I am now the proud owner of the world's cheapest digital camera. My favorite part of the instructions? "The self-timer is used in situations where the photographer is included in the shot. When photographer is away from the camera, use a tripod to prevent camera fall." Ahhh...gravity. Such a bitch.
I've gotten far enough familiarizing myself with it to be the proud owner of many photos of the back of my cat as she walks away. But at least I now have a few photos of Ursula, whose fur is so dark and minky that she doesn't photograph at all usually. It's like trying to photograph a wet harbor seal. Her eyes aren't always this closed, it's the camera flash. Yeah...I'm posting cat pix.