Oh, that’s what cameraphones are for

I’ve been very late to the cameraphone thing, in part because it was a pain to get pictures off of our old phones, and in part because most of the pictures I’d ever seen were pretty stupid.  There are pictures of the kind Alex (the Church Mouse-in-Chief) describes below, and then there’s the time a colleague in my department had an upskirt photo taken of her during class . . . .  (How do I know?  Well, if you’re stupid enough to take an upskirt photo of your professor, then you are probably also stupid enough to brag  & show it off to classmates.)

However, Friday I *finally* hit upon a reasonable use for a cameraphone.  At lunch on Friday, The Little Man agreed that the following picture constituted objective proof that he needed a nap:

(Don’t worry–he didn’t eat all that ice cream by himself.)

Now, as you can imagine, my plan is to follow him around like a stalker, snapping pictures until he concedes that he’s tired.  That seems *much* saner to me than crafting a “family mission statement” or some such horror.  Ok, “saner” probably isn’t the right word–but then again, I was kidding.  The mission statement people seem to be serious. (H/t to mom for the FMS buzzword!)

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4 Responses to Oh, that’s what cameraphones are for

  1. Alex says:

    One of two outcomes seem to arise from that picture: Either TLM fell headfirst into the icecream, or he vaulted from his chair, gouging out your eyes with the spoon.

    It’s hit or miss.

    Also: I’ll be expecting a sort of placard, denoting my religious-rodent position.

  2. jbj says:

    Option 1 was a distinct possibility at the time–there was a concern some would get away.

    I’ll see if I can work up a placard for the first day of class.

  3. Frothy McBaldman says:

    Family mission statement? Why, back in my day the folks just nailed 95 theses to my bedroom door, and that was that.

  4. Alex says:

    Regarding something On-Topic:
    The Camera phone was always a novelty till my blackberry 8320 came along: the ability to Take an embarrassing Photo and then Immediately hold that person’s visage hostage via Facebook upload is a priceless negotiation tool. I mean, uploading is enough- but the addition of tagging and a caption all from the palm of my hand? Oh man.

    And my family has always had a very tenuous Family mission statement that has worked: Bad deeds on the part of the children result in grave Embarrassments around peer group via parentals (I get a bad grade, my father carts up a bunch of naked barbies from the basement during a party: “hey alex, I got your old toys here!”, Hilarity ensues, etc ). A vicious cycle, but somehow I think I prefer it- besides, I have generally been one to come clean to my parents about anything, preferring to be open then closed. Ce La Vie.

    And man, a placard a-la Bizarro superman would be amazing, and make a wonderful icebreaker, heh.

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