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The Awkwardest of Annual Christmas Party Photos

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

Robby’s Christmas Party is perhaps my most annual of traditions.

Years come and go, people move away and come back, pink santa hats are exchanged for antler ears – and yet the party goes on.

A couple of years ago, we started taking a group picture at the end of the night.

Usually Heather is in charge of such an important task, but somehow this year she hesitated long enough that I was able to insert myself into the process.


Robby's Christmas Party 2012

But it turns out there might be a reason I’ve never been given charge of the group photo.

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

Maybe because I don’t own a camera remote.

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

Or because I happen to fall down a lot while trying to move quickly.

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

Or maybe it’s just antler discrimination.

(If you haven’t experienced it, maybe you’re the problem.)

(Think about it.)

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

In short, I’m not sure I’ll be allowed to take the group photos next year.

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

So we should enjoy these gems while they’re with us.

Robby's Christmas Party 2012

There is a single photo in which I am not moving.

And despite what it looks like, I didn’t photoshop myself in.

(I don’t have nearly the skill for such a thing.)

(Which you might have already guessed.)

There were a few other group photos

But they were all blurry

‘Cause I don’t believe

In limiting my crappiness at something

To only one area,


p.s. I’ve decided to follow Elsie’s lead and take/post a photo a day of home for 2013. Since I just moved, I figured this would be a really good way to document my daily life. However, I figured most of you probably don’t care to see my orange balloon animal book end, so I’m posting said photos on Best of Fates’ Facebook page. But if you’re dying to know if my kitchen cabinets have doors (twist: they don’t), you can head on over and see photographic evidence for yourself.

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • Skye January 4, 2013, 10:40 am

    Well, there are some things that are not your fault. Like the lighting. And my face.

  • joeinvegas January 4, 2013, 11:09 am

    Well, at least you’re classy somewhere.

  • Kim January 4, 2013, 11:17 am

    Haha! I had a feeling there would be a post like this :) Hilarity!

  • John (Daddy Runs a Lot) January 4, 2013, 1:02 pm

    If I had to be in charge of picture taking, with a timer, I’d really hope that there was a setting so that I could chronicle the fall, as I ran into the picture, in 1/10 second increments.

  • debby 'baro January 4, 2013, 4:19 pm

    I love the pictures, especially the fourth one! But good a thing that you did not fall down. Lol!

  • Aleta January 4, 2013, 7:22 pm

    I love taking pictures, but I don’t do the group shots where I have to be in them. My husband knows more about the camera than I do, so he gets that job duty :)

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts January 4, 2013, 11:00 pm

    But this way, your Christmas photos are memorable! This is a pretty hilarious sequence :)

  • Imperfect Jessica January 5, 2013, 6:59 pm

    I love them all. They’re each a great memory….especially #5

  • spilledinkguy January 7, 2013, 1:33 pm

    I have a shutter-release cable, but that’s not much help in a situation like this, either. Only about two feet of improvement. Giver or take. Just enough to give you the false hope you might actually make it there and back in time… awful.

  • Christina January 7, 2013, 11:15 pm

    Just awesome. And here’s something amazing…no one’s face was covered by the antlers. That takes skillz. See? And you thought you weren’t doing a good job.

    • Megan January 8, 2013, 11:17 am

      That’s true! Though that required getting on my knees which led to the sliding and thus the falling. So, really, it’s all those people behind my antlers fault!

  • Karen Peterson January 9, 2013, 9:58 am

    My book club takes a photo every month at our meetings. We have some hilarious outtakes too!

    • Megan January 9, 2013, 4:59 pm

      That is such a clever idea – I must find a group meeting to make monthly photos with!

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