Some people have bad luck with computers. Take, for instance, my parents. No matter how new a computer is, my dad will have a problem with it. And not just an I-don't-know-stuff-about-computers problem...but something more along the lines of need-to-hire-someone-to-fix-it problem. It's a curse. Others have problems with, say, love. It's tragic, but we all know people who just can't seem to make it work, yet, with relationships. This is different, I suppose, because the bad luck is really just the fact that they haven't found the right person. Some have bad luck with cars. Others have bad luck with health -- they are always getting sick. Well, my friends, Marcus and I officially have bad luck with cameras.
Perhaps this won't fully illustrate our frustration, but when we got married, my dad gave us a camera. We grew fond of this little camera, but sure enough, it stopped functioning at it's best and caused me too much frustration. So, my dad, out of love, surprised us and bought us a new camera. Nikon Coolpix. It wasn't Ashton Kutcher's stellar commercials that pulled my dad in, it was the great deal at Sam's Club and the fact that it really is a nice camera. We used this baby everyday. Until Saturday night that is. It will not turn on. Correction: It will not stay on for more than a few seconds. We have tried everything, but I'm afraid another camera is going to the grave. This time, she only lasted about 6 months. I don't drop cameras. I don't throw them. I don't accidentally put them in through a wash cycle. There is no abuse of any kind to my memory catching friends. But somehow, they always decide to desert me right when I need them most.
Marcus told me that if we got a good tax return, we could buy a camera. I want a really nice camera. One that I can take really really good pictures with. Ya know, when you can focus on one object and it's fuzzy in the background and stuff? Wouldn't that be cool?! But the truth is, if I'm saying I want the kind of camera that focuses in on one object and leaves the background fuzzy, I'm obviously not at the point in my photography skills to get one of those. But, don't you need one like that to practice, to learn, to develop the photography skills of a champion? Or perhaps I need to just have a good everyday camera, and take some classes before I dive in and get a great one? hmmm Plus, a really great one may be too pricey.
So, I need help. We filed our taxes today and Marcus agreed to get a new camera. But, we don't know a price range yet because we're not sure what's realistic. Any suggestions? I need one that will stay with me in the long haul. None of this 6 month business. I've also really enjoyed the video feature. It's helped a lot not having to bring a video camera everywhere we go. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
With that said, we may not have any new pictures posted for awhile. Sorry. I know you're all crying inside.