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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Selfie/selfly/self-free! :)

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    edited January 2
    Watch out taking dangerous selfies @Shiny03. This poseur got more than she bargained for.

    http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2017/01/01/tourist-bitten-trying-take-selfie-crocodile/

    CROC.jpg

    The tourist tripped over while taking the selfie and disturbing the sleeping croc, was bitten in the leg.

    CROCODILE.jpg
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Front camera! :D

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ;)

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Why do people insist on pulling such silly faces like this @Bubbly?
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,347 mod
    mheredge said:

    Is there a remote or time switch for taking selfie with a thing like this @GemmaRowlands? You can see how much I take selfies!

    If you are using your phone with a selfie stick then there is usually a timer feature on your phone. Some more sophisticated selfie sticks have a button on the handle that works via bluetooth.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge maybe they have a sort of complex.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Camera all usually have self-timers, so I suppose it's only to be expected the mobile phones nowadays will have this too. I suppose people have been taking selfies for a long time if you take this into account.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge taking many shots in a minute also indicates a kind of madness because you don't get satisfied with them as well. My sister recently broke her mobile whilst taking her selfie with a selfie stick. Now she stopped using the selfie stick.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    But has your sister stopped taking selfies @Bubbly? I guess not. I think it is addictive. I wonder how much time people spend admiring their pictures afterwards.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge not all of them. Only one sister is addicted to it. I don't think people admire the old selfies. They just keep them in folders after sharing them.
  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    it's a good Selfie @Shiny03
  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    it's a good Selfie @mheredge
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't know why I always have this luck to see this kind of picture after finishing my meal. (I have rich imagination. hhh...) Feel a bit nausea now.... @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    My friend's younger sister took a selfie of us all having lunch today. I guess she's 'sharing' it around. I was more conventional and asked the waitress to take a photo as for me it's a good souvenir of a lovely meal with my Vietnamese friends from Ho Chi Minh City.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I will definitely see those pictures on FB if you shared there and if I logged in! :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    edited January 8
    I haven't put anything on Facebook yet @Bubbly. I still have a backlog from Chiang Mai! I should do something about this later today as I need to backup the photos on my camera before I go north to visit central Vietnam tomorrow.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I didn't know you did facebook. @mheredge @Bubbly
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Are there many people left in the world who don't @Shiny03?
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mheredge said:

    Are there many people left in the world who don't @Shiny03?

    Me?! :neutral:
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Good for you @Shiny03. You and me!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03 I have a facebook account but I use it rarely.
    Shiny03 said:

    I didn't know you did facebook. @mheredge @Bubbly

  • GrilloGrillo Posts: 4
    AArgh! I hate selfies at the museum. People do not permit other see the art, because they're taking selfies.It's terrible.
  • JuleeJulee Posts: 40 ✭✭
    I love taking selfie because I don't trust in good click by anyone ;)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bubbly said:

    @Shiny03 I have a facebook account but I use it rarely.

    Because of too busy?
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't have a FB account. What do people do on FB?

    @Grillo
    It's terrible, especially when those people with selfie sticks swarm around and take up practically the whole space.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03 No. I don't like FB. I like G+ and twitter.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bubbly said:

    @Shiny03 No. I don't like FB. I like G+ and twitter.

    Sure you do. :wink:
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do people do on FB?

    To fake life? or To run away from reality?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    It varies from person to person @takafromtokyo. Most of my friends post very interesting stories they have read from the media, some (like me), put photos of places they have been to (no selfies), I use it to scan the top headlines, and occasionally with schoolfriends, they post funny comments. Generally I quite like it, but I think it depends who you allow to be your Facebook friends. Youngsters probably use in very different ways!

  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am not an anti-facebook person. I just don't know how to enjoy it.







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