How To High Five Yourself

Thanks to a twitter conversation, I was inspired to create a tutorial for people who hate other people but still do awesome things that deserve high fives.  Or for people who do something hilarious and happen to be alone.  Those guys can watch it, too.

If you cannot see the video, you should click here: How To High Five Yourself Video

You’ll totally high-five yourself after watching it.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

33 thoughts to “How To High Five Yourself”

  1. Ok, Himself watched that with me and cracked up.

    It was the slo-mo that got him best.

    I fully intend to start high-fiving myself for typos, unwashed dishes and small lint-fires in the dryer.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For years I’ve been high fiving myself incorrectly. Now, thanks to Late Enough, I can do so with dignity and coolness.

  3. Thank you so much for the vlog on how to properly give myself a high five. Usually I try and get my toddler to give me high fives when I do something awesome but she doesn’t always cooperate, but now…I now I can do it all by myself!

  4. Hilarious. The older I get, the more like you I get. I will definitely be high fiving myself all day. Have a good one

  5. I’m so glad you’ve brought this important issue to light. I have been high-fiving myself in private for years. Now I can proudly show my own support for myself without shame. Thanks, Alex. You’re an inspiration.

  6. Well then. That was different.

    I especially liked the slow motion replay. Nice touch.

    You might be onto something here. Stay-At-Home tutorials.

  7. You.are.ridiculous.

    Ridiculously FUNNY! HA! I like this so much, I am gonna high five myself even when other people are around.

  8. Thank goodness you’re here for me! I, too, am loathe to leave my house and (shudder) mingle with the unwashed masses, but what am I, a frequent doer of awesome things, to do about the paucity of high five-age in my life?

    Problem solved! Thanks Alex. Give yourself a high five!

  9. I am relatively new to your blog so I don’t know if you vlog often but it is a rare person that doesn’t make me want to throw myself off a bridge the moment I press play. So high five, yourself. I am still very much dry and on land.

  10.! I’ve been giving myself a pat on the back all this time when instead I should have been high-fiving myself! Now, I know how.

  11. In my childhood my sister and I invented a high five machine. This was a mannequin we would sell to say, bars and burger joints frequented by little league players, softball leagues and the like. Putting a quarter in the mannequin and it would robotically and somewhat unenthusiastically give you a high five. It lacked your enthusiasm which I suppose is why we never got a patent.

  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m totally a visual learner. Had tried this once and did it wrong. Had a black eye for a week. Thanks to you, I might try this again soon. Maybe the slow-mo to start. Awesome video : )

  13. Finally remembered to watch this when I had access to video.

    And… it’s fabulous.

    My favorite part is the excited clap. Though I shall be utilizing the self high five all the time now.

    ‘Cause I hate people.

    And I do awesome stuff.

  14. Give yourself a high five! Now, thanks to Late Enough, I can do so with dignity and coolness. For years I’ve been high fiving myself incorrectly.

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