Have You Ever Wanted Something?

What I mean is, have you ever wanted something so bad you could literally just taste it?  You know what I’m talking about.  You see the object of your desire and your mouth just hangs open a little and maybe, just maybe a little drool starts to pool in the corner of your mouth.  Okay, sorry to be so graphic with the Homer Simpson analogy, but that’s how I feel about something right now.

Anyone that knows me well will attest that I don’t really want very much for myself.  Just ask my Mother-in-law.  She has to start needling me in September for Christmas ideas because I just don’t normally think of myself all that often.  Don’t get me wrong, I like lots of things, but I tend to put my wants on the back-end for others.  To me it is far more important to see others get what they want than myself.  Sounds somewhat self torturing doesn’t it?  Not really, I derive a great deal of joy from seeing others made happy.

As you might have noticed, if you are a frequent flyer here at my blog, is that I like photography.  No check that, I LOVE photography.  I am always drawn to those still images.  To me the really great ones can be so moving and interesting that they can leave a lasting impact on someone, much like music can.  I guess this love really goes back to being a kid and reading through all of those issues of National Geographic.  No it wasn’t because of THOSE pictures silly.  The landscape pictures that were captured in those pages always left an impression with me.

Anyway, I digress.  The current drool inspiring obsession I have now is for a new camera.  Not just any camera though.  I have pushed my little point and shoot skills as far as they can go.  No I want to move into the realm of the digital single reflex cameras.  Hold up, what did I just say there?  These cameras are commonly called dslr cameras, and they are the object of desire for me now.  This really started to manifest in me last summer when I became the unofficial photographer for my daughter’s softball team.  I really honed my skills with the little canon point and shoot I have now.  However, there were just some shots I couldn’t effectively get with the current equipment.  I need bigger lenses and a more responsive set-up to take the shots I want to.  Okay, maybe the lens above isn’t quite necessary.  What can I say, I am from the Tim “the tool man” Taylor generation.

No the camera I currently covet is the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.  It is also known as the 500D.  I believe this camera would serve me well in moving into a whole new world of creativity with my eyes.  Unfortunately at around a $700 price tag, this little baby is going to stay a dream for a good while.  Aspiring writer/photographers don’t seem to bring in a ton of the green stuff to make the non-virtual dreams come true.

Oh don’t cry too much for me, I still have fun with my little shooter.  Besides, dreaming is fun too.  One of these days I’ll end up with a camera like the one I currently want.  Course then I will have to move on to that next big buy down the road.  Now I wonder what that could be?


About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

3 Responses to Have You Ever Wanted Something?

  1. vakkermom says:

    YES! I have felt this way. For as long as I can remember I have had a dream of visiting England. In college, that dream became a reality and I spent 3 months studying in London. I earned/saved the money myself, chose the program myself, did the research myself, everything. I consider it one of the biggest accomplishments of my life, and I will NEVER forget the moment I walked around a corner and saw the Houses of Parliament and the famous clock tower housing Big Ben. I guess you could say that until I got to that point, yes, I could taste my desire. And I’m with you on the camera…I’m settling for a (half-broken) point and shoot, too.

  2. vakkermom says:

    Oh, and I grew up in a house where we jokingly called my dad “Tim ‘the tool man’ Taylor.” He did things like trying to stir the peanut butter with his drill. Which is a great idea…until his hand slips on the jar and peanut butter goes EVERYWHERE. All of this while we’re getting ready to go to church…

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