, long!! It was crazy to see all the people in line!

Naina said...

I think I need to make the switch! Love the purple.

Devina said...

Aw... Great cell phone... Loved the color...

Elle said...

hahahah.... you're braver than me waiting in line... I went in at 8:45 knowing they would be sold out but I figured they might be giving out vouchers and sure enough they were... walked in got my voucher went back after work and picked up my phone... love it! This is my first iphone and I'm so glad I got it, and feel so lucky I didn't have to wait in line!

g e o r g i a ~ g i g i said...

What a wonderful husband!
I hope you enjoy your beautiful new phone!
Wow 4:30 every morning, Ah!
Have a great day :)

Lindsay said...

LOVE IT! I give your hubby props! :)

Torrie said...

...very satisfying (even for me- and I am an owner of a very old phone; I'll get there someday:). love happy endings.

...you get up @ 4:30 everyday??????????

Marcie said...

Val,

I love your writing. It is so well done and fun to read. How are you functioning at work after getting up at 3:30am? Gabe is such a trooper for getting up with you. I can't wait to hear what you think of your new phone. I am still waiting for Version to get it. Until then, I am stuck with my stone-age flip phone.

xo Marcie

p.s. congrats on being FabSugar's Look of the Week!! I love the honeymoon dress.

Diya said...

ahhhh soooo jealous! looks like a funtime.

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I want one so badly! Heard it will be coming to Verizon Jan 2011- I hope it's true! Enjoy your new phone!!

Anna Jane said...

Congrats! Love your pretty, purple case.

xx,
Anna Jane

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Katie said...

Glad you got your upgraded iPhone! Very sweet of your husband to get up and wait with you :)

Erica said...

Nice!!! Isn’t it so addictive?
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Vince said...
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Vince said...

Yea, I was going to ask you why you got the 3G a couple of days before the 4G was going to be available, but you beat me to it! Nice! (NOW YOU'LL BE HAPPY) HA !... Love You...

Kristen said...

i just got it as well at got the exact same purple case :) LOVE it.

SogniSorrisi said...

Wow, that's dedication! Congrats on snagging your phone.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Lucky girl! I'm glad you were able to get the phone you wanted!

hiyaluv said...

so freakin' jealous!!!!
someday-the iphone will be mine. that someday is march 24, 2011 when my contract with verizon is no longer!!! the hubs won't let me spend money on canceling my contract with them. he says it is a waste. which it is but c'mon man!

smiles,
gina

hiyaluv said...

oh-sorry my comment was all about me on YOUR blog-that was rude! hooray for you-i'm excited for you that you are an ipod phone mommy:)

Taj Acosta said...

wow! Bravo to you for going and getting what you want! xox

Tarryn said...

Congrats!! I'm a huge gadget gal (especially anything apple) and love that you did this!! I keep meaning to wake up early for some gadget release I'm wanting (as crazy as that sounds) to say I've done it!!

Lane :) said...

i love your new phone. so cute! :D

Bionica said...

and your case is purple <3
work it girls!!!!

-Bionica

Trish said...

Hey sweet Val, SOOOO happy you got your awesome phone (also secretly super jealous!!) I have major iPhone envy! :) I'm stuck with BB for business, BOO, so not as cool!

BTW Come on over, I've got an award for you here!! xoxoxo

Kristin said...

The hubs won't get me the new one. Lame. HA!

Fifth Sparrow said...

Bah! You're up at 430...normally? Geeze I admire your will power, maybe it will rub off on me one day! Also jealous about your new phone... we don't even have them here yet!

Jammer said...

Loving the new phone and am kinda jealous that I don't have AT&T or whatever the carrier for the iphone is lol.

PS - I totally thought this was going to be a waiting in line to see Twilight post haha :)

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Josie said...

Yayyyy for the new phone! And so sweet of Gabe... What a sport! I'm super jealous; my little Nokia is in such sad shape.
xo Josie
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A.Co said...

OMG!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

I can't believe you got up so early... well, actually I can and think it's AWESOME!!! And in and out within 20 minutes?! SO worth it! GO GIRL!! :D

It's a beauty!!

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PS - Thanks sooo much for the congrats - it's all thanks to your 'coaching' (ie. fabsugar). And CONGRATS to you too - AGAIN!!!!!

Mara said...

that's awesome!! I can't wait to get the new one but I just got mine last summer so I probably should wait a bit :(

By the way I thought you were going to say you waited for Eclipse at first haha

Krystal said...

Oh goodness...no, they didn't pay for the fireworks, although that would be pretty fancy - it was the same day as the Luzerner Fest so the fireworks were for that :) We just happened to have a good seat!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

CONGRATS! I'm dying for one. Been reluctant to change over my sprint blackberry for AT&T but my bb has been annoying lately so I'm finally ready to make the switch. Plus I played with my friends 4G the other day. Very soon it will be mine! :)

Alicia said...

yay for you!!! i bought my boyfriend the new iphone 4 for his birthday but my work pays for my 3g so i might as well wait it out... ;)

Yellow House said...

I just found your blog and this post cracked me up! My husband ordered his online, but in some ways, I wish we would have been a part of all this standing in line madness/excitement! Congrats on your new phone! I love the cover you picked. I still have my "old" (as in 8 months - ha) Iphone. I am your newest follower! Happy Friday!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You are completely adorable!!! That phone looks awesome. You'll have to give us a review after a bit of use.
And yes, it was so sweet of your husband =) You two are just wonderful!

Kirsten said...

Jealousy is raging its head. I have the iPhone 3G (not even the S!) and I am dying to get my hands on a new one, to bad the tree in our front yard needs to be trimmed back ($400 later ugghh).