March 8, 2013

Ridiculous Pinterest!

This week was a little challenging. I don’t know if people weren’t pinning as much or perhaps I wasn’t paying close enough attention. But I did manage to find a few things.

This is supposed to hold your deadbolt in place so bad guys can’t pick the lock. Which is great, but I don’t hear of many home invaders that bother with developing lock-picking skills anymore. Usually it’s simply a matter of kicking the locked deadbolt through the cheap wood doorframe. There’s also the matter of remembering to rip the thing off in the middle of a house fire while you can still breathe.

So, it earns a spot on this week’s Ridiculous Pinterest.

I hate to break it to you, but if you fall in love with yourself, you won’t have any room left to love others. And then no one will want to be with you. Just ask anyone who was in a relationship with someone who was in love with themselves. It sucks.


Source: viaJaime on Pinterest

This pin supposedly linked to 3 tricks to “get over the jitters” about going to a group gym. I didn’t even click through to read it. That picture perfectly illustrates WHY I don’t do group gyms. (And yes, some poor soldier tried to pick me up at the on-post gym once. I say “poor” because he was obviously an imbecile and I feel sorry for him.) So, for being oxymoronic….


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  1. I never enjoyed the gyms on post, probably why we have a membership off post.

  2. I was going to yoga at the gym the other day and this guy started talking to me (well hitting on me). He said, "you had a great tree pose last week!" I informed him that I haven't been to yoga in weeks. I really don't understand trying to pick someone up at the gym. It's beyond silly.

  3. I go to the gym on post and definitely know what you mean. I just wear headphones and put on my best "don't talk to me face". I haven't had any problems in quite a while. The yoga and spin classes are almost all other military spouses which I love.

  4. Ha! Yes, I've seen some ridiculous things on Pinterest.

    I don't go to a gym group. I just go to the gym on my own and try to block everyone out by blasting music.

  5. I have other posts planned, otherwise I'd link up. But here is one I found ridiculous:

    I basically stopped reading when it said "blow the egg out of the tiny hole" combined with the phrase "I used 14 eggs." Seriously. It's not even that cute!

    And the whole gym thing? Biggest pet peeve. I actually had a guy tap me on the shoulder as I was ear-buds-in running on the treadmill just to tell me I was cute. Awful.

  6. A soldier gave me some pickup lines one time in an (off post) gym. 4 years later, we are happily married :)

    They aren't all creeps ;)

  7. I didn't click into that last one either...but supposedly jitters at the gym is a pretty popular problem people have. A portion of my thesis addressed this. I couldn't believe how many people were nervous to come to the gym for fear of what others would think about their fitness level.
    I'm with ya, though. I feel uncomfortable working out at large gyms, too. The one I went to in college had a trainer that just would not leave me alone when I was in there. He was always coming up to me when I was on the treadmill, trying to talk to me. I'm not a runner so I wanted to say, "Can't you see I can't breathe right now- much less talk!"


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