I am SO stoked right now because after waiting months for the Canon t2i to release and not be backordered, mine has finally come. Yeeahhh!!!  Here are my very first pictures with it.  NO EDITS!  (Thank God, I still hate photo editing…)  ㅠㅠ  You can click the images to see them in full size.

The images could be clearer, because I do not yet have a steady hand, but the quality is absolutely amazing.  I want to say it’s cuz I’m awesome, but it’s more like because I’m broke.  I bought a 24-70mm 2.8L lens w/ the camera, and if you don’t understand what all those numbers and letters mean, they basically mean AWESOMENESS (at a high price).  I’m pretty embarrassed to admit that I bought it because I’m an amateur, but I made a conscious decision to INVEST in myself because I BELIEVE in Stephanie Lee’s abilities as a photographer!  ::Ohh!  *Sniffles*  You believe in me, Stephanie!  Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you!  I’m so touched!::

Hey, someone has to believe in me…

Apart from getting my camera today, a lot of other very exciting and big life events took place:

1)  I interviewed for a summer position through Americorps VISTA working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and I think it went well.

2)  I picked out a car at the local lot that I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy this week.  Isn’t it uglishly amazing???  (Don’t hate, I LIKE ugly cars.)

3)  I upgraded to an unlimited talk and text cell phone plan through t-mobile.  (Ever since I’ve had a phone, I’ve only had 300 minutes a month, which if you know me at all you will know that is NOT ENOUGH, so this is a pretty big deal.)

So basically, my entire life savings has been pretty much wiped out, and will be entirely wiped out after I make my summer tuition payment next month.  But it’s all good because apparently in the near future cash won’t be worth anything anyway…

Song of the day: Laura Marling- Cross Your Fingers

Photograph(s) of the day:  Ken Wu in Tokyo (I esp like the first 3)

Blog post of the day: “Imagine if the Tea Party was Black”

Article of the day: Testimony of North Korean Refugee