For months I've been hearing about Instagram, but always in the context of iPhone technology. So I shrugged it off, stated, with the overwhelming taste of sour grapes in my mouth, that I didn't want it anyway. So there. But secretly, back behind my contrary, could-care-less exterior, I longed to make my lame, cell-phone snapshots of my every-day activities look interesting, even artistic. And secretly, I wished to have that unattainable app, too.
Actually, I wasn't too worried - I have been assuming, for some time now, that anything that's available for iPhone technology only would eventually come around to the Android market anyway. Naturally! And after a quick inquiry to a co-worker on Friday, I found out that, lo and behold, Instagram had come to Android. Naturally!
That night, after an effortless 30-second download (or is it upload? I can never tell which is which), and a quick self-guided tour, I was ready to rock and roll.
Dang this stuff is fun! But, being as late to the party as I was, I'm pretty sure that means that the fad will end and I'll be the one left standing. For a time. Looking foolish. In the meantime, I'll take what I can get. And if I can get a snapshot of 3 ears of corn to look cool, then so be it.
Here are a few of my favorites (can you hear distant strains of the chorus from "Seasons in the Sun" as you re-visit my grainy, sepia-tinted childhood memories of the 70s?):