So I've known about Pinterest for awhile because I know all these women who use it - DW being one, and so many other Thread Ladies, and yes, I've gone on it before and looked at all the things on there, because, you know what? I like to waste time on the Interwebs. So there. Yes. I've looked at it. It's fascinating really. I totally get why all these women go on it.
I never planned on asking for an invitation to get on it officially, but then one day I got an email saying I'd been issued an invitation. Ooooo! Who's going to turn down an invitation? Not me, brother, that's who.
So I go through the motions and click SUBMIT (I should've known better, I suppose), and then HOLY CRAP, I'm following all these women on Pinterest and it's EVERYWHERE on my emails and on Crackbook - Thomas is now following __________. Over and over and over. Dammit this thing is FAST! Apparently Pinterest is for women.
I throw on the Emergency Break, go and unclick everything I can find, and remove Pinterest from my allowed apps on Crackbook because as cool as I am with my ability to be in touch with my feminine side, I actually don't want people thinking I'm a complete Nancy Boy now, do I? [no, no I don't]
I'm still getting emails on a daily basis informing me who's following me on Pinterest now, and I can only think how disappointing it must be for them because I haven't done a thing with my Pinterest account. My board is bare. I also think that it's a sad state of affairs that I have more people following me on something I do absolutely nothing on than I do with this blog, my Tumblr and my Twitter account combined.
Okay, I get it. I am experiencing a tremendous Fail with the whole social networking thing. Right. Fine. I'm okay with that. (not completely okay with it, b/c I am a bit of an Emo Boy, but nothing that will keep me down for too long - http://youtu.be/zyUsJWO-7jM )
So, if any of you reading this want to make me happy you could always, I don't know, follow me on this blog that I infrequently update, but when I do I think it's entertaining. Including the In Praise of REO Speedwagon post.
By the way, I recently discovered something. Something made for the Guy that wants to be on Pinterest, but doesn't want to hand over his Guy Card - Gentlemint.
It's Pinterest for men. Men. With manly things. Look, you can see in the picture - a badass muscle car. Tall speakers. A turntable. ALF. ALF for goodness sake! And that wooden comb. I don't know anything more manly than a wooden comb. So now I have Gentlemint. I haven't done anything on it yet. My board's still bare on this one too. I have even issued an invitation to a friend of mine to be on it, because it's so freaking awesome you have to get an invitation. Just like Pinterest!!! By the way, I was on the Beta list for invitations. I don't know what that means, but it sounds cool.
Ah, the Internet. Bringing people together by keeping us apart from others. Good stuff.