Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Boxing Day!

And lookee here! I braved the Boxing Day crowds to buy a new camera - a Canon A1100IS Power Shot. It has more megapixels than I need, likely, and the door I have to open to get the card or batteries out is a little challenging, but other than that, I think it will be fine. Somebody made a comment a few days ago that made me realize that the fuzzy photos I had  been taking, just before my camera started clucking at me, were probably the result of camera malfunction, rather than an indication that I couldn't take a picture to save my life. Time being of the essence, what with the Hawaiian holiday coming up, I decided to replace my camera, rather than repairing it (I'll check out the repair option later, and if I can have the camera repaired at a reasonable price, I'll do that - and either give it away or keep it as a spare).

I took the above photo while I was sitting on the sofa, putting the camera together. It's in focus, isn't it? I used 4x magnification, and I think it did a better job than my old one did, even when my old one wasn't broken. So I'm pleased. I am also amazed that I had the patience and courage to shop today. First of all, the entire town is beclouded, befogged, mighty hard to see where you're going in. I drove slowly and carefully, stopped along the way at the tanning salon to work on my pre-Hawaii tan, and turned up at Best Buy at about 10:30 this morning. Finding a camera to buy wasn't difficult. Having no idea what all those numbers mean (except for the price) helps - I can pretty well choose at random, but the line-up to buy the thing was very long. Apparently Best Buy opened at six o'clock this morning for their Boxing Day sale, and some people had spent the night in the line-up outside the door. Some people are just crazy. It took me about twenty minutes to buy the camera and be on my way home.

I decided to stop at the supermarket to get some things for dinner (I have to leave for work in a few minutes, and I wanted both to pack dinner to eat at the office and to leave something for Robin to eat when he gets home). I had forgotten that all the supermarkets would be closed today. They were closed yesterday, too, which was understandable, but I figured I would be able to go shopping today. Wrong. I ended up buying a jar of Classico spaghetti sauce at the drugstore. I knew I had some spaghetti in the cupboard at home. That wasn't the dinner I had planned, but oh, well. The thing is, you see, that on Boxing Day you can buy a television or a camera (and probably a car), but you can't buy a loaf of bread - except at the 7/11. Hmmmph. I never thought of going there.

P.S. I have been suffering daily spam attacks for the last couple of weeks, so for the time being, I've put the word verification gizmo back into play. I do apologize. I know what a nuisance it is - but so is the porny spam and the completely incomprehensible spam - oh, it's all a pain.


AngelMay said...

We've been shopping all afternoon in Sequim. But here the sun is shining and SHINING! Beautiful day - but nippy. New camera seems to work just fine. Looks like a good picture to me.

Psssst! Can you delete the first "comment"? You should if you can. Idjits should not be allowed to comment. :)

Sandra Leigh said...

Yes, it looks as though I'm going to have to put Blog Owner Approval on for a while. I am being spammed daily. Glad you had sunshine. Pea soup here, followed by frost. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

John Hayes said...

Congrats on the new camera! I also have a Powershot (different model), & I love it. There does seem to be quite a bit of spam commenting going on--I've also thought about moderating comments for a bit.

Sandra Leigh said...

John, I decided to go with the word scramble instead. I think it's moderately less annoying than blog owner approval, probably because I'm so absent-minded, I sometimes click Send and then, when I don't see my comment come up, wonder whether I actually wrote it. CRS.

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