Anymore when I get on Pinterest I look at all the different pins & I wonder “Will that really work?”. I don’t know if that’s just me being a pessimist or if others wonder the same thing. And I say “anymore when I get on” like I’m some veteran of Pinterest when in reality I don’t think I’ve even been joined (a member? Signed up? Whatever.) a full month yet. When I did join I was overwhelmed at all of the awesome, mind boggling shit on there!! A face mask to clear acne using only baking soda & orange juice? Heck yes! A pin with 365 different crock-pot recipes? Jackpot. Make your own paint with flour? Hooray! That’s not even the tip of the tip of the iceberg, I just can’t think of any more right now.
So anyway I didn’t want to be a “lazy Pinner” where I just sat here & virtually hoarded all kinds of awesome ideas & recipes; I vowed to start trying them. I mean…what’s the point in pinning them for later if you never do them? First up was a cool science experiment type of pin that we had all the stuff for & I figured my kids would like. It was how to make a glow stick bottle using mountain dew, baking soda, & peroxide. Check, check, check. We even watched the video these 2 guys posted where they demonstrated how to do it. So we tried it and (insert drumroll here)…..nothing. Tried again; hey, maybe we messed up. I know it’s hard to imagine but stranger things have happened. Nothing again. Made sure we had all fresh ingredients & tried again. Nothing. So I was starting to get pissed & we re-watched the video. In the comments I began noticing several people saying they thought the guys had added something because of some fishy hand movements; every single person said it didn’t work. Plus I noticed at the end he has wayyy more mountain dew than when he started. Like…way way more. I ended up leaving a comment on the video & instead of cussing like others had chosen to do I called them jerks & tried to make them feel like the assholes they are for disappointing little kids, which I know for a fact they did in my house & I’m sure a lot of other people’s too. Then I went back to Pinterest & added “Pinterest Scam” to the pin so people would know. If more people would actually try this shit & then scam tag it if it doesn’t work, maybe we can stop Pinterest’s decline into a spam wasteland. Because it’s on the horizon people. It is coming.