So, Internet. I have had a camera now for a week and still have posted two whole posts consisting entirely of words that I have written. Clearly, that had to come to an end at some point. I decided, in lieu of going anywhere or doing anything photo-worthy, that I'd take pictures of some of my favorite things that I've acquired in the year and four months since I've had a functional camera with which to document such things for you.
Please recall that I have no photography skills whatsoever. Probably there was no need to point that out, as you will soon discover it for yourselves.
We may as well start with shoes, right? I present to you the prettiest shoes I've bought in the past sixteen months. These shoes do such good things for my legs that I would wear them absolutely everywhere if they weren't so very uncomfortable.
Here we have a pashmina that was brought back for me from Europe by Katie and a beaded evening bag that came from my grandpa's collection of antiques from when he and my grandma used to buy and sell them.
This is a bowl that was made by Amy's dad. He had a whole bunch of them and told me I could pick any one I wanted, which made for a tough decision, but this one was just the right size for the very few pieces of jewelry that I regularly wear.
I got out of the habit of wearing a watch after the battery in mine died and I was in front of a computer all day every day anyway so my time-knowing needs were adequately covered. Once I started teaching again, I started not being in front of a computer all day or necessarily always within seeing range of a clock and thus bought myself this cheap yet lovely watch at Target. I like it a lot and yet still don't wear it during non-school hours.
Which brings us to electronics. Current love of my life, Paolo:
The printer, which, like every other flat surface in my room at the moment, is covered in books:
And Tim Gunn. If you look closely, you can also see the reflection of my new camera in the screen.
It's a nice camera, too. Already someone has tried to steal it right out of my hands.
Happy New Year, Internet. Maybe in 2009 I'll return to word-based posts. Maybe.