Tuesday, October 2, 2007

turmoil n' twister

So, I'm not gonna sugar coat it. I broke my camera yesterday. Pretty much broken beyond expensive repair I think. After I uploaded the video of my song yesterday, I decided to try another one--I set my camera up on my oh-so-technical tripod (ie: elevated book up on its side) and pushed record and went to do my thang (ie: warbling at the top of my lungs a song you'll now never hear) when all of a sudden it came crashing down right on it's front (ie: the lens, the expensive part of the camera that would cost more to fix than just replace). It jammed, gave me an error code, and I have been humming "Taps" ever since.

I looked online to see if I could figure out the error code and found more oh-so-technical advice ("Just force the lens back in or pull it out to see if you can jimmy-rig it", "take the camera apart and pretending that you have the foggiest notion of what what you're doing (like when I open the hood of my car..."uhh...yah, greasy engine parts and stuff, looks good") poke around and mess with the gears that work the lens", or my personal favorite, "bang it on the heel of your hand a few times--you can't hurt it worse."

Well, none of those worked. In fact, I don't even get the error message any more, nor does it even attempt to turn on, so, pretty sure it's busted. Sigh.

Anyhoo, moving on. I have several events' pictures worth stored on my computer that I can post to my blog in the next couple of days. The following are shots of a very crazy Twister game played at my home the other night. We had our friends the Ives over for dinner and had a very fun very loud time! Just love those kids, so lovable and loving. They're great examples for my own hooligans.

1 comment:

tif-do said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your departed camera, I know that if mine broke it would be very sad.