Look Again

0 Posted by - February 2, 2013 - Quotes & Memes

When I saw this pin (which I think came from a defunct Etsy page, but let me know if it’s yours), I immediately sort of gagged. Visceral reaction much?


It’s not that I don’t think you should try at things. I’m in favor of trying things. Please see this entire blog as reference.

What I don’t agree with is never giving up/always looking again. Guys, sometimes something is hard and it’s not worth doing. Life is too short to spend on perfecting shit you don’t care about anyway. So here’s my version.



  • Breenah February 2, 2013 - 3:18 pm Reply

    The first thing I thought of was inappropriate. Which, really, makes it appropriate for your blog. (I thought of a penis, if you hadn’t gathered.)

    • Pintester February 2, 2013 - 3:22 pm Reply

      Silly me for taking the high road. Penis jokes ALWAYS win. 😉

    • Sarah McMullin February 2, 2013 - 5:21 pm Reply

      Same. I was thinking it reminded me of the other night.

      • Katherine Horejsi February 2, 2013 - 7:47 pm Reply

        Sarah you minx!

  • Trish February 2, 2013 - 4:22 pm Reply

    I’m trying to figure out why it’s over a page from “The Last Days of Pompeii ” I don’t think anyone there had a chance to look again, they were just fucked.

    • Ethne @ www.wom-mom.com February 2, 2013 - 6:29 pm Reply

      I can’t think of anything witty to say since Trish nailed it. That is a veiled penis joke, but that’s par for the course on this blog.

    • Catherine February 4, 2013 - 9:44 am Reply

      I would think stopping to look again probably got their asses covered in lava.

  • Sarra Cannon February 2, 2013 - 5:34 pm Reply


  • EmmaBeEmma February 2, 2013 - 6:41 pm Reply

    What is “too hard”? Oh, wait, you’re talking about something else.

  • Caitlin February 2, 2013 - 6:43 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, THIS. A thousand times this. My mom always told me to do my best and not give up just because something is hard, but if I really didn’t like or didn’t want to do something, she always let me quit. I have never understood people who refuse to quit when something totally blows. Seems like a surefire way to a miserable life to me. Glad to know someone else is on the same page :)

  • Jasi Lee February 2, 2013 - 7:11 pm Reply

    on diet, grandma would say “pick the best and leave the rest”
    on golf, grandpa would only remark “practice makes.. better” lol
    there was no “try again” in my parents household.. it was very much, “move along now, much to see.. “

  • Katherine Horejsi February 2, 2013 - 7:46 pm Reply

    And it’s not really in the spirit of Pinterest is it? I thought the deal was “…if it looks too hard blow it off and make a cupcake”. And now I’ve wandered straight into penis territory without even meaning to. Ha!

  • Truffles8761 February 2, 2013 - 7:50 pm Reply

    Preach, sister!

  • Corien Bier February 3, 2013 - 3:51 am Reply

    The quote is from Mary Ann Radmacher. I would like to know why the quote is on this book too.

  • Christine February 3, 2013 - 7:37 pm Reply

    Thinking of hard stuff and stuff not worth doing, I am hoping that in time for April Fool’s Day you will launch a sister blog (or a new post) where you put bs projects onto Pinterest and see if they go viral–case in point, the sugar straightener. Who puts this crap on? It should be you. We can stand by and giggle. Or worse spread it. (No dirty pun or double entendre intended about stds or anything else, but whatever.)

    • ChickieD February 4, 2013 - 8:42 am Reply

      THAT sounds awesome. You could do the whole blog like this “Pin Bait” blogs I see coming up now – that are just photos to pin with no real text. And do them all in Pin style, with a nice glossy photo and text in the photo with shit like “Another pinner says this works! Just rinse your hair in a cup of pine tar for the the softest hair in the world. Gotta try this!” And you could just make up all kinds of nasty shit to see if people would do it and pin it around.

  • DaisyDesigner February 4, 2013 - 9:32 am Reply

    If it still looks too hard when you look again, and it’s been more than four hours, seek the help of a medical professional.

  • Jill Hansen February 4, 2013 - 1:50 pm Reply

    I need this stitched on a sampler or something.

  • ~Diana ॐ February 8, 2013 - 2:18 pm Reply

    bwah ahahahaha! awesome! I want a poster :)

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  • Hector Urbina March 29, 2013 - 3:38 pm Reply

    If it still looks hard is because you keep looking. Stop looking and start blowing.

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