Friday 13: Great Things About The iPhone 3G

I guess I should title this: The Long But Great Day I Had Getting the iPhone 3G. It all started last night actually. I packed a snack bag and had Reagan pack some toys to keep her and Ashlyn occupied. I strategically found out when the store would be opening and that they indeed would be selling the phone. Then I decided when I wanted to set my alarm to begin the day:

3:30 (that’s 0330 on the 24 hour clock, and coma time on my regular sleep schedule)

Of course, being the competitive soul that I am (remember the limbo) I couldn’t stand the thought of being so far back in line that they would run out of phones before they got to me…


  1. I couldn’t sleep so at 3:00 I got up and started the day.
  2. At 3:33 we were pulling out of the driveway.
  3. I pulled into the parking lot at 3:40 (a.m. remember) to the glad site of no other cars. Not even one! I win!
  4. I placed stroller in coveted “first in line” position and get back in car determined to keep me and the girls safe. Second person in line didn’t show up until 5:00. Amateurs. Actually, I’ve never done this before either.
  5. The first three people in line were females. Two of the three were SAHMS with young kids. How awesome is that. The other SAHM didn’t bring her kid though. I’m a bad mommy like that.
  6. My kids did awesome waiting 4 and a half hours for the store to open. We waited longer in that line than it took the movers to unload the truck the other day. Much less stressful though.
  7. I was just on t.v.! The camera crew showed up for the local NBC affiliate and, of course, they had to interview the nut job who’s first in line to see what the fuss is all about and why did I come out so early. Pics below.
  8. I chose a black phone. The white one was cool as well, but decided the black was more user friendly for both Du & me.
  9. The awesomeness of Ashlyn’s attitude outside the store did not last inside the store. I’m sure the camera man got some of that action as well. It did not make it to the small screen.
  10. After even more hours at home, and Apple having a complete server meltdown, and one more trip up to the store when I had absolutely no service at all, I finally got the phone up and running. Now I have to watch a 30 minute video explaining how to use all the features.
  11. I guess I should mention some of its features: It’s got internet and I can access it! The first sites I went to, of course, Not So SAHM and Sew Petit. Supposedly it’s lightening fast, but I couldn’t tell. I was driving at the time. Well, I was at a red light. NEVER AGAIN, I promise Du.
  12. It’s got the ipod. I still have to download songs. I’ve never owned an ipod. My last phone was an mp3 player as well, just not the be all and end all of mp3 players (sarcasm).
  13. It’s got GPS, and texting, and tons of applications you can add that I haven’t even found out about yet.

I know I’m not singing the praises of the phone enough. But I just got it working people! Here’s a couple of stills from the tv footage. I didn’t bother spiffing up at 0 dark 30 in the morning. Wouldn’t have mattered anyway. It was so humid.

Reagan and me at the FRONT of the 70+ person line. Ashlyn is behind the stroller…eating Doritos off the ground, I think.









I’m obviously contemplating the amazing technology bundled into the lightest little package. And theorizing how I’m going to use the iPhone 3G to better humankind. Or I’m watching a bird drop breakfast on my truck.

Now all that’s left to do is find the cutest little shell to protect my new gadget.

Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “Friday 13: Great Things About The iPhone 3G

  1. That’s awesome! I don’t have the iphone, but I do have the ipod touch… if it’s anything like that you’re gonna LOVE it! I want an iphone so badly, but don’t want to switch providers out here…. oneday…. sigh.

  2. I can’t imagine waiting so long for a phone. But it does get the internet and they do look cool, so maybe : )

    Good for you! Glad you got what you wanted…and you’re famous now too!

  3. while i can’t help but think you’re a little bit of a nut, at least now you’re a famous nut. further, i have gotten up at a similarly ridiculous hour every black friday i can remember so i can commune with my nutty family at the altar of consumerism.

    but listen, there is something very dorothea lange (you know, the iconic depression era photo ‘migrant mother’ about that last still you picked. you look pained and beautiful, deeply worried but strong as a rock. you make camping out at 3 in the morning with a phone look heroic, girl.

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