Hamming it up (Smile, part 1)

November 12, 2009


You may have noticed that I have a propensity to post self-portraits on Facebook. It began to happen when I had two roadtrips to Illinois in short order last spring, which roughly coincided with when I embraced Facebook, and also when I figured out that I really was coordinated enough to touch the shutter button on my iPhone even though I couldn’t actually seeing what I was doing.

I had used Twitter for two years prior, but the whole TwitPic thing never really caught on with me. The other thing that I then figured out was how to caption photo uploads to Facebook. And that roughly coincided with when several of my friends began simulposting to FB and Twitter, because those two services play nice together now.

Personally, I think it’s a little bit of a copout to post to one and have it auto-update to the other. I tell my Twitter friends different, more personal things than I tell my Facebook friends. Sorry if you’re a friend on one but not the other. That’s the way I like it. Or no friend at all. I like it that way, too.

Anyway, I think the self-portraits were borne out of boredom on the road. Just because I can, I will. I’m trying to keep myself amused, and I have a faint notion that it might be slightly more interesting to others if there’s some goofy half-shot of my face to go with it. My personal favorite is the highlighted photo, which is the confluence of half my head, the Hobo typeface, and doughnuts. It doesn’t get any better.

(Actually, I like my Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Home Happy Hour shot, too, because my hair looked awesome! I’m not above a little vanity now and then. Sometimes I delete the photos, sometimes I leave them on. These are the ones that were still on the iPhone last night.)

I’m a little bit of a ham.

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Please also check out Smile, part 2.


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