WARNING: What you are about to read totally dates me. Please deal accordingly.
When I was in college, Facebook had just gotten started up. Far from a vehicle for Justin Timberlake to make passionate pronouncements about what is cool (hint: it isn’t a million dollars), this was the LIFE I was LIVING. History in action man, crazy.
I was spending in france for the year – oh dear, I just got ten thousand times more obnoxious didn’t’ I? Apologies if so – and was all “Qu’est-ce que c’est?” meaning, “What’s this?” and I was NOT having it.
“So I put my pictures up on the internet….and anyone can see them? I don’t think so.” Ha! how modest I was back then.
It didn’t last long, of course. I got back to school stateside the next year, my senior year, and almost immediately signed up for the social network. Everyone was doing it! How do you resist that? Seriously, peer pressure is legit.
It’s with similar back-stepping shamefulness that I tell you I’m now active on Pinterest. I know. I KNOW. I’ve said before how much I don’t get it, how much I don’t like it, how it feels disorganized and silly and like a humongous time suck, but what can I say? It’s grown on me? Opposites attract? Pinning stuff is kind of fun? My point is, it’s happening. And we all have to deal with it. Most of all me.
Head over there to follow me for “boards” (not sure why I felt that needed to go into quotes, that’s exactly where they are) on everything from cool t-shirts you might like to easy recipes you can make to impress your next date. I’ll feature them here too, but check in often to see what’s new.
Not interested? That’s cool. Pinterest is not for everyone (like, say, me, until about a day ago). But maybe tell your girlfriend to follow me? Let her know she can get ideas on what to get you for your next birthday present.