I had the strangest dream last night. I was supposed to cat sit for my friend when she goes to Turkey (which I’m doing in real life), but my parents and my brother were also going away and there was no one to watch their dogs (including the one who died last year who was now alive), bird, cow (which they don’t have), and another friend’s cat who I had volunteered to watch.
My brother hadn’t left for his trip yet so I made him show me want to do. We were supposed to kill the cow (!?!?), but after my brother shaved it and prepared it for killing it looked so sad that neither of us could kill it.
So I asked my friend if she wanted to cat, dog, bird, and cow sit since in my dream my parents lived in Brooklyn.
How strange, right? Also in the dream: my exroommate sent me a gift, the IT guy at work asked me who controlled the air conditioning, I started taking a different subway home, and I met up with two friends from college and a girl I went to high school with who I hadn’t thought about in years.
Anyway, this post is supposed to be about my birthday gift.
A new camera!
You all should know how much I love taking pictures. I’ve always felt kind of lame taking them with my point and shoot and I’ve never been able to do what I wanted.
So my parents were nice enough to get me a DSLR.
I haven’t taken it too many places yet because I haven’t had time, but I’m really impressed (with the camera, not my talent) by what I’ve done so far.
It also takes some good food pictures (if it weren’t for my parents’ ugly tablecloth I think this is very Smitten Kitchen)
And some really bad (my fault) food pictures
Obviously I need to learn what I’m doing. I have my eye on some lenses and I’m excited to go places and use the camera as an excuse to explore!
To keep up with my adventures I’ve started a Flickr account where I’m going to post all my pictures (and I’m adding some older stuff so it’s all together). Of course I’ll still post stuff here, but if you’re curious they’ll be there as well.
Finally, in all my birthday celebrations I put on a few pounds. I know that it sounds crazy that I’ve gained 4lbs in a week, but given how much I’ve drank and ate and how little I exercised I’m not shocked. I’m going to make a real effort to be better for the rest of the month and hopefully those extra pounds (and maybe a few more) will fall off.