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Sigh. Thanks for your thoughts on my blog and flickr page yesterday, I appreciate all of them. I’m still thinking about it and I’m not sure what conclusions, if any, I’ve come to. Some comments have made me more reluctant to get a dSLR… and some comments have made me more determined!

Someone suggested that I just get a better point and shoot camera, with more manual options. Mmm, nah. I think that while the point and shoot camera that I have right now is limiting, I don’t want to “upgrade” to another point and shoot. If I’m going to spend money on another camera, I’m going all out. I mean, not ALL out, but dSLR or bust.

On the other hand, some comments mentioned that since a dSLR isn’t as portable as a point and shoot, it doesn’t get taken out as much. That’s another concern I have… that I’d be too lazy or “embarassed” (for lack of a better word?) to take it out.

And btw, yup, I know that a camera doesn’t make one take better pictures. But for me, it’s the *possibilities*. The different lenses out there and the potential pictures I could achieve with them.

I liked the idea a few people had on my flickr page about starting a separate account and every time I wish I had a dSLR, make a donation to that account. Well, right now my savings account is my dSLR fund but I think it’s a good idea. Every time something about my camera irks me or I see a fantastic picture and I think “man I want a dSLR” I’m going to donate some money to my savings account. Probably only like $2 because it might add up fast and I still need to afford to live, lol…

Anyway, in non-dSLR news… I told my mom this weekend I was going to maybe join a gym when I moved and my mom’s reaction? “Good, I think that’s an excellent idea. You could lose a few pounds.” Lol, thanks mom. I mean, yes she has a point (actually I think my weight is probably alright, it’s just where it has accumulated that is the problem… I need to figure out the right exercise to target the tummy area).

Gotta love parental support, no?

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Mini update because I’m about to head out and even though I haven’t taken any pictures yet (pic to the left was taken a few weeks ago), I’m heading to a wedding so I’m hoping to get my 365 shot there.  I probably won’t be able to post it til tomorrow though, hence the mini update post now.

I was making the 3 hour drive to Houston this morning and was thinking… this is the last time that this drive will be round-trip. The next time I make the drive to Houston, it will be with everything I own, as it will be me moving to Houston. Wow.

After the drive, I got my hair cut – just a trim and some bangs (and seriously, hairdressers never listen to what I say and *always* screw up my bangs). The main problem I had was the hairdresser next to me. This was at the salon my mom frequents and the hairdresser recognized me in relation to my mom, states a few facts about me and then goes, “you’re 15 right?”. Really? Really I look 15? The hairdresser on the other side decides to guess… I told her to guess older so she guesses 20. Well, I’d rather take 20 than 15… but seriously, 15?? That’s 12 years off from my real age!

Ugh. There better be champagne at this wedding. Although I bet they won’t think I’m old enough for it.

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139/365 – Time to…

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Well first of all, wow, thanks for the overwhelming response regarding yesterday’s blog – I appreciate all the comments and I still have quite a few to reply to. Anyway, I’ve decided that I will continue to blog on a pretty regular basis about whatever floats my boat because I like doing it… And on the days when I have nothing to say, I just won’t post.  It’s not rocket science now, is it? :o)

In other news, I’ve started packing up my classroom… it’s that time. I mean, according to the administrators they would say no, it’s not time but… well, I live in a 3rd floor apartment and taking everything home (and up those stairs!) on the two work days after school is out is just impossible. Especially considering that I’ve apparently alienated the two men in my life that used to help me carry things up. :p

Anyway, I’m pretty discreet about it… I just slowly start putting in boxes the things that the kids aren’t using… and take home a box a day. Meanwhile, a different kindergarten teacher walked to her car today with 7 of her students, each of them (and her) carrying a box! If I tried that, I would have gotten caught and in trouble, lol!

And in completely random news, I was talking to my mom and was mentioning new movies coming out (that “Julie & Julia” one, to be specific) and she had the idea that she would like us to maybe take cooking classes when I move to Houston. Just one night a week… I think it’s a nice idea! Especially considering how I completely *fail* at cooking. Sweet.  Unless it’s all asparagus souffles, like she’s thinking… that’s so NOT my idea of yummyness!