Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thoroughly Modern Michaela

A few nights ago, after a 13 hour shift, I bought an iPod touch. Here's why this is a big deal: I'm several decades behind.

I own one iPod nano, which is several generations old, and given to me by my old roommate when she acquired a new one. It works sometimes, and only holds 4GB, which really is like 3GB because it's always confused. Plus, most of my music collection is on vinyl. So I rely on the likes of Pandora and Groove Shark for more current music.

But after getting the emails from Apple about the new specs for the camera/video features, I figured it be nice to have something more portable than my Pentax or Canon Rebel. SLRs, film especially, are always my favorite. But they are bulky, and I get so impatient with downloading pictures to my computer, and developing film is expensive, with or without your own dark room. And I keep thinking about how few pictures I take nowadays. So this is a new option.

So while trying to figure out apps to be all modern, I downloaded just about everything that makes my photos look vintage and my videos look like Super 8. Maybe I'm doing this wrong.

I won't go on about apps I do or don't like, considering everyone else probably used them 2 years ago. But maybe, just maybe, I'll post more little projects on here. Later this week, I'll be leaving Nicholas again (we just can't stay in the same state!) to spend some time with my family in Detroit. Really, it's due to all this medical crap I'm dealing with, so they're gonna take care of me and get me to all the necessary doctors' appointments so I don't have to worry about passing out on the bus (oops). My job is really understanding, so I'll be taking time off from that, too. I'm sure I'll still be taking frequent naps, but I think a new batch of merit badges is long overdue.

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Love, Michaela