Sunday, February 27, 2011

Camera and ABCs ...


e are waiting for our new DSLR to arrive (ours was stolen, so we had to order a new one).  I knew the two week wait would be unbearable, so I decided to treat myself to a new point and shoot to get me by until the mailman brings my DSLR.  It will be nice to have this extra camera for days when I don't want to lug around the giant, heavy camera.

I played around with it a bit, trying to learn the settings.  I figure I should probably do the same with our DSLR when it arrives, since I had never even learned how to use our old one properly.

Last night I got to try it out when we went for dinner to celebrate some friends' birthdays.  
The hubby and I had some Thai pizza:

This morning I had cinnamon raisin toast and OJ while I did some homework.

We spent the day having lunch with my family, and then hanging out with our little nephew.  
The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day.

Dinner at the in-laws included steak, baked potatoes, stuffed tomatoes, garlic toast and mushrooms.  I had a little of each, but a LOT of mushrooms!


Dessert was 2 milk chocolate covered strawberries and a mini blizzard.
(Georgia Mudfudge is the best!)

This ABC Meme is going around the blogosphere ... here are my answers:

ABC Meme

A. Age: 28
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you hate: Hanging up clothes or tidying
D. Dogs: Love them.  Had dogs growing up, but am too busy to be a great doggie parent right now.  We will get a dog or two once we have settled down with kids.
E. Essential start to your day: Shower
F. Favorite color: Black
G. Gold or silver: Gold for sure!
H. Height: 5' 6"
I. Instruments you play: None, but I have a piano and want to learn.
J. Job title: Teacher/ Student
K. Kids: Yes, definitely.  I want 4.
L. Live: Well
M. Mom’s name: Carol
N. Nicknames: Jo, Jonie (best friend calls me this sometimes), and then a bunch of silly ones that the hubby calls me :-)
O. Overnight hospital stays: Fortunately none.
P. Pet peeve: Quiet talkers, slow talkers, really long, boring story tellers.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Keep the change you filthy animal." - Home Alone
R. Right or left handed: Left
S. Siblings: Older brother and younger sister.
T. Time you wake up: Between 7:00 and 9:00 usually (depends on day of week).
U. Underwear: I wear it. 
V. Vegetables you dislike: I like them all.  Haven't had one that I didn't like.
W. What makes you run late: Not being able to find something to wear :-)
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Just teeth at the dentist, I think.
Y. Yummy food you make: Everything - duh!!  LOL :-)
Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Easy. The gorillas.  I made the hubby watch them with me for about 3 hours on our honeymoon.  I love them.  I want one.

What are some (or all) of your answers to the ABC questions?


Nicole Pearce said...

So sorry to hear about your camera being stolen and someone breaking into your house.
My primary camera is the Canon S90 and I love it (previous to the S95 you have). It is in for repairs as my dog knocked it off the counter and onto the floor. I had to run out and buy a cheapy Canon camera in the meantime. I know how it feels to be without your camera.
The great thing about the S95 is that you can put it on fully manual mode and use it just like a DSLR. I'm sure it will take you no time at all to get comfortable with it.

Unknown said...

Yay for the new point and shoot camera! It takes great pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Home Alone Quote! And Georgia Mudfudge is 2nd best, only to Choco-Cherry Love :-)

Umm Mymoonah said...

That's some awesome shots with your PS, canon are always the best.

Simply Life said...

The pictures you're taking with that camera look great!

Kacy said...

I have that for my every day camera and I really like it.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Your P&S takes some pretty darn good pictures! As for my ABCs, I HATE mushrooms and eggplant

Anonymous said...

I liked reading your ABC's! What makes me run late? The baby!

winkingannie said...

I love my little point and shoot. I hope you like yours!

Very fun reading your ABCs. :)

Amber said...

I LOVE the point-and-shoot I got for Christmas. I swear the pictures are almost as good as my DSLR and so much easier to lug around :)

Lisa said...

I love that P&S - I took the previous one, the S90, to Israel last year and got much better low-light shots than I did with my DSLR. The macro feature is great for food shots.

Jenny said...

Love the camera, it takes wonderful pics :) That blizzard looks delicious!!

thehealthyapron said...

Well, I'm glad you finally got a new camera, even though the last one was stolen!! What goes around comes around though!

Averie said...

congrats on the new P & S

I have heard that canon PS is a very awesome camera and lots of bloggers use it

sorry that you feel...lost...without your camera from your last post. ANY blogger would! hugs sweetie!!

And 4 kids?! WOW!!!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Niiice, what great shots for a point and shoot!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am in need of a new P&S. Mine is 7 years old. Still works ok, but I could use an upgrade! Great shots!

It as fun to read your ABCs. I will prob do this later this week on my blog!

Losing in the City said...

i have that camera and love it.. my husband got it for me last year for my birthday...

Anonymous said...

sorry I don't like dogs. Anyways you treated yourself to a super nice point and shoot!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll give you a few of my ABC answers. Gold or silver: Silver. Nicknames: Jo, Jojo, Jobo, Jojobean, JoMomma. Vegetables I dislike: brussels sprouts, raw broccoli and cauliflower, raw peppers (especially green ones), beets, turnips - oi, there are quite a few! :)

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