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Death of a Camera
My camera died. It is tragic. I was having my housewarming party on Friday evening, and it chose to die that very day. At least it lasted me through the BlogHer conference! And a couple friends were taking photos during the housewarming which was nice. The boyfriend has fixed my cell phone (several times), my cupboard door, and put together all manner of furniture for me (he’s all around fantastic), so when he told me that he can’t fix my camera, that pretty much means that it’s time to get a new one. My little camera has had a good life and it has travelled around the world with me – it is time for a replacement.
I know that many of you are bloggers with fantastic photography skills who know all about cameras, so I would love it if you could help me out with figuring out the best kind of camera to get. I don’t need anything super fancy (although that would sure be fun!). Any advice, suggestions, or recommendations would be extremely helpful!
Like I said, I hosted my housewarming party on Friday evening. It was a really great time and I shall discuss it more when I write my Smarty had a Party review, but for now I’ll just say that we went through pitcher after pitcher after pitcher of my homemade sangria. This stuff is delicious and is certainly one of the healthier recipes out there, if sangria can be considered healthy! It is loaded with fruit, plus the red wine has all those wonderful antioxidants 😉 Most sangria recipes call for at least 1/3 cup sugar per bottle of wine – mine is free of any kind of sugar (except the sugar in the wine and brandy, and the naturally-occurring sugar in the fruit and orange juice). Here’s what you do:
1) Slice up 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 apple into rounds, slices, or cubes (I like round slices, myself; it makes for pretty presentation). Drop into a large pitcher.
2) Combine in the pitcher: 1 bottle red wine (I prefer Cabernet Sauvignon), about 2 shots cherry brandy (I used a sherry glass to measure because I don’t own shot glasses), 2 shots of club soda, and 1 shot of orange juice (pure juice with nothing else added). Mix together.
3) Serve chilled. You can fill up a glass immediately after making it and add ice cubes so that it’s cold, or you can let the flavours blend together for several hours or overnight in the fridge – it is fantastic both ways! Enjoy 🙂