Photo Uploaded: Mar 25 2010 02:29:46 GMT Taken: 2010:03:24 17:09:26 Manufacturer: Canon Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/160 sec ISO: 80 Flash: No
Off on a rant. Not something I usually do here , but...
A macro shot taken with the subject of the paragraphs below ;-)
I went to the local Sam's Club to buy a new point and shoot camera after work tonight. More for my Lease than myself, but these cameras come in handy for everyday things. My Minolta point and shoot is 4+ years old and has been malfunctioning for a little while now. I wanted to pick up an easy to use camera for Lease because...
She just found out her job of 15+ years has been terminated. Nothing she did wrong- just her employer found a way to pay people less to do the job she does in another town. I can't really blame her employer- this is a terrible time to try to run any kind of business. I don't want to get into a discussion of "It is all O'bama's fault" or "Blame it all on Bush", because I have my thoughts and you have yours. In this country right now no job is safe, no business wants to expand, and all businesses are looking at ways to save a buck. If they can hire two people in another town to do Lease's job, they are going to do it. It is wrong, bad for the future of this country, blah blah blah. Nothing I type here will change anyone's political view, so I won't even try.
Let me just say that the future for our children is not as nearly as bright as it was for my generation. I am just a few years (hopefully) away from retirement. Our boy probably won't be able to even think about that when he is our age.
I planned on buying a Kodak Z915 for Lease. She wanted to take a few photos of her co-workers before they shut the door and lock it for good. Last weekend, it was available for only $109.00, with a battery charger, Ni-Cad batteries, and a case.
Good deal for a basic 10 megapixel camera.
I know this is one of the last frivolous purchases I will be making for a long time, but it just ragged me off that it went up $40 since Saturday!
The Canon Powershot SX120IS is a far better camera, and they had it for another $30 more than the basic Kodak Z915.
Frivolous purchase with impending unemployment? Maybe so.
Oh well. I worked a bunch of overtime this winter. I won't be buying anything in the near future.
And Lease will be off full time with little chance of a new job in just a few week. She might even be babysitting/enjoying the company of our granddaughter much more when that happens.
For what this camera set me back, it will make it much easier to take snapshots of our granddaughter down the road. With the economy tanking and unemployment shooting over 10%, I might be free to take more snapshot before I wanted to too...