If we were having coffee, we’d talk about cameras. I’ve wanted a new camera for well over a year. I know it’s been over a year because a few days ago Facebook‘s On This Day told me. My On This Day featured a status update where I complained about wanting a new camera. Here I am, a year older and more amazing, and I’m still using my Samsung phone as my go to camera.
Don’t get me wrong, I like my Samsung camera phone. It has served me well, but it, like all camera phones, has its limitations. So, what do I want? Great question, I want a camera that: is digital (apparently camera film is still a thing), has a good zoom, doesn’t take mediocre low light pictures, has WiFi capabilities, takes good action shots, doesn’t require different lenses to take good pictures, is compact, is lightweight, uses regular batteries, takes great video, has options that aren’t confusing & frustrating, and will automatically download my pictures to my Dropbox or other cloud thingy. I want something that is a step above a point and shoot and several steps below one of those complicated cameras.
Apparently, I want some sort of unicorn camera because I can’t find what I want.
If we were having coffee, I’d whine about how this week moved slower than molasses. I swear something must have been wrong with the rotation of the earth because every day seemed to last about 5 hours longer than it should have. Work was busy, and every evening I had a social, family, or work event.
I was excited all day Thursday because I thought it was Friday. When I told one of my coworkers, I’ll see Monday, she responded, Oh, are you off tomorrow? That’s when I realized that it was Thursday instead of Friday. I was devastated!
Friday started off great, but the afternoon was just brutal. I judged a science fair at one school, worked with some teachers on lesson ideas at another, and had a working lunch with a teacher who wanted help on a big science project. That was an awesome, full day! When I got back to my office, it was only 1:30 PM. I tried to see the big picture. I thought, “It’s been a crazy week, K. Renae. You need the office time to respond to emails and catch up on paperwork. Bonus! Yay!”
I told myself lies. The next 3 hours seemed like 20. Around 3:00, one of my coworkers barged into my office and announced that we still had an hour and a half left, and she didn’t think she was going to make it. We talked about how this week was the longest week in the history of America.
Luckily, I caught up on all of my emails, turned in all of my end of month paperwork, and caught up on everything I needed to catch up on… by 3:30. It’s not like I was done. I always have something to do. I still had projects on my plate, but I didn’t want to start anything I couldn’t finish. So, I finished the day listening to Pandora and updating our district science website. I was able to add a lot of resources, pictures of students doing science stuff, and teachers’ resource suggestions that I’d been meaning to add. I left the office at 4:30 sharp feeling like a boss.
If we were having coffee… What would you tell me about your week? Do you have any camera suggestions? Is there something you’ve wanted to buy for a while but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing it yet?
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