Dan was one of the first people to put a professional camera in my hands and showed me how it worked. That was 17 years ago.
I never let a camera out of arms reach until the day he handed me a video camera.
It’s been about as long as he handed me his camera that he finally picked one up again.
Through hoops of fire, he was able to get a Nikon D40. It was not a spur of the moment buy. He had actually did a lot of research and asked me about 4,000 questions before he finally gave in and bought one.
Like a kid in a crack store, he’s been going crazy with his new toy. He bought a Flickr pro account so he can flood our photostreams with pictures of his cats.
In the search to find him the perfect camera that will fit all of his needs, I kept sneaking a few peeks at my sick obsession; Nikon D300.
Owning my own photography business, I can justify buying it. The fact that I have had my D70 for as long as I have (well over the estimated shutter release give out :29,000 and 56,000) and got so much more than the recreational use I thought I was going to get out of it.
I could TOTALLY justify buying it. I mean, I am going to need a bigger camera and the D70 will make a fine back up camera. THERE IS JUSTIFICATION DAMN IT.
Tonight I actually went in and was going to buy it, but because I am a moron, I didn’t get it.
Figuring it was God’s way of telling me that I shouldn’t buy it, I got the girls together and asked them if they had a hundred dollars, what would they spend it on. I figured it was going to be the perfect example of what normal people do when given unexpected money.
“If I gave you a hundred dollars, Alyx…what would you buy?”
“I would put it in my account and save it for college.” Shea chimes in with a ‘me too’
*blink* *blink* Whoa. Were are the children that at Target will plead with me for a toy until their throats bleed?
“ALYX. Shut up. You don’t have ‘an account'”
“Well, I should huh?” She looks up at me from my check book register that she is balancing.
“Yeah. whatever. So say you decided to spend it and not ‘save’ it. What would you buy?”
Looking up from the pile of receipts she says, “A vacation.”
“WHAT?” I swear to GOD, who STOLE MY CHILDREN AND REPLACED THEM WITH THESE FREAKS!?
“I’m thinking Hawaii. It will take some saving though.” She taps my check book register with her pen and recalculates the last entry. “So, have you made any deposits into this account?”
AND and I will making a withdrawal tomorrow! little accountant freak.