My tax return came recently, and I'm not going to say I cried tears of joy... but I'm not not going to say I cried happily. (The kids I work with taught me that fun semantics trick.)
I paid bills, put money into savings... and made one indulgent (at least for me) eBay purchase. I purchased the most expensive camera I've ever owned (at one-fifth of its original price). I love photography but I don't know anything about cameras really, so I wanted to push myself to learn more.
The camera arrived just in time for my sister's birthday bash. Keep in mind, I had no idea how to use my new camera, so all of these are weird tester shots...
|OOPS I DON'T KNOW HOW STRONG TO MAKE THE FLASH SO MARE AND I ARE CASPER|
|More experiments with flash. I temporarily blinded Bogdan. ... in the name of SCIENCE!|
|A Master Chef displays his Irish Car Bomb cupcakes.|
|Guinness cupcakes, Jameson ganache.|