I found a camera! It is chosen and ordered. Thank God. I am *so* sick of researching cameras. That shit gets really, really boring after a while. And I’m so OCD that I have to check every single vendor, every single review, every single local store (which took all of 10 minutes) and every single comparison chart.
One thing that I did find helpful, though is Flickr. IF you are ever in the market to buy a new camera, check out flickr for pictures that you think are really impressive. Then, you can go down in the right hand corner and see what kind of camera that person took that picture with! You can also search by camera model. If you are looking to buy a XVG 500, you can go to flickr’s camera finder and see all pictures on the site taken with that model camera. There are even categories – for “night pictures”, “landscape pictures”, “portraits”. How cool is that? Really nice feature to the site.
But, I ended up getting the Kodak EasyShare M1033. For several reasons.
- PRICE: I got this camera for less than a hundred dollars. Now how can you get better than that?? And I even got free shipping!
- MEGAPIXELS: It’s a 10 mp camera. Not that I’ll ever need 10 mp’s on my camera. I hardly ever print out pictures.
- LCD: This camera has a 3 inch LCD. Which is really nice, because I can’t see for shit anymore.
- HOUSING: The housing is metal, not plastic. I HATE plastic cameras.
- ISO: This camera has a really high ISO, which helps it to take better pictures in low light, which is my number one problem.
- VIDEO: Takes video in HD. Which is a nice feature, but one that I’ll probably never use, since I really like my DVD camcorder.
Oh – and the one I got is pink. How awesome is that???
So, the camera shopping is done and over with, thank God.
You know what else is done and over with? The crocheted ABC blanket. Another big sigh of relief! I remember now why I gave up crocheting – it is mindless and boring. And it makes my hands hurt. But the blanket is done. I just have to wash and block it. Val was over the other day and she said she really likes the blanket, so after the fair it will probably go to Val’s girl baby. I’ll say one thing about crocheting, though. This is one heavy ass blanket. Even Val commented on how heavy it is.
Do you know what’s NOT over with? The bedroom. Paul has STILL not finished with the bed. So there is STILL a futon mattress in the living room, a pile of blankets and pillows in the sewing room, and a half finished bed in the bedroom. And I’d tell you what Paul’s “vision” is for the bedroom, if I knew what the hell it was. Paul fancies himself a Carson Kressley of sorts, when he is really more of a Carson Daley. I don’t know exactly what he’s “going for” in the bedroom, only I know that everything he’s done so far is “metal”. He’s fashioning some sort of metal headboard that’s going to be draped with fabric – actually, “woven” with fabric – the headboard is some kind of grate looking thing that Paul wants to “weave” fabric through. Then he has a platform built for the bed and that’s also metal, and oh – the best part? No, really, the BEST part?? He took these long metal water pipes and fastened them to the walls where the walls meet the ceiling. Yeah, water pipes. He said “It gives the room a more industrial look”. It has to be seen to be appreciated – ask Val. She saw it. Then he went out to scour through the Harley Barn because he said he had some sprinkler heads in there. I’m guessing the water pipes will eventually have sprinkler heads on them. See? This is what happens when you mix Paul with HGTV.
I think the first pictures I will take with my new camera are the water pipes on the walls in the bedroom.