Cameras and Mourning

Trip Start Apr 18, 2012
Trip End Sep 12, 2012

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Monday, July 23, 2012

June 23, 2012

Yesterday I slept in after a very active Saturday. I then stretched out and went about my day. By ‘went about my day’, I mean I lamented the loss of my camera, wallowed in my feta and olive oil, and then did some reading. I feel incomplete (No, that is NOT a Backstreet Boys reference, although I do know about that song). My PowerShot felt like an extension of myself. I never went anywhere without him and he was always ready when I called. His satin dark blue finish and bright chrome lens always greeted me with a twinkle and a ‘ding zip’ as he turned on. He didn’t even have dent or scratch and always received the best care. I won’t lie, I cried over my friend, it was a sad day; but luckily I received some motherly comfort. I ended the day at the café (no surprise there) and finally managed an internet phone call to my parents (wa hoo!). I got some sympathy after explaining my plight; and then we discussed travel plans.

Today I returned to my duties at Terra Creta. Considering this is the last week (three days) before I depart for Heraklion and then Athens, we are hoping to finalize my portion of the Manual so that when I come back we don’t feel pressured. That being said, it was a pretty low-key day and I departed early with Yanna and Katerina. Since I got home so early (5pm!) I decided to go shopping for a new best friend. I was pretty adamant about getting a Canon, hopefully one similar to my newly departed companion (since we all know Canon is the absolute BEST camera maker). After perusing four stores without finding any magic, I finally entered Kolombovos, the Greek electronic chain. After viewing his stats and features, I knew I had found a match. Even though he played hard to get with his satin black finish and gleaming black lens, I knew we were destined for each other. His superior quality and sleek design immediately attracted me, while his features positively sealed the deal. After a scary few minutes while I waited for the sales-lady to check the stock room, I found out he was the last one left in the store. I snatched him up immediately and we left to pursue a life of happiness, color, and high quality pictures together. Now I can officially lay to rest my Canon Powershot ELPH 100 HS: February 2012- July 21, 2012 Rest in Peace my friend. You won’t be forgotten. *sniff*. I now commence my future adventures with the new Canon Ixus 220 HS. Hopefully we will have many adventures and you will not meet your premature demise on a 3000 year old rock due to some overzealous tourist.

I later went to the café to set up and program my new friend before heading to my last Cretan dance lesson before my departure, where Ixus took his first pictures. *sniff sniff* They grow up so fast!! 
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