You know how when a girl doesn’t see marriage in her future she says something like, “I’m going to be the old woman with lots of cats!”
First, I don’t appreciate what that insinuates. Personally, I think there are worse things in the world. I like cats. Often Sometimes I like the cats more than I like the husband. Way more. I don’t feel bad saying this because Mark agrees. The cats are simply better companions than he is, at times. That’s just life.
I’m just not sure if this image of female loneliness fits our generation anymore. Mostly because cat approval ratings have soared since the introduction of lolcats, making it acceptable for everyone to love cats. Not just lonely old women.
We are so connected to each other because of the internet and its millions of social gadgets, that it’s hard to be lonely if you wanted!
We Facebook when we want to get in touch with our best friend from 3rd grade. We Myspace when we want to see how many silly 18-year old baby daddies want to hook up with us. We Twitter because nothing is more exciting than knowing when someone is “Brushing my teeth, then off to bed! Goodnight, Twitterees!” We blog because we’re arrogant enough to think anyone cares.
Married or not married, I’d be surprised if anyone is really all that lonely. It’s just not that hard to “reach out and touch someone” anymore.
Which makes me wonder, in a world where cats are adored by all and everyone you know is a mouse click away… what will define the stereotypical unmarried woman of the future?
Pictures of their dinner. Just the dinner. In Facebook albums titled, “What I eat”. Twitpics posted for immediate updates so we all know what’s for dinner.
Yes, I’m noticing a trend among women, often single ones, of taking pictures of dinner to post to the rest of the world. I’m not linking to the one person I’m thinking of in particular because she is a blog ‘celebrity’ of sorts. I have a feeling that, considering my blog peon status, I’d probably have heck to pay for suggesting her behavior was odd. Or that I thought she was a tad on the annoying side.
But I digress.
So if you took a picture of your dinner last night, posted it to the internet, and captioned it with “Ham sandwich AND chips! Yum!” I think you’re odd. Odd the way the old lady with lots of cats used to be. But don’t worry. I’m sure that when “loldinnehz” becomes a pop culture phenomenon, you’ll be the one with the last laugh.