Friday, March 07, 2008
Well a week and a half ago, Tara Grace apparently got tired of hearing me whine about how envious I was of everybody else's cool mega-pixeled cameras. My little HP was very old, dating back to the dawn of digital cameras - and cheap digital cameras at that. It had only 1.5 paltry little megapixels. It could zoom a little bit, but barely enough to make it interesting. It was really, really slow.
Everyone I know has a new or newish camera with lots of pixels. Their pictures are sharp and clear. Their cameras zoom as much as 15x. Gloryosky but I was jealous!! Even though I'm not normally an envious type of person. I have been struggling with serious covetousness. Not that I grudged others their cool cameras. I just wanted one too.
Tara Grace apparently decided that enough was enough and that all that whining - interior and out loud - had to be stopped. In an act very uncharactaristic of her, she pushed my faithful little 1.5 pixel HP to a many-small pieces death. One expects such things of Angel. But Tara Grace? I can only think there was divine intervention here. Could I have willed it? I tried to be sad, but truth is.... Anyway... My credit card, which I have been trying very, very hard to pay down is back up a notch, but I have a really cool new camera that I got for a really, really good price from Amazon.com. It's got 8.3!!! - yes 8.3!!! - megapixels and it can zoom to 10X!!!! It takes moving pictures. (They are awful and I can't figure out how to share them, but they move.) And it works fast.... and you can see what the pictures look like and save or not save with genuine ease. And it's got rechargeable batteries. I am in heaven.
I'm still trying to get a really good picture of Tara. She's difficult to get to begin with and very uncooperative. Unlike Angel, who happily poses for me, Tara sees the camera and turns her back, grooms herself, moves constantly or just leaves the room. But I ramble. Here are some first efforts with my new treasure. They aren't great art, but I'm having fun and I didn't have to move from my desk to take any of them. How cool is that?