Today I got my new iPhone 6! It’s great finally having a current phone, and one that’s fully functioning.
I knew I was getting my new iPhone delivered today, and when the guy came at noon he apologized for waking me up. I of course told him it was no big deal because he was doing his job and I wanted the phone. Then he said well now I can dream about the new phone, and I laughed because he’s exactly right. I went back to bed, and on cue I had a dream where I was checking out my new phone but was very upset that it was the size of an iPad. I’ve been fearing that the iPhone 6 would be too big itself, and I’m definitely happy I didn’t get the iPhone 6 Plus because I don’t need anything that big.
One Year Ago Today
This was our first poker game on the new table, which is the best table I’ve ever played on and I miss it. I had to first cut out the area for the dealer tray which was scary, but it worked out and looked great afterward. This poker game itself was one of the worst I’ve had, in that I was just getting tortured by the rare hands I did get. One guy who got really lucky against me left with his big stack with no notice, and then the other winners started to do the same. The game ended very early after taking two hours to actually get started, so I was left with a very empty feeling. We finished around midnight and I watched This Is the End afterward which was hilarious, so that made me feel a little better.
After four hours of sleep I woke up at noon to answer the door and get my new iPhone 6, but I went back to sleep without looking at it. I slept another four hours so I felt like I got up too late. I showered and then my dad called, so I talked with him for over an hour. Then I went through my iTunes to re-sort all my music because it keeps changing the info for some reason which is infuriating to me. That took a long time but the changes went through for at least the first sync so hopefully they’ll stay that way. I also remembered to sync my ringtone so I once again have the Seinfeld theme instead of the default tone that I hated. I changed my waking alarm too which angered me every day, which makes me wonder why I never bothered to change it before. Anyway so I wanted to make sure everything was ready for my new phone, and then I finally checked it out.
I prepared myself for a phone that was much larger than my current one, and it still seemed very big. The screen size is 1.25 inches longer and about 0.25 inches wider so much larger than I’m used to, but it’s thinner and lighter too which is also an adjustment. I sort of struggled to hold it properly, and it was like holding a remote almost. It slipped out of my hand a couple times which was awkward, but I wouldn’t say it was too big. For using it to talk it seems like a better size to go from ear to mouth, and I figure the call quality has got to be better since I’m going from 3G to LTE on Verizon. I also noticed that texts and status updates went through quicker, and it seemed like everything just worked smoother and quicker than my old phone. A lot of this I have to attribute to the degeneration of my old phone, but it’s still a nice improvement.
I set it all up and was very happy that it automatically activated my current number, and of course restored itself from iTunes so I got all my info on it synced up. Once I saw all the apps on the home screen and the extra two rows, my old phone seemed so small and ridiculous. I also love the touch pad for verification and purchases, which I know started with iPhone 5 or 5S but it’s still an upgrade for me. I got a 128 GB one so it has twice as much space, and now I can have all my songs plus all my movies and TV shows. I’m also hoping that the other improvement will be increased battery life because my old phone would drain down to around 30% by the time I’d get out of work, so it’d be nice to be able to fully use it during long breaks. Time will show also if the speaker quality is a lot better and how much better the screen resolution is, but obviously nothing is going to be worse than before.
After setting up my phone I was hungry for dinner already, and this was more like a typical day in the past where I’d wake up late in the afternoon. I felt like it was already night by the time I could do anything, when I’ve been enjoying getting up by 2pm and at least knowing there was daylight outside if I wanted it. I made a pizza for dinner around 9pm and decided to finally watch the Discovery Channel special Raging Planet on Netflix since it was going away in a few days. I watched all 8 which talked about lightning (which also fascinates me), tornadoes (I love them too), hurricanes, floods, and sea storms (not bad), blizzards and avalanches (meh), and volcanoes which I loved since the classic elementary school project of building one. They were interesting to watch and made me feel less guilty about not doing anything else today. Although I wouldn’t say I wasn’t productive because in addition to getting my new phone set up I also went through my pile of papers and mail, paid the rent, and straightened out my credit card issue. And I talked with my mom and dad so that was all good.
I played a little Pokemon but didn’t kick back and relax as much as I normally would, but that’ll be for tomorrow when I watch football and some new shows. I got the eighth gym badge so I just have to some little side stuff and then beat the Elite Four, and I might as well do whatever story stuff is after that before returning to playing X. I played Diablo too after maybe days away so that was okay. I still need to catch up on all my movies, so for the next couple weeks probably I’ll be watching a few movies each day off instead of random shows like this. A lot of my favorite movies I’d watch like once a month, but there are tons that I haven’t seen since moving out here which was four months ago. Okay now I’m going to bed at 6:30am which feels late but it’s really not, and it’s nice that I have tomorrow off too which feels like an extra day. Thanks for reading, and to the idiotic Canadian guy I heard on a TV program say “Picture this: Three guys spooning in a sardine can. That’s literally what it was.”, I hate you. Either stop being Canadian or stop speaking.
—Eric Del Medico