do you take selfies? i have to tell you. i really don't. and to be completely honest, it makes me super uncomfortable to watch someone else take one. maybe because i am picturing myself doing it, knowing mine always turn out so bad. maybe i just need more practice. maybe my hair, make up, and outfit all need to be done on the same day more often. but i also have no idea what i would do with multiple pictures of just myself.
for those of you who successfully take selfies, maybe you can help me. my inability to take a selfie was in full display tonight as i tried to take a decent dressing room picture. all i wanted was some fashion advice from my sisters. i needed to know if this jacket was cute. or if it was too motorcycle chick for me. what i got was a good laugh, and in the end, a good jacket.
over and over i tried to capture a shot of the jacket where the camera wasn’t right in front of the jacket. i was also going for something where i didn’t look so awkward that it distracted from the jacket entirely. these three were decent. i texted them my sisters for opinions. i am still laughing as i type this, at both my lack of selfie skills and about selfies in general.
i have over 19,193 pictures on my computer. “a new record,” said the guy at the apple store. among these, i can count the number of selfies on one hand. for the most part, i consider myself pretty with it technology wise. i just cannot get on board with the selfie.
case in point, my blurry former blog profile picture. if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you might remember it. out of 19,193 photos, i could not find a single shot of me by myself. so i zoomed in and cropped myself out of our family photo. i used it when i revamped the blog back in november.
i knew it was blurry. my sisters told me it was blurry, often. i attempted to take a new profile picture. i was all dressed up for something else and thought why not. i asked my husband to take a few quick pics outside. they were awful.
i asked my neighbor to take a few on her backyard bench. they were better but still not “me.” my profile picture was blurry for months. it took me awhile before i could shower, get dressed, dry my hair, and have make up on all at the same time. my friend laura was finally able to capture my current profile picture before we went shopping one day.
in case you're wondering, i did buy that jacket. the one in the pic with the bad dressing room lighting. somehow, my selfies did not deter my sisters from seeing the potential. then i found a similar jacket for K at target and couldn’t resist. i kinda hope she never gets too good at or too into selflies either.