I changed the picture on this blog again. This pic is from a place much farther west than the last one -- a view looking southeast toward the Bridger Mountains and the Bozeman Valley from my friend's house in Montana. I took it with my first digital camera, a Fuji, that I still miss because it fit in my pocket and I could hold it up and take pictures of myself with it. My profile picture, for instance.
I lost that camera in a freak airline accident. For some reason a flight attendant gave me an extra can of cranberry juice. Instead of drinking it, I put it unopened into the same bag as my camera. Do not ask me why I was carrying a camera in the same plastic bag as my juice, magazines, and tissue. I was an idiot.
Somehow, the can got punctured -- a mystery that will never be solved -- the juice leaked out and my l'il Fuji camera was ruined. After discovering the travesty, I remember looking at the can to see how the juice got out, but only finding a strange, pencil sized hole in the middle.
My brother sent me his Nikon D100 when he upgraded, for which I will be forever grateful. I can use all my fancy lenses on it and actually look like a serious photographer. But I can't just stick it in my pocket on my way to a party, a ballgame, or a plane.
I certainly couldn't put it in a plastic bag with a can of cranberry juice.