I’m one of them.

The realization

Welp ….it’s happened.

It’s finally happened!

And the crazy part is that I saw it and I didn’t see it coming at the same time.

It’s official! I…. D2dalo25… am an “isheep! ”.

What’s an “isheep” you ask? An “isheep” is a person that buys any and everything #apple puts on the market.

And as much as it hurts to admit I am one of those people. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it as if it’s a bad thing because in my opinion, #apple makes some great products. Oh no I’m just saying it because it’s kind of a weird thing…to me because a few years ago you couldn’t give me an #iPhone. That’s right I would have kindly declined your offer and ask that you just give me the money instead. And I don’t blame #apple for this turn of events in my life. No no no no no… I don’t even blame myself. Do you wanna know who I blame? I blame one of their biggest competitors #Samsung. That’s right, you all heard me say it I blame #Samsung. Why do I blame them you ask? Well I’ll tell you in just a moment. But before I do why we go back to where it all started.

Trying something Different

It all started about six months after purchasing my #Nokia Lumia 1520 that I had did plenty of research on beforehand. And yes I’m am aware that purchasing an #Windows based cell was a mistral but at the time it was the only relevant phone with a 6inch screen and so that’s what drove me to it… let’s not discuss that phone any more shall we? I was on my phone and I was wanting to download and use some of the latest apps but that in it self was a problem. Because #Snapchat wasn’t even available on a windows phone, #Instagram was still in beta mode. So I was really stuck with #Facebook and #Twitter 😟. But my wife who decided to go with and Android OS phone so she was able to download and play with all the latest apps. But… like I said I only wanted a phone with a 6inch screen and that’s what I had.

The Beginning of the end

So 2 years later our phone contracts were up and it was time for us to get some new phones. We were pretty excited because in a 2 year span so many new phones had come out. My wife was dead set on getting the #Samsung Note7 and I knew I was gonna go with something #android based but I wasn’t sure which one. So there we were in the store like two little kids playing with all the new phones, which is a must for me because to me if it doesn’t feel good in my hands then I’m not even gonna wanna use it. So the #Note7 had just released that week and it was on back order because it was so popular and we couldn’t get ours that day. But they would be delivered to our house in a week so it wasn’t bad.

At Last

The day finally comes. I see the Fedex truck outside the window and know what he’s putting in our mailbox. After returning back inside the house we rip into our boxes and are in complete awe. I decided to get the silver finish and she went with the blue finish on her phone. They both looked amazing. But don’t all phones look amazing fresh out the box? And after just putting in my info I was in complete heaven. Every thing from the eye scan to unlock feature to the new and improved stylus was just pure enjoyment to use. It’s sooo fast and the screen look sooo beautiful. Besides the bloatware that comes preloaded on it. It was love at first touch.

WTF

Two to three weeks in and we are still in love with our phones. I’m telling all my friends and some of no coworkers about how much I like it and some of them are actually saying that they are going to get one when their upgrade comes around. Then one day I read on the news app that someone is suing #Samsung because it caught fire in their house and the entire house burned down. Then a few days later I see that someone is suing because they charged theirs in their Jeep and it caught fire and basically burned the Jeep up. I couldn’t help but wonder what were they doing to their phones to make them explode. A day or two later I read that there are a lot more people suing #Samsung and that #Samsung is apologizing for releasing faulty phones. And they are telling everyone not to leave them plugged in overnight in their homes. (Side note: that was the first nudge that #Samsung gave me towards #Apple).

My mind won’t let me forget about these headlines that I’ve seen so I was very cautious. Then a few days later #Samsung issued a statement saying that they have discovered that there is an issue with the battery overheating and therefore causing the insides of the phone to catch on fire and they wanted all Note7 owners to return their phone in for a new one with a more optimized battery. As much as we hated to do it we returned the phones and got completely new ones. So about three weeks after that I was still reading headlines about how the Note7 was still having issues. Then…that’s when #Samsung issued a statement saying that all Note7 owners should return their phone. I didn’t read much into that article because I loved my phone. Ours wasn’t over heating and catching on fire. And after discussing it with my wife she was worried that one of them eventually would and it would be a shamed if it messed up the entire house. I agreed. (Side note: that was the second push they gave me in #Apples direction).

Why did I choose this

So we get to ATnT and stand in line because obviously we’re not the only ones who were affected by this. When a sales associate finally gets to us she describes to us that if we 2 other #Samsung phones that they would give us $100 off of our next phone bill, but if we went with a different brand we would only receive $50 off. And after hearing that news I was ready to say screw ATnT and go back to #boostmobile. But I held my emotions at bay. And that’s when I was seriously considering getting the 5.5 inch iPhone 8. Yea it looked like a toy in my hands but it was a relevant phone and i wouldn’t be dealing with #Samsung. But my wife wanted to stay with #android and #Samsung had the best phone for that OS. So we stayed with #Samsung, got the $100 off our next bill, and decided to get the #Samsung galaxy S7 edge.

I’m pretty sad at this point because everything about this phone reminds me of how awesome the Note7 was. Smaller battery, less ram speed, lackluster camera, smaller screen, no retina detection, no stylus and no showing it off to all my friends. After thinking of all that I was missing I was pretty down in the dumps for a while. But I still could get all the latest apps and the time it took to charge up to 100% was pretty quick. But other than that I hated that phone.

I need one of those

A long time before this I bought my wife an #iPad. It got destroyed and seeing how happy she was with it I surprised her with another one. But I bought myself a #kindle. And day after day night after night it my kindles were just getting slower and slower. But my wife’s iPad was as snappy as the day she turned it on. And one Christmas she surprised me with an upgraded kindle. It was fun for about 3 weeks then yet again it just kept getting sluggish. So I decided I needed a better tablet and went and purchased myself a brand spanking new #iPad Pro.

This is pretty awesome

At this point life seemed to get a little better. My ipad almost made me forget that I had a sub par phone. Almost! When ever I was home I would rarely use my phone. I’d just leave it in my room while i carried my iPad around. And the best part was that all the apps that i sued on my phone could be downloaded on my tablet. And I could get all my pictures and documents from the google cloud and use them on my tablet. Yup, life was good. Then there was one time when I was at work sitting down in a chair three feet off the floor when I accidentally knocked my phone to the floor. I had it in a body case but it fell on its face. When i picked it up to see if any damage was done there was a beautiful crack across the screen. I was confused because this was suppose to be made with gorilla glass 3 which was the strongest glass on the market or so I thought. As soon as that happened I told myself that my next phone was gonna be an iPhone! But I still had at least a year until then so I was pretty much playing the waiting game.

I like them again

As a kid and all through high school i loved to draw. And as an adult every now and again I’d get a strong urge to draw something. But i had never drawn digitally before. SO one day after watching the #apple event on you tube they mentioned that they would be releasing the #apple pencil. And my plan was to buy it in about a week or so. Little did I know that my wife had already ordered one for me and planned to surprise me when I got home. So we get home and I open my shiny new #apple pencil and I download an app called #procreate. Man oh man oh man, the pencil was a pure delight to use. It had a bit of heft to it which didn’t bother me at all, and the way it glided across the screen was just awesome. And I really loved the fact that all I had to do was just plug it into the #iPad to sync it up. I don’t know if you guys have ever used a stylus before but most of the time they are a pain in the butt because of that giant squishy rubber tip at the end of them. As an artist you could never be precise with them and that was a huge problem to me. So I pretty much never used one until the #apple pencil. And I have to say I was truly blown away with it. Even with the $100 price tag that was attached to it.

Oh happy Day

The day had finally arrived. It was time to upgrade our cell phones, and I was celebrating like i had hit the winning shot at the end of the game, on the inside. I was leaving the manufacturer and the operating system that was all to familiar to me and jumping on a new ship. I knew the transition wouldn’t be too hard because I used my #iPad on a daily basis and I watched tons of YouTube videos on the iPhone Xs Max. I had very high hopes and expectations. So I knew what I wanted as soon as we entered the store. And I got it. The wife on the other hand still had a little doubt. Until I told her that she was getting an Xs Max also. So her entire tone changed because she was feeling the way I was about the Galaxy S7. We didnt find any cases that we liked in the store so we waited till we got home and found some on #Amazon that protected the entire phone instead of just the sides and back.

Wow

The moment we got home we ripped into them. And man oh man it was sooo shiny and slim, it smelled good, it felt a little wired in the hands and it was an absolute fingerprint magnet, but I knew at that moment I was gonna be a happy customer. And set up was a breeze. It asked for my email and WiFi password and that was it. Mainly because it was communications with my #iPad so all of my favorite apps were being downloaded in an instant. I truly loved the way it communicates with any other #apple accessory with the same email address and only that accessory. This one didn’t have a home button like my iPad so navigation was a little finicky at first but within 5 minutes i was having no problems at all. The retina scanner was another one of my favorite things about it. I could unlock it, purchase and download any apps all just by looking at it. And speaking of the retina scanner, one of my favorite things was to play with the new #animoji feature. (Instead of just regular video messages you can send video of a character that you’ve created to look like you or a number of different emoji that can move its eyes and mouth exactly how you do).In fact for the first few weeks that was how me and my wife sent messages to each other. Then there was the sound quality which i loved, there was the battery life which was a huge bonus for me and all the latest and greatest apps that my heart could handle. And when I was at home there was no need to even use it now because i could send and receive text, send and receive phone and face time calls all on my #iPad because they were communicating with each other. I loved everything about the phone. I actually felt like I was back in the loop when it came to cell phone technology and for me it was a great feeling.

Satisfied

So a few weeks go by and next thing you know Christmas is here. We are still loving our phones and all is right with the world. Now we just got these $1200 phones last month so we weren’t expecting an expensive gift from each other. So I give her her gift which was a board game of her favorite TV show and she hands me mines. Then she hands me three more boxes that were about the same size as the first box. So I opened the first box and I was almost blown away. she got me an #apple watch. I was literally speechless because thats the last thing I was expecting to receive.

And once again setup was a breeze. All I had to do was scan my watch face with my phone and after it downloaded all my favorite apps it was done. The other two boxes she gave me were the charging stand, a black metallic band and a carrying case. I was truly a happy camper on Christmas Day. I can send and receive text messages and voice calls all from my wrist. And there are a few other very cool things I can do with my watch but those are the main two things that I want to be able to do. I love my watch

A happy Sheep

And that ladies and gentlemen is how #Samsung pushed me into the arms of #Apple and how #Apple has been treating me so far. It was at that moment that I had realized that i had become an iSheep …and I was proud to be one.

It’s now February 2019 and I’m still loving all of my #apple products. They get updated on a regular basis and they perform how I expect them to. And thats all Ive ever wanted out of all of my electronics. Im with #Apple and I’m happy about it. And to be honest, I just don’t see me changing platforms anytime soon.

Thank you if you’ve made to this part of the story. I hope you have a blessed day and an awesome week. And let me know in the comments below if you’re an iSheep or if you know someone who is but they wont admit it. I’ll see you guys next time. Bye!

Random facts that happened during this time

1. This post has been on my mind for two years.

2. I didn’t write about the first time we had to exchange the phones and we went to a satellite store where the sales associate didn’t know what she was doing and tried to charge me $600 to replace our Note7 phones and I lost my temper and almost chewed her face off. Luckily my 5yr son was with us and I didn’t want him to see me like that.

3. After getting my iPhone and thinking about the Note7, using a stylus on a phone is just an extra step you have to take when it comes to doing anything on the phone.

4. I still haven’t changed my #Apple watch wrist band. I just love how the white looks and grabs attention from people. I’ll change it one day.

5. I wanted to get the new #iPad pro and give my wife my current #ipad pro because she still has the #iPad air 2 but #iPads last so long that most people don’t upgrade for years at a time. She says she’s still happy with it.

6. When I got my #iPad i gave my son my old #kindle and he used it for a few months until my little sister upgraded her #iPad pro to the 12 inch model and gave him her old 9 inch #iPad pro. So I have two kindles that are completely useless in my electronic junk drawer (lol)

7. The day I got my #iPhone I gave my son my Galaxy s7 and he’s played with it for less than 24 hours (lol)

8. I will be getting me some #Airpods (lol).

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Is That All?

My cousin can’t be fooled by #apple 😃

Intro

Whats going on everybody, Its me D2dalo again and this time I wanna talk to you guys about something that completely boggles my mind. Its when these big name companies release a product that only about 20% of an upgrade from the last big piece of hardware they released and they still have the nerve to charge full price for it! We all have a piece of technology that we bought last year and we give it all our love and attention, and the company has released or are gonna release the sucessor to that product and its not gonna be a big step from the product that we already have. I’ll give you all a minute to think about what yours is…

The Product

Iphone7

In this case though im talking about none other than the #iphone7. Now i’m not an #apple “hater”, and no, #samsung, #google, #android or any of the other mobile companies, aren’t paying me to write this blog. It’s just that I belive that if these big name companies are gonna charge consumers $700- $900 for “next generation” technology then we should be getting “next generation” items. Not “last generation” items with minor tweeks and upgrades. I dont know about you all but i’m getting tired of paying all this hard earned money just so I can stay current with technology. If you read my blog “Goodbye windows, Hello Android”, then you’ll see where i’m coming from. And I kept that piece of crap wayyy longer than I should have. Im still kicking myself. But anyway lets get into it shall we. #Apple held an event some days ago and everybody was talking like they were gonna release a cure that could save the world. The way people were getting hype for this event was seriously disturbing. I didnt watch it the day of but I caught it on #youtube and I didn’t finish the entire video because I was very dissapointed. And alot of #yotube videos that were created that very night shared my exact feelings. Lets discuss a few of the things #apple did shall we.

The Headphone Jack

Headphone jack is gone

As we all know by now the #iphone7 has no headphone jack. And one of the first things that cmae to my mind when I saw that was “what the hek…”. I’ve read that this was a “bold move” from #apple, but in my opinion this was a “lets see if we can get people to buy our new air-pods move”. So now people who get the new iphone cant even listen to their downloaded music in the car anymore. Because if you havn’t noticed, cd’s are going out of style. Then I saw that they would be shipping a headphone jack dongle so you could plug in your wired headphones. And when I saw that I thought “well how the hek are they gonna charge their phones while listening to music?” And by this time I was actually laughing at them. SO thats a huge FAIL in my opinion. If I was an #iphone user i’d want to listen to my music in the car while I charge my phone.

The Air-Pods

Air-Pods

And that leads me to these things. Oh my god! Those were the first three words that fell out of my mouth when I saw those things. They looked like a half of a q-tip hanging out of your ear. And if you are someone with a “small” sized head then I can gaurentee you some of your friends are gonna make jokes about you. I cant rember what all they said about them because I was too busy laughing. So I had to read a few articles the next day to understand them. So they’re #bluetooth obviously, and when you move them close to the phone thay auto connect. You can use only one if you want to use them like an earpiece.Then I heard the price of them and I completly blew my lid. So you mean to tell me that they’re charging $160 for some #bluetooth headphones. Thats NOT “next gen” technology thats “current gen”. And the bad part is that you can very easily loose one of these things and BOOM, $80 gone just like that. And I thought that they would be shipped with the phone but NOPE! These are seperate. Before I end this subject I have a few questions.

1) Is that the best design they could come up with? Because the design is just not good…like…at all.

2) Do any other #bluetooth headphones auto connect? Because you guys know that people already have #bluetooth headphones and they’re not gonna wanna spend $160 just so the phone could auto connect them.

3) Why didnt they ship with the phone? Because this was 45% of the “bold” move that you guys did and y’all didn’t even include them in the packaging! So once again that’s a FAIL in my book.

Dual speakers

Really!?!? #apple used this as a selling point for their “futuristic” product. That’s a “new” feature? #HTC was doing that a few years ago. And they aren’t the only ones. So why is this even part of their presentation? I’ll tell you why. It’s because they didn’t make a new phone they just tweaked the one they already had! And if you wanna talk dual speakers, who do you know walls around with their phones playing loud in public anyway? Besides older people that are to cheap to buy headphones. So in my opinion dual speakers should never have been in the presentation. That’s also a FAIL to me.

Waterproof

Once again. Really! It only took them two to three years to realize that people’s phones might get wetso they should mange it waterproof. It’s not “futuristic” it’s just a FAIL to me.

The Haptic home button

So instead of an old school button they put in a pressure sensitive button🤔. Let’s think about that for a second… there was no use for it, it does the same thing a regular button would do and they had to remove the audio jack just so they could install it. Yup it’s a FAIL to me.

The Display

It’s still not a Quad HD so I don’t see the reason that they even thought about mentioning this. When every other phone maker is doing or headed towards Quad HD but they aren’t🤔 why would anybody call this phone the phone of the future?? FAIL!

The Processing Power

Now this is where the #iPhone really shines in my opinion. The iPhone had always been impressive when it came to processing power and I’m glad that gets an upgrade in the new phone. But i read that they said that the new iPhone is capable of “console level” gaming😲. I don’t think that it can and if it could they why would they waste all their technology on a recycled phone instead of releasing a game console😞?? But they upgraded it so I can’t give them much trouble about that. PASS!

The Dual Camera.

Two cameras

The regular iphone7 still sports the rear 12mp camera which is a great camera so that’s not impressive. And the 7+ has two of them. I didn’t see how this is new tech but now you can zoom in closer on photos and get that “perfect” shot. But it’s still just a point -n- shoot camera. I didn’t think photographers are gonna their away thousands of dollars in equipment and just carry around an # iphone7. So why are they offering something ttys sta not necessary?? Sure your photos will look great on Facebook but I still fail to see how this is futuristic! They just put an extra camera on back and it is an upgrade! So….PASS!

The New Jet Black Color

Do I have to be the one to tell people that this is NOT a “new” color< or should I let the figure it out for themselves? Once again #apple showcased this feature because its not an upgrade its just something shiny to take their customers attention off the fact that the are buying the same phone over again. Almost every other phone comes in the glossy black color. And just in case your shiny new phone was soooo coo check out the fine print apple released about it. Soooooooo….FAIL!

Final Verdict

As you can tell from my opinions above I think that the new phone is a carbon copy of the last phone with minor tweaks. And the coolest part about the phone (Air-Pods) you still have to pay for. #Apple should have just updated the software for the iphone6 and just waited until they actually invented something new next year. They really should be a shamed of what they did. But…the new phone sold out within hours of them showcaseing it. I just get tired of big name companies doing this to us consumers and completely getting away with it. Oh well…they aren’t getting any of my money. To be honest, if I had the iphone6 I’d wait till next year to upgrade.

Thank you for reading my blog. feel free to leave a comment stating your opinion weather you agree or disagree with me. And once again this is, has always been, and will forever be MY opinion.

These are just some hilarious memes I found😂

This one killed me😂💀
Can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this😅

The Beard Life

What’s up  everybody? It’s me again as usual, and this time I wanna talk to you guys about something else that’s very close to my heart.  I wanna discuss my ” hickey hider”, my “crumb catcher”, my “face fur”, or whatever you may call it. I wanna talk to you guys about my BEARD.

So please sit tight,  I won’t be long but I’m gonna take my time and take you guys on this 3 year…. no imma start earlier than that, let’s say this 10 year journey… from me looking like a boy to  me looking and feeling like a man all because I let my facial hair grow!

In the beginning 

In the beginning I was just like any other dude in his mid twenties. Still in college, working at a sporting goods store, living in his own apartment, and wearing the almighty “chin strap” like a crown on his face.  At the time you couldn’t tell me that every woman I saw didn’t wanna sleep with me. Here see for yourself!

Fresh new haircut

Mannnnn… you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t  the bomb (lol). But I didn’t walk around acting like a duschebag or anything like that.  No that want my style,  I was always laid back and relaxed. I rocked that look for a long time. I loved it because it made me look a little older than I was, which was cool because I liked older women anyway. (Lol) It was kinda funny because with this look  only women my age would try and talk to me and I was curving them all.

A New Look

    So some years had flown by and I was starting to see that every dude I saw was wearing the same facial hair style that I was. And I’m not saying I owned it or anything it’s just that i like to be someone who sticks out or be different than everybody else.  And plus whenever I went into the barber shop it was weird how the people behind me were getting the same style. Even my barber had that style and that was the final straw to me.  So I decided is find a new style, but I needed a haircut at the time so I wore it one last time. I knew it would be weeks before I would get another cut so that’s when I started looking for a different style.  Now when I say looking, I don’t mean I talked to other people about it or I went searching online.  No I would just look at some pictures of myself and try to imagine how I looked.  And to my surprise it didn’t take that long for me to figure out. I decided to go with the “scruffy beard” look because it made me stick out and it didn’t effect my job. In fact one of the younger guys at my job said he was looking for something different so he gave it a try, but his girlfriend didn’t like it so he went back to the”chin strap”. Here have a look at mine.

My first new look

See what I mean. I didn’t look like any of the guys in my circle, and this made me look even more older than I did before. And you all know how I felt about older women at that time (lol)

Old Pictures, New Beginnings

    So a few more years later and then I noticed that my newest favorite facial hair style becoming more and more popular. And this time I told myself that no matter how many dudes copy it, I’m gonna keep it.  So by this time I’ve met my wife, gotten married and we’ve had a child by now. So one Sunday we were having dinner at my parents house and my mom brings out some old family pictures. And I see one picture of my dad when he was around my age, he worked at a plant like I do, and he was holding me (as a baby) about the same age my son currently was. (Coinsedence?…i think not!) But there was one thing he had that I didn’t……. a beard! (And an afro but I never did like the way I looked with a lot of hair on my head) It wasn’t one of those “hippy” looking beards, but it had decent length to it, it looked healthy,  my mom liked it and he looked… well… “manly”. I thought it was kool and at that moment I thought to myself “why don’t I grow a beard”.

I Was Just Thinking That

     A few days later at work, one of my co worker walk up to me and says “ man why dont we grow us a yeard?” So the first thing that comes outta my mouth is ” what the hek is that”, and he said “grow a beard for a year!” He had already started his a month or two ahead of me. So he pulled out his “beard comb”, and I burst out laughing. Then he tells me im gonna need one also, and I start laughing even harder. So I added, and the rest of the day the only thing I could think about was this journey I was going to take. I didn’t tell my wife until I got home fun work because I wasn’t sure if she was gonna like it. But  still the main thing I wondered was how I was gonna look. So I get home later that evening and tell my wife the big news and she gives me a puzzled look, but she says I should try it out. And that put me into hyper drive mode.  

Hyper Drive mode 

     About two weeks into my “yeard” I was going beard crazy. Researching combs,  beard shampoo,  beard balm,  beard oil,  I mean if it had anything to do with a beard I researched it. I bought a handmade wooden beard comb which was no bigger than a penny. (The wife laughed at me for a week for spending  $20 on a Barbie doll comb. Btw) 

#Kent wooden beard comb.

And after two or three beard balm trials I finally found one that I liked. The smell was pretty awesome from this stuff. 


Honest Amish beard balm

    Within about 3 to 6 months my years was growing and looking healthy. Whenever the sun hit it it was shiny, and whenever I passed a mirror or some shiny window tint I couldn’t help but stop and stare at it. 

 
From then to now

   Well from here on it mostly becomes a pic blog. But please keep scrolling. There’s some more reading to be done. 

4 months

     ^This was on Valentine’s Day. And I didn’t wanna let my barber trim it at all but I wanted to look nice because the wife and I had a hot date that night. This was also the time I  realized that my mustache was acting real petty and stubborn.

6 months

    ^This was one of the first times I whipped out my camera and saw my beard shinning in the sun so of course I had to snap a selfie lol. 

10 months

    ^Around this time I joined #Instagram and started smack talking about all the beardless dudes out there by making meme funny memes.  And I even joined a beard club which was pretty fun. But I had to resign because they wanted me to travel and my bank account didn’t allow it  lol. But even though I resigned from the group i still keep in touch with since of the  bearded bros.

13 -14 months

    ^Around this time I was reading into making my own beard oil. And it just so happens that I did. And the wife loved it. I had three main scents.  One with a peppermint  after scent,  one with a citrus after scent, and (the wife’s favorite,) one with a sweet coconut after scent. But sadly the co worker who asked me to grow a beard with him shaved his off. But that didn’t stop me. 

Almost 2 years

     Two years down and I was very proud of myself for not shaving it off. And something kept telling me to keep growing. And after seeing some of the bearded bros I was kinda jealous. So that got me more  motivated. 

2 and a 1/2 years

     I was still expierement with different like and scents. But just fell in live with the three I had already made I gave up on it. 

    And that brings us to today. My beard is still going strong but one thing i have never done that I’ve needed to do for some time is get my edges trimmed because it gets tangled very easily and combing it out is sorta painful early in the morning when I’m getting dressed for work(Lol) I wash it 3 days a week and oil it twice a day.  I’ve considered bottling and selling the oil but never got the guts to do it. I just really never knew where to start when it came to selling it. My son likes it because he knows that when we’re wrestling all he has to do is pull my bread and he wins. My wife says she wouldn’t know who I was if I shaved it off. And I’ve talked so much smack about beardless men that there’s no way I’d shave it off, they would probably hurt me(Lol). 

     But anyway that’s my story in a nutshell.  I had planned to grow a beard for one year and it ended up being for life. And I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made.  I still haven’t given it a name though.

I had really enjoyed my #beard journey.  It’s an experience that I encourage every man to go on!

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It’s soooo….. shiny

What’s going on everybody? It’s D2dalo again. And this time I wanna share my thoughts with you guys about my new favorite toy of the month and mabey even for the rest of the year. Im talking about my #Samsung # GalaxyNote7

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Now this isnt a review about the phone, because if you want a review then just go to #youtube and watch the million reviews on it. No this is more of  me telling you guys what are my favorite things about the phone. Afterall I’ve had it for over 72 hours and I pretty much know it inside and out, and that makes me kind of a professional….right?

The Color 

Now when my wife and I went to the store to pick out our phones I was originally gonna get the black one. After all black is one of my favorite colors, and most of my other electronics are black. My wife was presistent about getting the Coral blue, and when she told me for the 5th or 6th time I thought to myself….(why dont you step outside the lines and try something new also) And that led me to pick out the silver one. And when I pulled it out of the box it was sooo…shiney! With no fingerprints or anything on it, it was the perfect phone for about 5 seconds until I touched it and saw fingerprints on it.

The S pen

Mannnn the S pen just might be my most favorite part about the phone. With the S-Pen I can create GIF’s, Translate any foreign word into english form, scroll up and down the screen, and preview any pics without clicking on them. Also I can write on the screen, which means, I can edit/draw on any pic, write quick notes without turning on the phone, use scroll txt more accurately and look cool while doing it. (That last part was a given) 

You know you’re addicted to your s-pen  when you pull it out to write on an actual sheet of paper😂

The Irises Scanner

The irises scanner is the futureristic part of the phone…in my opinion. First of all your irises are your eyes. Therefore if you set it up the #note7 can scan your eyes to unlock your phone. This is amazing when it comes to security because nobody has your eyes, therefore nobody else can unlock your phone. One of the best security devices ever. Now the phone can still be locked with a password, a drawing pattern, and even a fingerprint scanner, but why would you do any of that when all you got to do is look at it and it unlocks. who I ask you who?? Senerio: Lets say its cold outside and you and your best friend are texting your spouse. They have an iphone6 and you have the note7, and you both have on gloves. Then both of yalls phones recieve a text. So you pull out the note7, look at it and it unlocks. Meanwhile they are beside you trying to unlock their phone with a password but with gloves on the phone isnt responding. so they have to take a glove off, unlock it and then resopond. And by now you’ve sent a txt without loosing any warmth from your body.

The Secure Folder

The secure folder is like a second firewall to protect all your valueable info. Because the secure folder is a folder that can only be opened up by using the irises scanner. So that eans you can put anything in the folder and you will be the only one to see it. Example: lets ay you went out to the club with your friends and you were looking good so naturally you were taking selfies but you didnt want anyone else to see them. All you would have to do is move all the “secret” pics to the secure folder and no one would be able to see them. And then just to add a third firewall of security you can litteraly hide the secure folder so it disappears off the screen. That…….is……awesome!!!!!

The Glass body

Unfortiunately no phone is perfect. The #note7 has a body thats completely made of glass. So that means that its super slippery. Especially if you have sweaty hands. So that means that you will NEED a protective case. And these things arn’t cheap. I went with the #Bodyguardz case because it was clear, that way the color wouldn’t covered up on my phone, and it wasn’t to bulky so I could put it in my pocket with no problem. It was only $40.00 so no big deal there.

My Conclusion

My conclusion is that I give this phone 9 1/2 out of 10 stars and thats only beacuse it seems like #samsung made it outta glass because they know that you would need to buy a case or drop it and crack it. And the phone isn’t cheap. And those arn’t all the special features that the phone can do, those are just some of my favorites. Others would include a brilliant beautiful HD screen, a juicy  3500 mAh battery, dual screen ability, crystal clear speakers, a selfie camera that makes anything look great, and so on and so forth.  But like I said if you absolutely wanna see EVERYTHING that the phone can do just jump on #youtube and see for your self.

 

 

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-D2dalo

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