Free Blog! (Camera Not Included.)

103_1260Free Blog! (Camera Not Included.)

This Monday, July 8th, marked my first year of blogging.  The decision to introduce myself as a blogger that day in 2012 didn’t come easy.  I shilly-shallied for months.  Word Press, having sensed my hesitation, sang their siren song – repeating the only word necessary to lure me once and for all, “Free!  Freee!  Freeeee!”

If you have spent any amount of time on this site since then, you know that unlike the poor sailors of Greek mythology, I didn’t starve to death.  There are loads of pictures to prove it, which may be what lead to the recent death of my camera.  Big D performed surgery and did his best to revive my third eye, but with no success.  As my 9-year-old friend laid on the operating (computer) table, guts hanging out, brain detached, and nerves exposed, all I could think about was how I’d like to get a picture of the procedure.  But to paraphrase Big D, I was missing “the thing I need to do the thing I need.”

So to celebrate this past year and honor the best camera I’ve ever had, I’ve written something special – Ode to a Kodak EasyShare LS743.

Ahem . . .

. . . Just kidding, I wouldn’t do that to you.  Hows about I just show you some of Kody’s best pics from this last year, instead.  I think you’ll find my music selection to be just right for this occasion.

Oh wait.  Let’s try this version.


Kody often wore as much food as she photographed.

Ode to a Kodak EasyShareKodak 2Kodak 3Kodak 4Nature:

Kody’s specialty was close-ups, allowing me to capture snow on a dandelion and a dew drop on a caterpillar’s hairs.

Kodak 5Kodak 6Kodak 7Silly Selfies:

That’s Kody in the middle picture.

Kodak 8Action:

Kodak 10Kodak 9Home Projects:

Kodak 12Kodak 11Big D’s Hands:

What started as a great photo and an easy introduction to Big D has become our running visual gag – like Tim Taylor’s neighbor, Wilson on Home Improvement.  Read the original post, “Big D’s Hands” here.

Kodak 13I haven’t forgotten about the recipes and other topics I promised to post.  As soon as I have the camera situation resolved, I’ll start with the Buffalo Chicken Soup with Corn recipe.

I appreciate all of you for the memories and for making my first year of blogging so great.  Here’s to year two!

103_2924– Anita, Noted in Nashville


16 thoughts on “Free Blog! (Camera Not Included.)

    • Thank you, she will be missed. I’m not sure what to get next. The technology has improved so much since I bought Kody that I feel like I could get a lower-end Canon and be just as pleased with the results. Any suggestions?

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • I have a big DSLR, but it isn’t always practical to lug around. I have a little Nikon, but it is horrible in low light. I am researching these:

        Canon Powershot SX50
        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

    • Carrie, it’s so good to hear from you! I’ll have to visit your blog to catch up on your summer fun. I’m having a great summer – although I must admit I’ve grown weary of mowing the lawn. 🙂

      • You haven’t missed much on my blog. I’ve only posted a couple updates since I’ve been on my summer break. What I’ve lost in blogging, however, I’ve more than made up for in writing progress. 🙂

  1. Get a Canon – I’ve had mine for two years, abused it terribly and it still works (although there is a little red light that constantly flashes; I know it shouldn’t but it still takes photos!)

  2. Hey Anita. Congrats on the anniversary and bummer about the old Kody. Losing a reliable friend is always hard, and it also means making a new friend – no mean feat in these techno days. I recently upgraded our Canon point and shoot to a Canon travel zoom. It’s a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS ($250), and I absolutely love it. Primarily, I bought it for the zoom capabilities, but it’s amazing how much stuff it does. And you know me, anything is fodder for a post, so I wrote about it. There’s a link in the post that might help.

    • Hey, thanks for the link. I’m really impressed with the zoom in/out on that camera. And I’ve always thought it would be nice to own a Canon. . . I’ll keep you posted on life after Kody. 🙂

  3. Haha! I LOVE Big D’s Hands. I think they should make an appearance in every post! And, man, does that food look yummy. I also LOVE that you photograph the sayings on tea bags and inside fortune cookies. I have a collection of these on my refrigerator. (Don’t tell anyone.) Happy Anniversary, Anita! Looking forward to the next year! 🙂

    • Thank you Carly! I’m sorry I took so long to respond. I think I am finally ready to attend to the blog again. 🙂

      We have a lot of fortune cookie and tea bag sayings. I can’t part with them, but I don’t know what to do with them either. I took the photos so that I can have them out in a frame to look at them, but tuck the actual papers away in a box. Now I need to decide what to do with our wine corks . . . 🙂

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