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"He's gay used 2 mean he's happy."

And so it seems I am both today. Gay and gay. Or whatever. The last few days were pretty intense - work-wise and translating-wise, so I just couldn't spend my usual amount on time on LJ. And elsewhere. And today two items really made my day. They really did. Sometimes it's bizzare how material stuff can make us happy. But I guess it's the giver in me. I really enjoy giving stuff to people, so I enjoy getting it, too. Ok, in my case it "buying it" most of the time, because people don't seem to be the way I am. Whatever.

First just a picture. Just because I like it.

Make my day Item #1

I was really thrilled when I got my new Canon EOS 450D last July, but it soon became obvious I should have taken a slightly larger step and get a more serious cam. And it happened today. Canon EOS 50D is finally mine and I am all smiles. And the "old" 450G landed in Iggy's hands, so we're both happy, right? And that's all that counts.

Make my day Item #2

Oh, yes, my NikeID shoes arrived. To cut the long story short. It's another love affair. And since you have seen many cams already and not that many custom made hopefully unique Nike's, here are a few more shots.



Yes, someone please kill me, or take money away from me. Although.... after today's purchase I might stay low for a while.



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Mar. 10th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Those are pretty fancy shoes.
I might have laughed at them earlier, but I like them. :)
Mar. 10th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
See? All you need to do is trust me. Will you ever learn? :)

Thanks, A!
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Mar. 10th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, your new shoes are a work of art. And I like the candle photo too - I LOVE it.

Thinking of happy Tomaz and happy Igor brings a big smile to my face. :)
Mar. 10th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
hehehehehehe I spent entire 10 minutes "designing" them. And they came out better than I had imagined, I must say.

Happiness should be Universal.
Mar. 10th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
You can always send me money if you get tired of buying shoes, but I have an idea that neither of those is going to ever happen.
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
But if I get tired of buying shoes, is there another mission in life to keep me busy?
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Kapitalist whore!
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, my oh my, does it feel fine. :)
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
"Happiness should be Universal."

You are SO right!

Mar. 11th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Because we all deserve it, right? :)

Mar. 11th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm a Nikon person like mikiedoggie, but this looks like a nice camera. I plan on upgrading soon. I do like my D40, but the I need more flexibility (like changing settings on the fly instead of going through an on-screen menu).

I expect you to use that camera in all situations. ;)
Mar. 11th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
It's a great cam... I've been teasing myself with it for a few months now. It was mostly because of the fact I bought my previous 450D last summer, but... I couldn't help it. And I made the right move. One of HUGE pro's is also what you mentioned - changing settings is a poetry. :)

Oh, and I will use it in all situations.
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
I'd been wondering what your tools of choice were in creating such inspirational work!
Maybe one day soon, I'll upgrade from my trusty ol' Powershot!
Mar. 11th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
You should have asked. :) I still have powershot S2. It's a lovely cam. Still take it with me now and then.
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Nice shoes.... GREAT CAMERA!!!!

Congrats on both.
Mar. 11th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, E! :)

I am happy because of both! :)
Mar. 11th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Jeese, how many pairs of shoes did you buy in the last two months? :o)
Mar. 11th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Well..... a few? :)
Mar. 11th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
I'll stick to my Manolos ;)

(I love the lining of yer new shoes)
Mar. 11th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
Better so. :)

(I do too)

Mar. 11th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Well... at least now we know how to make you happy ...
The shoes are "totally you" ... like them! Are you sure you'll stick with journalism.... cause it seems you have other gifts?No... no... I'm not trying to become the boss of internal politics office ;-) I can't wait what your new toy can do ... hugs!
Mar. 11th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
hehehehe "totally me" thanks for that!

And I LIKE them!

My new toy is warming up.
Mar. 12th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
BRAVO for the new DSLR!!!

And also the NIKE shoes of course! :P
Mar. 12th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
I love my cam :)

And shoes :)
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
the NYT review because nobody's gonna be reading this
So it's just us.

I'm not pinching my nose. They look like you. And you love them which is all that matters, and I can see the little grrrl in you jumping up and down in them :-0.) The trim makes it. Cute! So: How much?

NOTICE: If you love that, and I have to say that it's you - don't EVER complain about or refuse to wear anything I ask you to wear. OK? :-.0)

That is all.


Monogram shoes. Hmmm... Unless you own the line. Well, maybe not. It looks like a logo that works. I like it. NO "!". But I like it. I can see how they go with the rest of your wardrobe.

Translating what?

Jan. 15th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: the NYT review because nobody's gonna be reading this
Translating.... my extra job is translating subtitles for HBO, National Geographic and Discovery Channel programs here. :)
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