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Every Monday I free-write whatever comes to mind.

I can’t promise you quality. I can’t promise you the feels. I can’t promise you anything, really. Except that it will always be raw, it will always be unedited, it will always be all over the place, and it will always be me. Oh, and it will always be done in my pajamas. Always. Because that’s how I roll.

Hmmm. What to talk about today…

How about… I don’t know… pictures in phones.

I don’t understand how half the population seems to be walking around with no room left on their phones for new pictures or videos. I can’t tell you how often I’m hanging with a friend and they ask me to take something and send it to them later because their phone can’t hold any more right now. Or, we all have to sit and twiddle our thumbs for an hour while they scroll through three years of memories trying to decide what to delete. This is usually intermingled with forced viewing of every thing that once made them happy while I sit and think, can we please just sprint head-on and at full-speed into that brick wall? It would be more fun and less painful.

I get it. The smaller capacity phones are less expensive. But guess what! Every phone has the ability to unload your photos to a computer. Dump them onto a hard drive and empty your phone out once in a while. Your picture-taking lives will be infinitely better.

If you’re on iPhone, you can set iTunes to sync specific folders. I have one folder on my desktop called “Photo Favorites.” I put all my favorite photos and videos into it so that even when I clean off my iPhone, I still can always pull up my favorites at any time on my phone. I’m sure Android has something similar.

“But I don’t know how to do that!”

I know, it sounds daunting and hard if you’ve never done it. But do you really want to not take the majority of pictures that you want to take? Or infinitely worse, do you really want to make your friends or family members constantly wait for you to figure out which pictures you can delete? Or even infinitely worse, do you really want to miss taking that next cat video that will spread around the internet like wildfire?!

There’s this magical site called Google. Try it. Type in “how to save the photos from my __________ to my computer.” Fill in the blank with the model of your phone. You’d be amazed how easy it is.

Ugh. I have a case of the grumpy Mondays. Probably because I spent half of my awesome Sunday waiting for people to go through their camera rolls. Oh, well. Such is life.

What can I talk about that is at least a bit less ranty today?

How about…

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Dan Pearce is an American born writer, photographer, and artist. His books include "The All-Important, Well-Fed, Giant White Man" and "The Real Dad Rules." He is best known for his blog (and supporting Facebook page) "Single Dad Laughing," with 2 million followers as of 2018.