July 29, 2016

when tragedy strikes

Something kind of tragic recently happened, and it's been very hard for me to talk about it. I've spent the past several weeks trying to process and move on from this occurrence, while also hoping to give proper remembrance and appreciation in the midst of these hard times. 

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my selfie stick broke. 

I KNOW RIGHT. Ugh, and you know the worst of all?! I had TWO selfie sticks. Two little glorious sticks of selfie love. The second one got left behind in Wisconsin on the same trip where the first one broke. What are the odds?! Thanks, sullen teenagers, for coming up with the acronym FML so I could accurately describe the amount of F I feel toward ML RN! ! !

^^so many acronyms. Google if necessary and/or you have FOMO
^^just learned FOMO the other week. Could you be any more jealous of my coolness?

I know, I know. You're probably thinking Geez, Emily. That sucks. Why don't you pick one up from the checkout line next time you're in Walgreens?

And to that I say...

CVS is closer to me. So there!

Also yes, I could easily get another less than $10 stick of the self, but I'm not done mourning the loss and death of my two former sticks. I felt that in order to say a proper goodbye, we should look back through the best selfies my two sticks created in the past twelve months. And no, I did not get the pronoun wrong up there--this is something WE should do, not just ME

one
The group shots at weddings that are able to include every one you love. Check.
two
The classic how do you use this darn thing?

three
The Norman Rockwell family selfie stick painting. 

four
The Do they have a photographer following them around?! shot. 

five
The find the arm that could be holding the selfie stick shot. 

Selfie stick(s), you were so good to us and we love you. Rest in peace among the other broken pieces of technology we have like ...

Happy Friday!
Linking up with Karli and Amanda
**this post is brought to you by every ridiculous bone in my body, and by my tongue in my cheek.** 
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6 comments:

Darcy said...

You got some good pictures with it while you had it at least! :)
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Russ said...

I am the proud self-shooter of one of these classic images. I am honored to be included in your memorial.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Haha love this! I don't know which is my favorite, the one where you have a photographer following you around, or the one where I can't figure out who is using the selfie stick! Hopefully you'll get to pick up another one soon!

Megan at Megan Can said...

Throughout the entire selfie stick phenomenon I have yet to purchase one or even been give on. Heck, I don' think I've actually ever used one now that I think of it which is surprising because I love a good selfie.

Laura Darling said...

Oh no! Well if it makes you feel better, this post has convinced me I need a selfie stick. So the legacy lives on! :)

Kayla MKOY said...

You guys were great at making the stick not noticeable at all. I will say, Caleb's new phone (Samsung Galaxy S7 Active) has the BEST selfie camera. It's such a crazy wide angle and we love it!

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