Today was a day of sleep. I woke up later then usual at around 10 AM, rolled out of bed, and devoured two toaster strudels.* I watched some TV for awhile, then went back to bed and lazily floated between being awake and asleep until noon. I then attempted to do some chores before I had to get ready for work. On my way to work, I missed the turn to the usual road I take to get to work and I had to quickly re-route my way to work in my head to avoid construction detours. It was an interesting mix up in my usual routine, and I actually made it to work a few minutes early.

Work was actually enjoyable today. I had a five-hour shift from 2-7 PM, which meant that I did not have to close. I hate closing, so knowing that I didn’t have to stay that extra hour or more pretty much made my day. Also, the district manager is examining our store tomorrow, so the closing-shift workers probably ended up staying late, frantically trying to bring the store up to the minimum standards. Once again, I’m thankful that I did not have to close today. 🙂

On a mildly interesting note, I bought a new camera today! It’s a Kodak EasyShare C180. It’s a basic point-and-shoot camera with a few interesting features like video, 3x optical zoom, high ISO mode, and the other “special” modes for various scenarios. It’s listed on currently for about $92– I got it at Sears for under $25 with my employee discount. It was a display model that was placed out on the floor so customers could try it out, so technically it’s “used”, but it has no noticeable signs of wear. It takes pretty good pictures, and it’s very small in comparison to my other camera, a Kodak EasyShare Z8612IS. The Kodak EasyShare Z8612IS (the big, black camera) has way more features then the C180, including a 12x optical zoom, 480p video, and manual exposure settings, but it’s larger size makes it too conspicuous for spontaneous shots. That’s why I bought the C180– for it’s size and decent picture quality. The video feature was icing on the cake for this camera, but I don’t expect it to be good quality video. I plan to buy an Ultra HD Flip Video camera later this summer to expand the multimedia features of this blog even more. We’ll see how that pans out…

Here’s a stock photo of the Kodak EasyShare C180:

And here’s a stock photo of my other camera, the Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS:

That’s it for today. As always, look for a new post tomorrow. Thanks again for checking out

– Will