Thursday, April 28, 2005

Weekend Adventure

I'll be heading out to Ottawa this weekend for a "surprise" wedding shower for one of my brother's fiance's. I use the word surprise loosely- so loosely in fact that the bride-to-be is more in the know about this shower than my Mother and I. That's about par for the course on this one though. I'm trying to stay positive and look on the bright side- there are bigger things going on in my life than her wedding.

I'm also mulling over how much information is too much information on an 'anonymous' blog. Also, if I can't be honest here, where can I be honest with myself? Ottawa will be great since I'll be able to hang out with an aunt and uncle that I really enjoy. They're extremely well traveled and educated people so the dinner conversation is always interesting. I actually traveled to Japan to visit them for a few weeks about 10 years ago now. What a trip that was!

I tried to figure out linking in a post, as well as including pictures, but I didn't have the patience to figure that out last night. Maybe it'll work for me after I get a full nights sleep?

Basically, the purpose of the post is to say I'll be gone all weekend, and I'll have something to say when I get back.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Digital Camera

I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a digital camera. I will always love my 35mm Canon AE-1, but sometimes it's just not practical to lug a large manual camera to certain events. It just doesn't work for parties and it's certainly not that attractive to carry in a huge camera bag in a sleek evening dress. So, for most events I've just left the big camera at home and not taken any pictures. I had been asking around and checking out some websites for reviews on decent, reliable digital compact's and decided on the Canon Powershot S500.

Well, that all changed once I talked to the very knowledgeable owner of my local independently owned camera store. I trusted the guy since he sold me my 35mm and I couldn't have found a better fit for what I needed at the time. He was very open and upfront and totally sold me on the Canon powershot SD400- even though it was a little more than I had planned on spending, I think it'll be worth it.

The whole reason I decided to make the plunge and buy a digital, is because I got a $600 travel bursary from the department this semester for my thesis. However, I won't be using it to travel for my research since I picked a fairly local topic to work with, and a whole lot of travel just isn't in my future at this point. It's only an MA afterall! I'm saving up my money for some serious travel once I get to my Ph.D in a year and I'm sure I'll appreciate the camera a whole lot then.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

First Post

This is a temporary home until I figure out the more sophisticated aspects of creating a webpage.* Blogger seemed to be a good space to try out in the meantime. There's more to come.

*I actually don't know anything about creating websites, but I'm supposed to be learning all that this summer, with some help. Once I do, I'll probably be moving spaces, unless I completely fall in love with blogger and chose never to leave.