The De-Selfie – Old Skool

Today is the kick-off for the Kickin’ It Old Skool Blog-a-thon.

It’s 31 days of blog prompts through December. I’m not entirely sure what I’ve gotten myself into. Oh well. Here we go.

Selfie is a rather new term, but you know what it’s about. But old school, what’s that about? Selfies were different in the age before cell-phone cameras. Sure you could try to take them with a film camera, but you never knew what you’d find.

Here’s me doing what one might have done to get a selfie back in the film camera days. This was way back in 2001 or 2002 and I’d just gotten my first point-and-shoot camera.

Almost a selfie from back in 2001 or 2002
Almost a selfie from back in 2001 or 2002

Now with modern cameras, I take selfies all the time. This one I like in particular. I think it was my first helicopter ride ever.

I think my first helicopter ride may have been a little overwhelming...
I think my first helicopter ride may have been a little overwhelming…

And this one I only took last week, the day I gave my infamous pre-Thanksgiving lecture on how turkeys really are dinosaurs.

Fun in lecture with my dinosaur hat
Fun in lecture with my dinosaur hat

My students seemed to enjoy the hat.

So that’s day one. Let’s see where this goes…

6 Comments

  1. Cindi says:

    Love all three pictures! Especially the dinosaur turkey!

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  2. Steph says:

    I am playing as well. Love the pics!

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  3. Shannon says:

    These are awesome Penny! I love the evolution of them and the joy (and/or terror) throughout. What a fun way to start 🙂

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  4. Donna says:

    Awesome!! I love the first one especially – using a film camera to get a “selfie”. Do “youngsters” even know what film IS anymore…? =) Looking forward to getting to know you better this month!

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  5. Lynn says:

    Love, LOVE these pictures, especially the one of the first helicopter ride. Such fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Awwww, I love your dino hat! Perfection for doing a lecture 🙂

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