Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Camera

So I did it. I know I said I wouldn't; but I did. Now that I've had a week to recover, I can talk about it. Sweetie and I went shopping on Black Friday.

We wouldn't have gone at all, except that the camera Sweetie bought for me while we were in Eugene on the Tuesday before was $100 less on Black Friday; and it was worth driving back to Eugene for the refund. The logic was that the crazed shoppers would be busy shopping and we would have the returns counter all to ourselves.

And actually it wasn't all that bad. Probably mostly due to the fact that we were in the Eugene/Springfield area as opposed to a major metropolitan area. Getting from the freeway to the shopping area was a bit congested, but finding a parking spot was easy, as was actually being in the store.

And I've got to hand it to the Best Buy in Eugene--you guys are great and have incredible customer service. This is the third time I've been really impressed by the staff at this store. It's probably how all Best Buy locations are supposed to operate, but all their stores here in the Bay Area treat customers like an inconvenience and a potential criminal from the moment you walk in the doors.

Mom still had some flowers blooming so I decided to try out the new camera one afternoon. Here are a few of my favorite shots.


  1. See, Black Friday isn't that bad! We do it every year. :D Like the pictures!

  2. It really wasn't. My sister and I driven up to the Portland Lloyd Center one year, and it was horrendous. Though that probably had something to do with the fact that we left the house around 4am and got to Portland around 8am.

    Very little sleep and 4 hours of driving doesn't exactly set you up for an enjoyable experience. Anyhow, I swore never again.