That video you posted today? I may or may not have known about it last week.
This isn't always the case, of course, but I'll say 8 times out of 10 I've already seen X internet piece before people I graduated from high school (or my mom, or... you get the point) start sharing it on Facebook.
I'm not bragging, in all reality it's nothing to be all that proud of as it just means I spend entirely too much time online, but it's an occupational hazard - aka I get paid to keep up on the internet.
That being said I can create a list a mile long of internet things I'm beyond tired of, for example cats, but I'm smart enough to know I'm never going to win that battle.
(Side-note: have you see the video of domestic cats and dogs Lion King-ing? Hilarious, and the only cat video I will ever love.)
See what I just did there? I'm guilty too!
Anyways, while cruising Pinterest these last few days now that everyone in the world is on it (I've been pinning for over 6 months and if you're not on it you should be because it's awesome), I'm noticing that people really enjoying pinning/sharing/tweeting/etc about a small handful of things incessantly and thanks to my fellow fed-up online friends I've come up with a list.
Talk about these things online and it will automatically become annoyingly popular:
1. Red Velvet
"OMG, red velvet pancakes, smoothies, bread, cheesecake, hair dye - to die for."
2. Chalkboard Paint
"Every wall in my kitchen is going to be covered with chalkboard paint now, it's going to be great to be able to plan my weekly dinner menu and plan for my upcoming marathon run training schedule"
"I bet if I put this mustache decal on the wall over my babies crib it'll make him extra manly and cute!"
4. Birds, or better yet Owls, or better yet French Bulldogs, or a whale...
"Look at this animal being an animal cutely illustrated"
"Just add it to anything it will become better - nutella is the new peanut butter"
6. Mason Jars
"I bet if I drill a hole in this jar, add a candle and some twine I bet I could get rid of all the lamps in my house"
"Bacon chewing gum? AWESOME"
8. Cupcakes or better yet, Cake Pops (just put a stick in it)
"EVERYTHING should be turned into a cupcake, even these ham and eggs, it's what a muffin tin was made for"
9. Long Wavy Hair
"If I tilt my head at a 45 degree angle, while holding a flat iron, have a second person insert bobby pins, and use organic hairspray I can totally look like Zoe Deschanel"
10. Your turn, what am I missing? What online trend are you just over seeing?
Additionally (and I tweeted about this yesterday), I've decided that if someone makes a red velvet cake with nutella icing in the shape of a mustache the internet would explode.
Now if you'll excuse me I have some more internet trolling to do...