Surprise! It’s a new camera!

Right now I’m in San Francisco meeting up with some bloggies 🙂 More on that later.

This is my surprise!


I got a new-to-me Nikon D40 on Craigslist! It came with a different lens than the kit lens (one for longer distances), so I need to get a close-up lens too. The guy did give me the kit lens for free, but it’s broken – if I can get it fixed I might.

In between figuring out my camera and procrastinating, I found time to scare the cats.

me yelling

Bo thinks I’m being stupid.

bo staring

I love the camera. I made this for breakfast yesterday (recipe to come) – “brancakes“:

23 brancakes

Nice picture, right? Back later. Happy Sunday! P.S. There’s a free concert today in Golden Gate Park featuring Train, Colbie Caillat, and Howie Day. It’s noon-5pm; Bobby and I will be there for at least some of it.

P.P.S. Bobby is going to start doing P90X and I might try some of the exercises with him. Any thoughts? (He was going to try training for a half-marathon, but I think this is a better option.)

21 Comments on Surprise! It’s a new camera!

  1. coco
    27 September, 2009 at 6:44 am (7 years ago)

    love your new camera!!!! that’s an awesome surprise!!! 😀 l
    enjoy your day~

  2. Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    27 September, 2009 at 6:59 am (7 years ago)

    Hooray for your new camera! 🙂 Oh, and I’d totally try out some of the P90X. I here it can be very demanding time-wise, but it’s a great workout.

  3. April
    27 September, 2009 at 7:02 am (7 years ago)

    Nice purchase!

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about P90X! I haven’t tried it myself but know others who use it and have had great success!

  4. Shelby
    27 September, 2009 at 7:18 am (7 years ago)

    The new camera looks awesome, but I can’t wait for that recipe!

  5. Maria
    27 September, 2009 at 7:50 am (7 years ago)

    Awesome new camera! I love that breakfast picture it took. You can definitely see the difference. I would love to have a SLR/DSLR myself 🙂

  6. Becky
    27 September, 2009 at 8:24 am (7 years ago)

    Nice find! I love my SLR and I’m sure you will too 🙂
    I have P90X and I do really like some of the workouts. I especially like the Plyometrics one-definitely feel the burn doing that one!

  7. VeggieGirl
    27 September, 2009 at 8:24 am (7 years ago)


  8. Christina
    27 September, 2009 at 9:28 am (7 years ago)

    WOW!! Lucky you!!! Have fun.. I love Howie Day!!

  9. Biz
    27 September, 2009 at 9:35 am (7 years ago)

    Hooray for the new camera! 😀

    Have fun today!

  10. Tina
    27 September, 2009 at 11:07 am (7 years ago)

    Wow…. now that’s a camera!

    Have fun 😀

  11. niamh
    27 September, 2009 at 12:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I can’t wait for the recipe. Awesome camera!

  12. Anne K.
    27 September, 2009 at 12:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, what an awesome camera! And I can’t wait for that recipe. Yum!

  13. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    27 September, 2009 at 6:22 pm (7 years ago)

    Eating Bender posted a very thorough review of the P90X workouts. Sounds intense, but definitely a great way to get in shape. Go Bobby.

    Congrats on the new camera Maggie. Exciting!

    Bo totally looks like he’s thinking “What the hell?” 😉

    Brancakes – yes, recipe please.

  14. MarathonVal
    27 September, 2009 at 7:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats on the camera!! I’m so jealous you are at BlogHer!

  15. clare
    27 September, 2009 at 8:53 pm (7 years ago)

    YAY! congrast on your new baby. what kind of lens did it come with?

    hope you had a fun day of bloggie visiting…looking forward to the update. and your brancake recipe!

  16. Neela Marijana
    28 September, 2009 at 1:54 am (7 years ago)

    argg you’re making me jealous! i really want a new camera but my wallet doesn’t like that idea at all 🙂 i guess i will make some sort of compromise here!
    have a great week

  17. Meg Wolff
    28 September, 2009 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

    The bran cakes look delicious (I see you are getting your apple a day!). Congrats on your new Nikon.

  18. Cindy
    29 September, 2009 at 8:25 am (7 years ago)

    oh I love cameras!

  19. Lara (Thinspired)
    8 October, 2009 at 5:56 am (7 years ago)

    Woo hoo! You got it! I am just catching up on all of your posts and thought, “Hmmm…her photos look great!” Now I know why 😉

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