OK, so you know how Facebook and MySpace are full of girls taking up-close, wide-angle self-portraits by holding their digital cameras at arms' length? Turns out it's not quite so easy to do with a 2-lb professional digital SLR.... it does have two shutter buttons, but I ended up tilting a bit diagonally so that I could cradle it in one hand and reach the shutter with my thumb. Plus, I couldn't see through the viewfinder, so it was kind of hit-or-miss.
Here're Mei-mei and Jake playing with me in their basement, the last night we have together before I fly off. I love Mei's laugh, when she throws herself fully into it!