I had intended to buy a Canon PowerShot. It's about the right size, and it was about the right price - so that's what I went looking for.
When I stood in front of the array of products at the camera counter, however - the cameras had better ideas. Sitting in the front row, all shiny and new, was a small white Olympus. It didn't have a battery in it, so I asked the sales person there ( I was at Future Shop ) about it and his eyes lit up and I knew I was in for it. :)
Long story short - I bought the Olympus IR-300, a small, sleek incredible 5 Megapixel camera that I just love. :) Got the 256mb memory card, so I can take plenty of pictures and upload them to Flickr while I'm away so pafuts and Z can see what I'm up to.
I'm so pathetic, I just love gadgets. :)