I know most girls say that they feel naked if they forget their cell phone, but – for me – I’m lost without my camera. Since I began blogging years ago, I’ve used my camera every day, multiple times a day. It’s always being tossed into my purse, stuffed into my back pocket, dropped onto a grocery store floor, or covered in a thin sprinkle of rain water.
Wherever I go, it comes with. Always!
Now as I mentioned the other day, I’m trying to learn how to use the manual setting of my DSLR, but it’s going to take time. And, quite frankly, it’s not very practical for blogging. The camera most definitely does not fit into my back pocket or purse; and it’s way too large to casually pull out in a restaurant or mall, should I want to snap some pics.
So when my point and shoot camera died, I cried. Well, not really. But I was really sad.
It’s been a couple of rough years where my point and shoot cameras are concerned. I loved my Sony soooo much; but after three years of being used multiple times a day, a dial broke and it no longer can do video. I dislike the two replacement cameras that I’ve purchased since, so much so that I always go back to my Sony that’s hanging on by a thread. The other two just have really bad picture quality, or they don’t focus well.
I haven’t been able to take pictures lately, other than when I’m practicing with my DSLR, so I found myself researching some point and shoot cameras this afternoon. You know, just to dream. And to see how many pennies I needed to save up.
I found one that seemed to look good, so I sent the link to Nate (who wasn’t home at the time. He absolutely loves researching electronics, so I figured that he’d do some further digging for me). In the email, I wrote, “Soooo, do you mind if I throw some piano teaching money at this in the new year? I really, really need a new point and shoot camera, and you know that it’s something I’ll use ALL the time.”
The following conversation took place after he opened the email
Nate: “You didn’t already order yourself a camera, did you?”
Me: “Oh, no, I don’t have money for it yet. I was just looking.”
Nate: “Well, you kind of put me in a pickle.”
Nicole: “I’m not saying that I need to get it right after Christmas. I’m just thinking that I could save up for it in January and maybe put the majority of my teaching money towards it.”
Nate: “But is that THE camera that you want? You definitely are making this tough.”
Nicole: “No, I was thinking you could help me research. It just looked like a good camera.”
Nate, sighing, “I wish you weren’t doing research already.”
Nicole, starting to get confused: “I was just looking. I don’t need to get a camera if we can’t do it right now. I can just keep practicing with my good one. Not all of my blog posts need pictures.”
Nate: “I wanted it to be a surprise.”
Me: “Wait, what?”
Nate: “I bought you one for Christmas.”
*Insert smiley face, loud squeals, and lots of hugging*