I had a presentation on April 1, and I brought my camera with me, thinking that I would record it for later playback. Just as it was my turn to go up, I chickened out of such a plan (ended up doing very well on my presentation… perhaps I should have but oh well), and after the presentations were all done, I came home. Over a week later, I go looking for my camera. It’s not in my room, its not on the main floor… it’s not under my bed (few things end up there, my skates being one of them). Is it at Prashanta’s? Nope. Does Prabin have it? Nope. Is it at work? Nope. Mary’s? Nah. Where could it have gone? I’m scratching my head, before I reluctantly admit that perhaps I lost it. I asked my teacher about it, and who teaches in that room next. This leads to a dead end, though with sympathies – nobody likes to hear a camera has gone missing. Because of the long weekend, OC Transpo lost and found isn’t too easy to get hold of.
Do I really need to buy a new camera 2 weeks before going on a trip?
What kind of camera would I buy? A cheap n easy point and shoot to tide me over? A fancy high end point and shoot like I have now? Plan for the future and go DSLR? Would I even have time to learn a new camera?
I try OC’s lost and found one more time:
Ben: Hi. I lost a camera about two weeks ago. I just checking to see if maybe it ended up with you guys.
L&F: Lemme check *hold*
As I wait, I know the next minutes will reveal to me my future. Whether I get my camera back, or whether someone is enjoying it somewhere and I need to go shopping.
L&F: Can you describe your camera? What make is it?
Ben: It’s a pretty big one, Panasonic Lumix.
Now my heart is pounding.
L&F: Is there any distinguishing features about it?
Ben: It’s in a Lowepre case. I think the memory card is empty… The case has a Wall-E Pin on it.
L&F: What’s a wallapin?
Ben: It’s a pin. Of Wall-E. From Disney-Pixar’s movie? Cute robot? Yellow. Has a pet cockroach…
L&F: Haha, I think I missed that one
Ben: It’s an awesome movie. You should see it.
Everyone should see Wall-E. And yes, I actually said “Disney-Pixar”.
L&F: We have your camera here!
*heart skips beat*
Oddly I was slightly disappointed because I was warming up to the idea of going SLR shopping. But It’d rather have money for Disney. And I love my camera. And was excited to have it back. At my earliest convenience, I went all the way downtown and picked it up. Just as I left it, though more loved. I’d sleep with it under my pillow if it weren’t so big and lumpy.
As celebration for not having to buy a new camera, I bought Rhythm Heaven for the Nintendo DS. It’s so much fun. I’m so happy that Nintendo let this one be its own game and didn’t shoehorn it into a WarioWare game with comical uses of Starfox and Mario and Zelda for the minigames. It’s perfect as-is. It’s also very old school arcade-like in the twitch-perfect mechanic you need to use to get high scores. My only disappointment with it is how long it took to come stateside.
Pictures: Me and my camera, finally reuinited (and a dusty mirror), Bayshore parking lot, wine Prashanta, Prabin, and I had a while ago (why I got to thinking my camera might have been there, but then remembered it was before my presentation), Evil Laurier, Shawn and Krystal, guiro lizards hook up after a mating call (yes, rhythm heaven is pretty random).