Thrice I have tried to make this post, and thrice wordpress has somehow deleted it. So here is attempt #4.
Over Christmas, my sister Allie invited me to join Pinterest.
“No thanks, it’s just ONE MORE thing to manage”, I replied. I have a growing resentment towards social-network-that-shall-not-be-named for (a) being so addictive and (b) constantly changing, so that I never know quite who I am sharing things with. At least here on my blog I know it’s public and will be read by strangers (hello strangers!).
I eventually succumbed and created an account, to help Allie accrue ideas for her wedding in July. I started pinning all sorts of cute pictures… like these!
“No, no I’m not engaged,” I assured her.
“Well, I just got a text from my niece on the other side of the family asking me if you were engaged, because she saw wedding Pinterest pins on Facebook.” Oh dear… I assured her that no, I was not engaged, and promised to call if I ever am. And then proceeded to plaster all over Pinterest “ALLIE’S WEDDING….” hoping to thwart future misunderstandings… yet another reason to resent social-network-that-shall-not-be-named.
All this is a digression, however.
The purpose of this post is to share how Pinterest has inspired an entirely new desire to cook amazing things. Many of them are thoroughly guilty, like these….
And this leads me to the point of this post, which is the Superbowl. I would say one outcome of my relationship with Kyle is that he has (started to) convince me of the worthiness of American sports. We started dating during the NBA finals last year, which his Miami Heat eventually went on to lose… and he’s also convinced me that the sheer athleticism of the NFL is worthy of admiration. I did pay more attention to this year’s season than ever before in my memory… due to (at least) two things that piqued my curiosity: 1– Andy Studebaker, who was a contemporary of mine at Wheaton and now plays for the Chiefs. And 2 — Tim Tebow. Anyway, all this has served to make this year’s superbowl somewhat more exciting (and I might actually watch the game instead of just eating a ton!), and the fact that the NY Giants are going to WIN IT is an added bonus. 🙂
Kyle is hosting a party for Fellowship Group, and my newfound food-inspiring obsession with Pinterest has resulted in a variety of recipes I am contemplating trying out on our unsuspecting guests…
And last, but not least, the family-staple glazed ham & swiss mini sliders….