February 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 2 months.
Look at this picture… You totally photobombed me!
“Photobombing is the act of inserting oneself into the field of view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects.” –Wikipedia
I am pretty sure you were being sneaky; totally knowing what you were doing.
Here lately, I have been posting pictures of our “plant-based meals” on Facebook, as my way of showing the outside world what we eat.
Because, hey, I was always curious what vegans ate before I came one.
It’s by no means intended as a way to “convert” anyone to my lifestyle. I do it more as a way for people who are already curious and open-minded to learn more.
I’ve had several Facebook friends tell me that they enjoy and appreciate the insight I give them on this kind of stuff. That’s who it’s intended for.
Granted, I do this also expecting some funny comments from any Facebook friends who might be… how should I put it?…
Like when I posted a picture which half-jokingly referred to myself as a “lentil and potatoes” kind of guy. (As opposed to a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy.)
I actually consider it bonus points when I can get friends and family to say “GROSS!” or say something like, “That looks good, but sure would be better with some bacon!”
I get it that our family eats from a different menu than the mainsteam, but instead of keeping quiet about it as to not offend those who are not curious, I like to sort of memethe situation.
In a way, my goal is to invite the skeptics to laugh with me (about my seemingly obscure food choices); as I try not to appear like I’m wanting to impose my beliefs on the mainstream.
Because, again, in reality, it’s the curious minority of society who I actually am trying to reach, not the majority.
So somehow the supreme irony in all this is that you, my son, have actually photobombed my Internet meme!
I ended up not even using that picture for my “project” after I realized what you did.
Actually, I can’t look at you smiling so proudly in that picture without laughing quietly to myself.
Good job, Son. Well done.
I got even with you by making a captioned photo of yourchocolate almond milkmustache.