Monday, November 16, 2009

My New Toy!

Lately, I've been thinking about getting a DSLR. It's expensive and it would require some money that could perhaps better be used going toward a house or vacation (Lee and I haven't gone anywhere since our honeymoon and I'm determined that we shall take a legit vacation in 2010.), but I still kept thinking about it. I've analyzed some of my favorite bloggers' pictures and the cameras they used. I've tried to improve my point-and-shoot pictures in an attempt to convince myself that it's more a matter of skill than camera (This is probably true to an extent.). To help me decide, I asked my mom if I could borrow her DSLR for a couple weeks and see how I liked it.

After a few days of playing with it, I got an e-mail from my mom. There was another camera she wanted and she was going to get that for Christmas, so I could just keep her wonderful Nikon D60.

Much happy chair-bouncing ensued.

I replied to her with many thanks and said that I was relieved because I thought I might have to buy it from her, which I'm sure would've been a bargained but free is so much better. In this e-mail, which contained other topics, I had mentioned that I would be picking up some toys for a toy drive we were having at church. So mom suggested that in lieu of actual cash money to her, I go get a stuffed animal for the toy drive, since stuffed animals are her favorite. But not a cheap one, a quality Build-a-Bear. So I went and built a dog this weekend, in exchange for my fabulous new camera.

a Build-A-Dog
He also barks.

So without futher ado, meet my new bff!
me and my precious
Clearly he needs a name. Yes, I've decided he's a he. And no, I still haven't decided on a name for my sewing machine. Ideas for both are welcome in the comments. My sewing machine is a girl by the way.

I'm thinking about George for the camera. Mike? Niki the Nikon? That's more of a girl name. And a little lame. I really like George but would hate to need it some day for a child and have already spent it on my camera.

Also, feel free to direct me toward any useful DSLR-for-dummies resources on the Interwebs.

Expect to see lots more pictures coming! Like this one, in which Reagan does not support fitness.

12 comments:

Megan said...

How about Nero, Newton, Nigel, Norman...I sincerely doubt you would name your child any of these.

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

That is correct Megan, I would never name my kids any of those names. Nero is out because didn't he kill some Catholics before burning Rome or something?! I'm kind of liking Nigel or Norman.

Jenn said...

Nigel!!! He's one of the judge's from America's Next Top Model and he's a photographer.

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

But I don't watch America's Next Top Model.

Jamie said...

Congrats on the new FREE camera - how great your Mom is!

I hadn't taken pics on anything other than a camera phone before I got "Konrad" the Nikon - I'll never go back :-) www.kenrockwell.com was a HUGE help to me. I only read him, no manual...

Pin said...

I vote Nigel, too!

stefanie said...

Aren't DSLRs the best?! I have had mine for over three years now and it is the best thing ever.

thegamerswife said...

lucky you!! I'm jealous! :)

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Good for you! I'm sooo jealous though. I've used both and the camera makes ALL the difference!

As for the name: Nick?

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Thanks for all the name suggestions! And Jamie, that site looks great!

amy said...

Congrats on your new camera...I'm still waiting for my Christmas bonus before I can get mine.

PS. I just gave you another blog award...

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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