Well, I officially wasted probably 10 hours this week gazing at fashion/hair/food/decorating/art porn. Unless you live under a rock - or in a poorly decorated, very uncreative house - you know I am, of course, referring to Pinterest. It's my new obsession, inspiration, compulsion and I'm going to tell you allllll about it.
Essentially, Pinterest is a site where you have a bunch of "boards". And when you see pictures of pretty things on the internet, you "pin" them to one of your boards. It's just a big ol' collection of pictures of things. You know, like those awesome wall collages we all made in middle school. And just like middle school, one of my boards is dedicated strictly to people I think are hot/have pretty hair.
So I signed up for it a while back, but I'm never just like hanging out on my computer. I'm either working, blogging, or checking Facebook to see if the girls who were mean to me in high school got fat. BUT! Remember how I got an iPhone? Yeah, I think I mentioned it once or a bajillion times. And then the Pinterest APP entered my world. Now bus rides are not long enough. Bedtime is pushed back by hours. And waiting in line at Target is fiiiiiiiiiiine with me. I can spend all that time pinning pictures of shoes to my Lookin' Good, Good Lookin' board.
Okay, so that's how you "pin". You can pin anything that anyone else on Pinterest pins, and you can "follow" other boards that you like. I follow all my friends, and the occasional stranger who has the same devotion to Kate Spade, twinkle lights, funny graffiti, braids, and nail art that I have. It's where I got the idea to do this:
Yeah, no biggie. That's just NEWSPRINT on my FINGERNAILS. Thanks for the idea, Pinterest! It's also super awesome for crafty things to do around the house and making cool wrapping paper and invitations.
Also? It's awesome for planning weddings. Now, don't freak out. I am (allegedly) no where near "I Do's" (unless the question is: Do you want to go to Happy Hour?) but I have a secret board on Pinterest chock-full of beautiful bridal brainstorms. I titled the board don't tell my bf I have this board. Yeah, it's like a very public secret. But come ON! I'm not going to sit down and scrapbook my dream wedding or cool ideas for bathroom storage, so I need to pin it all to my boards. I'm a woman. And though I may be a CYNIC, I'm not a ROBOT.
Oh, and one more thing. Looking to buy me a present? (It's okay, I'll act surprised.) I've created a board called (not so subtly) me wanty. And it's a bunch of stuff I want! Just in time for the holidays! I'm so helpful...
Basically, this is all just to tell you guys to get yourself on Pinterest and start finding more exciting things to do with old lightbulbs and new ways to wear scarves. My sisters also came up with the idea to make each other Christmas presents this year. Before, I would have scoffed at this idea. I don't want a piece of string hanging from book that I'm supposed to hang in my bathroom. But now?! With Pinterest at my side?! I think I'm going to make a killer braided scarf for the girls out of old t-shirts and a handy tool storage system out of wood scraps, fabric scraps, and old beer bottles for the guys. Shh! Don't tell them!
Anyway, I've wasted too much time NOT pinning on my boards, and I better hop to it. (The other night, instead of making myself a nomnom dinner, I sat and ate Alabummer peanuts and pinned pictures of delicious-looking food to my Good Eats board. Some would argue that was a waste of time and defeats the purpose of Pinterest. I would argue that those people suck and need to get pinning.)
Seriously, sign up for this time suck and just TRY and tell me you aren't a better, more inspired person! I'll go ahead and trust that your weekend will be spent on Pinterest. I know mine will!