Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fun is Good

I am in love with a new app. It's called Pinterest and you have to get an invite from a member to join. It's like a virtual bulletin board.

You put in a search term and you come to a page where people have "pinned" related items they have found on the web. One can also create a page or pin and repin items, and follow people but I'm not that advanced yet. I'm still playing around and learning the ropes. Right now, I'm just having a blast searching for stuff and seeing the wealth of really cool items that come up.

I joined Pinterest because one prospective employer asked if I had experience with Pinterest and Quora. I didn't even know what they were. Needless to say, I did not get that job. But the good news is that the failed interview turned me on to this new, cool toy.

Someone on one of the myriad job lists I'd joined asked if anyone on the list had Pinterest and if they'd be willing to send him an invite. Another member of the list responded onlist saying, "Sure thing. Anyone else?"

And so I bit the bullet, not really knowing what to expect.

I'm driving my Facebook friends a little crazy with my new love, posting picture after picture of amazing desserts. Cousin Nili commented, "What are you DOING?? Are you trying to KILL me??"

I'm like a kid in a candy store. I just can't help myself.

Here are some of the things I found  today:

I searched "Zoya" because my girlfriend Leora Hyman told me about this great cosmetics company and I thought I might find some interesting things to show her. I found this Matte Velvet Lacquer. I never saw matte nail polish before.

Definitely cool.


Next I searched for "handwoven" because my mother, one sister, and two good friends are weavers. I found this gorgeous Kilim rug:
Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Aren't the colors amazing?

Next I looked up "food porn" and found this:
Fresh figs with ricotta and honey

Now I was getting hungry. I decided to look up "gourmet grilled cheese" and found this:
Source: via Velia on Pinterest

Then I decide that I wanted to find the perfect silver sandal. I entered "silver sandal" and while it may not be THE sandal, it's pretty nice...I'd take it:
Source: via Xiaohan on Pinterest

I decided to see what came up for "vintage" and found this fairytale creation of a shoe. It's really for a bride and so alas, not for this happily married woman, but maybe I can keep it in mind for my daughters.

Throwing hubby a bone, I then searched for "B52 bomber" and found this neat photograph:

Pinterest is a blast and I'm just getting started. Each pinned picture takes you to a related website. If it's food, for instance, you might find a recipe or a way to order the item online.

Now all that's left is to wangle an invite to Quora to find out what THAT'S all about. Check out Pinterest, you'll be glad you did. As the good Dr. Seuss said, "If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good."


  1. I love the bomber planes(planes used to be a hobby somewhat of mine) & the silver shoe was gorgeous! I really NEED that nail polish! Now, the food porn I did not get...explanation, Varda? What were you expecting to find anyway, I am left wondering re "food porn" as that is strange to me personally, but I do try not & judge, so, it's cool,I suppose...Anyway, yes those colors from the handwoven items are beautiful & so are you, Varda!

  2. I REALLY like that silver shoe more than I want to. I am glad you have found yet something else on the cpu to entertain yourself & all your friends with too!