My second digital camera was a Canon Elph S200. I got it about 5 years ago (picture below).

Anyway, the LCD screen on the back of the camera stopped working last summer right before I went to Sweden, so 78 and I decided to buy a new camera… While cleaning out some old crap the other day, I came across the old dead camera and decided to do some research on how I could fix it.

Turns out the camera has a recall on the defectave screen, so Canon would fix it for no cost. I was so thrilled at the idea of having a camera for the summer that I was doing back flips… I sent it in about a week ago, and have been flipping out with excitement to get it back… so as I was opening the box this afternoon, I felt like a child on Christmas morning… The shocking thing was what I found inside…

A brand new, state of the art Canon SD630 ELPH. It was like trading in a broken down Honda Civic for a brand-new BMW, at no cost to you and not knowing that you had the beamer till you sat down to drive it.

I know that most of you will not give a shit or know the difference between one camera or the other… But in a strange Karmic way, I am so happy about it that it makes me want to cry. Like it is a sign from the heavens… Thank you world, I really needed the win.

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One of the funny things that we do at work is have a dry-erase board drawing-of-the-week. Last week, “Creepy” Steve (who is not really all that creepy) decided to draw the back of my head… It stated out good until he decided to turn me into a donkey with an eye on the back of my head!

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Thought of the day
“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”

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So I changed the look of the site to this becase apparently “the ladies” were getting too HOT over seeing my bare shoulder… I know you will miss it (maybe not)!

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BIG two year BLOG anniversary is coming up. I am brainstorming something fun… Any ideas?

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The American Legion “old-timers” baseball game is on the second of June… I am (of course) going back and hope to repeat my performance from last year… More on this later.

  1. Sweet Sammy
    May 23, 2007

    I always wanted to know what was under that ‘fro of yours, who knew it was horns and a ginormous eye?!?!

    I’m pro Shipwreck.

    Sweet camera.

    hmmmm, second year blogaversary… Maybe you should make Maggs, Chloe and Chally do a group interpretive dance to celebrate. Or perhaps you and Ryan should do one. Or make-up your own mixed drink/shot called “Joe’s Blog.” Eat a 4 pound block of cheese and do a running blog about the experience. All would be brilliant.

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  2. amanda
    May 23, 2007

    Your work sounds fun! And so does your desk! And of course, the tail!

    Congrats on the good karmic event — I shall look forward to more pics from it.

    2 years? Cotton is the traditional gift — perhaps some fun with swabs/balls/t-shirts?

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  3. jamie
    May 23, 2007

    That camera thing is so cool!

    You deserve it…it IS karma if you BELIEVE it is.

    Boo to taking down the nude header…MORE NUDITY!

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