Sunday, February 26, 2012

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I'm obsessed with Pinterest.
If you're not familiar with the pinboard social network, then stop reading this right now. Because if you visit it to "test it out and see what all the fuss is about," you will be sucked in just like I was. You'll suddenly be wasting hours by "pinning" crock-pot dishes "you're dying to try" and a 1000 different ways to make Buffalo Chicken Dip. You'll find DIY painting projects that look amazing but you know you'll never find the time to do them. You'll see you can make bookshelves out of anything. You'll discover that you can make ANY food heart-shaped. And don't even think you'll ever be able to half-ass a holiday again. If you use any of these Easter projects, your holiday is bound to be just like the Pottery Barn catalog.
I have four boards with 145 pins. Of the recipes, I've made two. Of the clothing, I've gotten three things. Yet I continue to peruse the internet just so I can show off Things I Like. Maybe it's an ego thing. If I pin something and someone re-pins it, I feel pretty damn good about myself.
I'm pretty sure I took up sewing just so I could show off my projects with the hope of getting Likes and Repins. Within an hour of posting a pic of my sock-monkey tote bag, I got four Re-Pins and four Likes. I don't know any of the people who are looking at my stuff but I know they think I have good taste and that makes me happy.
The last thing I needed was a new time-suck, but it's nice to have some mindless internet fun. I get to see what some of my childhood friends are into. I can share recipes and even post this blog with the hopes of "expanding my reach." And planning L.E.'s birthday party is more fun and organized by creating a pinboard for it.
It's like the lazy person's virtual vision board.
So check out my boards. If you dare.

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