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Why Did I Take These Photos?

by Alex Iwashyna

in Writing and Blogging, WTH

I have a few tricks to remember stories for my blog. I leave voice memos, write myself notes and take pictures. The voice memos are the most helpful because I pretty much transcribe them to blog form, but the photos are the most fun. Mostly because I have no idea what I was trying to tell myself.

Welcome to my time capsule gone completely wrong and incredibly pointless.

Golden Double Stuff Oreos photo

Besides being terribly delicious, I have no idea why I would take this photo. Or take it without posing with the Oreos like the BFFs we already are.

iPhone and I with Hat photo

I'm not sure if this is about my iPhone, my extraordinary hat or my healing eyebrow.

Pandora Christmas Music screenshot photo

I have a vague recollection of my son telling a story about a man leaving the house to destroy his enemies with his ninja skills but I cannot be sure.

Orange in Sink photo

I think the orange is stuck. But it's not in my sink anymore so I either won this battle with a knife or the orange escaped and is hiding in the bathroom.

Box of Random photo

All I can think is I am the worst hoarder ever.

And then I stumbled upon this photo. I remember EXACTLY why I took it…

Crazy Hair photo

Scott let me spend most of my day looking like this. With crazy hair. This photo is proof that he needs to love me more.

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Megan (Best of Fates) January 4, 2012 1

It was the hat.

Definitely the hat.


julie gardner January 4, 2012 2

I aspire to that crazy hair.
And I’m not even kidding.


Abby January 4, 2012 3

You’re a genius! Pictures with my phone! I’m forever looking for a scrap of paper to jot down blog ideas. I never in a million years would’ve thought of taking pictures. You rock. Even with crazy hair. ;)


Kat January 4, 2012 4

If I was taking the Oreo photo, it would totally be to make snarky comments about the company’s inability to “spel.”


Tracie January 4, 2012 5

That hat is totally picture-worthy.

I recognize that Lion King ruler – my daughter is using one just like it right now while she writes a letter. She actually has four or five of them. Clearly we spend too much time at Subway.


Scarlett January 4, 2012 6

Funny-I am not much for “mainstream” cookies-but I discovered these last month. They live up to their hype and are blog worthy! Thanks!


Laci January 4, 2012 7

I have dozens of pictures on my phone that I have no idea what they are about. I blame my kids.


Katie January 4, 2012 8

i want the cookies and the hat. I already have the hair.


Ugly Truth News January 7, 2012 9

These pictures are hilarious. I particularly like your caption of the last photo. However, I’m sure Scott loves you plenty. Really enjoy your site.


Walt January 9, 2012 10

Hmmmmm…I have similar pictures. Maybe I should post them?


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