Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mags


I absolutely love magazines.

If you saw my monthly subscriptions laid out on a coffee table, you'd feel like you were at the dentist.

Thanks to my mamas as well as some healthy self-splurging, right now I have a subscription to:

Parenting,
Family Fun,
Consumer Reports (thanks mama Kay),
The Ensign,
Light Cooking,
Real Simple (thanks mama Ruth),
The Friend,
Parents (yes, a second parenting mag)

& a myriad of catalogues that don't technically count as magazines, but I look forward to all the same (ie: pottery barn, j.crew). What's worse is that we used to get Creating Keepsakes, Time, House & Garden, Golf Digest, Newsweek, Better Homes & Gardens, Money......I'm feeling awkward.

But here's the thing.

After having all these wonderful magazines at my fingertips,

All I really want is trashy gossip magazines like People or Us.

Is that weird?

11 comments:

Julianne said...

That's alright, as long as you share any good gossip with me.

KatieB said...

not to blog stalk or anything, but i have the same magazine fetish and can't really keep up with them all, but i must say that i LIVE for my Entertainment Weekly... it really gets me through the week.

Ashley said...

That is one of the things that I miss about working at a salon! I miss Us Weekly!

Trent and Cherie Hogan said...

Me too!!

Stacey Irwin said...

Okay Mindy I am totally Blog snooping! What fun blog you have! Cracks me up! Mind if I stock your blog more often?

. said...

FYI I luv magazines as well. But will admit that its because I probably have adult ADD so I cant read anything longer then a few pages without feeling the need to move on to something else. So magazines are the best for what ails me. I guess I could also thank my grandmother for buying a subsription to National Geographic when I was born that expired when I turned 18. It is still my favorite mag.

-Dallas

Truman Jensen said...

We like having them around for those times when you um...can't be near a tv or computer.

I've found some great deals at Tanga Magazines every day they have a different deal on magazines. I got a years subscription to shape for $5 (for Crystal) and a years subscription to Boys life for $5 (for my nephew)

Just be sure to use the coupon code .

Texas MacLeans said...

I am with you. I love to read trash if I have a good excuse, That is why I love to travel. Inspite of having to take care of 4 crazy kids, it gives me a reason to say, "oh I will be in the car for a billion hours, i need my people mag. to keep me sane. My sisters mother in law gave her a subscription to People and she loves to go to the mail every Friday when she gest her new copy. Brat!

Kristen said...

What always made me feel guilty was how I actually let out a little squeal when I opened the mailbox and found my People Magazine, yet the Ensign, New Era, and Friend will remain in the plastic for a few days. To make it worse, I would find a quiet spot (for meditation purposes) and read it from cover to cover. However, only a few of the articles in my other mags got read (i.e. visiting teaching message and home teaching message). I cancelled my People. Does that mean I'm choosing the right? Ha. Just saving a heckuva lot of money.

tina said...

I am the same way. I don't have them at my house, but there is something about the checkstand area and those mags that draw me in...also the doctors office...those are the first I go for. I actually turned off my TV connection last year because I was obsessed with the "Hollywood News"...that's my dirty little secret.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

girl--get the PEOPLE...I've had a few gift subscriptions to it, and it comes WEEKLY! then you get kinda tired of it and don't need it as much for a year. there is nothing wrong with wanting to be "in the know"

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