Just a little afternoon (poolside) fun… can’t wait to scrap that orange and pink bathing suited cutie!!!
I think that manic, wild, insane mondays rock. Most of the time. Like today. I have 5 boxes (about 70lbs!) heading to St. Paul for next week’s event. woo. hoo. all that stuff was so harshing my serene and clean area!!! Glad to have it on it’s way to my final lead fiskateer event.
So- am looking for photo.blog inspiration in my files- and I’ve just NOT been taking pictures. No- really. I’ve maybe taken 10 pics in all of June. WHOA! So, rather than share photos that are new, I’m sharing 3 that I found in my files that I’ve not shared before, but like.
1. Photo of Joseph Schmidt chocolate bowls. I think I saved this photo off of his site because it reminded me of a wedding gift. We got a BIG one with sculpted flowers and everything for our wedding- so awesome. Then we ate it. YES. WE ate it and it was soooo good.
2. Elizabeth + her cousin Adriana. Those girls are nuts- and I love every moment they get to play together.
3. riding an airplane at the little town fair. so cute. so fun. so happy.
This brings me to the realization that I’ve not edited or processed photos since May 20. EGADS! THat’s a LONG time for me. Add that to my list. Right after today’s laundry, cleaning, clothing purging, prep for relatives visiting this Friday, trip packing…
manic monday in full swing- and loving every moment…
you know you love it. 🙂
Robin N- you got luck of the draw! (winner of my paper purge rak- e-mail me email@example.com to claim!)
now- to my post…
I don’t like “tech” shopping. Why? I’ll tell you…
I mentioned to my husband a few weeks back that I’m thinking about doing the ‘big girl’ jump into the world of dSLR cameras. I swore I’d be point-n-shoot die hard… but not feeling it anymore. I want more control and options. Yeah- finally I want to go SLR. So… being that they’re not cheap I have begun my search so that I can figure out how much lemonade I need to sell this summer. (if you know what I mean…)
I look around a bit and figure out about what I’ll need to get saved up. I figure I can’t get a camera for at least 3-4 months.
Jason, right off, started pushing me towards the Nikon D60. Because it’s a great camera? Because it’s the best value? No. Because it’s featured right now at costco. (insert photo of me with steam coming out my ears here) He tells me if I want it I should move this week because it’s on special for limited time and price is going up. arg. Then he suggests I just take the $$ out of savings so I can have my camera now. You might think this would tempt me- but somehow it makes me like the camera less. Because he’s pushing so hard for it due to value/convenience factor.
Me? I scope out steve’s site for reviews and info I can use and understand. After about an hour I think I’ve got my head wrapped around what I like. Know what? I think I want that new Canon- XSi. It’s got some sah-wheet features that I think rock. But it’s more expensive. Maybe double once I get a case and a 2and lens. Will have to wait quite a long while for this sucker. Jason tells me that he doesn’t approve. (making me want it more, by the way)
The camera store? Well I was beyond irritated leaving there today. They wouldn’t let me touch the cameras (no joke), she wasn’t telling me the info I wanted to hear- she was totally FIXATED on pixels. I get it. millions of pixels. Can’t tell difference between 8 and 10 unless hugely printed. I GET IT! Can we move on to cool features? no. She’s obsessed with cheapest available. How do I explain I’m trying to invest in a decade or longer type camera? One I won’t ‘outgrow’ in 2-3 years? I ask her what she shoots (she was totally ANTI-Cannon, btw) and she says cannon and she loves it. Ok- so I guess they have some kind of big commission for selling Nikon cameras then. because she was pushing me on Nikon and would barely touch the Canon. (BTW- that also makes me want cannon more- can you see a pattern of stubbornness in me yet?) Then she starts in on RAW files vs JPG and my head wants to E-X-P-L-O-D-E. Finally got her to give me ‘bottom line’ on pricing.
eek. bye sweet Canon. With the lens that I want to start with… gulp… double the cost of Nikon. Am I so sure I wouldn’t be happy with the Nikon?
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. ARRRRG. (turning into angry pirate at this point)
Then, I called my father-in-law. He’s camera and technology OBSESSED. I hesitated to talk to him because once I open the gate… the calls and info won’t stop. (gulp) but I need to chat to somebody. Know what he says to me? He likes the N60- but more than anything else? He reminds me that I can buy that camera, try it out (up to 90 days or something) and if I don’t like it? Just return it for refund. I hate to admit this- but he’s got a dang good point. If I’m totally hating on the Nikon I can just take it back, go back to using my point and shoot Sony, and then save up for the Cannon which is gonna cost a lot more. THEN mr. right (aka Jason) can’t deny me my luxury dreams because I gave the ‘costco special’ a chance. might be a good idea, actually.
just goes to show you- sometimes the answer you want might come from an unlikely source.
oh, and that I’m a pain in the ass sometimes. Yeah- I fully admit that I’ve got a stubborn streak that’s insane and I’ll stick with (or against) something just because I’m being pushed. no joke. ask my husband. 🙂
I’ve got a 12x12x4″ box. Will fill with patterned paper that I’m trying to purge. good stuff- just need to purge!!! Just leave a comment here if you want it.
(note: the october afternoon rak I promised coming next week…
mom is nuts. we have to coordinate because she feels like a photo shoot today? ugh. Wonder if we could get something out of it… hmm…
what? Macaroni for dinner? I guess we could say cheese…
Nothing perfect- but REAL and therefore beloved all the same. loving the warm weather and orange + pink on the wee girls. No time for fancy draped photo shoot today- just a front porch snap-shot-fest… all of 3min long.