Happy Crack. Mad awesomeness.
Those are just a few words I’ve used to describe my new passion: Pinterest.
It was one of several things this week I found myself asking: How have I not heard of this before?!
I don’t even know how to describe it, it’s one of those things where you’ll likely do one of these things:
1) Be mildly interested but not curious enough to click on the link and join in the fun.
2) Sure, you’ll look but you will tell the part of you that wants to dive in that the last thing you need is another time suck. And you’ll be right. BUT maybe you could exchange something else that’s sucking your energy and check out something that just might be your daily dose of happy crack. Just sayin’.
3) Or, you might click on the Pinterest link, suck in your breath a bit as you behold the simple genius behind this mad awesomeness and start pinning your happy heart away. (If you fall into this camp and need an invite, email me or leave a message in the comments with your email and I’ll send you one with joy in my heart. p.x. would love it if you follow me and let me know you’re on there so I can follow you too! Too bad the social media lingo is so … sixth-grade please-sit-by-me-in-the-cafeteria sounding!)
But what the hell is it?
Oh, right. It’s a virtual corkboard of coolness. It’s a place where people pin photos that take their breath away like this:
or ideas they want to try like this:
or words to live by like this:
This is the best guide I’ve found about getting started: Pinterest: a beginner’s guide
Okay, so the next thing many of you likely know about but I just discovered Pandora – (thank you Paul for helping me with that!) internet radio where you type in an artist you like and “they” customize a radio station with music you can groove to. For free. Sweet.
Bonus: you can click to see the entire lyrics of a song in case you’re one of those people who consistently hears them wrong.
And finally, I accidentally came across a copy of Mental Floss magazine while chasing Jake down at the library. Seriously, how have I never read that? I totally geeked out on an article called:
10 incredible Moments in the History of Editing
By david wanczyk
Can I just tell you how happy it made me to know that there were enough other people on the planet that think it’s cool to care about edits that changed history to justify the cost of producing a magazine? Love that. If you’re one of us, did you know Catch-22 was originally titled Catch-18. Now I’m full of more fun facts like that, FYI.
So, there’s a few of my favorites for this Friday!