I've been wanting a new digital camera for a while. You see, my old one broke last summer. :( Mom had gotten a new camera, so I got her old one. :) But it didn't like me, and I had trouble using it. :( So, I let it be known that I wanted a camera - a good one. Then I signed up for a digital photography class next term, and said "Ok, I'm taking this class, and I would really love to have a good camera for it! Oh, and my birthday's coming up. So, are you gonna get me one?" Yep, I got one. :)
I've been having fun with it. Seriously, I spent a half hour playing with it in my back yard this afternoon. I would've spent more time with it, but the batteries died. As I took photos I did a little gardening. Like, when Blackberry let me know that some of the bad leaves needed to come off, I took care of that. Some dead parts of the strawberry vines needed to be removed. I removed dead bits from another plant, that was just begging me for help. And I used dirt from the compost pile to block up a hole under the fence that some kitties have been using to sneak up on the birds we feed.
I also played with my camera during lunch break today. Usually I hang out in the classroom after I've finished lunch, but this time I wandered around campus, taking photos. Really, really fun. =D