I've been tooling around photography websites, since I've finally decided I really NEED a new camera. Since the thieves in Barcelona have mine. Dirty bastards.
I'm probably going to gift myself with the Canon S90, which is supposed to be good for advanced amateurs who are too damn lazy to carry the large DSLR but want to have their own manual settings (like I do). It's not really lazy, it's just that the SLR can't be carried everywhere I go, whereas the compact can. Therefore, more pictures. I like them on the fly anyway- planning is overrated! (Could that be a life theme?)
I spooled through Ken Rockwell's website, which has loads of photography tips. For anyone who feels like they could use a little upgrade in their skills, I highly recommend it. One of his tips is FARTing. Look for yourself.