actually, it was the doorbell. anyway - it was fed ex (i was in the middle of getting changed and had no pants on... NO, this isn't the beginning of a Penthouse Forum letter.. i didn't open the door all the way.)
so i open the box (well, first i threw on a pair of sweatpants) and it's a verrrry cool packaging - it's a black box that has "Picture this..." on the front with a pair of hands that is framing a silhouette of a camera...
flip the flap open and there's a photo of the back of a camera with a really crisp image and it reads "Picture vivid, colorful images"
flip the flap and it's a profile pic of the camera that says "Picture never missing a shot"
flip. flap. (a lot of flaps, eh?) and it's a frontal photo of a Nikon camera and it says "Picture incredibly sharp detail"
flippity-flappity.and there's a box inside with a picture of a lens on it and it reads "Picture yourself..." and there are 4 holes on the right side of the box and instructions "Insert fingers and turn over."
box lid comes off - under which reads "...with a new Nikon D80 in your hand."
and inside the box is a framed mirror and on it is a sticker that says "You're looking at a new D80 shooter."
hey! that's ME in the mirror!!!? What the!?!?
Oh, wait, there's more - let me pull out this sheet explaining what the hell's going on...
We're happy to write to you today to let you know that Nikon has selected you to be one of the recipients of a Nikon D80 digital SLR camera
SWEET! okay i've read the whole thing and it's a loaner for 6 months - which is fine. I've been wanting to get a new camera recently... I mean, i loved my canon digital elph thing - but i've had him since 2004. I love the teeny aspect of that camera, but, i actually have been toying with the idea of something a little better...
Sooooooooooooooo... I should be getting this camera in the mail from Nikon in a few days. Very excited.
What do I have to do? well, I'll be chatting with y'all about it and also slapping up photos on here... Which, I haven't been doing much of lately anyway - i mean, i have the fotki site with my pics and have my flickr account. I rarely use flickr (I might hunker down and post the new pics on there)
I suppose I will be taking more photos of "stuff" rather than posed pictures of folks in the bars. Heck, I have so many things down here near the beach (or, for youse folks up dere in north jersey, "the shore") amongst other things... perhaps more mini pics :}
Anyway - just wanted to give y'all a heads up that there'll most likely be a bunch of photos soon.
Also on the agenda, I am swamped as hell with work and also need to update my company site, but I need to fiddle with this blog's layout. Something about it is annoying the heck out of me.
ONE OTHER THING: it's Beri's 12th birthday (my pup) of course, she went a little nuts last night partying without my knowledge... see, she got into the garbage and UNTIED the bag... no holes. just untied it... i have no idea. anyway, there was an old package of bacon that was in there for 2 days... apparently, from the CSI evidence which was an empty pack of bacon on the floor, she ate old bacon - between 3 and 5 slices. She's kinda not feeling that keen this morning because she didn't eat her regular Cesar dog food. bacon thief. old stinky raw bacon thief.