To say that getting my iPhone was a clusterf*ck would be the understatement of the century.
Here's the cliffs notes version for you:
- Couldn't get my phone shipped to me because it had to be shipped to AT&T billing address, so reserved mine at Apple store, had my mom's shipped to her.
- I am an idiot, mixed up reservation phone and shipped phone.
- Me = Chicago. My Phone = Dallas
- Mom = Dallas. Mom's Phone = Chicago
- Apple = Sparkles and hearts and rainbows and butterflies
- AT&T = eirjq;ladfjl;sdf;bsdr!!!!(&$*
So aside from my idiocy which caused the great phone switcharoohoo of 2010, the rest of the day went fine. I showed up at 7AM, when doors opened, thinking I would get my iPhone, since it was reserved, but 8:30 and get to bar/bri by 9:00 for my evidence lecture. Then after lecture I'd go to lunch at 1with a girlfriend from college who goes to law school in NY but is in Chicago for the summer that I haven't seen since last summer. Let's just say that I didn't make it to our 1:00 PM lunch date, much less the AM bar/bri lecture. :::head slam:::(Oh and for those of you that were worried about me missing bar/bri - I went to the afternoon session. Perfect Attendance this week. Boo-ya!)
So I show up and the line is not just around the side of the building, like it was for iPhone 3G launch. It went all the way down the block. And around the corner. And around another corner. And across a major street.
I even drew you a diagram on this handy map:
See that stick figure ray of sunshine down there at the bottom? That's where I was at 7AM.
And see point A? That's Apple. That's where I was at 12:15. Yep, 5 hours and 15 minutes. Just winding around the block.
I had a reservation. So I thought no problem, I'll waltz right up and be done before class at 9! And then by the time it was almost 9 and I realized I definitely was not going to be there before class, I was already committed. And I wasn't going anywhere.
And I made friends in the line. (Duh, I would talk to a brick wall. I can make friends anywhere).
And the best part? Apple fed us from the very beginning. Starting at 8AM they brought us bottled watter, lemonade from corner bakery, cliff bars, redbulls, cheeseburgers, french fries, milkshakes, etc! It was pretty amazing. We were by M Burger when they started bringing burgers out and we were like "wow, this is so nice of you guys!" and they were like "don't thank us, apple paid for it all!" So hey, well freaking done Apple.
Add to the fact that it was an absolutely perfect day (70 degrees, light breeze), and it was pretty freaking pleasant. Oh and everyone who works for Apple was SO pleasant and SO friendly. (Steve Jobs - if you're reading this - give Leigh from the Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago a raise - she was awesome!).
So overall? WELL DONE, APPLE.
And the phone is pretty sweet too.
And now that I have it - it's your lucky day! Higher quality pics of Elle Woods! And HD videos of Elle Woods!!! Just what you've always wanted!!!!(ugh I'm such a creepy dog lady)
Taken from the new phone at the dog beach this evening -
Elle Woods and a new Great Dane friend - 9 month old boy named Hank.
Elle liked him a lot
And videos! whooo!
the video showed up way better quality on my phone/computer than when I put it on youtube to put into blogger. :(
and one more - I asked the other Great Dane owner at the beach to throw the stick so I could film Elle chasing it. Elle is a little bitch.
Did anyone else get the new iPhone? Did you wait in line like an insane person? (yes I realize I'm nuts)