Monday, April 16, 2012

Resisting Pinterest . . .

Pinboard. Create a Pinterest board for your health focus. Pin 3 things. What did you pin? Share the images in a post and explain why you chose them.

I know Pinterest is the new web craze . . . . . but I (gasp) don’t have an account.  To be honest, I’m resisting because I feel like I’ve got enough on my plate with two blogs, Facebook, Twitter and the hundreds of blog feeds in my Google Reader.  And since Friday, I can barely get my computer to progress from this::

Yup, d-e-a-d dead with a capital D.  Dead!!!  Luckily, I had most of my stuff backed up since I knew my computer has been sorely in need of some glucose tablets for a while.  You know, humming along and then suddenly stops functioning, just like a low blood sugar.  Then again, at times it seems like it’s got a high blood sugar - sluggish and cranky.  In any case, I was able to run it briefly in Safe Mode (which I guess is like when your CGM is giving spot on readings) and I was able to get some more files that  I needed.  But I remembered a couple more I need to copy off, but my poor laptop just keeps crashing now.  I wish I had the computer equivalent of glucagon to help resurrect it!

Ah well, although I’m stuck with a faulty pancreas for life, at least a computer is replaceable.  My new laptop should be delivered any day now.  And if I was on Pinterest, maybe I’d pin that to my board!!


  1. R.I.P., dear laptop. I'm sorry that it crashed on you. I love your analogies. 'm with you.....I'm just not Pinterested. :) I'm glad that you have a new computer on the way!

  2. I am glad I am not the only one on Pinterest - I did set up an account because of this prompt, but I haven't figured out how to do anything there and I am not really sure I want to bother.

  3. yup, i never should have went there. now that i'm "pinterested" (to quote kate!) i think it could be addicting. i will have to be very careful, or i may blow up my computer by "pinning" things.
    glad you get a new laptop. enjoy!

  4. I went on Pintrest and was stunned by what a time sink hole it is! I was missing part of the appeal and it could be said that I spend too much time on facebook already so that finding out why I should be on Pintrest seemed like it would take too much time. It is incredibly popular. I think that there are lots of recipes shared there. It was also suggested that Goodreads it a great web site. I have barely checked that out but since it is about books, I don't see what could be bad about it....

  5. Karen,
    I am SO GLAD you wrote that you are not on Pinterest. I saw that prompt and promptly ignored it. I am not on Pinterest and have no plans to be. As others have said, facebook and twitter are already sucking too much of my time. I have to get this social media thing under control! It's harder than managing diabetes. I feel a blog post coming on (seriously). Anyway, thanks for taking a stand. I'm with you on this.


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