I got my new camera a few weeks ago. My very own DSLR - a Canon Rebel.
I was kind of scared to put it into my cart. Somehow, it felt like a huge commitment, like I had to master photography now. I felt like I maybe wasn't up to the task. It was way too cool for me.
I brought it home, and it literally sat in its box for a few days before I could muster up the courage to open it. When I finally did, I spent a few hours poring over the manuals, but most of the technical stuff went over my head, so I gave up after reading about the different lenses and how to turn it on.
I decided to just try the camera out, but I soon noticed that while my pictures were a little sharper, they weren't much better than my point and shoot.
Monday, November 11, 2013
I have always been grateful for our country. What we have is so rare, especially when you look at the sweeping history of humanity. It's easy for me to get caught up in meaningless politics and frustrated by where our country is headed, but one thing that I have realized is how grateful I am for the military, who do not get to question that elected authority. They just do what is asked, and they do it for us- even us ungrateful, short-sighted ones.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
I remember a few bits from third grade. I remember my teacher, Mrs. Isler and her funny, quiet sense of humor. I remember a few of the kids in my class, but probably the most vivid memory I have from that year was the trolls. They were such a weird trendy thing. I remember on my birthday, my friend Jenny gave me a pink haired troll, and I treasured that thing. I kept it in my desk where I could see its bizarre amber colored eyes peeking out at me all day. It didn't matter that every other kid in the class had amassed huge collections of them, I was euphoric to finally be counted among them as an official troll owner.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
I still think Halloween is a weird holiday, but it does make for some fun traditions.