Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back in Business!

Sooooooooooooo, I got a new camera- YAY!  It's a Nikon - Coolpix S3000.  I debated and researched and talked to other bloggers (well mostly Jen) and decided this was the camera I wanted for the price and specs it included.  I really haven't had much time to play with it yet, as 12am last night was the first time I laid eyes on it.  I ordered it on Best Buy and Greg picked it up at the store for me while I was at work yesterday.  Here is the first test shot (Greg took this one):

Hi Clyde!

My first test shot, also of Clyde.

Here's my first test shot with food:

Mmmmmmm blueberries!

I made blueberry pie oatmeal again for breakfast today.

Another shot in more natural light...

Moving onto my morning coffee.  I sometimes use one of these "frothers" in my milk to make my milk nice and frothy.  I got this at TJ Maxx or Marshalls for under $10 a couple years ago.  I like frothy milk...

You just put a small amount of milk in a mug, use the frother in it, then microwave the milk for about 30 seconds (you have to watch it though because sometimes it overflows), and voila:

You have frothy milk on your coffee!  I also like a hit of cinnamon...

I like the camera but I still have A LOT to learn about it.  There's supposed to be a "Food" setting on it, so I'm looking forward to trying that.  There's also a bunch of different flash settings and stuff like that, and I really haven't played with any of that yet.  So far so good though! 

Ok, now that you have seen all my beautiful new pictures, I'll catch up on what I've been up to this busy week!  Rewind to Tuesday night.  I went to a yoga.  The studio actually combined hot yoga and power yoga due to staffing, so it was kind of a hot power yoga class.  It was a tough one.  I don't know that someone totally new to yoga would have liked that class, because the instructor didn't always explain the moves and used the "yoga terms" for a lot of the moves rather than the plain English term.  Luckily, my former yogi enthusiast self knew what she was talking about most of the class.  It was another sweat fest too, and I totally forgot to bring a towel to wipe my sweaty head off with so at one point I booked it to the rest room to grab a wad of paper towels and winged it (I really need to stop talking about how sweaty I get during yoga, I know).  When I got home, hubby and I had pizza and salad and the pizza was actually FREE from Donato's because they had some kind of promo going I heard about.  I love Donato's and love it even more when it's FREE!

Last night I went to the Dave Matthews Band concert with Kelly (check her blog out, there may be a recap and pictures since she had her camera!).  I was actually her stand-in date, as her hubby had to go out of town for work and was unable to join her at the last minute.  I happily accepted her invite!  I've actually seen DMB twice before last night, but the last time I saw them was ELEVEN years ago!  And guess where I saw them?  In CHARLOTTE!!  Random right?  I went with my brother when we were living with my parents for the summer during college in Hilton Head.  We made the drive up to Charlotte to see them at the same venue as last night.

Anyway, Kelly and I went to The Flying Saucer for dinner on the way to the show.  I had a pear cider and she had the Sam Adams Summer Ale, and both of us got variations on a veggie sandwich.  I had a veggie burger and she had a veggie wrap, both with salad on the side.  I love Flying Saucer.  They have at least 200 beers to choose from and the food is always great too.  Win!

After dinner we sat in traffic for about an hour to get less than 2 miles and that was pretty damn frustrating, but finally got parked and got inside RIGHT as the DMB was going on.  We completely missed the opening act though.  Kelly got us two of the biggest beers I've ever seen while I was in the bathroom.  They were these GIANT Coors Light cans.  I probably drank a little over half of mine before I called it quits. 
I'm actually a big fan of DMB's older stuff.  Under The Table And Dreaming (their first album) came out when I was in High School and I remember it being on my mix rotation heavily.  I also liked the next couple albums, but haven't been quite as into their newer stuff.  They played a decent amount of old stuff and I definitely sang along and enjoyed myself.  It was a late night!  I got home just before midnight and was out!  Thanks for the invite Kelly!  I had a great time! :)


Jen said...

Yay for a new camera! Glad I could help you out with a cost-effective recommendation! :)

I'm so jealous that you went to DMB. They were my favorite band in high school but I haven't seen them in almost 10 years! We thought about going last night but decided to save our money! I kind of wish we'd have gone.

WAY TO GO! on making it through the tough yoga class on Monday!

Molly said...

I want that coffe whipper!!

I'm a Dave fan, but my sister is OBSESSED. She saw him two nights in a row this week, and once last week. Oh to be young!

Becky said...

I have the exact same camera. I love it! Too bad my photography skills are completely has lots of potential!

Dave Matthews is so fun! Charlotte seems to be the spot these days!

Anonymous said...

Good timing on the concert! I didn't even know they were in town and started seeing friends statuses on FB about it and got so pissed off that I missed them!

Yay for a new camera-Lincoln is always my test shot with new cameras :)

Runblondie26 said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert! We saw Dave last week in NY. So sad he's not touring next year, we travel to at least one show every summer.

Have fun with the new camera. Can't wait to see some Anne Lebowitz quality stuff soon :)

Kelly said...

I had a great time! But still haven't caught up on my sleep. The beers weren't Coors though, they were Corona Lights. I thought you were just kidding when you called them that at the concert, although I have no idea why I thought that. :)

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