Thursday, December 17, 2009

cameras and cookies

So, those Nikon camera fairies are the best! Guess what I go back? My camera! After only three weeks. I guess it pays to cry, cause the nice girl wrote "rush" on it and they took her seriously. (hmm.. wonder if she wrote anything else? crybaby? and then I thought maybe she sent along the mitts as a bribe or a thank you, which, in that case would have been totally acceptable.) Or maybe they weren't that busy, but either way, I couldn't have been more thrilled.
This was the last photo that shutter took. Yeah, I know. I have no idea why I was photographing bowls in my kitchen either. That's just it. I take so many random photos throughout the day. The girl asked if I was a heavy shooter. Could I have pushed that shutter 100,000 times? That is the average amount of shots these shutters have in their lifetime. (I may have laughed...if I wasn't crying.) Absolutely. And then some. I'm the girl that takes pictures of bowls. Anyhow, I have a new shutter mechanism, a new aperture control unit, a new grip, motor and they updated the firmware and cleaned the imaging sensor. She said I should be good to go for another 100, 000 shots. Hallelujah.
Speaking of shutters, did you see these camera bags over at shutter sisters?! I am completely in love with them. I guess they won't be ready until February. You can enter to win one here.
Last weeks cookies were Candy Cane Cookies. The recipe came from a dishtowel Keana gave me.
Have a great one!

36 comments:

Erin Wallace said...

You know what? I LOVE the picture of the bowls! They are so colorful, and I have a thing for mixing bowls - Jadite, Pyrex, Cobolt pottery - I seriously cant' get enough of them. Makes baking much easier, too!

Joansie said...

I've owned a Nikon for years...three different models. I just purchased the Nikon D90 and still learning how to use it.

I love the camera bags...wow!!!

Pictures of your bowls are fantastic.

Jen said...

I bet you are so excited to have your camera back just in time for Christmas. And I think the bowl pic is fabulous because of all the colors!

Thanks for the camera bag shop and giveaway link. Those bags are fabulous!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

you are such a temptress with your cookies! yum.

and those camera bags, yes please!! so pretty and a perfect way to take your camera everywhere.

Sarah Jackson said...

Hooray for the return of the camera!! I have a feeling I'm nearing that 100,000 mark too, so it's good to know what happens.

It's cookie day here too. Well, it's peppermint bark, gingerbread and lemon wafers day. mmm....

Monica said...

I know why you took the picture of the bowls--because they look homey and inviting, all stacked up like that! I made your pumpkin/cinnamon chip cookies this week. Winner!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad your camera is back! I got a little panic-y when I learned the shutter's life is only 100,000 shots--I take pictures of bowls, too so I must be getting there. Now...on to those peanut butter cups

Denise said...

Happy that you got your camera back, just in time for Christmas :)
I just made 'peanut butter blossoms' the ones with hersheys kisses on top, first time ever.... and I LOVE them, in fact they've all gone and now I need to bake more!

MadMad said...

Oh, I am soooo glad you got your happy camera back! So now there'll be more pics, which means more posts! (Like I'm one to talk...)

Poshyarns said...

Oh Leslie, I completely forgot about those peanut butter thingies, I made them the last time you posted about them and they drove us insane. Hmmm, guess what I'm making tomorrow?

So, so happy for you about the camera, the best of news you heavy shooter you.

Jan said...

Yay! - can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures you'll take! My vote is chocolate and peanut butter. These two are a major part of the food pyramid in my book - along with wine (did I say that?) Cheers!

Alison said...

Yay for camera story happy endings!
And, um, yum! I need to make those peanut butter cups... after the kids are in bed... and not tell them...

joan said...

Candy cane cookies are one of my husband's favorites. After 31 years of marriage I still feel like I haven't mastered them. You are suppose to divide the dough in 1/2. Half gets the food coloring, the other half is left plain. Roll 1 teaspoon of each color of dough on a lightly floured board into a 4"long strip. Place the strips side by side, press together lightly then twist, curve top for the handle. bake 9 min or until lightly browned. Remove while still warm, sprinkle with mixture of 1/2 cup crushed peppermint stick candy and 1/2 cup sugar.
My husband doesn't want the peppermint he just likes the two colors and the shape of the candy cane.

Philigry said...

damn, those peanutbutter cups are good! my husband says they are too much! TOO MUCH! can you believe it?
so glad you got your camera back!

mle said...

Yay! I'm so happy you got your camera back! I love seeing your random everyday pictures...they are always so beautiful and interesting!

kim said...

Yay! 100,000 more clicks. You better get moving!

Lisa said...

Finally. Everything is right with the world again. This whole thing bowled me over.

Meredith said...

I think it's great that you take pictures of everything. Gives us an even better glimpse into your life. Great camera bags!

martha - caknitter said...

Hooray for getting your camera back from the shop. Love the colorful bowls. :-)

julie green said...

Yay for having your camera back! You must be so happy. As for me, I read this post thinking about those peanut butter cups. I just had a baby and everyone keeps offering to bring meals but what I really want them to bring are those.

Sarah Jane said...

Leslie, what kind of camera do you have? I'm hoping Santa brings one this year. I'm leaning toward a Nikon. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

Kristyn Knits said...

So glad you're feeling complete again.
Thanks for the recipe for the cookies! Those peanut butter cups look wonderful! Spencer would love those.

APA said...

I just had to laugh when I read..."were you a heavy shooter?" That sounded so funny! I totally love the picture of the bowls and that you take random photos throughout the day. Little snippets of life that not only make memories for the days to come, but allow a sense of placement and presence in the very now.

Happy shooting! :D

xoxoxo...Ana

The Litter Box House said...

Oooooh, thanks for the bag tip. Those bags are gorgeous!

Congrats on getting the camera back...

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iknitipurl said...

I'm so glad you got your camera back. I don't know what I'd do without mine. But the truth of the matter is that my Minolta DZ0 is need of replacement. *sigh*

Thanks for sharing the peanut butter cup link. I'm definitely going to make some tomorrow. Yummy!

Christina said...

Aw, I'm glad you got your camera back! I can relate to feeling lost without something that has become a part of you, and I'd have cried as well.

Candy cane cookies! And I *really* want to make the chocolate pb cups!

amandajean said...

thanks for the PB cup link. yum! i am adding them to my list. :)

so so happy you got the camera back. yay! yay! YAY!

Seanna Lea said...

Oh god. I might have to add pb cups to the list for this weekend's baking extravaganza. There are just so many treats to make for holiday gifting!

rosemary said...

such pretty bowls, love the colours

very funky camera bags

yum to the peanut butter and chocolate

KeanaLee said...

I so want a peanut butter cup right now! Love those camera bags!

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