THE XX HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT RIGHT NOW JUST RELEASED FRESH FROM THE STUDIO
I am going to listen to the whole thing as I write this and that's not an exaggeration I'm slow enough that it'll take me as long as the album to write three paragraphs. Anyway, my new camera has been a real trip since I've gotten it. I've taken some okay pics with the kit lens my cousin sent me but the other day I finally caved and bought a new 50 mm which actually only ended up being $75 cause I used my cash reward points from my credit card which was basically as good as it was gonna get for a 50 mm. eBay was failing me and honestly most of those sold for around $70 too so I'm the real winner. Mine is new and she's mine and my former spending habits funded her. So it's really exciting to have a much nicer lens now, the bokeh is so good with the lens. But I also had to face a tragic reality about my camera today which is that it doesn't work on autofocus mode. Whenever I try to toggle the lens to autofocus it just won't take pictures which is such a gag. It's a little disappointing but I can still shoot in manual it's just slow as fuck. Basically my subjects have to be still or I have to be fast but I'm not fast, yet? Well I'm not fast so until I am fast everyone needs to stand perfectly still while I get what I want in focus. At first I thought it was my cousin and some settings he used to use but he was unsure why it was doing that and recommended I factory reset it so I ripped the batteries out and stared at the camera for 30 minutes in agony. Like, other people have had perfect success with a factory reset like it's pretty much been able to solve their autofocus problems but mine still doesn't want to shoot in autofocus in any mode so I'm stuck. And after shelling out the $75 for the lens I'm not trying to send the camera anywhere to get fixed and pay for that too. Photography is too expensive of a hobby to get into. Someone make it cheaper so I can still have fun. But anyway, maybe some pics coming soon. Disjointed, unrelated pictures of course but pictures. Images. Visuals. Theatrics. Drama. The usual.
Remember those new volleyball shoes I bought a little bit ago? So I got them in a 9.5 because that's the only size they had left, I really don't remember if I already talked about the sizes but I've played in them a couple times so I have more insight on the shoes now. Anyway, bought them in a 9.5 because I'm a generally a 9.5 with my shoes like that's just my size but my Nike tennis shoes have always been a 10 and I'm not sure why but it's probably because my dad used to buy those for me. But it was time to take some damn responsibility for myself and buy my own shoes so I did and decided the 9.5 would be fine because I'm a 9.5 like these are not huge logical leaps I'm making I'm just buying shoes in my size. So I got the shoes after all those weeks of suffering, we all remember that yes? And I put them on and lmao when they say true to size they really do mean true to size like my toes almost just reach the end of the shoe which sounds fine but I guess my feet are kinda wide idk why they're so problematic but they are and so the width of the 9.5 is a little snug. And by a little snug I mean like noticeably which is also problematic and my dad asked me what size they were and I told him 9.5 and he asked me why I didn't buy 10 and I said cause I'm a 9.5. Like my first time buying my athletic shoes without him and I fuck it up but I can't admit that because why would I ever admit being wrong to my dad? So I'm not budging but he knows I know I made a mistake and should've gotten the shoes in black because they had black ones that were size 10 but I wanted to make a statement. I'm trying to woo over a boy while playing volleyball I can't be practical about it. So I've still been playing in them because now I have to take this mistake with the grave to me and the shoes are a little snug after a few hours on the court but honestly I'm trying to convince myself that at some point they'll break in enough that like the snugness won't be so noticeable lmao. So if anyone has some good tips on how to turn your shoe buying mistake into a success so that your dad's judgement is actually wrongfully so comment below.
The album is over and also I don't think I have anything else in mind to write about so that's gonna be it for tonight. It's actually 1:30 am and I'm kind of hungry so maybe I'll eat something right before I go to bed. Somewhere some science says that's bad for you but whatever. Until next time and as always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.