The Most Interesting Thing

In my never ending search for ideas, I’ve decided to check out what other people blog about.  Now, I’m not talking about my friends.  My friends have cool blogs featuring awesome stuff and insights.  I’m talking about everyone else.

Lots of posts about family updates and trips and rants and blah, blah, blag.  Ok, so that is pretty much what I write, minus the family updates… eww.  Maybe I should check out what the young and hip are up to?

Let’s see whats on Twitter and Instagram!  (By the way, the art gallery at IWU recently posted a project that is essentially the print out of someone’s Instagram page.  It is exceptionally dull.)

That’s weird. Mostly tweets about food… and mostly pictures of food.

What does it say about a person when the most interesting thing in their day is what they eat?  What kind of life is that?  Not only do they find every meal interesting, but they also think to themselves, “I better show everyone.”  I wouldn’t want to show anyone my meals; they’re shame and regret fests.

Then it hit me, of course you’d want to show someone what you’re eating.  It’s an evolutionary thing.  You have to show potential mates that you are well fed and have access to sources of food.  It’s a subconscious thing.

You know how dogs sniff each others’ butts?  Well, they do that because the smell of the excrement tells them what the other dog has been eating and gives them a baseline for interaction.  Has this dog been eating well? Do they have access to food? Might they share some of that with me?

By now you’ve figured out where I’m going with this…
Posting pictures of your meal to Instagram is the human equivalent of inviting another dog to sniff your butt.

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