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Dec. 5th, 2008

08:21 pm - More shopping

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Today:

Decided to have a bout of good old-fashioned buyer's remorse, and exchanged the camera. New one: Canon Powershot SX110-IS. According to the box, same optical zoom as the Sony H10 (10x), but takes good ol' SD cards instead of Sony's "Duo" thing. The two were the same price ($249.99), just had to pay the restocking fee (37.50). Haven't opened the box yet.

Bought a hat and some towels. New hat is black and gray, but only one I could find that would fit my head.

Saw "Bolt"! I like how the details of TV production are well enough known that the movie doesn't have to explain them. For instance, on his show, when Bolt uses his heat vision, green laser beams shoot out of his eyes. When he's outside the studio, he tries to melt a padlock.
Mittens: "What are you doing?"
Bolt: "If I stare at the lock long enough, it'll burst into flames and fall apart."
Of course the lack of green laser beams doesn't surprise him; those are added in post-production and he doesn't know about them!
I also like how, in addition to the New York pigeons as seen in the trailer, we also get Los Angeles pigeons and Midwestern pigeons. :}
I also like how Mittens' character develops. Rhino's character doesn't develop, but that's okay because he's comedy relief. Plus he wasn't as annoying as I was afraid he was going to be.
Ooo, and there's roadgeeking in the movie! Roadtrip!
Oh, and I saw it in 3-D. Worth the money.
Quotes:
"Tuck and roll!" "Tuck and WHAT?!?"
"We're one waffle away from Penny!"

Came home and found that my Greek cubes had arrived! I bought all three. This is why I haven't opened the camera box yet. :} Working on the 5x5x5 now.

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From:nefaria
Date:December 6th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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Argh, I struggled mightily with the 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube, the 5x5x5 would drive me batty.
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From:orv
Date:December 6th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
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I think you'll like the PowerShot. Canon makes good cameras.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 6th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
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I'm sure I will! The camera that got stolen was a Canon PowerShot A600 or 610 or something (don't remember the exact number and don't know where the manual is, not that I'll need it anymore).
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From:keeper1st
Date:December 8th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
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oh yeah, when we saw it, turned out that it was a non-3D showing. Not sure if the 3D glasses with fit over my normal eyewear anyway, though...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 8th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)

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They fit over mine just fine. They look sort of like Ray-Bans.
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From:gedrean
Date:December 14th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
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I saw B in 3D too. It was utterly spectacular. Visually probably one of the most stunning of any movie I've ever seen (1st being Crow, 2nd being Wall-E, and 3rd being Fantasia)
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