i got my first real camera at the age of 13.  it was - it still is - a pentax k1000 and i was beside myself.  

it's funny, then, that i remember taking pictures with my little 110 point and shoot most vividly, but my pentax is still with me today.  i shot a bunch of blah rolls not too long ago, and i had put it away for awhile.  but i took it with me to the beach and i'm glad i did.

there's more where this came from.