Sunday, March 25, 2012

I can't pin a damn thing!

I joined Pinterest.

I got this little notification that said I had an invite.  So I signed up.  I took a little looksy around...for about 2 minutes.  Then I signed off and never looked back.

You might ask why.  Why did I do that when I see all of these really nifty DIY projects that people have been doing thanks to Pinterest?  Why did I do that when I hear about all the awesome recipes that people have made...again, thanks to Pinterest.


I have anxiety just thinking about it.  More recipes that I won't have time to make or will try to make but f#&k up.  More cute little outfits or shoes that I want to buy but can't because they are too expensive or will look like crap on the body that I refuse to believe I have.  More DIY projects that I will want to complete around my house.  I can't take any MORE!!!

I am up to my limit in shit that I want to get done.  I have enough DIY crap to do around my house to last me for YEARS. 

I have recipe books (remember them?) that have never been cracked open, not once.  If I am not going to have the drive to open a damn book that is collecting dust in the corner of my kitchen counter, I'm sure as hell not going to go onto Pinterest and stockpile more recipes for "never to me made" dishes.  Sure, they all sound delicious...but it is enough to make me ask my doctor for anti-anxiety meds (and trust me, I probably should have done that years ago).

So thanks, but no thanks, Pinterest.  I am sure you are WONDERFUL.  I have heard that you are the bees knees.  But I just can't take it right now.  Maybe I will be ready for you at some point in the future.  But for now, we are just going to have to put the brakes on things.  Okay?  Thanks.


  1. Hi! Found you today, and you had me at the double-fisting photo of yourself AND the fact that we have the same pink-stripe template for our blogs. People have made babies with less in common, I'm sure, but that's neither here nor there.

    I wanted to comment because I hear your anti-Pinterest view. It can be super lame, but I have found the other benefit that is not spoken about much.... using it as a mood-booster! When I am in a bad mood, I go to my or my friends funny boards and will laugh hysterically at the photos of severe depravity, obscenity, boozing, or weirdness that we all pin. Or if I want to appreciate the beauty of the world, I look at the beautiful things I have found and pinned. You can use it to express yourself, not just look for the strange ideas that seem amazing but you'll never apply in real life. Plus, it provides many great photos to use for your FB page and blog! All just food for thought!

  2. I have a love/hate with Pinterest! I wrote a post on it a few months ago, how it can make you feel like a loser. LOL!

    My 13 year old is getting a room makeover for her bday. My 15 year old had hers a few months ago, and thanks to my creative, crafty, and budget friendly ways, it looks really cool,she loved it, and I literally spent only about 150 dollars.I recycled things,painted things we already had to give them a different look etc.

    Now thanks to Pinterest, the 13 year old has her room makeover mapped out, pinned, saved, blah, blah, blah. Every fricking two seconds she is calling me over to her laptop to say "o.k. mom, when you redo my room, I want a chandelier like this" and " oh, see this Tiffany & Co. inspired room? O.K. I want the color like this, but if you could refinish my desk like this." and "look at this hidden loft room, with the armoire that turns into a ....and the closet shelves....and......and Oh My God, can we do this too mom???"
    I want to ban her from Pinterest, because no room redo will be able to compete with the D*M pictures she now has in her mind!
    Good for you putting the brakes on. I may have to do that as well, or atleast set a weekly Pinterest staring limit!

  3. Im with you honey. I cant do it. It seems like it would be one more thing to add to the list of shit that makes me feel bad about myself. There's no way in Hell I can cross stitch that huge wall tapestry or make a merangue that looks so delicious. So, I would view pinterest as a big bully pointing at me saying "na na na boo boo, you can't do this!" Piss off, Pinterest.

  4. I was totally against pinterest as well, then I broke down and signed up. Now it is just another way to neglect my children.

  5. I laughed so hard when I read this. I was invited to pinterest and signed up etc. but then the page just wouldn't load. I gave up and haven't been back. I actually kind of forgot about it. It sort of sounds like a pretend you are shopping kind of thing except you never actually buy anything. I don't know because I haven't actually even seen it. All I know is people are following me and I haven't pinned a darn thing.

  6. Ok, now I am still on the fence about the Pinterest thing!!! I know it's probably GREAT but I get stressed thinking about the time I will end up wanting to spend in it!

  7. I only pin things that I know I really will do. And I pin a lot of my pictures. I rarely look at anyone else's pins. And I sure dont' follow anyone by my 2 sister. I wonder what that means... Found you at finding the funny!

  8. Haha! That last one is so true. Although I'm not there for the craftiness. I don't do that anyway, so why start now? I created a bunch of color themed boards. Feeling Blue! Mellow Yellow! Right Said Red! I have absolutely no idea why I did it but I was obsessed. Now I mainly go to find funny, snarky things.

  9. That last one is so perfect! Ha! I love that. I know, I know. I agree. I'm on Pinterest, but I'm no good at it and it makes me feel worthless. Now, excuse me while I go cry for hours.

    (Thanks for linking this up to #findingthefunny last week!)

  10. I like looking at pictures. I like sharing pictures. I don't know what being good at it means. It is another time waster, and a nice inspiration board. I guess mostly I don't give a rat's ass what other people have, want or can make. Gimme more pictures to look at!


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