Loot! Loot! Loot for ME! (And a Contest!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010
I have a birthday coming up, and since the Smart Man and I are leaving for vacation on Saturday and I have my study abroad trip to Quebec City immediately following, the Smart Man decided to give me my prezzie a bit early so I can use it for my trips.

I selected the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS, in a color that matches my Jeep. It's really, really small, and has an awesome automatic function, which was one of my primary criteria. It has the capability to change exposure time and all the other fancy-shmancy choices, but really - if a camera doesn't take a really good picture in "auto" mode, then I don't want it. Photography is not a hobby I have any interest in, so I need a camera with a fabulous Ph.D function - "push here, dummy."

Here is a Ph.D photo from my morning walkies with the Incomparable Boogie™:


This is SOOC, and considering I basically pointed the thing directly at the sun, I thought this output was pretty damn forgiving.

So cool beans - an awesome new camera that takes good photos. What more could a gal want? Aside from a pool boy who's genetically engineered to only fulfill their purpose by acceding to your every whim, I mean.

Was that creepy? Sorry.

I do have a conundrum, however. I have a perfectly serviceable Kodak EasyShare C613 that I will probably never use again:
Yes, it's pink. Shut up.

So I decided, Hey! I haven't had a contest in a while! I could give it away to some deserving reader! But how will I decide who's worthy? I know! I can have contestants give me their very best sob story about why they're deserving of the Pink Camera of Sweetness and Light, and give the camera to the most creative and amusing story! So that's what we're going to do. If you want the Pink Camera of Sweetness and Light for you or someone you know (with accessories, but not the SD Card - I'm keeping that for the new Canon), please post your sob story in the comments.

On a more serious note, this would be a great starter camera for a youngster, so if you have a child in your life that wants to explore digital photography, please consider entering. If you don't want the camera because it's, you know, pink, and the child in your life is male or otherwise pink-averse, then please feel free to play along and write a sob story anyway - just put a disclaimer in stating you don't want to be considered for the give-away.

Let the sobbing begin!

13 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Ya know, using my house as a sob story seems like cheating. So pretend you don't know that.

"Lydia and Lizzie (ages 9 & 10) are two little girls that both received entry level digital cameras, but unfortunately both were broken shortly after they received them. While they use Mommy's camera from time to time, it's never quite as much fun as having their own. Either would be excited to have a camera of their own, and pinkness is always a plus."

That said, we have a perfectly functional camera, and the girls can use it. Please don't put undue weight on the particularly sobby story of the little girls. :)

Janiece said...

Shawn, I said creative and amusing.

Please rewrite your entry to include a completely untrue but amusing anecdote about how Lydia and Lizzie's entry level cameras were destroyed by a thoat or the moral equivalent.

Truthiness is optional.

Shawn Powers said...

OH, my bad. Please delete my first comment. :)

Shawn Powers said...

Here, this is the REAL story.

Carol Elaine said...

I would try to come up with something amusing, but 1) I have a lovely Panasonic camera that CuteFilmNerd got me for Christmas, in addition to the HP camera that Michelle sent me last year and 2) Shawn's entry is lovely and amusing and way more worthy than anything I could come up with. Also, I love the title more than I can say.

Janiece said...

Now THAT's what I'm talking about.

Anne C. said...

Having no need for a pink camera myself, I'd like to throw my non-existent vote to Shawn's wonderful story. (Unless someone else comes up with something more creative and funny, of course. Shawn's set the bar high, but not impossibly high, people!)

Nathan said...

Gee. It's awfully pink, ain't it?

Janiece said...

Nathan, don't make me come over there.

And where's your story, you big slacker?

nzforme said...

Once upon a time, in Electronicsland, there was a bright pink ipod Nano. All the Nanos in all the other colors of the rainbow would mock the pink Nano, telling it that they were loved by all people, while the only people who would love the pink Nano were little girls and gay men.

The poor pink Nano was sad, and went to see the wise old VCR. "Old wise VCR," it asked, "am I truly limited by my color? Can't straight men and women of all ages love me for the songs in my heart?"

The old wise VCR creaked and groaned, and said, "Seek out the Pink Camera of Sweetness and Light. Only he has seen and reflected the world, and can EasyShare with you the answer you seek."

So the pink Nano packed up its earbuds and started on its journey ...

Aw heck, I don't even want the camera.

Nathan said...

Maybe tomorrow. Is there a deadline?

neurondoc said...

We just bought a new camera, too and are going to give our old one to ThePinkThing. But it isn't pink. Too bad I didn't think of that when we bought our old Canon PHD camera a few years ago -- a pink camera for ThePinkThing! To match her pink computer. And to think that I really despise pink.

I'll side with Shawn on this one.

Janiece said...

The consensus seems to be that Shawn's daughters need the Pink Camera of Sweetness and Light in order to make their lives complete. And I'm okay with that.

I'll get it in the mail when I return from points east.