Since I'm basically biding my time until the newest HRH arrives, I'll regal you with the goings on in Michigan since Jessi and her 3,337 Vera Bradley bags arrived....
During Jessi's freshman year, she would ask me questions about all things college. For some reason she thought I was this fount of knowledge on all things college.
(Side note: We lived together her freshman year and half of her sophomore year in college.)
And don't get me wrong, I was happy to help to a certain extent. But if I had to sink or swim in my freshman year of college, so did Jessi.
If she didn't know how to apply for different school stuff. My response? Google it.
If she didn't know where to start on research? Google it.
I began to roll my eyes when she'd ask a question.
The number for Pizza Shuttle? GOOGLE. IT.
And at some point, she began to stop asking questions.
She figured out that she didn't need me to figure out the name of the actress from Law and Order SVU episode we had watched while coloring and eating grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup from Couch Cafe. It was easily found through the Google.
And yes, if you're wondering, this skill is vital not only for graduation, but for life as well.
It shows initiative.
Fast forward to 2010. And the invention of Pinterest.
It was if my training for the Google prepared her for the beast that is Pinterest.
That being said, I don't do Pinterest. I was in my first year of law school. I couldn't let myself commit to it. So I'm on protest.
Jessi on the other hand took it upon herself to become the Pinterest Queen.
She'd send me a picture of a cute shirt. I'd ask where she found it. Pinterest.
She'd show me a workout she'd done. I'd ask where she found it. Pinterest.
She'd show me nursery ideas. And of course I asked. And yes, it was from Pinterest.
Well, now the Pinterest Queen lives with me. And I thought I'd heard her say she needed to get on Pinterest to solve the problem for everything, until tonight.
The mosquitoes are especially bad thanks to the monsoons we've experienced the last few weeks. We've cursed and swatted at so many mosquitoes, we've lost count at this point. We're averaging at least 3-12 new bites a day.
After counting her newest mosquito bites, she announces to me in a huff, "I have GOT to get on the Pinterest to figure out a home remedy for my mosquito bites."
Because let's be honest, if the Pinterest Queen can't solve your mosquito woes, then nobody can.
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