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Pictures taken on 12/26/14

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I got Dad the second season to The Wire. Hopefully the subtitles work..
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What does Becky have?
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You can't hide from the camera
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A big box of beef jerky!
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Becky says it's good
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Dad got me some great waterproof boots! This should make winter in the city a lot nicer
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Becky demonstrates her new rainproof jacket
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She'll never be cold again!
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Dad gets an A for effort... he got a warning dialogue on his computer and drew the entire thing for me to diagnose!!
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A bag from Hunt's? How interesting!
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OK, a high speed 32gb SD card, sure.. some microfiber, ok.. and... a Canon EOS 70D!
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Gotta have a good card if you're going to be taking a lot of photos
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And I guess you can never have enough microfiber
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Time for a good old fashioned unboxing ritual
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The picture on the box shows a lens but I just got the body
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More of the box..
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Yep. It's the box. Read it if you like.
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The box is open! And no facehuggers inside, so this is going alright so far.
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Removing all the warranty cards and software and nonsense..
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What do we have here.. a mini-USB cable, neck strap, battery charger, and battery
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Now we're getting somewhere. Still hibernating somewhere in this bubbly cocoon is my new DSLR camera
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Inside the bubbles was some fuzzles
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There she is
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Articulated screen, locking mode selector, multi-function dial, on-body LCD info screen, dual microphone..
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This should do just fine
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No lens, but that's fine. My lenses will be right at home there
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Look at that articulating screen.. articulate
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The first official photo on the 70D!
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Hi Dad
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Ah that's lovely
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Let's go to Mom's house
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Bye Dad! See you in a couple of days!
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Isabelle was not that impressed with the new camera
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See? Not impressed at all
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Mom was excited but also wished she was only the only subject I had for the afternoon
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Except.. pretty boy
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Let's document Mom throwing out garbage
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"Why aren't you helping meeee?"
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Hi Mom!
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Say cheese for the new camera!
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Macaroni wonders what happened to all that wrapping paper
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It's gone, Macaroni. You have to wait until next year.
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"Having fun?"
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The nutcrackers... they're everywhere..
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"This is my internet face". This is a good time to point out that a lot of the stuff I write "in quote marks" is made up..
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I kept demonstrating how fast the new camera could take photos by taking an unreasonable amount of photos
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Isabelle has a stinkface as usual
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Let's take a moment to honor the old camera, the Canon EOS 450D, aka EOS Rebel XSi.
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It's been in service since August 12, 2010 (1,598 days ago) and has delivered over 13,186 photos to the website (and countless more that didn't make the cut). It's not being retired, but it's definitely the #2 driver now. Thanks, Rebel.
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Macaroni is unsure how to feel about all of this
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Better just retreat into the Christmas pile
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