Narcissism Abounds!

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I bought a tripod recently from my long-time blogfriend, Kat, who was leaving the country and offering up all of her belongings. I was like, “Hey, sure, I’m new to this photography stuff and could use a nice tripod at a discounted price.” And then I was like, “HOLY CRAP, NOW I HAVE TO ACTUALLY MEET HER.” After, you know, five years of living in the same city and at least eight months of even living on the same subway line, like, six stops apart. But it went fine, and now I have a fancy tripod.

Which is clearly a big mistake, because this is the very first thing I did with it:

Pretty sure that first look could cut a bitch.


  1. Jessica R. says:

    Pretty excited that narcissism abounds on both our blogs today.

    You can totally smeyes. You would make Tyra proud.

    The second one is my favorite. It looks like you’re saying, “Hello lover.”

    • katie ett says:

      We should proooooobably brag about each other on our blogs tomorrow. Oh, wait, except that I’ll be in Ohio, not drinking drive-thru margaritas. Another time, then.

      Wow, can you please tell me why I always pictured it being spelled “smize” in my mind even though that makes absolutely no sense? Well, probably because it was Tyra saying it, but still. I like the Urban Dictionary definition better than Tyra’s, though.

    • Cassie says:

      smeyesing!!!!! YES.

  2. Tessa says:

    My… we’ll go with ex… my ex, back in 2003, got me this huge orange traffic cone/barrel thing. Its purpose in my Athens, GA apartment quickly became twofold: a stepping stone for the cats to jump into my loft, and a relatively easy to move, perfectly-heighted stand for my camera when I took lots of self-portraits.

    … In retrospect, a tripod would have made far more sense.

    You’re lovely. We should start a singing duo.

    • katie ett says:

      What a . . . thoughtful? . . . gift. I hope you still have it, because you know that in my mind, all other self-portraits pale in comparison to yours. I would really get behind a Tessa-a-day Tumblr like I have Mae-a-Day.

      Thank you, and you’re right, we should. We’ll call it Katsa. Or Testie. Haha, Testie.

      • Tessa says:

        It was actually pretty sweet. We’d watched The Thomas Crown Affair (the Pierce Brosnan remake), and as I was driving him home I said that in order to win my favor, he’d have to give me a certain Van Gogh painting of boats… “AND one of THOSE!” and I pointed to a huge orange traffic barrel. We continued on, I totally forgot about it… and then the next time he showed up at my doorstep in Athens he’d actually brought one with him that he stole off the road.

  3. You are at LEAST in the top two percent of the cutest creatures on Earth. It’s just you, those monkeys with the tiny faces and Pomeranians with teddy bear haircuts.

    But you know what? Monkeys and Pomeranians aren’t sexy and fierce (especially while wearing red pants), but you ARE! HA! Take that, animal kingdom!!

    Your expression in Photo No. 1 perfectly conveys my mood these days.

  4. Lisa says:

    Totally fierce. You’d kick all those girls’ butts on ANTM!

  5. Andrea says:

    You look “fetch”. Totally fetch.

  6. Chantee says:

    Fierce! I’m impressed!

  7. Dishy says:

    #3 is my favorite. And the red pants? Please send ASAP.

  8. i loooove that outfit!

  9. Tracey says:


    Time to get these printed so they can go in Aunt Dort’s Katie-themed scrapbook right next to your baby pictures!

  10. Mike Lowrey says:

    I agree that the first look could cut a bytch.

    Of course none of the bytches that I know… but would definitely make some of those Upper West Side trust fund bytches bleed!