The “Selfie”

Posted by Danny

I know some of you who read this blog.  You just aren’t that cool (dad).  So I thought I’d bring you up to speed on a new fad.

I knew that my iPhone had a camera, and you probably know that too.  But when you put it in photo mode, there is an icon at the top of the screen that allows you to reverse the lens.  And when you do that, you can take a picture of yourself!  The screen actually becomes a mirror so you can pose as you deem appropriate.

After Stephanie showed me this feature, I told DJ I was taking some self portraits.  She informed me that when you take a picture of yourself, it is called a “selfie.”  She also said it was not cool to take “selfies” unless you were doing it for fun.  Apparently serious “selfies” are not hip at all.  Want to be a dork?  Post a bunch of serious “selfies” on Facebook

I’m glad I didn’t do that.

Instead, on Saturday when I was waiting in a parking lot for Stephanie to finish cheerleading practice, I texted a few “selfies” to DJ who was on a ski trip.

Here are some of my works:

I call this one Sideburn Selfie.

 

This is entitled nostril selfie (note – no cavities).

And finally, Chelfie (short for Chin Selfie).

DJ texted back:  Get a life.

What she doesn’t realize is that finding ways to drive my children nuts is my life. 

So, take a “selfie” today, and text it to your kid or post it on Facebook.  I  promise it’ll make you incredibly cool.

Snow Day!

Posted by Uncle Jesse

Not only did we get a snow ice day from school yesterday, it came in the best way (for kids): going to sleep thinking school was still on but with a delay, and waking up to discover there’s NO SCHOOL!

For parents? Not exactly a day off, especially if you e-commute and were planning on getting ahead on some writing that’s due Wednesday when you know you’re going to have the girls all by yourself. But what are you going to do? Website editors are more understanding than bored kids, and, secretly (ok, OPENLY) I love the Michael Jackson Wii game. After today I plan on practicing my moves when the kids are at school and dogging them next time we play. What can I say? I play to win. After all, “no one wants to be defeated”

Here’s how the Tanner family spent the Ice Day:

Everybody piled into Dad’s bed

Beds: not just for sleeping

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