The power of persuasion

You guys, relentless hounding, hinting, nagging, bugging, suggesting and blogging on the subject really does work!

‘Cause guess what this girl got for Christmas?

In all seriousness, though, it’s much more and much nicer than I expected and I’m blessed to have gotten it. My parents and sisters are the best and they’ve covered just about any gift-giving occasion for me for the next several years!

Here’s another shot, out of the box. Isn’t she pretty? We’ll call her Stella, since, let’s face it, I’m not getting a puppy anytime soon. But, I can take beautiful pictures of other people’s puppies with this!


A gentle reminder

You know what we’ve not talked about in a few days? How I need want need a camera.

Preferably one that looks like this:

I think it’s time I bring in some supporting arguments in a segment I like to call: “Look what I can do.” I’ll show you some of the amazingness I am capable of with a camera like that.

I call this one “Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken.”

“Amazing Action Shot”

“Scared pioneers”



“Dad in his natural habitat (Mark’s Feed Store)” a.k.a. “Dad look at this shout-out you’re getting”

Think of all the photos you could be seeing on a regular basis. And they’ll be this awesome. Or awesomer. Or awesomest.

Looking for a good present to get me? It rhymes with shmamra.

Oh hey there. I was just thinking earlier today that it’s about that time. About that time when I remember that people that buy me birthday/Christmas presents read this blog. And hopefully, they are susceptible to blatant hints.

On account of there’s something I want. And not that i expect it but it would be really awesome and I’ve been good this year. For the most part.

And I could buy it for myself, in a few months probably, but Mom and Dad want me to be saving my money for other things – like a condo/house when the lease is up here with The Roommate. And buying this camera that I totally don’t need but really want would just be irresponsible at this juncture. (Right, parents?)

And, oh would you look at that. Here’s the kind of camera I want. Pay close attention to the amounts for used or refurbished cameras.

Yeah, that’s right, it doesn’t even have to be brand new. And you don’t have to buy me anything else but the body and the regular lens. I’ll buy a longer lens later and even buy the memory card for it myself.

Hey, here’s another one! Even cheaper! And that’s fine, as long as it’s not damaged or the lens isn’t scratched!


Pay close attention to how it says it can be gift wrapped. Gift wrapped. ‘Cause it could like, be a gift for someone. Maybe someone who is kind of good at taking pictures and wants to get better. And will totally take awesome pictures for you to hang on the wall in your newly decorated and painted living room/family room/dining room.

Oh, the pictures I could take with this camera. All amazing at whatnot. So, in conclusion, please remember how much you like me and I will never ask you for anything again. Or at least I will try not to. For at least two years. Unless I need help with the new place to live thing…..JUST KIDDING….shhh.

Not-so-subliminal messaging

‘Member how I’m getting better at photography?

Guess what would help that even more?

Isn’t she pretty? Not mine, yet, but that’s where this blog – and hopefully my family – comes in.

You see, I don’t need much in life – I buy my own DVDs and groceries and pay my bills. And when it comes to Christmastime and my birthday and the next Christmas and birthday, I am content with nothing. As long as for one of them I get this camera.

On, you can find them for cheap. Used, even. And that’s fine by me, as long as the thing isn’t broken or there isn’t a scratch on the lens.

I’ll even buy all the accouterments myself. Bag, card, other lenses.

It doesn’t have to be a Canon either. That just happened to be one of the first ones that popped up. I’ll take a Nikon.

All’s I know is in my last job I used one all the time and fell in love. Then this summer when I borrowed my aunt’s fancy one and used it in England, I wanted to marry the thing.

Think of the great pictures I could take. Think of how much better this blog could get! (Not much, I know, it’s already pretty great.)

So when you start making your Christmas list, I’ll be making 100 copies of these pictures and leaving them strategically placed around my parents’ house. Same goes for birthday time. I’m real sneaky like that.