Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Pinterest and Dante's Inferno have in common

And here is the most anticipated blog post of the past 10 days... my comparison of Pinterest and Dante's Inferno. I hope it lives up to all the hype.  



Circle 1: Limbo

I had people tell me, oh, you need to join Pinterest, you need to join Pinterest. It seemed like everyone on Facebook was on Pinterest. I told myself that I did not need another time waster in my life. I didn't need to join Pinterest even though everyone said I did. Yes. No. Yes. No. I was in Pinterest limbo. Finally, "I drank the Kool-Aid," as one of my authors liked to say.

Circle 2: Lust

One night, by simply scrolling through the main page of pins, I kept coming across pictures of Channing Tatum. And then, it was shirtless pictures of Channing Tatum. Enough said about lust.

Circle 3: Gluttony

Have you been on Pinterest? All those pictures of food just make me hungry even if I just ate. I don't cook, but wanted to cook all of it. I'm actually trying to get my dad to make some red velvet brownies I saw for my Valentine's party. Anyone who submits themselves to looking at Pinterest while wanting to lose weight is "glutton for punishment."

Circle 4: Greed

I wish I had the money to go there on vacation. I wish I had the talent to make that. I probably actually have the talent, but don't have the time to make (or go shopping for the supplies) that. I want this. I want that. Maybe this really doesn't scream greed, but I often think of envy and greed together, and I definitely feel envious when logged on.

 Circle 5: Anger

I cannot figure how to navigate friends and such and that leads me down the path from annoyance to anger. Maybe it's just that I haven't been on there enough. I also get angry at what a time waster it is. It's like craft crack.

Circle 6: Heresy

Wow, it's been a long time since I studied Dante's Inferno in McAfee Daniel's English class at Navarro. I admit that I had to look up the circles before starting this post today. I forgot about heresy. Hmmm. This one is harder to address. Let's see if you all will give me credit with this... Some people idolize Pinterest and become heretical.

Circle 7: Violence

Many times anger leads to violence. Another thing that leads me down the road from anger to violence is how the page keeps reloading and I have to scroll back through what I have already seen to get back to where I was. I show violence towards my mouse when I slam it down in frustration.

Circle 8: Fraud

You know some of that stuff is PhotoShopped. Everyone knows if you have to use PhotoShop, it's fraud.

Circle 9: Treachery

Treason. Disloyalty to country... I know this is a stretch, but here it goes. Up to this point, I have only vacationed in the United States. Several reasons behind this. Most of the time I go with my parents, and my dad believes anyone who travels outside of the US has a death wish. Opportunity has not presented itself because of lack of funds, etc. to go with a friend. However, after my first night on Pinterest, I have decided that I do not want to go anywhere in the US on vacation. I want to go to Canada. British Columbia to be exact.


I will also just throw in at this point, that I'm one of those OCD people who have always been weird about Crayons. In college, I finally got to buy the biggest box as to have all the colors, and they were all arranged in color wheel order. I never wanted to peel the paper or anything. I know this does not surprise you. Now that I am on Pinterest, I want to go buy a big ol' box and break them up and melt them. How many crafts have you seen made of broken and melted Crayons? At least most of them are in color wheel order.

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