I thought it would be fun to chronicle the weird, silly, and sometimes very stereotypical things that have floated out of my mouth and into Mike's ears. Some will be unique to me and some won't, but all have made me laugh in hindsight.
This month, the subject matter is social media and I KNOW I'm not the only one who has uttered these sentences. Being a blogger, these are almost daily occurrences.
Wait. Don't eat that yet. I need to take a picture.
Apparently this is Mike's most hated combination of words. He loves eating and isn't fond of waiting. And picture taking is not considered a good reason to wait in his books. Ever since I started blogging, this happens a lot. Of course, the tastier the dish, the more it needs to be photographed, and the more annoyed Mike gets.
Come here. We need to take a selfie in front of this.
To go along with the documentation theme, I like to take a picture of us two in front of whatever landmark or exciting thing we encounter. Mike argues that I could just take a picture of the thing without us in it. My rebuttal? If we aren't in the photo, we weren't there. Obviously. Oh, and I should also mention that he has refused to be in a picture taken by a selfie stick. So there's that too.
Are you looking at the dot or at yourself? Look at the dot.
It's natural to want to see what you look like before the picture is snapped. That's why the forward-facing camera was invented after all! But once you're done, it is crucial to move your gaze to the actual camera. The little dot beside the speaker. Reminders are necessary.
I look weird in that one. Just one more.
Even if everyone's eyeballs are pointing in the right direction, that does not ensure a good selfie. I have an average of 5 takes of each one because the first 4 are no good. That's a lie. It's way more.
Can you say that again? I want to post it on Snapchat.
So I'm just going to come right out and say it. Mike hates Snapchat. I don't understand because it's clearly the best social media out there right now. There have been situations where he said something noteworthy and I wasn't ready so I asked him to repeat it. Unsuccessfully.
Want to watch my snapchat story?
Since he doesn't have his own account, he misses all of my glorious snaps. So one of the very last things I ask him before he falls asleep everyday is the above. He amuses me and agrees but I know he's majorly rolling his eyes inside. I don't blame him.
Have you said any of these to your significant other? Don't even try to pretend that you haven't!