I have officially done my part to stimulate the economy! I spent a chunk of change, and I did it unlike the imbeciles in Washington D.C. I saved my own money for the purchase before I spent it. Yep, balancing a budget is not rocket science. If you do it right, you don’t have to get a loan from the Chinese government that will have to be repaid by future generations. And, you don’t have to resort to printing an extra trillion dollars in your basement while using a diversionary tactic from the class warfare playbook. Yep, if you can’t afford it, you don’t spend it! Even though you really, really want to. You would think this simple concept would be covered in Economics 101. It makes you wonder what has been taught in the classrooms since I graduated several decades ago. Hmmm…
Oh my goodness gracious. Where am I? I seem to be standing on a soapbox! How did that happen? Excuse me for a momentary rant. These troubled times are adversely affecting my usual sweet decorum. The insane swindling and bamboozling going on by our elected officials lately is impossible for me to ignore, and I am close to a breaking point. Ah, there I go again, standing on that soapbox. Gee whiz!
Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I remember, LOL!
I bought a new camera - the Nikon D90! I ordered it from B&H Photo, our favorite photo and electronics supplier. I already love the HUGE display on the back. It is bigger than the one on my D70, and I can use it without the assistance of reading glasses. That’s a big plus for my mature eyes, ha-ha! Studying the 278-page user’s manual is on my “to do” list. But it has enough of the same buttons and knobs that I’ve already been using it. I am doing the happy dance and LOVING it! It has a nice feel and takes beautiful pictures. I also got the Nikkor 18-200mm zoom lens with vibration reduction. Hubby has had one for a couple of years now and it is a honey. I have been wildly jealous and finally got one for me too.
So I will be enjoying my photography hobby even more and sharing the results with you in the days ahead!