I’m a real photographer now!

Guess what I bought this weekend? :D



A friend of a friend was selling his Canon Digital Rebel XTi and a BALLER zoom lens for $600 total! Considering the lens-less body of the camera is $750 and the lens I got is $600… I’m pretty pleased with the deal I got! :)

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In between studying this weekend, I took some time to play with it :) I love photography!!



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The pictures are SO crisp, and I love that you can play with the focus:

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Mmmm close up of my Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies!



How cute is my neighbor’s puppy, Wilson? :) (Does anyone else think of volleyballs when they hear the name Wilson?)


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Yay!! I can’t wait to learn more about it and all the settings :) I have a lot to learn!

It’s rainy and humid today in D.C. — the perfect day for an indoor workout at LA Boxing! It was a smaller class than usual this morning so we did some mat work (a billion lunges/squats/situps/pushups… whew!) in addition to stuff with the bags. Fun! I love that they always mix up the classes. I’m excited because tomorrow morning I’m going in for a personal training session! Stay tuned — I’ll be sharing some of the moves I learn with all of you! :)

I just refueled with one of my favorites — Kashi Heart to Heart and Honey Sunshine cereals with skim milk, sliced banana, and berries. Yum yum!!


And now I’m off to work and then my last Nutrition class tonight before our final next Monday! I can’t believe how quickly this semester flew by. Tomorrow is my Anatomy & Physiology lab practical exam (ID-ing the bones and muscles) and Thursday is the lecture final. Gah! It’s going to be a busy week.

Have a great Monday, everyone!

p.s. You can get FREE shipping on my fANNEtastic t-shirts (orders over $35) until May 4! Use the code MAY1 if you’re in the U.S., and CADMAY1 for Canada.

p.p.s. If you already own one of my fANNEtastic t-shirts — email me ([email protected]) a photo of yourself rocking it! I want to do a fun collage of everyone wearing them :)


Also… stay tuned this week for a BIG announcement regarding where I’ll be moving for grad school in the fall!


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    Yay for DSLR’s! That’s a pretty amazing deal you got!! :) P.S. those pictures make me miss Hotel Anne P a lot!!

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    Yay! I love camera fun! Yeah, once I got mine, I was a freak and took a million pictures the first day. Hmmm, if you end up going to WA state, I’m going to freak!

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    ooooooh, I’m wicked jealous of your new tech! Congrats!

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    I hope you are going to UNC!!!! Love the cameraaa! I am going in for my PT with LA boxing this week as well!

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    Lucky gal! I want one so badly. I love the pics of the grass – so pretty.

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    please say UNC. light blue is best. ;)

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    *swoon* SO jealous, that’s an AMAZING deal on that camera!!

    Good luck on the exam tmrw! And when your Monday nights are finally free, I’ll go ahead and steal you for a run + hh. ha, just sayin’. ;)

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    YAY for a new camera!!! I’m terribly envious right now! Love the photos you’ve taken so far!

    Can’t wait to hear where you’ll be moving! :)

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    Wow what an awesome deal you got!!! I reallllly want to get one of those cameras and am super jealous!

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    Oooooh wow, what a great deal! That is such a gorgeous camera, I know you’ll LOVE IT! Can’t wait to see all your photos :)

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    And just when I thought your pictures couldn’t get any better! Exciting!

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    hurray! congrats…the photos are stunning :) you are SO talented!

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    OMG-that is awesome. Your pics were great before and now they are out of this world. Wilson is a gorgeous dog BTW!

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    I’m jeeeeaaalloouusss!! The pictures are STUNNING! I want one so badly! It’s going on my birthday wish list, but I won’t hold my breath :)

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    Great photos! And ADORABLE puppy! Those cookies sound awesome, I think I’m going to try making them this week :)

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    I love the camera! That’s awesome that you got such a good deal!

    I will definitely send you a photo of my shirt. I love it! I wear it running all the time. ;)

    Cant wait to hear your news!

    Have a great week Anne.

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    I look forward to watching this blog turn exclusively into a photography blog. ;)

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    Congrats on the tech, great photos, and Go Tarheels!

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    Jealous! I have such a crappy camera. :( And that’s pretty much the exact one I wanted…

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    Congrats on your new camera! I think your pictures are amazing. Looking forward to hearing about your grad school choice! :)

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    Kris S says:

    That is an ADORABLE golden retriever puppy!! :)

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    WOW great pics! *experiencing camera envy*

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    Adventurer says:

    The photos look great, Anne! Hope the personal trainer workout went well, too.

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    Oh my goodness! What a lovely way to start the week! Awesome deal on an awesome camera! Am loving all the pictures you’ve taken so far! Enjoy her! ;)

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    Wow nice camera!!!

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    Wow that’s an AWESOME deal- lucky duck!! I LOVE the close up picture of the grass- just stunning!!!

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    I love the pictures that you can take with that camera. BTW, can’t wait to hear where you are moving too.

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    WOW what an amazing camera! I’m so jealous! :) The color quality is astounding.

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    Your pictures are so beautiful! That camera seems like it was worth it!

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    YAY for new cameras! You are going to LOVE IT!!!!

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    Congrats on the AMAZING new camera, Anne!
    All the pictures look gorgeous :D
    Have a wonderful week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

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    Congrats on the new camera :) Looks you had fun playing with it! Can’t wait to hear about your move to grad school!!

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    congrats! please use it to take more pictures of that adorable dog. :)

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    Just bought an “I’m fANNEtastic” T shirt.. hot ;)

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    Those photos are GORGEOUS! I’ve always been a fan of your photography, so I can’t wait to see what you do with that bad boy :P

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    Sweet photos. And very cute puppy.


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