Every Friday morning my husband and I have a breakfast date at our favorite diner. We always go to a little spot called “Uncle Jay’s Twisted Fork”. I can’t think of any other place where we can get the best breakfast around and have the owner sing to us while he cooks. It’s our special little get-together for some laughs at the end of a hard work week and we always look forward to it. Like every other excursion we take, we both like to document the trip with check-ins, updates and photos. It’s like a traveling diary on your phone. Today I was even more excited to add a page to the diary because I’d be doing it with my new HTC 8X Windows Phone.
We grabbed our favorite little table by the front window and looked over the menu. I took a few seconds to check in on Foursquare as well. My old phone took so long to open apps that I usually skipped a check in because I didn’t feel like waiting. But my 8X zipped right to the check-in screen. It was so fast that I was done checking in, learned I needed one more check in to be Mayor of Twisted Fork, and closed out the app before Dan even decided if he wanted his potatoes fried or roasted.
Dan ordered the gigantic egg white omelette (the portions are seriously massive – I am not kidding. Dinosaur egg.) and I opted for something new: The Twisted Benedict. Grilled English Muffin, poached eggs, spinach, Portabella mushrooms and Hollandaise sauce. It looked so good I almost forgot to get a photo to share. Can you believe that is a phone picture? There is a huge difference between the 8 megapixel camera on my 8X and the 5 megapixel camera on my Android. I especially like the option to tap the preview screen exactly where I want the photo to focus instead of waiting for the camera to decide what should and shouldn’t be blurry. The shutter is also so much faster. I think I snapped 7 or 8 photos of my plate in under 10 seconds. But don’t worry, I won’t make you suffer through a slideshow of Eggs Benedict.
It’s not a dairy entry without the main participants! Dan and I outside the Twisted Fork – tummies full, smiles shared and making sure the photo comes out right with the front facing camera (so much easier than asking some strange dude on the sidewalk if he’ll take our picture and please not steal my phone). Memory = made!
Stay tuned! As a member of #Troop8X I’ll be sharing even more ways the HTC 8X Windows Phone makes my life simpler, easier, more organized, more fun…. oh, you’ll just have to check back to find out what else it does!
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