27 January 2011

Whining and wine

I had a snow day today and the first thing I thought was: What a great opportunity to take some photos and put together a few shoots that have been rolling around my brain. First on the list was a few early morning shots of the sun rising over the 20 inches of fresh snow. But wait! The pictures are hopelessly overexposed and there's some awful black blob across the top of the picture. I take a few pictures of the table to test it and see: Error 99. The dreaded Canon Error 99 which could be a number of problems. Crying, stomping, flipping out and general hysteria ensued. Last time I sent my camera in for work it took three months and cost me a lot of money so this was a pretty intense tantrum. Luckily I was able to get these shots later in the day, but between each one there was an "Error 99".
In the afternoon my mom and I dug out and bought wine (she felt really bad for me) and I chilled out for long enough to call Canon and sniffle my way through a conversation with Erwin from Canon Tech Support. He eased all my fears and calmed me down to a rational level. It will ship to the camera hospital tomorrow and I will have it back in plenty of time. In time for what? You're probably thinking I'm a total brat for throwing this level of freak out but... I'm going on vacation in a few weeks! Anyone who's saved long and hard for a DSLR can tell you, having it break sucks, having it break before a trip is worth a level 10 meltdown.
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43 comments

  1. love your floral dress and i have not seen the sun this week. it's been raining for almost two weeks in my place.

    sorry to hear about your dslr. same thing happened to my friend too, the camera broke in time of a great festival here in my place. makes me think twice if i should get a nikon or canon for a dslr.

    thechyrelgomez.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm sorry, buddy. These types of situations are incredibly aggravating. Hang in there.

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  3. Aw. I totally know how you feel. Good thing you'll probably get it back before your vacay!

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  4. I would have had a melt down about the camera as well especialy before a holiday, your photos do look good though.

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  5. I hope it's fixed for your trip! Your reaction is completely understandable :)

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  6. It is the worst when cameras go awol right before you really need them... hope it's out of hospital soon.
    And oooooh, where are you going?!?

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  7. Great photos lady! Love that cardi! xxxxx

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  8. You look super cute, the green cardi is lovely. I would total be as hysterical if my camera broke right before a trip! Hope you get it back in time! xx

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  10. I'm gearing you, I hope you're camera is fixed quickly and at the lowest cost possible dear. I also am saving up for a DSLR and when my old point and shoot broke I panicked and had to get another one fast! And that happened a few days before I went on vacation too :|

    On the bright side, you look so pretty here, hope that makes you feel better :)

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  11. Ah I'm familiar with the odd technology related tantrum! Hopefully you'll get it back quickly :)

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  12. Oh, hope it'll get fixed very very very soon!
    X

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  13. Sounds like me when my macbook went on the fritz - glad to hear its fixable!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my goodness! I would be crying so hard, you definitely deserve to be! A DSLR is life! I finally got your mail! Yay! My area gets things so slowly... I love the little bow and the paper you wrote on is so fitting for a personal style blogger. You are a doll, thanks so much for sending it! You will definitely be seeing it on the blog soon!

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  15. I love the photos and the outfit too!!! You look really nice with all the snow!

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  16. You're looking lovely. I can't believe you're smiling away in this cute ensemble when you were having all this camera trouble. When my focus wheel jammed I was a complete wreck until I worked out I could fix it in a flash.

    Good to hear you'll have your camera back in time. I am a pain but: Have you checked your lens contacts are clean? (If not here are some details)

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  17. Aww that sucks about your camera but I'm sure they'll get it fixed in time! These photos came out really nice too. I love that sweater & the cozy scarf, and duck boots FTW.

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  18. i'm sorry about your camera problems. :( i understand your hysteria!

    these couple photos are darling though. i really love the colors and each piece is beautiful.

    x

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  19. your tantrum has good reason to support it! i would have done the same in your position.

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  20. & love this cozy look. the sweater, floral print and scarf are so lovely!

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  21. oh no :(
    i hope your camera comes back safe and sound. I always worry that my Nikon will die...i'm super overprotective of it.

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  22. oh god i really hope your camera gets sorted in time! why do they always choose the worst possible time to break?!
    Anyway love your outfit, the cardie is a fab colour :) x

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  23. 3 months?? that alone would be cause enough for a level 10 melt down, that's so long to have to wait!!!! and before a vacay---oh girl. Hoepfully things will get fixed in a jiff.

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  24. Man, I really want to duck boots. You're rockin them!

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  25. this outfit is so amazing!!:)
    very nice blog!!

    www.stylestarmjonas.blogspot.com

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  26. Very nice outfit. you look really snug!

    toya

    x

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  27. I love how there's so much color in your outfit! I tend to wear all black in the winter so this is a great example for me :)

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  28. Aw, good luck! I hope your camera finds its way home to you quickly!

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  29. Kallie I am so sorry about the camera! I wish you loved closer and I would loan you mine for sure! I know how hard it is to save up for things and not have them when you need them.

    At least you look beautiful as always, I think I might have to try this look out. I am also happy to hear that your mom was there for you, that is very sweet :)

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  30. aww that is so cute that you admit all the stomping and crying of frustration over the camera. I know the feeling. I had an issue over a year ago with my Pentax where the photo wouldn't focus or take the shot at all so I had to send it in and get it fixed and it took about 3 months before I got it back. ugh.

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  31. Error 99!? I've never heard of that.. I didn't even know such an error existed. Sorry to hear your beloved camera has caught it. I don't think you're overreacting at all. DSLRs should never break, ever!

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  32. So happy I found your blog! I love your adorable an most wonderful style! And those boots are awesome!

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  33. aww that is so cute that you admit all the stomping and crying of frustration over the camera. I know the feeling. I had an issue over a year ago with my Pentax where the photo wouldn't focus or take the shot at all so I had to send it in and get it fixed and it took about 3 months before I got it back. ugh.

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  34. & love this cozy look. the sweater, floral print and scarf are so lovely!

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  35. your tantrum has good reason to support it! i would have done the same in your position.

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  36. You're looking lovely. I can't believe you're smiling away in this cute ensemble when you were having all this camera trouble. When my focus wheel jammed I was a complete wreck until I worked out I could fix it in a flash.

    Good to hear you'll have your camera back in time. I am a pain but: Have you checked your lens contacts are clean? (If not here are some details)

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  37. You're looking lovely. I can't believe you're smiling away in this cute ensemble when you were having all this camera trouble. When my focus wheel jammed I was a complete wreck until I worked out I could fix it in a flash.

    Good to hear you'll have your camera back in time. I am a pain but: Have you checked your lens contacts are clean? (If not here are some details)

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  38. 3 months?? that alone would be cause enough for a level 10 melt down, that's so long to have to wait!!!! and before a vacay---oh girl. Hoepfully things will get fixed in a jiff.

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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