sunday mornings are not my favorite.
on saturday morning i wake up and feel like i have all the time in the world to do (almost) whatever i want. on sunday morning i am thinking about the groceries were are low on and what appointments i have coming up next week. it's when i notice the basket of laundry someone has sweetly left for me at the bottom of the stairs, and when i realize there will never be enough time to do all the stuff i want to do. even if i weren't such a total slacker.
this morning is a little better than most because of two things. 1: it is not an oven outside today. it's still going to be very hot, but only in the double digits. it's quite a relief after the last week or two. 2: for lunch, i'm meeting two of my old college friends for lunch. i saw michele last summer when we saw styx together. i haven't seen her husband kevin since they visited once when our now college aged kids were still pre-school. i predict that will be very good.
i'm researching dslrs this morning. before i even did the job, i proclaimed the first thing i was going to do with any money i earned writing was buy a dslr. and now the time has come to start the research. it's a lot of money so i want to make the best choice. but i have to admit i am loyal to nikon. my dad bought me a nikon (with a fancy case and an even fancier zoom lens) for my 16th birthday. no, i don't know why i got so spoiled. but i did and i loved that nikon. i used the heck out of that nikon, even back in those olden days when you had to buy film and pay to have it processed. i turned 16 in 1982 (please don't tell me if you weren't even born yet then), so that's a lot of years of loyalty.
still, i told myself (and anyone who would listen) i wouldn't let that be my decision maker. if another camera was better, i'd get it. it's a pricy decision to base just off brand loyalty. but then this morning i was looking around and the nikon d5100 looks pretty sweet. it gets great reviews. it's a solid choice. that makes me happy.
it's expensive though. did i mention that? and it's hard to justify buying a camera that cost more than my computer (plenty expensive itself). so i don't know. so far the nikons are the only one i've looked at in any depth. feel free to make a suggestion if you have a camera you love. i'll keep searching the internets until i have a better idea of what exists. luckily i have time to make up my mind. i'm in no hurry. maybe i'll buy one in september or october. those months sound far away, but time flies. or slips away. or both.
my thinking? well we're going to disney world, a fantastic pace for taking photos, at the beginning of december. if i'm going to be using my new dslr then i want to have had time to be familiar with it before the trip. i am highly disney focused at the moment. i can't help it. i love that place, and even more love having an upcoming trip i can obsess about. it's how i roll.
see? i said i'd be back today with the words and stuff.
so far, so good.