opinionated and with bad habits

thank you so much for all your sympathy about my camera. and iron and chex mix. my friend kerry gifted me with a bag of the peanut butter chex mix on sunday and let me tell you it is delicious! especially if you are into the whole salty and sweet thing. i am, maybe too much so. salt and pepper on your cantaloupe anyone? yeah thats me. anyway, i have been told in the past that i am a, ahem, opinionated person, but this time i am looking for your opinions. since i am in the market for a new camera now, i was wondering what you bloggers are using, like, dislike and soforth. of course i am totally coveting this, but i think for now it is out of my price range, maybe...maybe not. and i am in the market for a new iron as well. do i get one of those fancy pants rowenta irons or just something i can pick up at target? is my crafting suffering because of the quality of my iron? really? and while you are at it, tell me if you color your hair yourself, what kind of dye do you use? i am reaching another intolerably grey stage and am getting the itch to color my hair again. until i can afford to go to the hippest salon in kc, i have to do it myself. what do you like ladies?

and on a totally unrelated note, bad habits. i have some bad habits that i have managed to kick, one being the habit of unbuttoning and unzipping my pants as i walk to the bathroom. ok when you are at home sans company, not ok when you are at work. got that one kicked pretty quickly. the other bad habit i need to work on is this. i find myself checking my chest to see if it is time to pump. you know, like handling a melon or something... very bad, i caught myself doing this in the hallway at work today, luckily no one else was around, but definitely something i need to nip in the bud right away. nice one hannah.


Blogger capello said...

Are you saying it's not socially acceptable to feel one's self up in public?

Oh. Damn.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous kirsten said...

yeah, the checking to pump thing - totally relate!

if you're going to do your hair yourself go to a beauty supply place. get developer and color there- feria is good. it's better than the stuff you can get at the store. a lot of times it's actually cheaper at the beauty supply, too.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous amy h said...

I do the salt on canteloupe -- mmm.

We have a Canon PowerShot A85. It's not totally low-end, but we could only afford a mid-range camera. I picked it for its lens and supposedly quick click-to-shot time. But it seems like it takes the thing for-ev-er to get the shot after you click. With little kids this is no good. Maybe I'm doing something wrong -- I do the half-click and everything... Also, other models of the PowerShot have a flip viewer so you can face the camera and see what you're shooting. That would be nice.

My mom and mil both have the Kodak Easyshare, which I kind of turned my nose up at, but it seems to get the shot faster and the pics are pretty good. And it's cheap.

I had the same iron dilemma not too long ago. I just picked one up at Target for $20. I couldn't figure out what possible difference it would make with the crafting.

I was doing the feel-up thing, too, when I was breastfeeding!

Must go -- daughter is attempting to eat glue.

11:38 AM  
Blogger vwiese said...

that sucks about your camera, I look forward to your pictures everyday, bummer. I have no thoughts on the camera or hair dye but I do have lots of thoughts on an iron. I always give it the heavy test. Pick up each iron and pick the heaviest. I have found that Black & Decker at Sears is a good deal. Also, invest in a iron holder on your wall, once you drop an iron on the floor is all goes south from there.

11:43 AM  
Blogger ramblin' rosie said...

I think people underestimate the satisfaction of owning a good iron. I highly recommend the shark (can't you picture the little grey fin swimming across your ironing board) which can be found here:


I think your crafting could be suffering because of a mediocre iron. When you use a good iron, it gets done quickly and efficiently, bad irons (especially ones that leave rust...tsk tsk) just waste your time. Consider it a minor investment. I'm sure you'll use a good iron for many years to come, whereas one from target will most likely need to be replaced in a year or two. I think you deserve a good iron. You work hard, and the "shark" could seriously help your craft.

-I just realized how much my little dissertation sounded like an infomercial. I swear I'm no spammer!

Cheers hannah

11:53 AM  
Blogger molly said...

i'm still using the iron someone gave me as a highschool graduation present--and I know you know my current age...so i'm probably not one to ask.
i just got a new camera last week--I didn't do enough research b/c I was impatient, but I bought it from a local camera shop, hoping to get better advice there...I got an olympus...(it's in my car so i don't know the number). she rec'd it for its great lenses. but I also jumped about 4 pixels, so that made a big difference, too.
I like it. I'm not thrilled yet, but i havne't been using it very long to really "know" it well. I'm anxious to see what others use.
I wonder if some people at work are sad to see your bad habits go??!!

12:27 PM  
Blogger julieree said...

this post has me laughing so hard all my coworkers are staring at me. I too got into the habit of unzipping en route to the bathroom while working at home, and now I find myself doing it in the crowded hallways of work. lovely.

The object of your desire (the D50) is indeed worth it. I bought mine a few months ago and now I don't know how I lived without it. Makes it a joy to take pictures.

Don't really know much about irons though. I use a $10 one I got from target and it seems to work pretty well. Of course, if I got a rowenta I might decide I didn't really know how I lived without it. Probably best not to discover what I'm missing.


1:56 PM  
Anonymous estea said...

good place to do side by side comparisons:


i color my own hair, which is 50% gray and i'm only THIRTY SEVEN. whatever. Sally Beauty Supply is your friend. Ask one of the nice ladies in there what you need - the one in Shawnee is good. You need developer + color. much cheaper than drugstore/Target. although if I'm in a hurry Loreal Preference (medium ash brown) is the winner for lasting color.

The best iron i've used is my MIL's from the 60's. One of those heavy, heavy metal things, works like a charm. I see them at estate sales for $5 all the time. Just make sure it's not so old that it has a completely cloth cord. scary, that.

we have a nikon coolpix3700. the one that was stolen was an Elph. loved that thing. the nikon is okay, next time I'd do more dpi.

wow, aren't i just full of advice today??

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I'm in the market for a new camera, too. I have a Kodak, but it's only 2.2 mp! I definitely need something with more oopmh! I use my grandmother's old iron. My dad rewired it for me. It works great. Happy shopping.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Su said...

I have the Nikon D50 and I love it! The quality of the photographs is beautiful and its easy to use.
Good luck!

4:23 PM  
Blogger beki said...

Hey, I do the boob squeeze all day as well. I guess it isn't the best thing to do in public.

I have a Rowenta iron, and it isn't all that great. Next time I'm going cheap.

6:11 PM  
Blogger kimberly said...

I totally do the zipper thing.

and I can't eat cantelope without salt and pepper (sometimes honeydew too). mmmm.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Alicia A. said...

I did the boob thing too. I didn't even realize it, but once I was done nursing, it stopped on it's own.

And I was at Costco last night, licking the D50 with the fancy lens, and I thought of you... I say go for it!

7:37 AM  
Blogger mamah said...

The fancy iron is so worth it. I quilt, sew, make baby carriers, etc., and the difference is a big one. I have a black and decker - like someone said, the heaviest one is what seems to matter. It was 60 or 70 bucks several years ago. Good luck.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

oh i hate ironing so much, but it's amazing how much easier it is with a better iron. go for it hannah.

as for the camera... i have a total crush on the d50 and dear lord i see one in my (distant) future. why settle when it could be oh so so good. (okay, i know "why", but really, it is so good).

11:28 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

*so* sucks about your theft - at least you seem to have a good attitude about the whole event!

I get to use tons of different irons at my quilting class, and I have to say that this black & decker model (http://www.blackanddeckerappliances.com/product-105.html) beats the pants off the other, fancier and more expensive versions I've used. It's only around $30, and it's heavy duty and simple to use.

I need a new camera too, so will be reading these recommendations!

3:35 PM  
Blogger happylaney said...

I have the Canon Power Shot 610. It's the one that has the flip viewer previously mentioned. The one main function I like is that I can highlight one color in a picture and make the rest black and white. Other than that I don't like this camera. We had a Sony before this Canon, and I liked the blast function better(supermodel mode of taking multiple pictures in a small amount of time) and I liked that the Sony took clear pictures of moving things without a flash. If I'm taking a picture of a baby moving with the Canon I have to have it on flash in order for it to not be fuzzy.

Regarding the iron; a good iron is indispensable especially when it comes to crafts and sewing.

5:30 PM  

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