Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ode to Camera

I'm sure I've mentioned it before...my camera sucks. Steve and I attended a wedding on Saturday wearing matching outfits (it's what we do). It wasn't exactly planned (after I changed outfits 3 times), but it just so happened to come together really well. We tried a few times to get a good picture of the two of us...but no such luck. Allow me to feature the one that turned out best:


(Ok, so Steve's eyes are closed) But in addition, the flash decided to not go off. Other times, when the flash did go off, the pictures turned out either too blurry or too bright.

In my frustration, I have written a poem in order to communicate to my camera my deepest feelings and innermost desires regarding it's performance, and it's bleak future.

Ahem...

Dear sweet, stupid camera
It's time for you to go
We've had our ups and downs
And I think that you should know

You're not the one for me, dear camera
It's time to part our ways
Your pixels aren't enough for me
This leaves me in dismay

Your batteries don't last long
I feel the need to cry
And the picture's always fuzzy
No matter what I try

You've ruined many moments
That should have been captured happily
Oh to be rid of you camera
Fills my heart with so much glee

I'm sorry if this pains you
You can't help the way you're made
I guess I just need to say it
I am planning an upgrade

I know there will be a learning curve
But I look forward to the test
Surely I can find a camera
That can compete with all the rest

No hard feelings, dear camera
Your pleas are to no avail
You've done your task as best you could
Since 2007 Day-After-Thanksgiving sale

As I search for your replacement
I seek out others advice
Have you any luck
With a point-and-shoot device?

7 comments:

Steve said...

Brilliant! I laughed, I cried...

cheri said...

i totally get your frustration! i like my kodak easy share.... i think whatever direction you go you are going to want rechargable batteries though.

Jilliebeanie said...

Good to know. The one we're looking to buy has rechargable batteries. You wouldn't believe how fast we go through double A's on our current camera! Arg!

just my style said...

You two look adorable! I always change a bazillion times before we go out....it drives my husband insane. :)

Girly Muse said...

love the poem!!! :)

i'm loving the canon i got for christmas...will have to check out the numbers. not good at remembering things like that...but it rocks.

J.Me. said...

LOL LOL LOL! I love it! You guys are ADORABLE! I don't think I could PAY Daniel to match with me. Sometimes it happens on accident and I don't say a word, but I giggle to myself. =) P.S. I LOVE the little bow on that dress. You're adorable...and so are your clothes.

J.Me. said...

OH! P.S. I have a sony cybershot...This link will show you examples of pics taken with a sony cybershot, see if you like em. http://www.flickr.com/cameras/sony/dsc-w80/ You can do that with any camera when you search on flickr. I don't know if this is common knowledge, but Daniel just showed me this recently and I love it. And yeah, Lithium batteries are the ONLY way to go. Really.