After having had a camera phone for months now, I've finally found an excellent use for it. A friend and I are planning a baby shower, but we couldn't find a good time to shop for invitations together. That wasn't a problem with the camera phone, though! When I found some invitations worth considering, I'd simply photograph them with the camera phone, send them to Flickr and share them with her. Then she'd veto them all and I'd start again at the next store. (Just kidding! It went much more smoothly than that.)
Then there's this:
I was shopping at Borders last night and I had to take a photo of this picture frame because the minute I saw it, I thought that it looked like a creepy shrine cobbled together by a crazed stalker. I cannot imagine anyone actually purchasing it and displaying it in their home. It's disturbingly "psycho ex-girlfriend/boyfriend" - there's just no getting around it.
As you can see, the big problem with the camera phone is that it takes crappy pictures. However, it makes me want to get a decent quality, pocket-sized digital camera to carry in my purse. Now that I've upgraded to the Flickr Pro account, I'm inspired to take more photos. I'll never be as good a photographer as some people I know, but at least I can have a little fun with it.