We make photo calendars each year for family members who don’t get enough photos on this here daily blog. A few years ago I switched to Minted calendars because I love them, and I love their paper (and I’m a paper snob). Last year they didn’t offer them, but now they are back. Hooray.
They arrived and I really like them. This was the first year that I used Instagram, and I tried out the calendar with some Instagram shots. I like the way it turned out, and so naturally I took this photo with Instagram. See me getting my filter on my filter…on.
I’m partial to Earlybird. You?
Update: T: Funny you should ask… I have your Instagram filter horoscope right here.
Update #2 (because this is fun procrastination): I don’t really like Earlybird’s horoscope. I do, however, love Nashville’s:
Nashville: You’re both detail-oriented and lazy. Everyone knows this because you have one clean corner of your house, a veritable portrait studio for succulents and old weird books, whereas everywhere else is a disaster. When you gain weight it shows up first in your face, and this is sad because you can’t really exercise your face, can you?
or my favorite (cleaned up for the blog here), Normal’s:
Normal: Pride. Integrity. Several hundred photos of your children. If this app was the military, the #nofilter tag would be your Medal of Honor. Your feed is an atoll of purity, braced against a relentless surf of washed out, over saturated and poorly-cropped photos of clouds and sandwiches. Thank you sir or madam, it is an honor to follow you. Of course it’s possible you just haven’t figured out how to use this thing yet. See, all those filter buttons across the bottom of the app make boring photographs of your children look f***ing fantastic.