February 1, 2010

I Got A New Toy!

Don't you just love to get new toys?
I got my Christmas present a few days ago. Malcolm wanted me to pick it out so I'd get just the one I wanted.

Isn't it cute? So tiny!

I've long thought "wouldn't it be nice to have a little camera I can stick in my pocket," because we go into places to eat or what not and I end up seeing something and wishing I had my camera. Now I can carry this one where ever I go, though I'll still use my big Nikon for all the landscape shots, etc.

Mom suggested to me a few weeks ago that I write a book, a travel book of sorts, and feature all the places we eat. She thinks its so neat that we can refer to places we like to eat so easily and that they are all over the country.

I'm not so keen on the book writing idea. She's not the first to mention it and she along with several others have urged me to write a book about becoming a truck driver and all my experiences. I simply don't have the patience. I sit and compose blog posts in my mind as I drive at night, and can percieve how a book might be interesting to do, but when it comes down to getting it on paper, I have no motivation. I've always been one to fall into America's bad habit of demanding instant gratification and I think that's why I like blogging so much. I can write one post and get immediate response from "my readers."

Anyway, Mom's suggestion of an eating out travel book inspired me. Except I'm not going to write a book about it. I'm going to do blog posts featuring the different places we like to stop and eat. I've already documented two of them on this last trip from Texas, and will be posting about them soon.

In the mean time I just wanted to show off my new toy! Its so fun, takes such good pictures, and is just too cute! Thanks for letting me share!


frugalmom said...

Ooooooo! A new camera! Thats always fun.

Sharon Tachenko said...

Yes! I'm guilty of nudging and prodding you to write a book - until you started your blog! It is a great format for you! And I can understand that it would add a layer of pressure you just don't need. What you're doing is great - you're keeping a good record and sometime, you MAY want to do a book - when life is easier! Can't wait to get your eating-out blog!

Great idea - the camera. No excuse for not capturing i! Remember, too, MANY restaurants now have their menus on-line. . . so you can augment with the online site. . .

Tiffany said...

Hahaha...I love the picture of a camera...!!! It is such a funny thought!!!! I say, don't bother with a book...I say, take pictures and "write" calendar!

Ed said...

Very cool, the ELF series are great cameras..:-)

small farm girl said...

Start out writing on your blog. If you end up really liking it, then maybe a book. Just use your blog posts. lol. I like your new camera. It's sooooo small.
Be safe out there.

Janice said...

Cool camera, now that's what you call a pocket camera.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Congrats on your new toy! You know how much I love my own Canon PowerShot. So fun!