I caved. I spent 80 bucks to download all of my Chicago Marathon pictures because I really really liked this picture:
And though I wouldn’t have paid for the other pictures they have, to download just one was $60, or I could pay 20 bucks more and get all of them. (So Kim and Tracy, you’ll be getting a copy of the picture with the three of us. And Jane, if you’re reading this, so will you!)
I don’t have the pictures yet — apparently a link will be sent to me for download (what happened with instant gratification??) but considering that my race pictures usually don’t look that good (again, I think I’m making some weird face here, but at least I don’t look like I’m dying, even though that’s how I feel!), I figured might as well fork over the money. Plus, it’s my first marathon ever, a finishing line photo should be going up on my wall, right? (And at work. And have one sent to my parents… And I can also find many other ways to use them. I can get very obnoxious about this and really make my money worth it. Maybe I’ll even print Christmas cards with them. Kidding! Sort of.)
So there you have it. If you always wondered who the suckers were who paid those prices for their race pictures, now you know. The sucker is me.