Sunday, May 18, 2008

What Would You Buy With A Spare $10,000!?!?

Man, I need to step my game up.

I dabble a little bit in photography. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm obsessed with photography. My son has to be the most thoroughly documented child in the history of the world evar. I've taken classes, and read dozens of books to hone my craft. I'm not Ansel Adams, but it's fair to say I've got an eye.

That said, as good as me and my little Panasonic Lumix are, sometimes when I'm perusing photo blogs, I run into another dude who's doin' sh*t so big, it makes me wanna just quit altogether and go back to those disposable jawns they sell at CVS.

Such is the case when I run across a site like RaleighSkyline, a photo blog dedicated to the belated[1], yet city-fication of my hometown. I know ya'll will probably peep the site and say "what's the big deal, it's just another Southern town that closes at 5pm?"

And you'd be correct, but darnit, just look at the clarity of these photos.

21.1 megapixels!!!!!

These photos are clearer than my eyesight. Jeez.

Good photography can make a three stoplight "downtown" look like Times Square. And yep, I'm jealous.

Gassed up, I started doing a Google search trying to figure out just how many of my Wizards Bobbleheads I'd need to hock to afford the batteries for a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.

Uh, that would be about $7,999 worth of bobbleheads. I don't think I've got that many in the collection.

Needless to say, between this and that 150 inch plasma I'm feenin' for, I'm gonna need some ends. So, I need ya'll to start clicking through on those ads, coppin' a t-shirt, or droppin' somethin' in my PayPal commissary (link below on right).

Either that, or I'm gonna have to go back to hustlin'. Take your pick.

Since this post was completely pointless, and you and I both know I'll never drop $10k on a camera, I figured I'd flip the script and pose a question to you guys.

Question: If you had a $10,000 windfall, what completely frivolous item would you blow it all on? Two stipulations: you have to spend the money on yourself, and you cannot save or otherwise invest it.

Raleigh Skyline Photo Blog

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Camera [Just In Case I've Got a Millionaire AverageCommenter Out There]

[1] Seriously, they've been talking about "making downtown more liveable" since the late 70's.

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