There are actually a few reasons for this, first and foremostly it is because I already have too many things going on in my life at once and cannot afford the distraction that social media provides. I would literally have to 'Multiplicity' myself to be able to manage checking in with social media at this point. So, with all due respect to my friends and family, I have to be honest and say that my primary reason for not joining any social media platforms is because I am not all that interested in seeing what everyone else is up to because I have enough of my own shit going on, thanks (and sorry).
Secondly, there are people that I would prefer not to have contact with and that I would prefer not to be nosing around in my stuff as well, so posting images of my life and updates about my everyday 'goings on' seems pretty counterproductive to that, so I prefer to just fly under the radar as Spicywatch and keep my personal pics to myself.
And lastly, after seeing the movie The Social Network, I was so put off by the crappy and unpleasant people behind certain social media platforms that I made a choice to not be involved in their shenanigans or boost their clientele. So I have just never signed on for an account. And guess what? I have survived just fine without any and I do not feel like I am out of the loop or missing out on anything. In truth, I actually spend more meaningful time with people now than I ever have before in my life, so you really don't need social media to feel like you are in touch, but I can also appreciate that some people may feel differently about that.
However, for all of my anti-social media chatter, I do have to admit to having one social media app account that I am pretty obsessed with and that is Pinterest. Hello! It's visual and if there is one thing that I am obsessed with, it has to be visual input. My Spicywatch Pinterest page is where I pin all of my visual thoughts. I have a folder for food, clothes, books, art, photography, animals, fantasy, longings, quotes, yoga and of course movies, to name a few. Pretty much everything that I am obsessed with is there in picture form on my Pinterest account, and I add to it regularly.
And yes, of course I follow other boards and have my favourite Pinterest accounts that I feed off regularly as well. So, yes I admit it, I do have a social media obsession in Pinterest, but I promise that I am only there for the images and not for the chatter or gossip, of which there is virtually zero anyway.
However, it would be very unfair of me to hype up my obsession and not share my goodies with you, so here is a list of my fave Pinterest pages for you to check out for yourself.
INAG - Art and contemporary imagery. I pin regularly from this gem.
Colossal- Art, design and visual culture - obsessed!
Three Rivers Deep - based on the fantasy books, this page is full of fantastical interludes and gorgeous otherworldly images.
Janine - Gorgeous, dark, melancholic and inspirationally stylised boards that draw you in.
Lobster & Swan - This page looks so damn good you just want to climb into it. Perfect food, perfect landscapes and a whimsical beauty that makes it hard to stop looking.
Anima Mundi Herbals - Elixirs, tonics and superherbs. A visual treasure of botanical wellness.
Finkiyaya - This pinner should be a stand up comedian. Their two boards Nana was a Naughty Girl and Nana Had a Naughty Daughter are so funny, I literally laugh out loud everytime that I look at them. You have to scroll through the pins individually and read the comments to really get the joke.
Bleaq - Gothic, artistic, dark and melancholic - what's not to love?
Ari B - A good mix of many things, especially great photography.
The Jealous Curator - Art inspiration and innovation out the wazoo. I pin from this page regularly.
Butter and Brioche - So yummy! Warning, you'll get hungry looking at this deliciousness!
Deviantart - Fantasy, gothic, science fiction and horror art at its best.
Sara Barnes / Brown Paper Bag - A celebration of illustration and handmade arts and crafts.
The Witch & Walnut - All things witchy in abundance, from fashion to basic spellcrafting it's all here.
Release Date: 1996
Running Time: 117 mins
This movie was so unfairly slammed by critics and the online ratings from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes are an atrocity, but don't be deterred, this is actually a very funny movie. Michael Keaton is just brilliant in this, he does a wonderful job of playing four different versions of himself and fleshes out of all the characters so well that it feels like there are four different actors playing the roles. Multiplicity demonstrates Keaton's strong ability to funny and adaptable.
Doug Kinney (Keaton) is struggling to juggle his demanding career and his hectic family life when an opportunity arises for him to clone himself. Without hesitation he agrees and manages to secure another version of himself to take care of his job. However, he soon realises that taking care of the children and dealing with a household is also difficult, so he hatches a plan to create another clone to take care of all that, thus freeing himself up to pursue whatever he chooses he do with his time. But of course things start to get out of hand quickly with so many versions of himself getting around, and before too long Doug starts to regret his choice to clone.
The Doug clones are really funny characters, and the chain of events that occur are hilarious. You will definitely get a good laugh out of Multiplicity and it will make you think twice before you wish you had another one of yourself to do all of the work.
FINAL SAY: She touched my pepe Steve!
3 Chilli Peppers