I had big plans to write some year end blogs about all kinds of stuff. A year of Macdom, music for the year (SaddleCreek kicked ass with 3 really great releases: Hometowns, Feral Harmonic, Mama, I’m Swollen) and movies (Inglourious Basterds, and The Hurt Locker are the top two… Public Enemies gets most disappointing). But I’m too lazy, which also explains why I haven’t posted in a while.
So I will just tell you about stuff I bought. I bought a new video camera. It’s a Canon HF200. I’m pretty stoked on it so far, and only using the LCD is proving easier than I expected. The HD footage certainly is good, but a little tough to work with (editing wise).
As well I bought a new (used) car. It’s a 2008 Honda Element. I looked at a crap ton of vehicles recently since the lease on the Mazda is ending in April. Most of them were either too expensive or lacked features I required. A quick breakdown.
- Ford Edge – No headroom… Seriously worse than the Mazda
- Ford Escape – Just as bad
- Hyundai Santa Fe – Not Edge bad, but still not good
- Subaru Forester – Not much storage increase compared to the Mazda (this was second place)
- Mazda CX-7 – It’s a Mazda. I’m not happy with my Mazda
- BMW X3 – Too pricey
- Subaru Tribeca – Kinda pricey
Anyway the list goes on. Second place was the Forester. Anyway, the Element won because it was cheapish, AWD, manual transmission, TONS OF STORAGE, and lots of head room. It loses on the ugly scale, oh well, but I did manage to find an all black one. It only has 31,000km on it, and after the deal was done I found out that I have 3 more years of warrantee and more 90,000km. Anyway, it is looking like it will fulfill the needs quite well.