Okay, he didn’t buy it expressly for me. He bought it for both of us, with the Goldberg-esque idea that buying a nicer digital camera would enable us to take good pictures of the couches we wish to sell on Craigslist and that the proceeds from the sale of the couches would more than pay for the camera. Unfortunately, only the first part of that Mouse Trap has worked out so far. But I’m not too concerned: we have a shiny new toy!
I’ve already succeeded in annoying the piss out of Richard, the dog and the cat as I harass them incessantly with the camera, wanting to try out all the settings and ISO levels and shrieking after them, “No — wait! Just one more shot!” So I’ve been reduced to taking endless pictures of inanimate objects around the house until I get a good feel for the camera.
Up first, we have a game I like to call “Potato or Pear”:
Okay, so it’s a potato. But it really was quite pear-like upon first glance.
Then, a succession of random photos from around the house. Keep in mind that we gutted the house three months ago, so pretty much everything you see is brand new and was a huge pain in the ass to build / lay / paint / put together / grout / spackle / etc.
Close-up of the one bookcase that Richard has allowed me to retain, arsed up with as many books and erratum as possible:
Rather blurry shot of the dining room, along with my dulcimer hung on the wall:
What used to be a clever little pot rack in my tiny kitchen, since I had no cabinet or counter space, has been reduced to a poufy little utensil rack for things which I don’t use very often:
The pressed tin backsplash that, after two straight days of trimming and cutting and piecing together, I wanted to use to slice open the carotid artery of the bastard who first made the claim that it was “easy to install”:
My lovely, creamy reward after a long day of cooking and cleaning:
And last, but not least, the Dukes:
I know. She’s pretty freaking adorable. But NOT YOURS. Go get your own: www.cap4pets.org
More pictures to come in the next few days…whether you want them or not.