I have asked, begged, whined, sulked, pouted, complained, yelled and threatened for a decent good camera (and not the point and shoot which we’ve used and thrown a bunch over the years) for ages now to the husband, and have recently completed a full cycle in what was a pathetic unyielding scenario.
As a last resort with a flicker of hope still left in me, I acted. Impulsively.
Come Christmas morning, this is what I found under the tree with my name on it.
It’s delicious looking, and I haven’t even begun exploring the buttons and settings yet, as I have been very busy cooking huge wedding level foods for various cousins and such.
The story you ask? Here goes.
I was registering myself for a Pilates session come January, at the county and right there above this listing was ‘Photography’ class for adults. On an impulse, I registered the husband for it, and sent it to him as a holiday gift from me.
I love the camera and the pictures and the whole shebang, though at this point am not hugely inclined to sit through a class or learn the mechanics myself. Who best than the husband to learn it all and then well, I can play a willing model right? Which really means that the opportunity for posing is limitless as it was 15 years ago. ;-)
The guy used to have a pretty keen eye with the camera (some specific shots jump to my mind) and then well, life took over and this could be as good a time as any for him to start. A rekindling so to speak.
So the husband thought this one through. Since he had to sit through the weekly 2 hour sessions in this convoluted and elaborate ‘making the wife happy’ process and as he couldn’t really go sit in a photography class without a camera, he had to go out and plunk some decent change onto this baby. Then, this is how smartypants brains work. As he was anyway spending a good figure on it in the times of recession, the man decided he’d gift it to me instead, and solve the whole ‘what do I get the wife for the holidays’ stressful situation!
So there, I own the camera and click away, he sits through classes and does his assignments and hopefully by summer we’d have some neat shots to adorn the walls of our home. With this new clickety-click hobby, we hope to be one happy family! Yay!
In the meanwhile, how does it all fit in the grand scheme of this blog? You get burdened by all that I click. Worthy or otherwise. :-)
2009’s gonna be a fun year for all!