A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. In August 2013, the term selfie also made its debut in Oxford Dictionaries Online's quarterly update where it is defined as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."Really? This term 'selfie' is now in the Oxford dictionary? I'm embarrassed for my generation.
Okay. Back to the point at hand. There is a time and place for a selfie - and I will not try to imply that I am above taking one. Here are a few examples of what I consider to be appropriate selfies:
|The 'I'm pretty sure this costume makes me look like I have ginormous love handles - please confirm' selfie|
|The 'I'm way too excited to be going to Whistler to run in the mud! selfie |
(note: only sent to other super excited to run in the mud)
|The 'Sitting on the floor of our new house for the first time' selfie|
|The 'Making fun of Miley Cyrus's tongue' selfie|
|The 'I managed to fix my own hair AND do my own makeup - I'm good to go' selfie |
- The Car Selfie: I have at least one, probably more like five, friends on Facebook who are CONSTANTLY posting pictures of themselves in their cars. 'Look how pretty I am driving to work!'. 'Look how pretty I am driving home from work!' 'Look how pretty I am driving to the grocery store!' Stop. Just stop. (The one car selfie exception? One picture after you leave the hair salon showing off your fabulous new color. That is it.)
- The Gym Selfie: If you are at the gym to work out - WORK OUT. Stop taking pictures of your abs in the mirror. 'Oh excuse me... just a minute, quick break from my workout to look sexy and take a picture'. I hate you.
- The Bathroom Mirror Selfie: Nothing is sexier than a photo of you with a toilet in the background.
- The Flexing in the Mirror Selfie: No. NO. NO.