It started off innocently enough. My niece, Andrea, and I were doing the dishes on Christmas evening when she happened to mention seeing something on Pinterest.
“Are you on it?” she asked.
I had heard the word mentioned before but was unfamiliar with the latest craze in online addiction and doubly unaware of how quickly an activity as innocent as attaching pictures to a virtual bulletin board could consume the unsuspecting soul.
“No,” I replied. “What is it?”
Andrea described the basics but ended her brief educational moment with “……if you were on it, I would DEFINITELY follow you.” Cue up the music….”I will follow youuuuu…. follow you wherever youuuu may gooooo.”
Who wouldn’t want to be followed????
Two months later…. “my name is Julie and I’m a Pinterest addict.”
Do not bother to reach me between the hours of 10 pm and midnight because I’m busy pinning. Your house could be on fire but before I’d respond, I would check to see if there are any cool tips posted on how to put out said fire.
I know how to create a bird feeder out of a slinky.
I know 1001 uses for vinegar and now possess over 200 soup recipes!
I know how to turn a discarded tire found by the side of the road into an artfully displayed hanging basket.
I know the tastes and habits of total strangers whom I’m convinced are my long lost soul sisters because we like the exact same things!
The problem is….. I probably won’t have time to really do much of it because I can’t tear myself away from the computer.
They say the first step in dealing with an addiction is realizing that you have a problem.
Houston….. we have a problem.
I don’t mean to end this post abruptly but it’s almost 10:00 and it’s pinning time!