Fun, mostly me, by penelope

mostly me, by penelope | selfies + beyonce’s feet

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What’s Penelope Kitten up to today?

Penelope Kitten bops into the bedroom where Cynthia is getting ready to go out.

Cynthia (cheerfully):  Hi Penelope.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  hi hi.

Penelope lingers fretfully in the doorway.

Cynthia:  What’s up, P?

penelope kitten:  wanna take a selfie.

Cynthia:  Sure! The camera’s over there. Go ahead.

Penelope Kitten shyly looks at the camera for a little bit and then sits by it dejectedly.

Cynthia:  What’s going on, P?

penelope kitten:  don’t know how.

Cynthia grabs the camera.

Cynthia:  It’s easy. Just tilt the camera at your face, pose, and click the red button.

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Cynthia: Why aren’t you looking at the camera?

penelope kitten:  got scared.

Cynthia:  Really?

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penelope kitten:  yeah yeah.

Cynthia:  Of what?

penelope kitten:  maybe i won’t look cute.

Cynthia:  Everybody worries about that. It’s okay. If you don’t like it we’ll just delete it and take another one.

Let’s try again. Smile!

Cynthia clicks the red button. Penelope Kitten looks away.

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penelope kitten:  never mind.

Cynthia:  C’mon. You look great.

penelope kitten: doesn’t matter. everyone will think i’m stupid for taking a selfie.

marcy said so.

Cynthia:  Aw, Penelope. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take a nice picture of yourself. We all want to be glamorous and cute. And I think you are super duper cute.

Cynthia clicks the red button again.

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Cynthia:  This is supposed to be fun, you know.

penelope kitten:  it’s not. too much pressure.

i’m going to bug marcy instead.

that’s fun.

selfie’s are stressful.

Penelope Kitten wanders off to find Marcy.

The next day.

Cynthia:  Hey Penelope! I found a class at USC (University of Southern California) you might like to take.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  oh yeah?

Cynthia: Yeah. It’s called #SelfieClass.

penelope kitten:  cool beans.

Marcy (disgustedly):  Are you kidding?

Cynthia:  Nope. The first assignment is to study a selfie of Beyonce’s feet and write about what you learn from … her feet.

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Marcy:  That’s so stupid.

Cynthia:  That’s higher education, Marcy.

Marcy:  Higher than a kite education.

penelope kitten:  i luv beyonce.

especially her toes.

where’s my book bag?

i’m going to college.

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply TheLadyK July 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    No. NO. NOOOOOOOOOOO.
    This class DOES NOT exist. *sticks fingers in ears* Lalalalalalalalala I’m not listening to you!! Not listening!
    Gotta side with Marcy on this one – higher than a kite, indeed!! What in the ever lovin’ hell is our culture coming to????
    However –
    The first part of this post –
    D’awwwwwwww!! SO SWEET! Seriously, that just melted my heart…
    Penelope – you look beautiful! No need to be shy.
    Just find your good side.
    (Practice in the mirror.)

    And DO NOT do the duck lips thing.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 10, 2015 at 12:33 am

      thank u
      it’s okay
      i don’t have lips
      squeak,penelope kitten

      Oh yes that class is FOR REAL! It’s some kind of sociology class. I think the going rate for a class at USC is around $6,000 or so!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Patty July 9, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Shwa and I tried that with about the same degree of success. He did pretty well on is own though. I’ll try to post the pic below. Not sure if it will work.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 10, 2015 at 12:34 am

      Awww… I want to see a Shwa selfie!
      xo,cynthia

      i don’t. stupid dogs.
      meow,marcy

  • Reply merrie July 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Wow! Well, while I embrace USC staying on the cutting edge of technology…I’m not sure how much I’m going to learn from Beyonce’s feet. Hmmm…I’m also not sure that they’ve got a semester’s worth of material to cover…We’ll see…

    As for pkitty-she could never take a bad picture! Tell her she’s lucky she doesn’t have to worry about makeup, hair, jewelry, clothes…the list goes on and on 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 10, 2015 at 12:37 am

      I was wondering about that too! How in the world will they cover an entire semester if one of the first assignments is about a celebrity’s toes!
      xo,cynthia

      thank u
      although i think i’d like a toe ring
      or two
      squeak,pkitty

      • Reply Merrie K. July 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

        a toe ring? she doesn’t have toes! LOL

  • Reply Big Momma July 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    You take a great selfie, Penelope and I’m sure Marcy would too.
    Is that a credit class or is it Leisure Learning for old people? I’ve already learned that Beyonce favors coral nail polish.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 10, 2015 at 12:40 am

      thank u
      squeak,penelope kitten

      Yes – it’s a sociology class. Do old people want to take a $6,000 class at USC? I don’t think the seniors are that gullible. There’s a senior center up the street from me where I bet they could take a selfie class for free.
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Vik July 10, 2015 at 3:24 am

    You two girls look adorable. I am with Marcy on the selfies class.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 10, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      thank u!
      squeak and xo, penelope kitten + cynthia

      finally. someone with sense. can i be your kitty, vik? i must get out of here.
      meow,marcy

  • Reply Liz July 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Bahahaha! Where do you find these things?! I can appreciate the concept behind the class, given our shift into a social media-centered society. I can also appreciate studying popular social media influencers to better understand their success. So, in theory, I get it. But seeing the actual assignment side-by-side with Beyonce’s feet is TOO MUCH! lol I just crumble at that point.

    I have similar awkward selfies with Jazzy. I bought a selfie stick and thought that would improve our pictures. Instead, she thinks the selfie stick is a weapon and won’t sit with me to take a photo if I’m holding it. Maybe there’s a university class that’ll help?

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Oh no! Poor Jazzy! She and Marcy need to get over their fear of the camera!

      To be fair to the professor of #SelfieClass – if you click on the link you will see that the other questions are much more thought provoking and interesting!

      xo,cynthia

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