I was going to write a post, but for some reason I cannot upload photos from the computer I am working on, so I thought I'd just ramble a little bit. (It was actually going to be one of my lazy-on-my-part but inspiring photo posts, so assume one of those is upcoming, assuming blogger works, which it never seems to.)
-Let's discuss the "Bluetooth." The more I see people with these devices, the more I feel like gritting my teeth. I feel ashamed enough to be be yakking on my phone in public places, but I would die before actually attaching one to my head. Have you ever been in that eerie situation in which it appears someone is talking to themself because they are staring straight ahead and having a conversation and you assume they are uniquely crazy but then you realize no, they are just enjoying a hands-free phone call? It's so awkward and strange, and blurs the line between personal and private, and communicating and not communicating. Oh, and it makes you look like a MASSIVE TOOL.
-Technology in general. Is anyone else getting the feeling that bookstores, books, coin money, possibly paper money, video stores, letter writing, and non digital-anything is beginning to stagger towards its demise? How strange is it that I, at 24, feel like technology is moving creepily fast. I hate feeling nostalgic for the early days of computers and the internet (Hey, remember when everyone had their own crappy Geocities page? Chat rooms? What about DOS, guys?????) but it is pretty staggering that this field is advancing so fast that stuff that happened ten years ago has become completely obsolete, while the ways we get our information have changed irrevocably. Plus, technology is unattractive even though it allows things as beautiful as this blog. Speaking of which, I hate Blogger- should I be switching to something else?
-What about Sarah Palin's daughter being pregnant? How frustrating is it that this should be opening up a dialogue about the failures of abstinence-based sex education but it's totally not? This article Simone sent me details the "zombie feminism" represented by Palin and her ilk. Also, why are potential presidents even allowed to choose their "veeps" this late? It just encourages the kind of retarded damage control choices (ie, Obama trying to appear more like an old white guy and McCain trying to appear less like one) that inevitably get made prior to the election.
-Hey, how come NO GOOD MOVIES COME OUT EVER? Seriously, is there ever anything you want to see? Dan and I were discussing this recently- particularly, why do so many movie star Nicholas Cage? Can people bear to look at his face or something?