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WHO would wait in line for the new iPhone?


I would.

I did, actually.

“Why, Candace?” Because my previous 4S decided that it no longer wanted to ring or vibrate or function like a normal phone – and was so out of space I was habitually deleting photos to make room –  and I’ve been due for an upgrade has been up for a few months now – a new phone was almost burning a hole in my pocket. So when I got wind of the release date of Apple‘s new 5c and 5S phones, I knew I wanted one.

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Courtesy of ATT

We’re all a little nerdy about something, right? If my first and final submission to the nerd blog is centered around me being an Apple fangirl, I’m OK with it.

Apple releases a new model yearly, and considering most folks have a two-year contract, it doesn’t always mesh well. That was my case. I had the 4S, and I skipped the 5 because I wasn’t due – and I really didn’t want to deal with the new charger.

Apple recently announced the 5C – a cheaper version with all kinds of crazy colors – and a the 5S – better camera, new colors and has a fingerprint scanner. Cool. Perfect timing.

And today was finally the day that I could own one.

I knew the ATT store at South Ridge would open at 8 a.m., so I drove up at about 7:50 a.m. I had decided that if the line was long, I wouldn’t stay. I did have to be at work at 9 a.m., so I wasn’t trying to wait too long. I saw only a few people in line, so I parked and waited my turn. I didn’t realize there were about a dozen or so people in front of me around the corner.

But by the time I realized that, I was too invested in waiting. I was about 20 people back, and the ATT folks had already said there was enough for us. However, they did not have any gold or silver. Just “Space Gray.”

When I was near the front of the line, they ran out of 16GB. That’s okay, I had my heart set on the 64, anyway.

Once I finally got inside, around 9:20 or so, it was fairly painless. I knew what I want. I knew I had my stuff backed up, so I asked if there was trade-in value for my 16GB 4S. $200. Wow. That cut the price of my phone in half. And I was at work by 10 a.m. (shh, don’t tell my boss).

I’d tell you how I like it, but I really don’t know yet. I’ve been too busy working and then writing this blog, so. Here’s my opportunity.

Netflix thinks I love Geek Charming, so do I?

Hey Netflix!

Long time, no see!

I mean, we see each other sometimes, but really it’s my goofy kids who come visit you practically every day.

But because the account is in my name, you’ve been thinking it’s me! Haha!

So, anyway, that’s why when I open you up, you greet me and show me a screen of things I might like — like this:


How colorful and delightful!

Except it’s not my stuff.

No, really!

Anyway, I was really glad you recently made it so you can set up profiles for separate people who use the same account. That means more time travel, laser shootouts and dinosaurs for me — and more cupcake wars for everybody else.

One day we’ll look back at this and laugh. Let’s make that one day now.

Here’s your current “Top Ten Recommendations for Brad”:

geekcharming1. Geek Charming. Popular high school diva Dylan gains a new perspective on life when geeky wannabe filmmaker Josh makes her the subject of his documentary

2. Radio Rebel. Shy student Tara has a secret identity: She is smooth-talking Radio Rebel, a DJ who lends her voice to all kids, popular and unpopular alike.

3. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.

4. The Lorax. The forest-dwelling Lorax has to stop the short-sighted Once-ler from ruining the environment for profit in this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic.

5. High School Musical 2. As part of a plan to steal Troy Bolton away from Gabriella Montez, a scheming debutante arranges summer jobs for them at an exclusive country club.

6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Canine companions Chloe and Papi exchange wedding bow-wows, then plunge paws first into parenthood as their five pups turn their home upside down.

7. Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. A teen girl focuses on becoming homecoming queen — until she learns she has the soul of an ancient female warrior destined to battle an evil spirit.

8. Vampire Dog. An enduring friendship forms when a boy adopts Fang, a 600-year-old vampire dog, and together they try to stop a mad scientist who wants Fang’s DNA.

9. Avalon High. When a girl transfers to Avalon High, she discovers the school is a modern-day Camelot, complete with Knights of the Round Table, and she’s a member.

10. Beethoven’s  Big Break. It’s a dog’s life for stray pooch Beethoven and his puppy family, but when a movie-star canine gets dognapped, Beethoven is chosen to take his place.

I mean, not exactly spot on for my actual tastes. Wendy Wu and Avalon High sound pretty all right. And maybe I should give Vampire Dog a chance.

I’m not sure why I’ve got High School Musical 2 or Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 rather than the classic originals but that’s OK. Maybe it’s an Empire Strikes Back or Wrath of Khan kind of thing.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you even better on our own, new terms Netflix.