"Oh," said I, taken aback. "Well, I can wait."
"It's just that I have to take it back in two weeks," he said, "if you don't like it."
Oh, well, in that case...
So my husband comes into the house later that afternoon bearing a large bag reading FUTURE SHOP and I am instantly all a-quiver. Here I'd been thinking it was jewelry or something dull like that -- but electronics, whee! I still couldn't imagine what it was, though. Something for the computer?
It turned out to be a Canon PowerShot S1 IS digital camera. SQUEE!!! We've been talking about getting a digital for years now, but nothing ever seemed to come of it, so I'd resigned myself to using my old and scratched-up film camera for another couple of years at least. This came as a lovely surprise.
And not only does it take lovely clear pictures, it takes movies. Up to an hour long, even. Wowzers!
So I think I had better warn all my readers to brace yourselves for picspam. Starting... now!
Erm, so how does this thing work, again?