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Pinterest may make me a drunk. A drunk with fresh breath but a drunk nonetheless…

February 6, 2012

Hi, my name is Amy and I’m-oh the shame-I’m a Pinterest-holic.

I’m so addicted. It’s really ridiculous. All I need is pajama jeans or my Forever Lazy in constant rotation and a mini-fridge of water and Diet Coke in my closet room and I’d never have to leave.

Anyways…I get so sucked into Pinterest. It’s like the best window shopping ever-without having to bathe, get dressed or leave your house. All of these are wins in my book.

But, of course, there are annoyances. My first is people that can’t categorize. If I click Everything DIY and Crafts I don’t want to see recipes or a lamp you like. If you pulled it from a website and it’s a fancy ass chandelier-it is NOT DIY and Crafts. Neither is Mother Teresa.

Also wtf people that make their own glue and modge podge? WHY? You can buy that shit. It’s not super expensive and you don’t have to spend days melting soap or whatever.

For the love of waffles, pin at least one thing. Otherwise Pinterest keeps yelling at me to follow you. I get it. You’re all hyped up to be on Pinterest and are happy dancing across the internets to find people to follow. Take a breath. Put down the Diet Coke and pin something. Please. Otherwise Pinterest yells at me and confuses me and toys with my emotions. It’s too much pressure.

Repinning is super fun and easy. BUT-I beg of you-please fix what the pin says. Unless you truly want to share with the world “Bobbie Sue wore these underpants out and I made her buy these” perhaps you should change it to “I love these underthings from Victoria’s Secret.” Particularly when you don’t know anyone named Bobbie Sue. I love it when my mom repins stuff that says “OOOOOHHHHHH, I’m going to make this for my boyfriend.” She doesn’t have a boyfriend. So think before you repin. Nothing to say? Just put an asterisk.

Ahhh Pinterest…I can cross stitch and glitter stuff and am pretty crafty all without being able to use power tools. I can also kind of sing-which has nothing to do with Pinterest but, you know, since we’re sharing and all. But Pinterest makes me want to do ALL the things. Like what is needle felting? That shit looks hard. But it’s oh so cute!

It seems like many of the crafts I am drawn to involve corks, beer bottle caps or empty Altoid tins. I have to drink significantly more to make ALL the things I want to make so Pinterest, essentially, is going to turn me into an alcoholic. Luckily, as I mentioned, many crafts involve Altoid tins so I may be drunk and have smeared lipstick but at least, for the love of God, I will have fresh breath. (I did find you can buy empty Altoid tins but they cost almost as much as tins that HAVE Altoids. And since I will be covering up beer breath, champagne smells and wine odors I think I will need the mints.)

Bratchild and I went to Michaels today AND yesterday to fully  take advantage of all our coupons and I accidentally yelled at a blind lady. I didn’t realize she was blind-I thought she was just like 99% of the people that shop at Michaels and didn’t care that her cart was all crooked and blocking everyone from getting by. I glared at her and cleared my throat for a super long time before I said. “Hey lady-think you can stop blocking the aisle? You’re not the only person here.” (Her friend ran over to tell me she was blind. I thought she just enjoyed dark sunglasses.)

So we left without getting my soldering iron-which bratchild wouldn’t let me buy anyways. I need to make an unsupervised trip to the store to get one. Other than that, I’m doing my shopping online at Alpha Stamps. They have amazing things and online shopping greatly reduces the chance that I will be horrid to a random person.

What are you crafting?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2012 8:08 AM

    I haven’t got hooked yet. Sent a request, waiting to start PINNING!

  2. Jenny permalink
    February 6, 2012 8:24 AM

    I love Pinterest. I love your mom’s Pinterest page and have to hold myself back repinning all her UK travel stuff. I am an Anglophile at heart but I don’t want her to think I’m a stalker :). What a cool mom you have 🙂

  3. February 6, 2012 8:47 AM

    I too am a Pinterest-aholic. I will sit down on a Saturday morning to pin and I just. can’t. stop. Fortunately I can say that I have actually made some of the stuff that I’ve pinned. Unfortunately, its turning me into a shopoholic too. I want so much stuff.

  4. February 6, 2012 1:55 PM

    Haha, this entry really made me laugh – especially the re-pinning bit! I recently got a Pinterest account and I haven’t quite gotten used to it. Anyway, I am now following your boards – I love the one with the miniatures.

  5. February 6, 2012 2:06 PM

    OOOOooo! I need a soldering iron, too! We’ve got one from one of the dads, but it looks all big & industrial. (I like Craftsman, esp. back when it WAS Craftsman & not KMart.) But I’d like a girly-type iron, you know, like how they made glue-guns girly and now men are just rediscovering them?

    • AmyBlam permalink*
      February 8, 2012 8:07 PM

      I really need to get to Michaels alone.

  6. February 9, 2012 4:24 PM

    This reminds me of the time I accidentally yelled at a legit mentally-handicapped person at Bath & Body Works because he cut in front of me in the revolving door and separated my boyfriend and me. I’m glad I found your blog today just so I could feel better about it.

  7. February 18, 2012 11:52 PM

    I don’t get how to do it. I signed up, but what the heck do I do.

    I wish someone would just come over and sit next to me and tell me what to do.

    I have NO idea..

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