Yesterday? It was an amazing day. I got a fancy new haircut (woo!), had lunch with a friend, bought a new pair of work shoes. Just before leaving the mall, Pants wanders up and oohs and ahhs over my hair (he’s a good boyfriend), and hands me a Nikon Coolpix L18.
You know, since my crappy camera I’d had for 2 years died in December. Time to reiterate the “he’s a good boyfriend” parenthetical note.
Before I forget, something many people do not know but that is TOTALLY TRUE: Nordstrom will price match if another retailer carries the same item for less. And has free shipping. And the best return policy and customer service ever.
Anyhow, we’ve started walking around 2 miles a day, every day. Last night, I’m waffling about whether or not to bring the camera. Decide no, because although Crestwood is beautiful, and abuts Rock Creek Park on 3 sides, there’s nothing I feel like photographing in particular.
We had been walking for 15 minutes when I saw a gorgeous flowering tree in front of a gorgeous house in the dusk lighting, and I thought, dude, I wish I had my camera…
About 10 minutes later, we’re walking and discussing how we had seen a deer on the park slope about 8-9 months ago. We round the corner, and there’s a deer standing in the middle of the road.
There’s another deer peeking out between two houses.
The first one makes a break for another backyard, is followed by another deer hiding behind a car. The one between the houses takes off and meets his friends. Then a fourth deer emerges and crosses the road.
The only sound is deer hoofs on the pavement.
We start walking again and see the 4 deer have leapt a fence and are milling about in a backyard eating berries. In the center of the District of Columbia.
I’m never leaving without my camera again.