I've been lucky enough to do some shopping recently and I thought I would highlight/discuss some of the things I've bought. Here's some of my loot:
First up, new shoes: I've been looking for a good pair of Nike Air Max 90s for a little while now. This is one of my favourite styles and this pair was just the right mix of value and color. They were the last pair at the Nike store on Robson St, which is lucky considering I have size 13 feet... total came to $107 with tax, not bad considering they often retail at $150.
Next is my new Holga 135. I'm almost done shooting a second roll of Ilford HP5 b&w film and am getting excited to develop. The camera itself is awesome; $40.50 for a camera with a hotshoe? Not bad at all. Super simple operation and it really forces you to think about what you're shooting. I'm trying to get back into film so this is the perfect starter. I also just signed up at the UBC PhotoSoc giving me access to chemicals and enlargers to do some printing.
I just ran out of space on my computer and external hard drive, so another terabyte should go a long way. I guess shooting RAW photos at ~13Mb/shot adds up pretty fast. The HDD itself is a Seagate Barracuda SATA2 to match my first 320Gb, just to be foolproof in case I plug them into an NAS, Raid 0 setup, or Mac Pro some day. Still waiting on the enclosure, which is a Vantec Nexstar 3 with USB2.0 and Firewire. It was important to get the Firewire cable this time as it's likely that both drives will be plugged in at the same time (leaving an extra USB port on my Macbook).
I also bought Helvetica, which is an great film on the famous font. My take away quote from the film is by Erik Spiekermann: when asked why Helvetica is so widely used he slowly answers, "Why is... bad taste ubiquitous." Perfect.
Some other items: some t-shirts at American Apparel ($15 each), a pair of shorts from American Eagle on sale ($30), a gigantic mixing bowl, a box cheese grater, and some Moo cards came in the mail.
Pretty happy with everything!