7 Pictures on My Phone

So there are more than 7 Pictures on my phone. More like a thousand, actually. I have trouble deleting them, even if they are backed up. Even more so, I’m showing my age by being baffled by “the cloud”. Like, I know that Cloud means information is stored digitally somewhere, but I just not quite there when it comes to using it. Eh, I’ve never been much of an early adapter anyway.

So what I did for this list was go through all 1000+ and picked out the 7 that I loved most. The number is 7 because I got tired of emailing myself images. That’s a great reason, right?

Jess and Spike.jpeg

This is my wife! Doesn’t she have a great smile? As you can see, Spike the Cat doesn’t care about looking good for the camera. In fact, he seems to resent the fact that neither of us are petting him. This is kind of an old picture, but believe me, he still makes that face.

Meesh Tattoo
Wow, my arm looks very large, but I guess it’s worth it so I can show you my tattoo! I got it this spring, and I love it! My best friend loved elephants more than I’ve every seen anyone love an animal, so when she died, I knew exactly what sort of memorial tattoo I was going to get. The pain wasn’t nearly as bad I had worried about, but oh boy the pressure was a lot!
Cinnamon Roll Turkey.jpeg

Can you tell that it’s supposed to be a turkey? No worries, it’s a bit abstract, but they’re delicious, so it’s ok! This is the first time we’ve successfully made Gluten Free cinnamon rolls for my wife, and these turned out so well! Now we’ve got delicious pastries, AND a new Thanksgiving breakfast tradition!

Baby Michi Judges You.jpeg

Would you believe this tiny judgey baby is in fact Me? Oh, well maybe you would. I’m about one here, and my sister found the photo when she was going through some old boxes. Somehow Baby Michi turned into a sort family meme, and lets just say it gets sent back and forth a lot. 

Balloon Glow.jpeg

As you may know, I live in St. Louis, and every summer there’s a huge balloon race! The night before, they blow up all the balloons as the sun sets, and people bring picnics and blankets and just sit and watch. It’s a magical experience, one that I remember experiences during childhood, and now I get to share it with Jess (who loved it!)

Wedding Soot Sprites.jpeg

Weddings can be very stressful. Lots of people you don’t know, food you can’t predict, the music is usually loud and you have to make small talk with strangers. No this wedding though! No DJ, no dancing, no small talk. Just Facepainters and Magicians and Sword Swallowers. They basically hired the Renaissance Faire to play the wedding. Those things on my arm are Soot Sprites, from the movie Spirited Away! I also had them on my tie, and the Facepainter suggested she give me some to match. I was so sad when they washed off!

Birthday Spike.jpeg

We started with Spike, so we’re going to end with Spike. This was taken on my wife’s birthday a few years ago. He had never seen flames before, and he was obsessed with getting close to the candle. After shooing him away a few times, we let him investigate, figuring that he’d stop when it got hot. Well, long story short, he didn’t, and this picture was take moments before he ended up with some singed whiskers. Not the smartest cat, but he sure is cute!

Well, I hope you enjoyed talking a walk through my photo albums. In doing this I realized that while artistic value played a part in the photos that I picked, having a story behind the photo was actually more important to me. Are you a photo hoarder like me? Do you have pictures with stories? Tell me about them!

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