Last post of the year. I plan on spending these last couple of days of 2013 (holy crap…the year is almost over! Crazy!) reflecting on the year and thinking about what I hope to accomplish next year, 2014; hoping for big things, professionally and personally.
Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite gifts I received this Christmas: from my girlfriend, Rocio.
Now, the gift is awesome…but it’s the back story that makes it perfect…
My girlfriend and I are both photographers, and much like most other photographers I know, we collect old cameras. About 5 or 6 months ago, we were chatting on the internets (she lives in Texas and I live in New Mexico, we spend a lot of time “iMessaging” and “FaceTiming”) about cameras we want. We somehow got talking about Kodak Brownies; I sent her this picture I came across on Flickr of a Brownie I’ve been looking for, but unable to find -
And that was it. That was the end of the conversation about cameras; never again was this camera mentioned, some 5-6 months ago.
Fast forward to December – I go to Brownsville to spend some time with Rocio; while we are driving around town, she gets a call that a package has arrived at the office of her apartment complex. When we return, she picks up the package and says it’s my christmas present…so of course I start asking about it; finally she tells me to open it and I did…
Words cannot describe how amazed I was to open the box and see this…
Not only did she remember the camera I talked about 5-6 MONTHS AGO, but she found the whole freakin’ kit! I was floored. I actually cried (a little!). I didn’t know what to say.
I love the camera! But what I love even more is that this was something I briefly mentioned 5-6 months ago; all that time passed and she still remembered the exact one I wanted it! I can’t describe how amazing it was…how amazing it is… to have her remember. I feel so blessed to have Rocio in my life. Best girlfriend ever. She is the cat’s pajamas.
She got me some film too, I just need to figure out how to run 120 film through a 620 camera.
And of course, since it was a christmas present, I had to take a christmas-inspired photo of it (also being inspired by the original photo I found on Flickr…) -
Well, that about does it for 2013. It’s been an interesting year and I am somewhat excited to see what happens in 2014. Cheers.