February 28th, 2006


Photos and Bears

My camera started dying in Italy last year. It still takes pictures, but the display only works maybe 40% of the time. It can be a bit frustrating.

I have a profit-sharing bonus coming, to sorta make up for all my hard work this year, and I'm thinking of buying this camera before my next trip. Any thoughts or comments? It looks nifty, I want something very tiny but functional, and I've always liked Canon's stuff.

I meant to post another skiing pic, but I think it got stuck in my Treo. I'll try again tomorrow.

The weekend was really fun, and deserves to be described. For example, when we were cross-country skiing yesterday, SG asked what we should do if we were to see a bear. I looked around at the desolate trees surrounding us. "Um, ski really fast? Jump?"

She responded thoughtfully, "I have dibs on the nearest tree."

I looked up at the trees, then down at my skis. It was my first time ever "skate skiing", which is what we were doing -- not only that, it was my first time ever on cross-country-type skis. "Oh dear, I don't think I even know how to get these off my feet!"

"Good," was her quick response.

I blinked. "Ohhh, I see how it is. You don't have to be able to ski faster than the bear, you just have to out-run Rennie, eh?"

Fortunately, we saw no bears. Just skiers who were more cardiacly conditioned than us, and they didn't attack so much as whoosh on by. Other than that, things were quiet and beautiful.

Note to self: write some real content soon. But for now, I'm heading in a bedly direction!