Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #5

New Camera

Unfortunately, I still don't have pics for the blog due to my camera’s untimely death but, on a happier note, I’m awaiting its replacement from Broadway Photo.

This camera, a Fujifilm s8100fd, promises to be a winner -- I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Buying it from Broadway saved us at least $100 to boot .

UPDATE: ARRRGH. I just got a phonecall from Broadway Photo. They tried to sell me at least $100 worth of extra stuff -- batteries & recharger, memory card, camera case, extended warranty --that I "need" for the camera. WTF?!? I told them to hold my order & I'd call them back. So, who the hell knows when I'm getting a camera. I HATE the hard sell. Grr.

The Happening

Are Shane & I the only ones excited about The Happening? (Probably. I think we're the only people who liked Lady In The Water.) I read a spoiler for The Happening on IMDB, went to bed and promptly had a nightmare. Awesome.


Renee at Cafe Nay Nay tagged me for a meme!

The rules: Each participant answers questions about him/herself. At the end of the post, the participant tags five people. Their names are posted letting them know they’ve been tagged. They then have to read the participant’s blog. The tagged lets the tagger know when the answers have been posted. Here we go!

What was I doing ten years ago?
10 years ago, I was in living in NYC. I'd just finished my Junior year at Marymount Manhattan College and a Spring internship at Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee. I was dealing with my mounting anxiety as to what I was going to do after graduation. (After working at Live!, I knew I wasn’t going to be happy working in TV.) Since it was June, I was probably working the service elevator at the 5th Avenue apartment co-op my dad manages.

Five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today
1. Clean the kitchen.
2. Research ice cream recipes.
3. Stress out about upcoming deadlines.
4. Enjoy the rare hot weather we’re having.
5. Watch The Daily Show & Colbert Report I ti-faux’ed last night

Five Snacks I enjoy
Good god, I could snack all day long
1. Bachman’s Jax cheese puffs
2. Of late, bagels
3. Also of late, ice cream
4. Sweetened cereal (e.g., Cap’n Crunch, Honeycomb, etc.)
5. Coffee with delicious-yet-horrible-for-you flavored creamer

Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Travel around the world
Pay off all my student loans
Work hard to create socio-economic equality the world over
Become the FCC’s worst nightmare

Places I have lived
Long Island
Finger Lakes Region (New York State)
Wayne, ME (summer job)

Jobs I have had
Service elevator operator
Art counselor at an all boys’ summer camp (Camp "Hellonearth")
Ghost writer for Gridlock Sam
Associate Editor at Videography magazine
Adjunct professor at MMC, IC, FLCC & MCC
Freelance Writer

I tag
Maltese Parakeet, all of Peanut Butter Etouffee
Susan of Food Blogga
Tracy of Ra Cha Chow


Renee said...

What a fun post! Yes, I'm looking forward to the very scary "The Happening"!!

Peabody said...

I hope that Crunchy Grasshopper is some sort of mint flavor. :)

Finger Lakes Community said...

A great read indeed. Love reading your blog.

Jen said...

Hi there. I came across this post through a Google Alert (for "Finger Lakes") and happened to see your mention of Broadway Photo. I do some photography on the side and thought I'd share the following links with you. Unfortunately, Broadway is not well rated and you may want to cancel your order.

See here: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Broadway_Photo

and here: http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/
(do a search on the page for "Broadway Photo"...there are several mentions of it).

My advice would be to purchase from B&H Photo (bhvideo.com) or Adorama (adorama.com) which are the two biggest sellers and both very reputable.

Good luck to you!

- Jen

Laura Rebecca said...

Jen, you are completely right (and very kind to pass this info along).

I wound up getting a Fujifilm S700 at CircutCity last weekend. It's not as high end as the 8100 but it's working out very well -- and no crazyness in ordering from Broadway Photo!

Thank you again for the info. :)