I'm gonna wade outside my comfort zone and share a little DIY-decorative painting technique illustrated with photos by yours truly. See, last weekend at the Gift Show Jamie got all up in my craw about sharing more of this (winning, effortlessly sunny) personality with you fine people. "You should take a picture and post about that!" Like the bowl of Grape Nuts I ate this morning? No, just stuff I come across ... stuff I like.
Sounds great, but my big excuse -- aside from sheer laziness -- is photo quality. I drool over blogs like this one where the candids look ripped from a J. Crew catalog while my circa '99 digicam is bigger than Zack Morris's cell phone and yields photos unfit even for Craigslist. Perfectionism isn't strong enough a word for my condition, so I asked (whined) around. Tim came to my rescue: "The Dooce lady, this is what you're looking for, trust me. TRUST ME FOR ONCE."
Thanks, A Canon 5D, awesome. THOSE COST 3500 FRIGGIN' DOLLARS.
It was back to square one until I finally traded in my flip phone (seeing an archaic tech trend here?) for a snazzy, if corporate-feeling, BlackBerry that has a decent camera AND a memory card. Scott Schuman and Bruce Weber, your jobs are safe. Learning to let go.
But in the meantime, if you have any Consumer Reports or recommendations on digital cameras, please give 'em up. (See, Mimi, I asked!) Is there a huge gap between the 300 and 3000 buck range? How does my idol get those warm colors and sharp edges? Enquiring, insanely jealous minds want to know.