Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stealthy Selfie

From the social networks that birthed the "selfie" comes a new, exciting experience: The Stealthy Selfie. 

I fell victim to this mysterious phenomenon today, though I didn't realize it at first. While chatting with my good pals, hereafter known as Clippy and Jacklemas (to protect their...whatever needs protected), I was called away for a moment. 

Returning to our little chatterbox party, I was unaware that I had fallen victim to The Stealthy Selfie. 

At the end of the day, as I attempted to access the web from my not-so-smart phone, I found a new and enchanting wallpaper had replaced my hum-drum kid pictures. 

I chuckled to myself. Just then, an evil wind blew through the room. What can I do with these pictures? Do I strike you as a selfish person? Heaven forbid. This sort of windfall is meant to be shared. 

Stealthy Selfie:
 A Cautionary Haiku

Mysterious friends
Digital faces
Two beautiful smiles

I weep - they are kind
How can I deserve this gift?
I can't be selfish

Blog post for Thursday
Now to the back of the line!

"Why did she post that?"
"I can't believe she did it!"
Believe, friends...believe

Future prediction:
My lonely
Fear of camera

(Actually, my friends are beautiful inside and out... And sneaky; oh so sneaky. Love you anyhow.)


  1. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    Awwww...your friends are beautiful and good sports to boot. I am not a techy kinda guy and this is the first I've heard about the stealthy selfie. It is obviously a technology that can be used for good or, in the wrong hands... for evil.

    I'm a little worried now because last night my Skype session with Janie Junebug got a little out of hand. We were both liquored up and she goaded me into a series of outlandish and incriminating cosplay vignettes in which I impersonated the grand dames of Hollywood - costumes, wigs, make-up - the whole nine yards. Later, when I sobered up, I begged Janie not to post the images on her blog. She reluctantly agreed on one condition - that I continue the string of bizarre command performances in private for her amusement and edification.

    Have a happy Thursday, dear friend Cherdo!

    1. That Janie! What is wrong with her? She is leading you down the wrong path. Wasn't Franklin around to keep her in line? What must I do with you kids - go to your separate corners till I sort this out. Take a pencil and paper - you're going to have to write "I will not skype and crossdress" one hundred times and mean it!

      You don't think Janie is planning to stealthy-selfie me with those photos, do you? I'll have to delete some of the three hundred "Shecky Salutes Girl Groups" vignettes to make room.

      What geometric shape must I use to create the perfect blogging office? It will have to have a lot of corners for crowd control. I'll put your name on AT LEAST one, and one for Janie. Maybe two.

      Gonzo and I are trying out The Pizza Bible for a book review. If it comes out tasty, I'll mail a slice to each of you.

      Happy Thursday, indeed, my pal!

    2. I laughed so hard at Shecky Shady that I could barely breathe. If you try to access my blog and receive a message that says I've gone onto a better place, you'll know I died laughing. As for you, Cherdo, Franklin's not the boss of me.

    3. See you again tonight at midnight, kiddo.

      I'm bringing my best Bea Arthur, Ethel Merman and
      Tallulah Bankhead. (BA-DUM-BUMP)

  2. Lol!! Ok, lesson of the day, don't prank a lady with a blog!!

    1. Everybody slide on over to Jackie's LashBash beauty tips - she looks like she is twenty, so this girl knows what she is talking about. I need ten gallons of whatever she is having.

    2. Forgot to tell you the site!! It's

  3. the pics are nice! Great memories and great haiku

  4. They look like fun people! Nice haiku, too!

    1. They truly are - I'm lucky to have great friends. ;)

  5. I haiku you. I love your friends. I want to hang out with you, but you'd be sorry if I showed up. They would decide they like me better than they do you.


    just being honest

    1. Honesty is the best policy. Not only would they like you better, but they would quickly wisk me away, lest I muddy the atmosphere. And that is why God put you in Florida...less stress for my social life.

      I haiku you double.

  6. Sending some selfies
    Causes disgust, revulsion
    Anthony Weiner

    1. THERE is a selfie I never want to receive!

      How haiku of you, Al!

  7. Looks like they were having fun! I worked with a guy whose wallpaper was a picture of himself. I asked if he was that self-absorbed and he said no, he does that so if he loses his phone, whoever finds it will be able to look around and say, "This phone belongs to that guy. Here's his picture." That will only work if he's still in the immediate area when his phone is found, though...

    1. A simple, logical solution to a lost phone. I like the idea, but I wouldn't want to look at myself every time I pick up a phone. My friends' picture, however, will be on my phone for a looooong time.

  8. I was looking through my feed and encountered your pizza post (upon which I will comment anon) and then this one. Thanks to the sublime hystericity (if that's a word) of this post and the photos, the little cat who was cuddling against my shoulder had to go off to enjoy an extreme episode of motion-induced seasickness, poor love!

    1. Truthfully, I am a friend to cats under normal circumstances! Here kitty, kitty...come back...


Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo