Venus Trapped in Mars

15 June 2015

Beware of the Selfie Stick

This weekend three of the loves of my life traveled from different states to come visit me in Dallas. We were all great friends, roommates and sorority sisters -- Pi Phi if you didn't already know that -- during our 4 years at Tennessee. We knew going into it that this was going to be an incredible weekend, and we were right. 

Now, for one of our anniversary presents, CB bought me a selife stick. I texted the girls before they left, and let them know that I was fully prepared for the weekend pictures thanks to said selfie stick. They all laughed, but were probably feeling a little sorry for me and my excitement over something so stupid. I had it out and ready to go before anyone even unzipped a suitcase.








Magen, to my left, has a blog too! Check her out STAT!  

Don't let this picture fool you, that selfie stick was difficult to use. I'm sure all of my issues can be redirected back to user error, but I really had a difficult time. The first problem with the selfie stick, is that it doesn't automatically connect to bluetooth on your phone. You have to reconnect it each time you want to use it. 

Another problem, it made me feel like an old person posing for a video. Do I wave? What am I supposed to do with my hands? I'm feeling a little lost here. Where is the instruction manual for posing with a selfie stick??




A third problem? Well, the fact that you're using a selfie stick..... in public. Oddly enough, this was not an issue for me. I know this is terrible, but I'm normally way too concerned with what strangers think. For some reason though, the fact that I was whipping out a selfie stick all over Downtown Dallas didn't even phase me. I should have been more embarrassed, but I think the girls were feeling embarrassed enough for all of us. 

A fourth problem? Well, the vast majority of my pictures looked like this. 





I decided to give the selfie stick a rest after this pic fail, and just take pictures the good ole fashioned way, using the front camera or asking a boy to take our picture.  

To kick off the Dallas festivities, I took the girls to happy hour at the Midnight Rambler, which is in the basement of the beautiful Joule hotel. 









From there, we hit up Public School 214 for dinner. I highly recommend this place for the school-themed atmosphere, the cocktails and the food. 



 
CB met up with us right as we were finishing dinner. This was the first time for him to meet all of my Tennessee girls, I was so excited I could cry! I knew they'd love him as much as I did! The rest of the night was filled with giant smiles and dance parties in Uptown.
 






The next day we had brunch and a full day of shopping planned. I hadn't been shopping in quite some time, so it was really nice to roam around for some retail therapy. What I was really looking forward to though, was taking the girls out for a night in my hood, Deep Ellum. CB invited all of his friends over to my apartment, and we drank and smiled and laughed and enjoyed the fabulous company.







As you can see, the selfie stick appeared for a repeat performance. 





And just when I thought I had the selfie stick mastered, I arrived at problem number five. My iPhone 6 Plus with a $200 insurance deductible fell out of the selfie stick. The screen is now shattered. RIP phone screen and RIP selfie stick. Your services will no longer be required, please pack your things and go. 

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21 comments :

  1. That sucks about your phone screen shattering, but it looks like you had a fun weekend up to that point!

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  2. We used a selfie stick all through our trip to Europe. My sister mastered it pretty early on and it was so much easier than asking someone to take our picture every 2.5 seconds. I agree that the bluetooth is a little annoying, so we would just use the timer every so often! I can't believe your phone fell out of it though, that sucks! Looks like you had a great weekend! :)

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  3. I've tried using the selfie stick but I tend to forget I have it. I definitely need more practice with it, like getting my hand arm to stay still so that they photo isn't even the slightest bit blurry.

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  4. Oh No!!!! I want a selfie stick so badly. haha.

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  5. Dave and I got a selfie stick for our trip to Ireland and I'm so glad we did! There are so many amazing things to see and take pictures of in Ireland, but we knew we would never look at them again if they were just pictures of scenery and buildings. This way we were able to get pictures of the sights with us along with them! The selfie stick I have sounds a little easier to use. No bluetooth necessary! It plugs into the headphone jack and then you can use the button on the bottom of the selfie stick.

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  6. Looks like a great weekend!! That STINKS that your phone fell out of it and cracked! I would lose it! At least having all your friends there probably made you feel better:)

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  7. Oh god. That was my #1 fear about the selfie stick I just got! I had very little confidence that my phone was being properly held. Ugh. What a nightmare. On the bright side, you and your girls look like absolute models. My word.

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  8. :( I'm sorry about your phone. Mine seems to do best inside its case while on the selfie stick, otherwise it slips out!

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  9. I don't own a selfie stick and to be honest I have no idea how they work

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  10. I totally agree, selfie sticks are REALLY hard to use! But this looks like the best weekend!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  11. You look so beautiful in all the pictures, that school house dinner place looks fab & selfie sticks are dangerous. I was under the influence of several drinks and busted mine out at the pool in Vegas...it didn't end well.

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  12. Stinks about the screen but at least you had a fun weekend

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  13. I love Megan's blog! It's so cool you went to school together and are both bloggers! I've always been tempted to get a selfie stick but haven't pulled the trigger. I would totally be the person whos phone gets shattered though. My luck is like that haha!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  14. oh no! My selfie stick has a cord that attaches to my phone and that's how it connects to take a pic. But now I am scared my screen will break.

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  15. oh no! That's why I'm glad my selfie stick is the kind with the chord, cause I don't trust bluetooth hahah. I always make sure mines securely in (because it almost slipped out one of the first times) but now I will make extra double sure, I don't want a broken screen!! Sorry that happened to you.

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  16. OMG YOUR PHONE! I'm so so sorry. but at least it look slike you mastered the selfie stick. it really is hard. THey need to make it easier... HELLO.

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  17. Oh no! Your poor phone! That's horrible!

    Sounds like you had a great time with that selfie stick until it turned on you.

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  18. Funny (not that your phone cracked) that your friends were afraid/embarrassed of the selfie stick. I have a girlfriend who always wants to pull it out when we brunch once a month. All of us in unison yell "noooo!" Its just as easy for me to ask some smiling stranger to snap a few pics of us. I don't know that I could ever get used to a selfie stick

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  19. Umm yeah. They always seemed pretty ridiculous and then I saw one in person last week. Confirmed!

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  20. This is a great selfie stick: http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Bluetooth-Selfie-Stick-Travel/dp/B014Z5D37M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446690677&sr=8-1&keywords=selfie+stick+esmtek

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  21. Keep posting the good work. Some really helpful information in there. Bookmarked. Nice to see your site.selfie

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