How to Be Your Woman’s Hero

I honestly can’t believe they’ve made it this easy.

A couple of weeks ago, while watching early-tournament play in March Madness at a buddy’s house, I had a friend’s wife run me through Pinterest, the newest social network sensation. What I thought was just a Facebook for girls, it turns out is really a Facebook for girls.

I know! Imagine my surprise!

Women deny this, of course. The first time I heard about Pinterest was from a coworker in Steamboat Springs. Our interaction went something like this:

Me: Isn’t that just a girl-specific Facebook?

Her: No, it’s nothing like Facebook. See, you’ve got this pinboard that you can post stuff on.

Me: Like a wall?

Her: No, it’s nothing like the Facebook Wall!

Me: Seems like a Facebook Wall. But do go on.

Her: And you can pin on your pinboard the things that you like. Stuff like recipes and pictures and videos and quotes and stuff.

Me: How’s that different from Facebook?


She’s not wrong.

In Pinterest, everyone has a virtual “pinboard,” which is basically a Facebook wall for girly stuff, many times created by users but many times also created by companies to raise profiles with — gasp — women. From engagement rings to cars to houses to decorations for said houses to stuff for guys (cough, cough), Pinterest has almost everything in the world on it.

And now, we have a way to spy on our girls to answer that age-old question: What do women really want?

It’s all right there in front of you. Laid out on a virtual pinboard. Labeled things like, ” stuff I want for my kitchen,” or “how to decorate my living room,” or “If my man buys me this, I’ll be so happy that he’ll get a marathon sex session with thigh highs and everything.” Okay, I may have made that last one up (but I don’t want to have done so. Honey? Please?).

Swallow your pride (and hide your Adam’s apple) and find a way to check out your woman’s pinboard, gentlemen. Let’s make our ladies happy for a change. It’s not like there’s any football on for….

/looks at calendar

// sighs

… 6 months.

Shit, we might as well.

But whatever you do, don’t let on that you know about Pinterest, fellas. Once they know that we know that we’re spying on them, they’ll try to take it away from us.

What I’m saying is, don’t do something retarded like write a blog post about spying on your woman  through Pinterest.

Because that would be stupid.


  1. Well Sam, yes it’s true. Displayed on my Pinterest boards I have clearly pinned everything that makes me happy or things I have always wanted. Just this week my husband made a dinner recipe from my food board. Also, I’m on day 15 of a 30 day Good Wife Marriage Challenge I found on Pinterest. Today was “leave him a sweet note”. Tomorrow says… ” I wear thigh highs and everything”. Ha! Just kidding! Yes, Pinterest can be so inspiring!

  2. Pinterest is just like a woman’s brain. A ball of wire with totally unrelated ideas and concepts vaguely connected by un-quantifiable illogical emotions, in short, both are a mess and men should avoid trying to understand either.


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