Some thoughts right now:
Knee, knee, knee, no knee, no knee. I notice my knee 80% of the time these days, and have even gone a couple hours without noticing it at all. This is an accomplishment. I'm beginning to feel more like a mammal with several parts, rather than a mammal with one part.
I've been thinking about status updates, likes, filters, hashtags, etc., and questioning how authentic any of these methods of communication are. I find myself writing emails to Facebook friends, asking how they really are, somehow expecting a different kind of truth. A real status update.
Part of my "job job" involves perusing lifestyle blogs for inspiration and networking opportunities. These blogs are geared towards white, 30-somethings with a bit of extra money to spend on overly designed childrens' rooms and the perfect pair of burgandy booties. The images within these blogs are aspirational and pristine. Everyone looks too beautiful and skinny and the squeakiest of clean.
I'd like to see some lifestyle blogs dedicated to poor families, struggling middle-class families, non-white people, postal workers, immigrant families, women in the Congo, people on drugs, people who train parrots, people who work at Taco Bell, people who are lonely, people who have 8 jobs to survive, tired people, people who haven't had a break in ages, people who don't want to do their dishes or their hair. I want to see their bedrooms in the morning, their beauty routines, their favorite things right now on the internet.
And then of course, there's Gem and the Holograms.