June 19, 2009

FROWNSMILES!

The submissions were so good it was fuh-reaky. Meet just four of the dozens of master-pieces submitted! Love them!


See the look on Jeannie's face as she sees that her friend Marie is back on diet coke? That is the "I'm def not judging you, but my feelings of moral superiority are through the roof and it feels so good to be better than you" look at it's finest.



Barbara gets bonus points for the painting AND willow tree figurines in the background. This is the face I made when Lynzii said she was having triplets. It's like polite happy and awww-that's-way-to-bad mixed with thinly-vailed gross out. And its beautiful.


Amy's frownsmile is of such intensity that it could be used for LITERALLY any occassion.
"Oh my GOSH how ARE you!?"
"You didn't do your VTing yet?!?"
"Have you put on any weight lately? Not to be rude."
"My daughter wrote all over your wall with permanent marker? CUTE!"
"LOVE. YOUR. SKIRT."
A true frownsmile works for all of those AND MORE. Divine.

Lili's is not quite frowny enough to be a real frownsmile, but I include it bc it's got an adorable rebukey gentle voice-as-high-as-your-standards confrince talk written ALL OVER IT.

48 comments:

Kathy said...

dang!

Amy said...

Wow TAMN, thanks for including my frownsmile, I fil sooo blessed to have your approval!

Jen said...

I think I used that last one when the YW showed up to the combined swim party saying "we can wear bikinis, right!?"

Malea said...

Genius.

Lindsay said...

More more more!

Gordita said...

I wasn't sure I knew what a frown smile is, but now I do for sure. I'm laughing (and wondering how many people I frown smile at without knowing it).

Hillary said...

oh my frickin' heck! I love #3 - "So have you been dating anyone new??!!"

Katy said...

this made my day

Casey and Jeannie said...

Oh TAMN, Marie was over having our weekly Bachelorette/religious moment (we TOTALLY prayed together that Wes wouldn't get a rose)and then we checked your site and OH MY HECK!
How seriously blessed we are to be seriously so famous!

LOVE YOU

The Boob Nazi said...

The third's my favorite.

Megan Gery said...

i think the last one is the best. just subtle enough to be overlooked. but then, subtle isn't really your thing, is it TAMNest?

Dixiechick said...

I just practiced frownsmiling in the mirror for like 5 minutes. It's so much fun! #3 is perfect!

Lori Ann said...

I loved all of them all but Amy and Lili's are SO FREAKING awesome! I have had people look at me like that..like my mom when I tell her that I slept in and missed sacrament meeting:)

Kayla0110 said...

Yay for Jeannie and Marie! I totally know them and feel so cool to know famous people! (well, I don't really know Jeannie but I graduated with Marie so that totally makes us like besties, right??)

Emili said...

Please post more with your helpful interpretations. I had no idea frownsmiles were appropriate for so many occasions.

Jennifer said...

oh, marie, I'm frownsmiling over here too. I really thought you'd kicked it this time...

Shannon said...

I think this should be a regular thing on your blog. I love it. These girls made me laugh out loud.

dharvey said...

ROFLMAO ! What riot. Laughed so hard that I spit out diet root beer all over the monitor...love all of them, but Barbara's frownsmile with the painting in the background...that made my day. XOXO-- D.

liliblogs said...

Yay, Tamn! I already told you in a PERSONAL email (bc we're that kind of friends) that I HEART you--
Thanks for recognizing the voice-as-high-as-my-standards subtlety of my frownsmile :) (Sometimes I wish there was an emoticon for a frownsmile)

Also, I can't wait and am watching for your blog post about your SINGLE BROTHER (that I'm gonna marry) so we can be sisters for rills!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Aww, Tamners, thanks for including my frownsmile. Not to brag or anything, but I totally nailed it, right?

angela said...

Please, Please, Please do more of these. I loved them all.

Token Asian Friend said...

Is it possible to have a perma-frownsmile? Because I'm pretty sure I look like #3 ALL OF THE TIME.

It's intense, but speaks volumes. And, I don't blink.

kris and judd said...

I think I give frownsmile #4 alot when Im tryin rilly hard not to judge ppl out loud. Its perfect, because all I have to do is give that look to someone and they know their doing somethin bad w/o me telling them! Thanx for posting!

Betsy said...

I can't bleve Lili doesn't know the emoticon for frown-smile.
:|
Love ya!

debbie said...

My kids informed me that I do looks like these all the time. Wow! I had know idea.

Laurel said...

Mwah! ha! I'm off to go look in a mirror to see if I can do one of these! :}

myimaginaryblog said...

Just wow. I think the first one makes me realsmile the most, but they're all so so so so fabulous. And I loved the voice-as-high-as-standards comment about Lili's beautiful photo.

Abby said...

Ha ha! This is my favorite post ever.

Muum said...

thanks! for the pics! awesome! I love the whole passive /aggressive approval w/ judgement approach!!!!!!!!!!

Annette Lyon said...

Beautiful! And I learned so much from each of them.

Ruthykins said...

OH. MY. HECK! this is the funniest thing you've ever had on your blog! my back hurts from laughing so hard! my kids thought i was going nuts!

BrittanyLee said...

love the first one. So subtle and hilarious

screamish said...

number 3 Amy looks just like my best friends wife when she used to ask me how was my love life knowing that her husband and i were secretly yearning for each other. OUCH!!!!!!!!

:pG said...

more more more!

Marci and Morgan said...

voice-as-high-as-your-standards...where do you come UP with this stuff?? You crack me up.

Jo Jensen said...

Tamn... :[
Have you been judging other people's frownsmiles? (Not that I would ever judge you for judging)

Oh, and I just came out to visit my fam in DC and saw a house with the biggest metal star EVER on the outside of an adorable and totally righteous looking mansion. I just knew that I had seen your place.

GladysIcanbee said...

lemme guess, # 2 is how you were when Ruth said she was wearing a wedding dress with fur; # 4 is you pretty much anytime with JJWTs family. Bet they don't get it either.

Ashley Ann said...

Love it!

Bridget said...

I LOVE Amy's. PERFECT.

just a little bit mo said...

That is a great picture of Lili! haha. I love this contest.

ukyankoz said...

OMGosh, I think Jeannie totally nailed it! Way to go!!

PLEASE more, TAMN!

Kari said...

I had NO idea that their were different frownsmiles for different situations!!! LOVE THEM ALL, but especially Barbaras!!! The look on her face! The painting in the background!! LURVE IT!!!

Callie said...

TAMN, I frownsmile in your direction. I hope it reaches you out in DC. You prolly totally forgot about Father's Day. Poor JJWT. No Love for him. YOu didn't even post about all of the wonderful things you did for him (yourself) that made his Father's Day extra special yesterday! I can't even believe it!
SOOOOO Disappointed!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh those R gooood!

Frau said...

I need to practice #4. That's the look I want to give to all the women in my ward who don't have a life. (You know, the kind who don't have children at home, or a job, so they decide to pick you as a project.)

I do need to practice looking a little more uppity and a little less open and friendly.

EmJay said...

That. Was. Awesome.

Jennifer and Jason Young said...

amazing

heidilurch said...

i didn't get to enter, but my profile is MY frown smile!