Monday, May 17, 2010
Git Yer Goth On!
So, apparently Saturday, May 22 is World Goth Day.
Aren't these people dead yet?
Okay, yeah, that was a cheap shot. Sorry. Anyway, should you be interested there are all sorts of goings on around the country and around the world, even in Richmond, VA:
Absent from the poster is the planned costumed stroll from the cookout site to Maymont Park's Victorian Tea, which should be... interesting... given the somewhat stodgy nature of both the Foundation and those locals with adjacent homes (note that though the park was donated to "the people of Richmond," these particular residents would prefer it to become a gated community and, in fact, have succeeded in convincing the city to severely curtail traffic on the weekends).
Not being particularly Gothic myself (despite my propensity for black clothing), what this means for me is a PHOTO OP! along the lines of the (now) annual Richmond Zombie Walk (last year, Part 1, Part 2)...
...and time to retire my trusty Olympus D-380 digital camera. Sigh. Poor thing, it still works and works well for the purposes it was intended, but it is definitely showing its age--2 megapixels, no zoom, tiny little LCD, a memory card that is no longer manufactured--yeah, it's time to give it a well-deserved rest and designate it as my back-up camera. The new camera is a Panasonic Lumix DHC-FH22:
Bet you didn't know Panasonic made a digital camera, huh? Well, neither did I until I started an all-out Internet search for a suitable replacement. After reading a gazillion reviews and dropping a number of big-name manufacturers from consideration for reasons ranging from poor image quality (Nikon, to my surprise) to insufferably complex onboard software (several), I happened upon the underappreciated Lumix line... and bought one. So far, I like it bunches; I'll put it to a real test come Saturday.
Maybe I'll even dress up and head on over to the Goth Prom!