We bought a new camera! And it’s pretty spectacular. It’s this one, specifically.
It has a really long name, Sony NEX- 5RK… but it’s a DSLR and it’s pretty bad-ass. The Scottish has always been interested in photography and has wanted a nicer camera for some time now. We decided to take advantage of credit card points and after Thanksgiving sales to purchase this bad boy and we’re glad we did.
What does this mean for you? Well hopefully better quality photos on the blog. But let’s be honest, having a nice camera doesn’t mean I’ll know how to use it. I’ve already given The Scottish three heart attacks while handling it.
If only our dog would let us take photos of her.
Luckily, I stepped in as a model.
You might be wondering, why such an extravagant purchase right around the holidays? Is this a Christmas gift? The answer is no. This is something we’ve meant to do for a while now.
But it leads me to this question: do you exchange gifts with your partner/spouse/lover type person?
We used to exchange Christmas presents while dating but now we’re like, “meh.” Let’s buy something big and call it a gift to ourselves in case anyone asks us. (And people do ask!) It takes the pressure off finding the perfect item and leaves birthdays and anniversaries open for really amazing gifts. Hear that, Scottish? Our anniversary is around the corner, better start brainstorming… (Although his 30th is up first, yikes!)
This year we’re trying to decide between a joint bed set (our old low to the ground IKEA bed just isn’t cutting it anymore) OR a new 50 or 60 inch TV.
I know you’re probably thinking, he must want the TV and you must want the bed, but truth be told we are both undecided! And the budget doesn’t have room for two extravagant non-necessities. Boo.
What would you pick? The TV or bed set? Do you surprise your partner at Christmas or do you play joint gift card like us?