Ah, The Selfie. I hate pictures of myself, so I don’t take many of these. Friends and family want to take them sometimes, so I take them. I don’t have a selfie stick, even though my kids have had quite a few. Ben, luckily, shares this sentiment with me. That is probably why we’re so bad at taking selfies. I have started trying to take selfies with my husband at certain events to try to remember that we do things together and even enjoy it from time to time. It hasn’t been a very successful endeavor.
Here’s one that we took on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Not so bad, right? I mean, not the best, but I’m not a professional selfie taker/teenager. My arms are short, so I’m very limited as to what I can get in the picture, but hey, our faces are 90% in the frame and we’re almost smiling.
Here’s one from when we went to see One Republic.
Hey! We’re both smiling! You can’t see our faces, but you can see our teeth and some terrible bright lights in the background. It looked much better in person and this was the best out of three pictures. Again, my tiny t-rex arms cropped out parts of our faces, but at least we’re smiling.
We went to see Imagine Dragons and had seats by the second stage. I wanted to get a picture of us with the band right behind us. So, I waited and waited and waited. Finally, the moment came!
This was the third attempt. The first attempt was just our faces in complete dark. How did I manage that when there was so much light around? Talent. So, I said, “Okay, let’s try one last time,” and Ben said, “Okay, hurry, we’re in people’s way.” You can see how well I perform under photographic pressure.
Finally, I said, okay, let’s try a regular picture with the band up front. Ben rolled his eyes, but humored me, while also repeating his “We’re in people’s way” line.
Nailed it! He looks like Jesus is coming down from the heavens to bestow a crown of light upon his head as he tells me that we’re in the way. I am clearly not listening, and we’re both distracted by something in the complete opposite direction of the iPhone.
While some people take beautiful iPhone pics like this, I will probably keep my day job so that I can afford to go to more concerts where I get in people’s ways so that I can take bad selfies.