I like magazines

I stopped at Target on the way to work this morning to use their plumbing. (Ours was fixed today, you’d never even know the front yard had a big ditch and baby Bobcat parked on it last night.) I also bought an Us Weekly magazine as incentive and reward for my recent gym activity. I did 1:10 on the elliptical this evening, getting in my 30-90 minutes of exercise as recommended by pretty much everybody who makes these kinds of recommendations. I still have half the magazine to read next time — I also watched “The Office” on closed-captioning — and I took home a copy of Family Circle to read before returning in a bit.

I have subscriptions to the following magazines:

  • Time
  • O: The Oprah Magazine
  • Real Simple
  • Craft
  • People (a present from somebody last Christmas, I still don’t know who, thank you anonymous gifter!)
  • USA Hockey (not really mine, it comes with his recreation league hockey membership, but I read it more than he does.)

I would enjoy subscriptions to:

  • Good Housekeeping
  • Family Circle
  • Woman’s Day
  • Us Weekly
  • Newsweek
  • Lucky
  • Taste of Home

If I had extra money lying around I’d get two or three dozen magazines every month, easy, considering that some of them are weekly. What would I do with all of them? Bring them to the gym, leave them in the breakroom at work, keep the bathroom fully stocked, give them to friends. What I do now, basically, but on a grander scale.

I’ve always liked magazines. When I was maybe 15 I subscribed to Country and its sister publication Gardens and Flowers or something like that, and probably their cousin Taste of Home for awhile. I looked forward to my mom’s Guidepost and Reader’s Digest to arrive every month too. Maybe one day I’ll work for a magazine. I’ll be your editorial assistant any day, Susan K. Reed editor in chief of O!

Edit: I just reread my magazine lists again, and I’m pretty sure that I’m a 41-year-old married working mother of two.

October 16, 2008. Words.


  1. Brandon replied:

    Don’t you mean 2.5?

  2. amylee replied:

    This is interesting, because for 5 years (and 4 address changes) I have been receiving TONS of magazines having paid for NONE of them. I get renewal notices, but never feel the need to renew since I’ve never asked for any of these magazines! I get:

    -Metropolitan Home (which I really enjoy)
    -Working Mother (kinda applicable now, but for the last 4 years, just strange)
    -Parents (similar to above)
    -Golf Tips (coincidently Pat and I have started golfing again – perhaps because of tips)
    -Outdoor Photography (with time & money – I’d LOVE to be an outdoor photographer)
    -Inc. (amazingly applicable when Pat and I would love to start a company)
    -Ladies Home Journal (only read this a handful of times, mainly skim for cool images)
    -and several other’s that aren’t nearly as applicable…

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