Off Topic: Selfie

Yesterday I got a new pair of glasses. My kids are making me feel really self-conscious about them. My son keeps remarking that they’re too big and my daughter says I look like a female Harry Potter; she loves Harry Potter so that might actually be a compliment, I’m not sure. I wanted to take a picture of myself so that I could see what the glasses really looked like, instead of seeing them shaded by bias in the mirror. (if I stare at myself in the mirror long enough, it can go either way 😉 )

After reading a link that took me to James Franco’s opinion of selfies though, I thought I might gather enough courage to share one. Generally I despise getting my pic taken and so understandably I don’t do selfies normally, but this is what James had to say about them:

I am actually turned off when I look at an account and don’t see any selfies, because I want to know whom I’m dealing with. In our age of social networking, the selfie is the new way to look someone right in the eye and say, “Hello, this is me.

I wouldn’t want anyone to not know who they’re dealing with 😛 I could have gussied myself up with make-up and actually fixed my hair but I felt like that wouldn’t really be fair; if you knock on my door or run into me at the grocery store this is what I’m going to look like, so…

pay no attention to the mess behind me
pay no attention to the mess behind me

Hello, this is me