It's unclear when it happened, but my camera has been suspiciously missing for several weeks. The facts: It was with me when I wrote a blog post on March 22nd. I know this to be true because I downloaded the photos appearing on the blog that day. About a week later, it was nowhere to be found.
My only thought is that I took it with me to happy hour at Tidbit on March 23rd, the day following the aforementioned blog post. But scatterbrained as I may be at times, I have a hard time believing I would bring it with me into a restaurant, not use it, and then completely forget that I had ever brought it with me, even when faced with the camera's mysterious disappearance. I'm not that scatterbrained... I think.
Now, part of me sees this as the perfect opportunity to purchase a new camera, as mine is well over six years old and has become rather crotchety in what, for a digital camera, is now old age. But I am so confused over what camera to get - some sound great, but the indoor picture quality is apparently sub-par (and I already have that problem), I want more than a 5x optical zoom, and I don't want to spend a lot of money because, well, now just isn't the time.
So, any suggestions? I want to be able to sneak in quick photos while traveling in Europe, so I can keep on blogging and, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. So from any who prefer the illustrated Rutabaga Stories, all thoughts are welcome.