Thursday, April 16, 2009

Retail Therapy

I'm in love.

Well, I guess it's more of what I like to call "retail therapy" than love! I'd much rather have the real thing, but this will have to do in the meantime!

I've always wanted a grown up camera and now that I have one I hardly know how to use it. The manual is like a novel and a little overwhelming. I've been reading it on all of my breaks at work and spare moments here and there. I will learn how to use this camera and actually reach my goal of knowing how to take photos without using the "auto" setting!

Tonight I met my long-time friend Chantel for dinner to catch up on life and girl talk, which is always nice! We went to The Glass Onion in West Ashley. I went there before with my friend Steven. I was really looking forward to the chicken salad po boy, which I got before, but they were out of it so I got the meatball instead. Their menu is a bit odd and not your typical food. A lot of it is Southern and fried and mainly seafood - blech! There is not a lot of stuff on the menu that I would actually eat so I remain a creature of habit and order the same thing over and over! I really need to get back out into Charleston and explore the independently owned restaurants since I loathe chain establishments! Having been gone for six years I've lost touch with all that is local. I feel like a stranger in my own city!

Before we went out Chantel gave her kids their chocolate Easter bunnies after they promised to eat only a small part and save the rest for later. We told them that the proper thing to do was eat the bunnies ears first so that is exactly what they did!

Aren't the ears the best part??


Clytie said...

I could never figure out those cameras either, though I would love to try someday.

By the way, is there any other proper way to eat a chocolate Easter bunny than start with the ears? I think not!

Beth Niquette said...

Yep, I'm with Clytie--the ears definately are the best part of a chocolate Easter bunny!


I have a grown-up camera too, and I've experienced the same kinds of things. Luckily my daughters are quite good with all things technical, so I am able to get them to demostrate what I need to know. (grin)

Reading a manuel is almost impossible for me--seeing something done, for me, is an easier way for me to learn.

(Phew!) So, good luck on reading that lovely manuel! (grin) And have a perfectly marvelous day!