A New Addition To The Family

Mission successful! Look what I brought home.

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A baby brother for my DSLR. Also known as the Canon SD960. Or one sexy little point in shoot πŸ˜‰

It’s true – I bought myself a birthday present a wee bit early. What can I say, they dropped the price on the camera by $50, so how could I not? Not only did I get the camera, but it came with one of those wicked flexible tripods – you can latch those onto anything!

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I also picked up a camera case, 8GB memory card, and spare battery to totally trick out my new camera. We won’t talk about how much damage it did to the Visa though. I already know it’s totally worth it.

But can we talk a minute about how ridiculous the packaging for digital cameras is? Seriously – check out the size of the camera vs the size of the box it comes in.

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Excessive, no? I realize they want to protect it from damage while shipping, but come on. It seems a bit like overkill. I will give them props for not using any Styrofoam in their packaging though. Oh well, at least I have another box I can pack things in to move.

Let’s back track though. Before my trip down to see Dave, my sales guy, at Future Shop, I made a quick dinner. One that involved heat via the stove. Drop the temperature a few degrees, and this girl can’t help but heat the place up again by using the damn stove.

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I really wanted garlic roasted potatoes – no substitute would do.

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I grilled up a Mclean Organic Foods β€œCheeza” Smokie, served up with mustard.

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Ya know, there is no good way to photograph a whole sausage without it looking phallic. I’m just saying.

I also steamed some broccoli & cauliflower, and topped it with some sharp white cheddar. I may love cheese.

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I think those were some of the best roasted potatoes I’ve made. Perfectly crispy on the outside, while the inside was almost melt in your mouth good. Mmmm.

As much as I would have loved to play with my new camera all evening, I had to do some cleaning, as my sister is coming to visit for the weekend. I vacuumed and cleaned the bathroom, as well as got some laundry done. Then it was snack time.

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Looks like chocolate ice cream, no? I guess it sort of is. I kicked up the blog famous banana soft serve with some cocoa powder, and a swirl of peanut butter. I highly recommend trying this combination – chocolate, peanut butter, banana. Perfection. I only wish I’d made a big batch!

I did manage a few photos with the new toy, just for fun. In fact, the above photo was taken with it πŸ™‚ I also tested it out on my favourite subject – Sienna.

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Kitty paw close up!

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Widescreen!

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Okay, so widescreen doesn’t translate so well to the blog format, but trust me, it looks pretty sweet on my wide screen computer monitor.

Alright, time to sleep. One more work day, then I get to play all weekend with the sister. Night!

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Categories: Dessert, Dinner, Sienna

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8 Comments on “A New Addition To The Family”

  1. balancejoyanddelicias
    July 31, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    such a pretty camera and it takes amazing pictures!!!
    that banana soft with PB and chocolate looks delicious! πŸ™‚

  2. July 31, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Happy (early?) Birthday!!!
    As much as I love the pictures of Sienna, I’m thinking your dessert pictures may just have sealed my decision to go and buy a food processor for a birthday present to myself (it’s been banana soft serve peer pressure up to this point).

    I’ve been on the fence about it, but that combo might have just pushed me over the edge. Yum!

  3. July 31, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    Great looking camera! It looks like an alien on that tripod πŸ™‚ What’s the deal with such excessive packaging? I hope there is a law against it one day, seriously, such a waste of money and EARTH!

    Love the “ice cream”, it looks so rich and creamy, just how I like it! I made vegan ice cream last night, which I’ll post about tomorrow πŸ™‚

  4. Nicole
    July 31, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    Nice!!! I love the new camera. Your photos look wonderful.

  5. July 31, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    Cute cam!! I love it! That tri-pod is funky too πŸ™‚

    I love your dinner but you’re right, sausages in general never photograph ‘well’ haha!

  6. July 31, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Love the camera! I haven’t been to happy with my kodak and am thinking of giving it to Sarah and buying a Canon. Our old camera is a Canon and it still takes great pictures…it’s just so big and clunky!

    Love Sienna! She even sat pretty while you tested baby bro. The paw shot is just great!

  7. July 31, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Super jealous of that awesome camera and stand. You are right on with the excessive packaging though. Anyway, enjoy your early birtday present.

  8. August 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    OMG! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST!!! FAB NEW CAMERA AND KITTY PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE ITTTTTTT ALL!!! πŸ™‚

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