That said, I do have a bright spot. I've always loved photography, but my little digicam was never up to the task of the pictures I actually wanted to take. Now I'm the proud owner of a Canon EOS 400D (a.k.a. the Digital Rebel XTi), and have been making up for lost time when it comes to photos.
I've been trying to take pictures of all the things I've /wanted/ to, but never had the camera oomph to do so before. Now that I can adjust aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity, white balance, and so on... I can get so, so many pictures I simply couldn't take before. My Flickr photostream has a number of them. So, la!