When I first heard about the economic stimulus checks that President GWB was issuing, I was all, "I knew I voted for you for a reason". I do not pretend to be knowledgeable in that many aspects of politics - so if you want to debate me you will probably win. What I do know is that I like money and I really like it when the government decides to give me my money back. And, I actually have a hard time believing that any of my left-winged friends got their check and were all, "Damn you GWB! Please keep my money! I don't want this!" So, if you were one of those people that thought the ES plan was a waste, then go donate your money to whatever cause you want. I can also bet it will make you feel good when you can distribute your money the way you see fit. That is all I have to say about that.
Anyway, I have debated on what to do with my $600 refund. What could I do, little ol' Natalie, to help our economy? Probably not much by myself. But if anything, I was going to use that $600 to do what it was intended to do....stimulate the economy.
So naturally, I took a picture of myself depositing it into my savings account. Might as well earn some interest on it until I can decide how to spend it. Plus, I already had this blog post formulating in my head and knew I needed visual aids.
After a few weeks of research, I spent my money last week. And this is what I bought:
I couldn't be more excited! I also couldn't be more overwhelmed. I haven't a clue how to use this thing. However, I did take the camera out and take a few shots. I just used the automatic setting because all the options stress me out.
My very first picture with my new camera:
A few others:
Furthermore, this little $600+ some is just the beginning of my contributions to the economy. Because now I will continue to purchase lenses, print photos and more than likely spend loads and loads of my own money to further my new hobby. Oh, and I am taking a photography class in September - so, I just gave someone a job too.
In conclusion, for all those that might disagree with my political opinions, that is fine. But just know that every time I post a picture that I took from my new camera and you like it, you are saying you like GWB - that's all I'm saying.