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Dollars, Taxes - trinalin thinks things through
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Dollars, Taxes
Well, I filed my taxes tonight. Getting money back from the Feds & the State and, surprise surprise, even the school district (all of $2 on that one). Most of that money will be going to help pay for my roof (currently sitting on a 0% interest credit card) but I've also decided to join the 21st century and will spend some of it on a digital camera. Woohoo!

I've decided that I'm going to get myself an Olympus Camedia, but not which one yet. It needs optical zoom and USB but as for megapixels, I'll probably stick with 3 and under. Unless I find a bargain in one that's higher. Hoping to spend ~$250-300 including memory card(s).

You may ask yourself why an Olympus Camedia - but you probably don't know the answer to that. So I'll tell you instead. My folks have one of the 2 megapixel ones and I used it during the Disney trip. It's a nice camera and did what I needed (most of the time - the rest of the time it's cuz I didn't know what I was doing with it). judiang and elsaf both have slightly higher "editions" of the 2 megapixel one my folks have, and they also did a fabulous job. Thus, I'm going to stick with what I know. (The only other digital camera I ever considered was a Nikon Coolpix, but that's cuz I know how nice Nikon is, growing up in a household with a professional photographer and his Leica and Nikon collections.)

Oh, and as for the icon that I'm using for this entry - it's thanks to theta_g that I have it. He recently watched The Three Kinds of Heat and felt compelled to make me some icons. The other one was of Major Shan saying "Freeze, Mama F*cker" (but without the asterisk). As fun as that icon is, it's not Sylv (or Leo) so I won't be using it. I'll need to make a decent capture of Shan just for Thete so he can make himself one. :-) Thanks for the icons, Thete!

Current Mood: determined determined
Current Music: "Doctor Who - Terror Version" by Doctor Who

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timjr From: timjr Date: January 28th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I got an uncle who lives in Dollars Taxes...
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 29th, 2004 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

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You mean he comes from big D? (My oh yes... Big D, little a, double l, a - s!) (Shoot, and now I have that song stuck in my head...)
mojober From: mojober Date: January 29th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for all the great camera info! I also need to enter the 21st century and buy one but the DH insists on doing "research" first. Which means it'll never happen! I just need to buy it and tell him about it later. *hee*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 29th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I like your use of DH - what's it stand for? Dear Husband? When mom was typing up dad's papers for seminary, she'd always put all of his letters: B. Sc, M. S. etc and then follow with D.F.H. When asked what D.F.H. was, she said "Damn fine husband." :-)
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