So it’s no secret that I like to spend a tad bit of time on Pinterest. I’m pretty sure one day I will have to be in a 12 Step Program to break free but for now I will live in denial that I needed to stay up until 3am to pin motivational sayings and coats that cost hundreds of dollars.
But some of the quotes on there irk me and while I am sure this might spark a little debate I will now vent away.
LET IT GO:
I have seen this over and over and over again (don’t get me wrong I’m all for actually letting go…none of these people seem to be doing that though). And in the name of research I click through to their board to see that since they started their account they’ve been pinning Let it Go in some form or another. I’m going to guess that they aren’t letting it go. Not one bit. The few people I know real life that have the phrase splattered throughout their Pinterest boards are the ones who can’t let it go. They bitch about whatever it is they say they let go of constantly. Therapy…get some. And I don’t mean the retail kind.
Oh this is by far my least favorite one. It’s everywhere. Usually pinned also in conjunction with the next pin I am going to talk about. “Go Ahead. Judge Me. Just Remember To Be Perfect The Rest Of Your Life”. First off no one is perfect I’m pretty sure we all know that. We have all done something we are not proud of but I’m sorry some sins are different than others. Some I get to raise an eyebrow at. There’s a big difference between telling your girlfriend no those jeans don’t make her butt look fat in hopes that she will hurry up and a man doing an unthinkable acts to a small child. You don’t need to be perfect the rest of your life to know that’s not right. There’s a difference turning on red when it’s 3am and no one is around for miles and using your children or significant others feelings to manipulate them for personal and financial gain. My parents were police officers and have seen and heard a lot of not so great things in their lives…I can assure you that while they sin differently than me that doesn’t mean I have to be perfect to think what they did was messed up.
BEHIND MY BACK:
So while I’m not the biggest gossip in the world I won’t lie and say I’ve never done it. That being said just like the Let It Go people the people who seem to pin this phrase seem to pin it A LOT. Which makes me think that far more than one person is talking behind their back. And while I tend to think the best of people most of the time there is truth to the gossip that is going around. Like I said above these people also have a lot of Sin Different quotes as well. Overall my assessment is that they do morally/ethical questionable stuff and then want people to forgive them for it and justify it with pinning these type of quotes.
Which is why my favorite quote on Pinterest is this one:
Seriously people if you don’t want people to talk about you…don’t do anything to make them want to. Don’t let me see you making out with someone who isn’t your boyfriend in a Trader Joe’s parking lot because now it is my business even though you tell me it’s not. You do that in public it kind of becomes all of the parking lots business.
Oh people talk about me I am sure as I certainly have my opinions. But there really isn’t anything bad they can say…you know why??? Because I’m not doing bad stuff. Oh I’m not a saint and I’m not saying I’ve not done anything wrong but if the worst someone can gossip about me is that I’m a “fat ass” to make themselves feel better than have at it. Because my fat ass is sexy.
This one I overall agree with, often when people are being cranky they are projecting their bad day on to you. Fights are not usually really about that you left the cap off the toothpaste but it’s the final straw that brings up all the stuff that is really bugging you. That chubby kid calling me chubby in junior high was his reflection of himself and him trying to get people to make fun of me before they could of him. But sometimes someone is treating you a certain way because you deserve to be treated that way because….
I must be nice enough as I have a collection of the most generous and amazing friends (one who is being super generous this October in fact) so I must be doing something right. But I have my enough moments. People can push me to them. It does not end well for them. So sometimes I don’t treat others as I want to be treated…I treat others how they are treating me.
And my last but not least…
All I have to say on this on is I’m not sure karma wins out in the end. So if you are waiting for karma to step in and right a wrong you may be waiting for a long time. While there is no need for revenge, you need to just accept that sometimes crappy people do crappy things. And you waiting for karma to hit probably isn’t going to happen. They will continue to do crappy things because some people are just so crappy that they don’t think what they are doing is wrong and will continue to do things regardless of what the karma train does to them. They will just play the victim instead.
And for a little laugh…
And of course will all this venting comes yummy Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler. I ran across Pillsbury Caramel Apple Cookie Mix (I found it at Target). I had no idea what to expect. It’s kind of like sugar cookie but with little bits of those caramel apple suckers. I was a little hesitant about my choice thinking oh no…but oh yes, that turned out to be a good idea. If you can’t find the stuff just go with sugar cookie mix and maybe add some extra caramels. This is pretty darn easy to make, chopping the apples really only being the time consuming thing. So if you love caramel apples and cookies this is your dessert!
- 5 large apples (I chose Honeycrisp), peeled and diced
- 2/3cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 ¼ cups Caramel Apple Cookie Mix (or sugar cookie if can’t find)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 15 soft caramels (I used Kraft), wrapper removed, and cut in half
- In a large sauté pan over medium heat add apples, sugar, and lemon juice. Let it cook down so that the apples are tender.
- Spray 9-x13-inch baking dish with baking spray or use butter. I baked mine in two smaller dishes, that are 6x6.
- Add the caramel pieces to the apples and pour into the prepared dish(s).
- Sprinkle cookie mix over the top of the apples.
- Pour melted butter over the cookie mix.
- Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
- Serve warm and with ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.