Do you take "shelfies"? Here's mine!

@TheHorse (201367)
Walnut Creek, California
March 5, 2016 12:20pm CST
I think it was on "that other site" that a bunch of us poked fun at the narcissistic "selifies" that a lot of people take by posting "shelfes," or pictures of our bookshelves. You can tell a lot about a person by what they have on and around their bookshelves. My "shelfie" is from my music listening room, which is also my living room. You can tell that I love vintage loudspeakers, that I probably read at least occasionally, and that I never sold the records I owned in my younger days. What else can you tell? Do you have a shelfie that tells a lot about you?
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@amadeo (111957)
• United States
5 Mar 16
You may be surprised what it tells me.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
Oh dear! Am I revealing too much?
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@amadeo (111957)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@TheHorse Nah,not enough
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
@amadeo Whew! You had me going there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48459)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Your speakers are really cool. I wish I still had my old stereo. My son has an old furniture piece stereo.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
Those old console stereos can sound really good. Most had tubes in them.
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@celticeagle (156117)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Mar 16
I don't have a device that takes selfies. No cell phone. Does sound fun though. Nice room that you have there.
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@celticeagle (156117)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse ......Me either. I think my mom did one time years ago and didn't even know it. It was a double exposure.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
Thanks. I don't think I've ever taken a selfie.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
@celticeagle She tried to take a selfie of herself? Was she flashing gang signs?
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Mar 16
Thanks for that idea, I need a shelf.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Mar 16
Only if it's free @TheHorse no sense payin for something I might not really need, right?
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
You gonna get one?
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
@rebelann Grab a discarded 1 x 12 piece at Home Depot, bring it by, and I'll stain it up for you.
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@LadyDuck (450648)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 16
I remember the "shelfie" contest on Bubblews I even remember who started it. I should take another photo, I cannot find the one I posted.
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@LadyDuck (450648)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse Here is one, looking up from my computer desk, full of computer games and software.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Wow--that's a lot of games and software!
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
I have other shelves, but that's the only one that looks kind of cool. Plus the world might know I'm not the best at dusting if I showed the others. Take another picture!
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@Jessicalynnt (50525)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
lol the only bookshelf in my house is used in the kitchen as a pantry. heheh
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
@TheHorse The few I have of value are on the top of one of those roller desks, on the little bit on the back that's flat and shelf like, lol
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
Oh my! Where do you keep old books?
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I should unload some that I'll never read again, but I can't bring myself to do it.
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@owlwings (43915)
• Cambridge, England
5 Mar 16
I can tell that you have won quite a lot of trophies for something (can't say what) and that you are clearly in the business of testing and refurbishing the cases of speakers (the two in the front have no fabric covers yet and both have peculiar semicircular marks where varnish has either been removed or applied - I would guess at 'removed' ... with a very large disc sander). There are also some unidentifiable objects in the foreground which spark my interest!
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
Well done! The trophies are from softball. I use NO power tools or sanders on the speakers I refinish (snobby look emoticon). At that point, I was actually oiling up the Marantz Imperial 6 speakers that have since become my vintage (late 60s/early 70d) references. The foreground stuff is mostly candles and a spray container of what may be guitar polish--nothing very telling.
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@owlwings (43915)
• Cambridge, England
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse The lines between the oiled and unoiled areas on the speakers is so regular that you clearly have a very specific technique for this, probably based on the arc described by your forearm. Either that, or you use an old 12" vinyl disc as a template!
@vandana7 (98126)
• India
6 Mar 16
You read much more than me. You are neat and tidy. You have won some awards for games or music. You also have another side which you do not show to everybody...I wanted to omit the last bit but I know that should tickle you some.
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@vandana7 (98126)
• India
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse ...Now how did I guess that?
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
I am neat and tidy about some things, but not others. My stove is often not pretty.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
@vandana7 I do like vacuuming, though. Hey, maybe I'll clean my stove today. I do do that once in awhile.
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@jstory07 (132768)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Mar 16
I have never taken any selfies of my self.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
Have you taken any shelfies?
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@jaboUK (64363)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
Yes, this was a fun challenge on Bubblews. Are those figurines awards for something, on the top shelf? I'd love to see the names of your books.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
that'cher walls're white i fear i ne'er joined this 'n kept my shelves to myself. aint fer certain why?
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse well, i reckon yer jest gonna need to get off yer duff 'n take a full frontal shelfie :D
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
I like the way the speakers look. I wish some of the titles showed on the books. They're pretty diverse.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
I joined that before ;) Maybe try to take a shelfie again
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
I think they're fun. It's hard to see titles in mine. One is a Tony Hillerman novel. Another is a famous children's book.
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@MarymargII (12422)
• Toronto, Ontario
7 Mar 16
What a better idea to see what's on people's shelfs rather than all the self-indulgence promoted today!
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Mar 16
@MarymargII It'd be fun to see what's on others' shelves. I hope books are still in vogue.
@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Mar 16
Very true. I wonder...never mind.
@MarymargII (12422)
• Toronto, Ontario
7 Mar 16
@TheHorse it could be a new fad!
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@teamfreak16 (43451)
• Denver, Colorado
5 Mar 16
We only have a small shelf that holds my girlfriend's books. Not interesting enough to take a photo. It is a cool idea, though.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar 16
A nice alternative to selfies.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
I read the title wrong and didn't realize until the end of your post lol. I was fully expecting to talk about and defend my "selfies" --- 99% of which are with animals so that's why I take them lol. The only ones...well my little niece has kind of gotten me into the habit. NOW, for the actual topic :) I currently do not have my bookshelf because I've recently moved...twice...and now I'm in the process of purchasing my first home. So I'm living out of boxes right now lol. But when I had my book shelf up, 3 of the shelves were of books or reading material and the top 2 shelves were decorative. One shelf had a "bear" theme and the other had a couple of random stuffed animals lol. On top of my bookshelf was a vase with peacock feathers and porcupine quills and one of my senior photos. What's that all say about me?? :)
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse Oh yes I love to read! I don't like the idea of getting a kindle and reading off a screen. I like to hold actual books!
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
Sounds like you like to have your house be a"pretty space." But I'm glad you have books too!
@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
@LilyoftheThorns I like real books too!
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@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
No , because i only have a collection of the 3 years subscription i had before with Reader's Digest . Though , i have taken a picture of my newphew's shelf filled with books .
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@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
@TheHorse They are informative and have some stories too . They are actually of different articles in a small booklet .
@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Mar 16
I've read some Readers Digest articles at the Dr.'s office.
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@lilnana1111 (2305)
• United States
6 Mar 16
When we downsized and moved into this tiny house, we had no extra room for a bookshelf, so my hubby got inventive and made bookshelves in the only open place we had left, in the laundry room above the washer & dryer.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
What did he use to make them? I wanna see a picture!
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse He just put up shelves.
@GrannyGee (3517)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
6 Mar 16
My shelfie would reflect my love for artsy things, books.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
Do you think you'll take one?
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@GrannyGee (3517)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse I might ... I have to get my art room back in order. My husband's (Skip) study has many shelves with movie, books, and photos.
@JudyEv (321262)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Mar 16
You have nearly as many speakers as books. And you (or a family member) must have been quite at some sport - are they trophies for baseball?
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
I still play softball. But not with the same enthusiasm as when I was in my 20s and early 30s.
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@JudyEv (321262)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Mar 16
@TheHorse Are baseball and softball the same?
@anh101 (1379)
6 Mar 16
The only selfie i get is the picture on mylot. I really dont have my selfie. Some Vietnamese tell me that i should take more pictures or when i die there wont be pic for worship. Lol. I just can tell its the custom i hate from Vietnam.
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@TheHorse (201367)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Mar 16
If I die tomorrow, I want people to remember the conversations we had together, not my mug.
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@anh101 (1379)
6 Mar 16
@TheHorse thats how the ideology of life as a wall of concrete bricks here. I may fight with dad about it so i just ignore.