My stimulus payment came in today. $600 advanced from next year’s tax refund (if I have a refund). At least, I think it’s really an advance. The West Wing said it was and who am I to disagree?
Normally, I’d put it into savings or pay down debt. But I’m doing well and don’t have any regular debt outside of my student loans. I could pay that down, but I’m doing well and don’t feel the pressing need. I could save it and that’s the smart move. But I’m putting more into savings than ever before already. Never too much savings, I guess, but it felt like, for once, I could do what The President wanted me to do and spend it.
So I did.
I got a new camera. A Nikon D40 DSLR, to be exact. And it’s a lovely camera that I know I’ll enjoy learning to use properly and learning to get great pictures with (and probably a good number of ok, not-so-great, and flat out mediocre pictures, too).
But who cares, right? The camera’s nice for me and it looks awfully fancy, but what does that for you, dear reader? Not much, I think.
It so happens that WordPress.com recently released a new theme meant for photoblogging. I have decided to take advantage of this and start a new blog. No telling how often I’ll update it (if this blog is any indication, not often). But it’s something neat to use besides Flickr and Google (I imagine I will continue using those as well, though).