I've been cruising ebay and Best Buy drooling over the cameras. I want a new digital camera so bad I can taste it. I have a nice little digital camera I got for Christmas year before last and it works great. 5 megapixels, which has always been enough for my boring little shots. Lately I have been really wanting to step up a little. Wednesday I came to terms with the fact my little point and shoot camera just doesn't cut it. I think I came to that conclusion about the 8th time I crawled up 3 rows of folding chairs to try to get a picture of my daughter at the schools awards banquet. I would guess that the people behind me who had to watch my large hiney crawling probably would have pitched in for a better camera. One time I stood up and turned around and was looking into a mans video camera he was using to tape his daughter. I'm sure that will be a cherished memory 10 years from now. I looked at one with a little bit better zoom than mine but I know that I would be right back where I am now next year just crawling up 2 rows. This picture was taken with my camera and I did a lot of lightening and tweaking to get it this good. I don't know what the award was because I can't read it. The lawyers wife sitting behind me was just clicking away with her 10 inch long lens (not my favorite person to begin with so I whispered to DH she was just overcompensating for her DH's lack of......well you get my drift and yes that was mean) In my camera quest lately I have come to realize that a good camera is beyond my means right now, but that's ok too, It gives me something to dream of. I thought about having a rummage sale and starting a camera fund but every time I try to have a rummage sale my DH runs around picking things up and yelling " you can't get rid of this we might need it." "Honey these blue geese that have been in the basement for 10 years may come back in style and you may want them again." So I very seldom try to have rummage sales and when I do I repack almost as much as I packed so I'd better come up with a plan B. Anyone want to pay me not to get in their camera shot?