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Camera Woes + Sunshine’s A Go

Posted Sep 04 2010 2:19pm

If you follow me on Twitter , you’re well aware of the fact my camera broke.

Insert sad face emoticon here.

I don’t know if you know, but a blogger without her camera is like a baseball player without a glove…


…or a red carpet event without Joan Rivers + her latest plastic surgery procedure…


…or, since this IS a food blog, a cold pint of beer without cheese curds.

It just ain’t right.

At approximately 1:52pm on Friday, mere minutes before a very exciting foodie engagement, my SD memory card decided to bust and bring the rest of my camera to photography heaven along with it. No scream of anger or evocative dance of rage could express my utter frustration in this moment outside of the Quaker Steak + Lube .

But I channeled my inner yogi, took a deep breath and held it together.

Why, you ask?

Because I had a very exciting lunch date with two fantastic people: Cole and Carmen. Cole is the business mastermind behind Sunshine Burgers and Carmen is his lovely significant other.

We met at the Quaker Steak + Lube, where excitingly, Sunshine Burgers on are the menu!

For the record, Nacho Mama’s Veggie Salad doesn’t mess around…

I honestly loved it. In fact, crumbling Sunshine Burgers atop a ginormous junk salad may be my favorite way to eat this pure and simple veggie burger.

In case you aren’t familiar with these boigers (ahem, burgers), Sunshine Burgers are organic, all-natural veggie patties made from sunflower seeds, grains, legumes and sea salt. They’re vegan, soy-free AND gluten-free and come in six flavors (in order from my favorite to least favorite): Falafel, Breakfast, Garden Herb, Barbecue, Original and Southwest.

Most importantly, they are delicious. I’ve been happily eating them for more than a year now.

Anyways, we had a great lunch, and it was so much fun to talk to like-minded people who appreciate the art of healthy, nutritious and delicious food.

After lunch, more work and a PiperLime online shopping spree (can you call online shopping but not buying anything a spree?), I headed home, packed up my stuff and slurped down this smoothie…

1 cup vanilla kefir
1/4 cup skim milk + 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cherries
1 sliced frozen banana
1 T vanilla cranberry peanut butter
2 cups spinach

Then, I hit the road and arrived at la casa de Mama y Papa Everythingtarian last night.

I slept 10 hours, awoke to a fresh Starbucks coffee brought to me by Daddy E and went on a 5-mile walk with Mama E. Currently, I am procrastinating doing work and researching cameras.

Since when are you actually supposed to do labor on Labor Day Weekend anyways?

Before I skedaddle, I need your help!

What kind of camera do you have? Do you like it? If you have an SLR (for example, a Canon Rebel), would you recommend it? I am debating between getting a point and shoot or a SLR camera – a point and shoot because it’s easy to carry around and a SLR because the pictures are amazing. Thoughts?

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