March 23, 2009

Winding down

Posted in Journal tagged , , , , , at 10:12 pm by Jenn

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The past few weeks I’ve been running around like crazy trying to do all the things and see all the things that I want to see before we move.  My time here in Baku is limited now and there are so many stones left unturned.  Friends of ours went to the regions this weekend for the long holiday and I wish that I had the opportunity to go along.  I would have loved to have gotten out of the city and visited the regions but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen now.

I still want to see the hillside that is on fire, I still have many pictures of doors, balconies, laundry and ladas to take.  I would like to buy at least one more carpet and there are some little nick nacks that I’d like to pick up for myself and folks back home.  I’ll be making my last trip to the airport bazaar this Friday and will be stocking up on Pashminas.  I think I’ll be buying at least 40.  My mom has put in a request for 20 and I think  that I will need at least 20 to cover my needs for friends and they make great “just in case gifts”.

I’ve really been enjoying taking pictures these past few weeks.  Friday I got together with a few friends and we walked around in the Old City and just snapped away.  I got some really great shots and FINALLY figured out what to do with that online scrapbook that I bought about 3 years ago and have never used.  I’m going to make a scrapbook of my door, balcony, laundry and lada photos.  I’ve been playing around with Picasa’s photo editing tools.  They are a LOT of fun and I am really happy with what I’m able to do to highlight my pictures.  I really don’t like the camera that I’m using so I’m ordering a new one on April 1.  After looking long and hard at point and shoot cameras I’ve decided to go with the Canon Powershot SX200.  I love to take pictures, but don’t want the bulk and expense associated with the digital SLR’s.  Although I did feel like a total amateur out there on Friday next to the Nikon’s with their shutters clicking away 3-4 times to my 1 point and shoot shot.  The picture in this post was taken yesterday on my way to the market to buy some grocery items for dinner.  I love having a small, portable camera that just fits right in to my coat pocket.

And, in other news, I purchased my crude oil painting today…YAY!  To refresh your memory, click here.

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3 Comments »

  1. Christine said,

    So where are you moving to??

    STILL, no news.

  2. C said,

    Have fun on your last adventures in Baku! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the camera you are ordering. I need a new one too.

    The one I have now is a Sony Cybershot and I don’t like it at all, it’s not user friendly even after having read the owners manual! It was free though so I really can’t complain. I won it in a raffle on 4th of July.

  3. Jen D said,

    I used to have a Sony Cybershot but now I have the Canon SD750 and I love it. The pic quality is great and vid is good too. This camera you are looking at looks like it rocks!


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