Friday, March 23, 2012
Pinterest . . . The New Martha Stewart
For years Martha showed us how the top 1% of crazy, bitchy, over achievers do it. And for as many years as I can remember . . . I have wanted to be her! I TRIED to be her! One problem . . .
I don't possess Martha's . . .
ability to bake
ability to garden
ability to craft
ability to reupholster furniture
ability to whip up a five course meal with just mayo, frozen pizza, lime juice and freezer burned pork ribs.
Actually, I am not sure even Martha could do that . . . well, that bitch can do everything!
I got her magazine. I recorded her TV show and specials. I bought her cook books - I bought her products. She could do more in 30 minutes than I could accomplish in 1 month.
She made it all look easy, made it appear accessible. Made me feel that if I could do this, craft that, grow those . . . I too could be just as happy as she was! Even after her comeuppance . . . She was still higher than high . . . hanging with Diddy!
Crazy how some things change and stay the same.
The accessibility of the better life . . . that Martha spent all those years making up feel was just a craft away . . . is now . . . just a click away. Pinterest, or P-Interest as I like to call it because it annoys my sister SO . . . MUCH, is so available and yet still so unattainable.
I pin it all - truly . . . I do. I want to make it all, create it all, organize it all, host a party for it all, repaint it all, remodel it all, visit places, do special things with my children and learn ways to be a better . . . friend, mother, sister, daughter, wife, dog owner and tone my ass!
Pinterest . . . is The New Martha Stewart.
So . . . Damn You Pinterest! You make me think I can do it all . . . You make me want to do it all . . . and you . . . are setting me up for failure!
Hope Over Achiever . . . one day