Christmas Shopping Time

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. Well, I bought one of dad’s gifts, and Kate’s are done (once they get to my house…), which is only two people, so maybe I am not “almost done”! However, I’m closer to being finished than normal. I am not looking forward to having to ship out said gifts, especially since, as of right now, the only time I’d have to do it is on a Saturday. I guess the lines won’t be too bad if I go right when the Post Office opens.

I’m on a diet; that diet being “don’t spend money on food while at work”. Since Volks (surprise surprise!) rereleased the Yo I want sooooooooooooooo bad, I find myself having to budget for it. I want to win it, and at the same time I don’t, because Volks likes to ship via UPS which in turn likes to leave stuff sitting outside the front door. Not an issue when I was lazing around, but now I’m just so paranoid. I’m wondering if I could call them and ask to hold it or deliver some other day or something. I really don’t like the idea of a $400 doll sitting outside! Of course, I’d have to win the “privilege” to buy her, first.

OK, the other thing is, I really want a new camera. Cameras cost money. Especially the ones I like; heck, the point-and-shoots I like are around $300-400. Not to mention, I still need to buy everyone their Xmas crap. The Yo isn’t that big of an issue since I have around $200 in my doll fund (although, that was the camera fund), so there is that bright note.

I still can’t decide between Nikon and Canon. I’m leaning heavily towards Nikon, but the Canons are cheaper. 🙁 And it’s not like I could go wrong picking one over the other. I’m looking at either a D80/90 or a Rebel xsi (or whatever the hell it’s called). Or maybe I’ll look into some other Canon EOS systems. I know I want at least 10 megapixels.

Haha! I just bought this camera mag at the store and it came with a brochure for Canon DSLRs. They are trying to win me over. 😉

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  1. I also got a camera magazine thing which said my Kissy was good before I bought it.

    And they’d leave a $400 thing outside without making you sign and everything? Even Niklas is un-naïve enough to imagine the delivery man going all “$400 and all I have to say is that I delivered it. And then I can say I’m home sick the next day and play tea party with Marie’s dolly all day.”

  2. You really can’t go wrong with either. I haven’t been keeping up with them in the past 6 months or so but you always hear good things about both.

    I wonder if you can ask them to hold the mail that is delivered to you alone or if they will hold everyone’s mail in the household? I’m not sure if they will keep a lookout for the volks package even if they say they will hold it if they are anything like the people here. >: ( They left my soom boy out in front, which is Main Street.

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