Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"We take pictures to record our personal vision of the world"

I recently bought, on a whim and extreme splurge, a Nikon D40x SLR digital camera. 10.2 megapixels. A 3.0x 18-55mm Nikkor lens, and a Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm lens. There's a difference between taking a picture, and perfectly capturing a single scene. This camera makes that difference possible.
While it did cost my first-born child, and I'm debating on whether I'm going to keep it, I did take it for a test run on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful and rarely sunny day here in the blizzard we call Utah. And while the snow is a complete nuisance to live and drive in, there is nothing more beautiful than a perfect blue sky after a huge snowstorm. Here's what I got...

These first few are from Orem Cemetery

And here's a couple from Washington, where there was more snow than I have seen in a very long time. Of course it was while I was at home trying to escape the eight feet of snow here. Some are a little blurry, I need a tripod. =)

This is my mom and my adorable little brother right before he went to his first (public) school dance.

I got these ideas....burnin' through my skull!

Yeah so it's been almost a month since I've blogged. I've taken a short sabbatical to find a new job and choose a new career path, neither of which are going well. No one wants to hire me, and I therefore don't have the money to go back to school to do something I actually want to. But hey, what can a girl with five years of administrative experience do??

On a good note though, I will be getting my tax returns shortly, which I did file all by myself. Maybe I don't need a job. Maybe I can live off of about $700 for another couple of months. Until I get married and have a man to support me, right? Right?? Isn't that every girl's dream???

Somewhere Elizabeth Cady Stanton is rolling over in her grave.

The point of this blog is to say cut the tears! I'm going to start blogging again!! Stay tuned for more.