8.06.2012

life in tiny pictures

that crazy thing called Instagram: @thejcoffeehouse
So this weekend I learned a couple of things about iPhones.

Number uno: iPhones without a data plan kind of suck. Unless you're sitting at work, or at home, or at McDonalds eating a double cheeseburger using free wifi (but I have never done that). Number dos: Husband's iPhone is much better than mine. Why? Well, first off it has a data plan. Second off, it has this crazy little camera feature where you can take pictures from the front screen of your iPhone. The front!
Do you guys know how long I've been trying to figure out how all of you crazy people get such awesome pictures of yourself from your phones?

I just figured you all have super long arms and really good aim. But you can't fool me. Actually, you can. And you did. But now I know your little secret. You take the picture with a "front-facing camera". Whoa. You don't want to know how long I sat there with my mouth wide open after Dan showed me this over the weekend.

So, until I get an iPhone 4 (which will probably be when they come out with the iPhone 13) ... you guys are looking at a very bright future of pictures of my legs. And my dog.

Anyways, so I'm off to steal Dan's iPhone.
And maybe take a class on technology.
And look at some pictures of corn dogs (I'll show you those tomorrow).
Get excited.

48 comments:

  1. Ha, my sister and I were just talking about how scary it is when you go to take a picture and it switches the camera around on you- scary, scary up close and personal with that iphone!! :)

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  2. so, i am not lying when i tell you (again): instagram is the ONLY reason i wanted an iPhone :)
    true story.
    i'm loving all your cute pics via dan's "stolen" iPhone hahaha.

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  3. Oh Tiff... I love you. There are so many things you must learn. Have you ever met Suri??

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  5. typical iphone problems, but i couldn't live without mine...

    the pictures are great! have a good day!

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  6. Haha. Oh the wonders of the iphone. I do not have one but I think I like the mystery of a bunch of non face photos.

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  7. Ohhhh girl. you crack me up! love it!
    Good thing you have great legs and a cute pie dog!

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  8. LOL- I think I'm the only person in the world without an iPhone! I'm always impressed by what all my friends phones can do!!!

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  9. hahaha, I don't think I'll ever spring for the iphone... it just seems so expensive for what you get with it! I get whatever smart phone they'll give me for $50 when I renew my plan, and that's good enough for me. Are you going to turn into a leg model? That's way cooler than being a hand model. Send those shots off to some modeling agencies, advertise that they don't even need to hire a photographer, you do it all!

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  10. Hah hah. I love that you're going to get the iPhone 4 when the iPhone 13 comes out. Me too.

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  11. Hahaha I love that you didn't know about the front camera. That, my dear, made my day :)

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  12. I do love my iphone but I also use it for work so mine is paid for which is awesome. :) Also those boots, super duper adorable! Wish I had your tan looking legs, mine are terrifyingly white.

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  13. I love the reverse camera feature on my iPhone!

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  14. hahahaha you are the best, but really. however, i still use the normal camera to take pictures of like me and my hubbs together, its possible, just fyi.

    K

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  15. Well, at least you've got great legs and a darlin pup! Bahaha! I love that you just learned about the front-facing smart phone camera!

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  16. Too funny! But I am looking forward to the pictures of corndogs. And did you have cheese curds? Please say you did. Um, please say you know what those are...

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  17. Great little instagrams!

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  18. Haha, I've also put my dog in a fedora. I call him "vacation day pug" like he's a Barbie. :)
    I don't know what I would do without the reverse camera feature, but I've been perfecting the self-portrait the regular way…you just have to learn where the button is…only took me a year or something. haha

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  19. the camera on my phone takes the worst pics ever!! I'm hopefully getting an iphone this fall.
    as for the 'selfies' personally I take a zillion and pick out the best. practice makes perfect! haha your puppy is soo cute!!

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  20. So cute! Love your puppy dog!

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  21. My sister thought that she couldn't zoom in on pictures for a while, ohh iphone problems. Sherman is just the cutest. Makes me want to get a lab puppy. And your boots, I love them! I'm slowly making my calves smaller so I can start buying alllll the boots!

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  22. The pic of Sherman in the hat--soo cute! I just got an iphone not too long ago and I feel like I've finally made it in the world ha! And the front facing camera is kinda amazing for those dorky self-portraits

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  23. lol that's too funny.. I do have really long arms though. The downside of the front facing camera- no flash! so most of the time I'm using my long arms. The one thing I still can't figure out is how to take outfit shots of myself like everyone does!

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  24. i mean, i love this post.. but "number dos".. that sealed it.

    we are best friends (in my head, at least)... you CRACK me up!

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  25. laughing out loud, as per usual! love the pics. :) i'll look at pictures of food and dogs any day! i'm in the same boat, too. i finally gave up my ancient blackberry for an iphone and i feel like i'm 87, all... "this new fangled machine! what do i do with it?!"

    happy monday! :)

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  26. I swear... one of these days they will have an iPhone attachment that is a robot and walks around to make us coffee. And does our beds. And dishes. Sign me up!! Love your pics! They are good leg pics!!

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  27. Ugh... I don't know anything about technology. Although I did just show a 19 year old that is staying at my house this week how to use the Apple TV. I felt in the know. But I know I am not.

    FYI: I love your boots. Love them.

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  28. I didn't know you could have an iphone without a data plan. I want one now!

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  29. You are like my husband! He didn't know what facetime was for the longest time.

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  30. I have an iPhone 3gs where the camera is on the back...husband has an iPhone 4 with the camera on the front. I've stolen it a few times to take pictures. I'm so jealous of it.

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  31. I seriously love the camera on my iPhone. It's kind of sad that it's better than my actual camera - which I no longer use anymore. lol

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  32. I thought the front facing camera was the coolest thing ever when I found out about it, too. Sadly I'm not part of the iphone family so I will never have perfect self portraits like everyone else, either. Love the photo of Sherman in the hat, by the way!!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh, Tiff! At least you are in good company. I am equally as "behind the times" as you, my friend!

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  34. Is that a photo of clothes I see? Are you becoming one of them fancy fashion bloggers all of a sudden?

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  35. you are too funny girlfriend! get yourself one of those fancy new iphones. actually better yet just wait a few months for the iphone 5 to come out.

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  36. your legs are one of your best feautres. so, i'd say we are all lucky for the future.

    yes, the front facing camera...the balls of those tech geeks.

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  37. Tiff.

    It's a big day for you. The discovery of a badass cellphone that you almost have. Mine is lame, the kind of phone that other phones beat up.

    That's right, I just made a bullying reference and made my phone human like. All in a days work.

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  38. CORNDOGS?


    I'm so coming back tomorrow.


    (like I wasn't already planning on it)

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  39. Well, at least you have good legs! :)

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  40. The camera is so fun!!! But, I have to say, the quality is always better with the regular view ;) But who really cares, you can use the stinkin thing as a mirror- I mean, really, I can't complain!!

    ps cheese + wine + sherman fedoras.. woot!

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  41. Haha! I upgraded in Jan to my iphone 4, not 4s. I don't have Suri. I feel left out.

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  42. Welcome to the wonderful world of ever changing technology :) glad you found Instagram and even more happy that you were finally let in on everyone's little secret!! Haha

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  43. Your phone is still like 1000 technological steps ahead of mine. I have a flip-phone. *hangs head in shame*

    ~FringeGirl

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  44. wine and cheese book? yes please!

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  45. You are so cute. I hope you can find yourself a fancy version before the 13 comes out...but who cares? I have the 4 and I still take photos of my dog ;)

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  46. you are too adorable! I love my bf's iPhone so much more than my own - he has taken care of his (including putting it in a case, while mine is naked) so his pictures look actually like what they are supposed to instead of fuzzy little blobs.
    Maybe when a new iPhone comes out you can get the older model on super sale :)
    xx
    Here&Now

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  47. LOL I love the front camera on my iPod. SO much easier to take photos of myself, and I also may or may not use it as a mirror sometimes when I'm out! :P

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  48. Haha! That kills me. The first iPhone I had was a 4, now I have a 4a, waiting impatiently for the 5 (or whatever they're going to call it)!! I still don't know everything there is to know about them, but I certainly knew about the two-sided camera.

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