Topic for the fourth day of my blogging challenge:
"The 10 Biggest Things I Have Ever Seen."
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I have not seen very many big things.
I thought I had when I selected this topic. But after 10 minutes of wracking my brain all I came up with was the World's Largest Pysanka. And a reference to Liam Neeson's penis. Since I have not actually seen Liam Neeson's penis -- which is supposedly a leviathan -- I decided to just mess about with the topic.
The 10 Biggest Trends I Have Seen on Pinterest:
1. Wood pallets: If you have the skill, power tools and time to dis-assemble, refurbish, and reinvent wood pallets maybe you should put your energy into making comfortable furniture using good quality wood, versus shitty wood destined for the scarp heap or the burning pile.
2. Dream wardrobes: I started a board called "Learning to Dress Myself" after realizing that my present wardrobe doesn't differ a whole lot from that of my sons. It's time I stopped arguing with them about whether or not it's cool for us all to wear our Superman shirts at the same time (they say no) and wear age appropriate clothes.
The more I see skinny jeans on real women, the more I like skirts.
3. The paleo diet: It's the grapefruit diet, for a new generation. I realize that "paleo" is only ascribed to this diet for marketing purposes, but I (and probably everyone else who has a degree in anthropological archaeology) can't get passed the misguided, uneducated assumptions inherent in the name.
4. Smoothie recipes: Get a blender. Add fruit and/or vegetables. Add liquid. Turn on blender. How hard is it, really?
5. Mason jars: Not just for hillbillies and university students, these have rustic charm.
6. Crocheting: I'm envious of everyone who can crochet. I can not crochet. I have tried to learn. I'm queen of the starting chain, but after that I lose my mind. All the loops looks EXACTLY the same!!!
7. Infographics: the visual equivalent of soundbites for a generation of people with zero attention span.
9. Doctor Who:
11. Nail Art: tutorials are all over pinterest, but I don't see examples in real life. Not that I'm complaining.
12. Inspiring quotes: Which are usually less about inspiration, more about justification. But via pinterest I have learned that being zen is really about developing a high threshold for boredom.
13. Keep Calm: …and beat this phrase to a pulp.