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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Learning the Hard Way

I'm in mourning.

At the tail end of a great weekend (Joshua Tree, Christmas shopping, etc.), Marc and I went on a short hike in Malibu. Daisy had given me a guide to Southern California waterfalls, so we decided to visit one. Waterfalls. Water. There I was clicking away on my camera.

Then we came to the upper part of the waterfall and I had Marc stand on a boulder to pose. I squatted down on the boulder by the water, lost my balance, flailed my arms out, and there you go, the camera went flying through the air and into the water. I must have sat there for like five to ten seconds, unable to move, just staring in horror at the submerged gadget. Marc realized soon enough that I was immobile so he rescued the camera, and then I proceeded to cry.

So now, camera-less and depressed, Marc and I have to go about the business of either trying to get the camera resuscitated or getting a replacement. This sucks! I'm so angry at myself for being so careless. This is definitely one lesson I won't forget.

4 comment(s):

Get a wrist strap for your camera. Or better yet, get a Sony ;)

By Anonymous Jodee, at November 16, 2005 8:55 PM  

Oh, excuse me Mr. Sony, but I think that if you drop a Sony camera into a waterfall, it too would drown. ;) Cathy's smart. She'll replace her Canon with a Canon, get a waterproof case, and then use that casing the next time she plans to go near a drop of water.

By Anonymous Angela, at November 16, 2005 11:38 PM  

And also, I did have a wrist strap! Which proved to be of no use because it slipped right off my wrist!

By Blogger Cathy, at November 17, 2005 12:13 PM  

Canons are the best...Sorry!

By Anonymous Val, at November 18, 2005 7:26 AM  

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