They Say It’s My Birthday

42. The meaning of life. The age I turned today.

The number itself seems much older than I feel – so I just have been telling everyone I am turning 21 for the second time.

For my big day, Bryan surprised me with the news that he has taken the day off. He plans to provide a “Day of Service,” which is much more mundane than what perverted minds may be thinking right now – he is cleaning the house and do laundry. Things that have been sorely lacking as we both are crazy at work and gearing up for our big annual fundraiser, Tellerpalooza.

Maybe the best present ever.

Besides the new Canon 7D that is en route.

I have been wanting to do more with video for years, as you may have noticed by my starts and fits in that area. But nothing ever felt right. Until I borrowed a 7D last weekend from my awesome friends at Pro Photo Rental – and realized I really liked the video inside my DSLR.

I seriously considered going full guns with the 5D, but I would have been required to upgrade many of my lenses – and dudes. I could not handle that right now financially, but more importantly, emotionally. I really have been working my ass off at Giese Media – a wonderful thing – but also draining when you like to spend time with your family and friends too. Oh, and sleep. Sleep would be nice too.

So, we decided the 7D would be perfect for the next few years and maybe eventually I will get a “pro” camera like all the people who wear the big panties in photography. For now, I am thrilled I will get a bump up from my current body, add video, and be able to start shooting right out of the box.

Speaking of shooting – my present from Declan was an Easter egg hunt. He seems to have grasped the fun you can have on the other side, so I went searching for hidden eggs all over the living room this morning. After I found them, I picked a ticket with a number. Which he counted off on the eggs cootie-catcher style to get to my “final” prize egg. Which had marbles inside. Which I could then multiply by 5.

To get to the number of photos I am allowed to take of him with my new camera.

Which would be 90, by the way.

Definitely the best present ever.

So, until I have more time to play with my new camera, check out the video we made last weekend with the borrowed 7D. I say we, because this is the video that Bryan and Declan helped make where Bop Skizzum was worried about their [bleeping] cursing.

I am ready for a [bleeping] awesome birthday.

This article has 12 comments

  1. Everyfann


  2. Nancy

    Happy Birthday Aimee. You make 42 look flawless!

  3. ZDub

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad I know you, you are a total badass!

    You are going to rock it with that camera.

  4. Anonymous

    Love the video – great job! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! – m

  5. Sizzle

    Hope you have an amazing day!

  6. Corinna

    Happy happy birthday! And I’m so excited to see what you do with that new 7D. Gonna be so, so good.

  7. monstergirlee

    Happy birthday my friend – wish I could buy you a drink. Or two. I know you’re going to have a wonderful day!

  8. Angela Santomero

    Happiest of Birthdays to you my friend. Enjoy your day & I hope to truly see you real soon!


  9. J at

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, one full of love, music, and pictures. And perhaps, some chocolate as well. 🙂

  10. Aimee Giese

    Thank you so much everyone!!!

  11. Everyfann

    Happy belated birthday Aimee!

  12. Amira Lewis (Real Estate)

    Love the video. I hope you had an awesome b-day!!!!!

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