Who knew that I could be so entrapped by things on the internet! Is it bordering on obsession? Perhaps. Do I look at it nearly every time I sit down at my computer? Yep. I absolutely adore Pinterest. Is Pinterest new? Psshh…no! It just falls into the realm of things that were underground and cool that I had no idea of, and now it is getting super-popular. Yes!
My devotion to Pinterest is somewhat difficult for me to admit, since I kinda’ pride myself on disliking things that seems to be the cultural norm of those around me.
Jogging? Awful. (But you probably already knew that from my last post!)
I don’t know where this random ‘opposite-love’ trait originated from, but I’ve had it ever since I can remember choosing to like Eeyore, over the played-out Winnie the Pooh or Piglet, that everyone else seemed to be rooting for. I also, purposely, avoided the New Kids on the Block and assumed I was secretly, way-cooler, than the girls who went crazy for them. They weren’t even that cute! Now, Jonathan Brandis on the other hand…sigh. I once had 23 pictures/posters of him that I had torn out of those cheesy Tiger Beat magazines on my bedroom walls, at one time. I also entered a contest to ‘Win a Date with Jonathan’. I lost. Bummer. Especially since he is now, no longer with us. : ( But I am not all ‘Miss Originality’ when it comes to some of my favorite things. I am completely smitten with fancy shoes, dark brown leather couches and silhouette artwork, all of which are not exactly known for being ‘unique’ trends. I also adore(d) birds on things, until this sketch on Portlandia reminded me how kitchy it had become. Darnitt!
It’s hard to ignore the allure of Pinterest. Most people-let me rephrase that– most ladies I know, also have a Pinterest account. It’s a place where you ‘Pin’ pictures of things you like that I stumble across on the internet. It’s also a great place to go trolling for new ideas or tips. (This is mostly what I find myself doing!) Many of my pals use Pinterest to gain crafty ideas that they will one day make. In this instance, I recognized my reality and simply created a board called ‘Things My Crafty Friends Need to Make For Me”. Yep. That about sums up that board. All the new recipes I’ve tried lately have come from Pinterest. I can’t help but be drawn to all the helpful photos that food bloggers use to walk me through the easy steps to a delicious green smoothie. Or how my little ‘birds nest’ egg-cups should look before I bake them in the oven. Tasty stuff…There seem to be a million wonderful bloggers out there that I have stumbled across and decided to ‘follow’, even though I will never have enough time to be able to read all the posts that I have now ‘subscribed’ to!
I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent staring at the Pinterest site. I was warned that it would be addicting, but I am helpless against its photogenic charms, the quirky quotes and the life-changing tips that I have seen and captured, by repining them to my own boards.
Plus, window-shopping online has never been easier, now that Pinterest and I have been together. When I see something I like, I no longer need to create a ‘wish list’ and hope I stumble across the item one day. Now, I simply ‘Pin’ the dreamy, must-have-one-day item to a board, and I have instantly created my own little condensed shopping list for when I win the Publisher’s Clearing House.
To those friends who are also into Pinterest: “Verily, I say unto you, come and Follow me…”
To those who have escaped Pinterest’s charms: Well done! But let me know if you change your mind and want me to send you an ‘invite’ to join ‘the community’.