If you know me, Mariana Wagner, for any length of time, you will chalk the following story up as yet another Marianaism (not to be confused with Ines’ Miamism … I am not that cool … yet.)
The other day I went to my car, tossed my camera bag and purse into the passenger side, walked around to the drivers’ side, got in, started my car, put on my seat belt, turned up my stereo (Puddle of Mudd? The Doors? Joan Jett? Justin Timberlake? Tchaikovsky? Kenny Chesney? I don’t remember …) and drove away.
Well, apparently I had not zipped my camera bag all the way so when I “tossed” it into my car, the camera strategically fell under the car where I promptly drove it over, and you-guessed-it, demolished it into about 12.5 pieces. (Thank goodness the memory card escaped unscathed…)
I am a firm believer of not replacing anything until I absolutely have to. And THIS would constitute “absolute having-to” – seeing as I am a relatively competent real estate agent … I NEED a camera. And a GOOD camera is the foundation of a great real estate business.
For the past 4-ish years I have used my trusty Nikon Cool Pix 4100. It was a relatively inexpensive camera that took good pictures. However, even in my amateur-picture-taking-status, I had outgrown its functionality … about 2 years ago. But, because of my waste-not-want-not attitude I have made-do with my little Nikon.
However … Now I need a camera. And one that can take great pictures and one that I can “grow” with and one that will accept add-ons and offer cool accessories, like different lenses and flashes and battery options … and it is almost my birthday, so a new camera is even MORE justified. (Birthday presents can be sent to Lani, in hopes to bribe her to be nice to me this week when I visit her and Benn…)
(In case you were wondering … No. I did not drive over my Nikon on purpose, but there is a silver lining to every cloud…)
Next week I am going to Shewmakers Camera shop – a local camera shop in Colorado Springs to pick up a brand new Canon Powershot G9 with Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens adapter. The camera, itself will cost about $499. On top of that, since I am purchasing it from Shewmakers, I get free camera classes and THEY are my tech-support … not some guy in Pakistan. (No offense Pakistan.)
I do not think I have been this excited about a purchase since … um, since I was invited to write on Agent Genius. (10 points for sucking up. Lani, you can send me my 10 points in the mail … or just give them to me over dinner.)
P.S. Ines … You can have your attorney contact me over the blatant copyright infringement on your logo. 😉