DVDs denied, another krazy kamera, & hints from the universe

The main goal of the weekend was catching up on my sleep. I’ve been a zombie all week. Not having 2 days in a row off really threw off my sleep schedule, which is easily disturbed as it is. I have to work next Saturday, and I think I’ll just take Monday off.

oktomat cameraFor some reason I thought the second season of Pushing Daisies was coming out on June 21, which makes no sense as the last episode just aired last weekend. So I was all set to buy it from Amazon, then realized oh hey, that’s not until next month. So instead I bought an Oktomat camera, because umm, they’re about the same price and it was in the budget? I don’t know, it was kind of spur-of-the-moment, even though it is a camera I’ve been planning on acquiring for a while. A lot of the reviews complain that its junk; but a lot of people say that about the SuperSampler, and mine still works fine.

That’s pretty much the last camera I wanted that I can buy without feeling pangs of remorse — I want an LC-A and a Lubitel, but they’re about $250 and $350, respectively. The LC-A was 25% off at Lomography.com for one day on June 19, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and I was really tempted, but in the end just couldn’t justify it. I’ve decided I don’t need a Colorsplash, because my Diana’s flash came with a bunch of colored gels. And I don’t really see the point of a Fisheye: it’s kind of a one trick pony, and I’m not especially enamored of that one trick.

I called Phil yesterday to wish him a Happy Father’s Day, and of course I wound up speaking to my mother for even longer. She’s all excited about us coming out for Granny’s 90th birthday in August. Between this trip; Netflix sending me When The Levees Broke; the first season True Blood DVDs; and all these transcripts I keep getting from like, Thibodaux High School and University of Louisiana Lafayette, I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

did i say i wasn’t going to buy any more cameras until after christmas?

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When did photo frames get so expensive? I went to Bad, Bath & Beyond last weekend, thinking I might frame some of my photos I’ve been taking lately, and they were all like $15 at the cheapest. And a lot of them were ugly anyway. Sheesh.

So I solved it by buying 2 French memo boards, a narrow one for my Instaxes and a large square one for my other Lomo cameras.

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And I’m going to have a lot more photos soon, because *mumble* I bought another Lomo camera, a Pop 9. And my SuperSampler hasn’t even arrived yet (it should be there today). Hey, it’s cheap. And I got free shipping, And Mom is sending me some $$$ for my birthday. And it’s good for the economy!

Okay, that last one is the ultimate lame excuse.

pop-9The Pop 9 has 9 lenses that all fire at once, so you get a sort of Warhol-esque photo that’s 3 rows of 3 images. It has a flash but I don’t think a focus; the reviews I’ve read say you can get fairly close to your subject with it. It shoots 35mm.

I need to get some kind of display shelf just for my cameras, I don’t like to keep them shoved in a drawer. And although I’m going to try reeeally hard not to buy any more until January, I’m going to buy more eventually. There are least 3 that I want: a Fisheye 2, one of the first Lomo cameras that interested me; a Colorsplash, which comes with a selection of colored gels to put over the flash; and an Oktomat, which is sort of a combination of the SuperSampler and the Pop 9 — it has 8 lenses that fire consecutively over 2.5 seconds.

Lomography and obsessive-compulsiveness are a dangerous combo.

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