Monday, November 19, 2007

Magazines should come with warning labels

I subscribe to this

and this

(The fact this cover shows a shirtless man is just coincidence.)

Magazines are like their own little subculture. Have you noticed? Martha Stewart Living? Real Simple? People?

JP and I look forward to our Adventure and Outside. However....

When we were discussing for the 457th time where we've dreamed about going where we should go where we could go where Fly would allow us to go, months and months of adventure-travel destinations piled up in our heads came spilling out -- and right into the trash.

There will be no rock climbing in the Ozarks. (Try that with a sling.)

There will be no sea kayaking in Puget Sound. (Too long of a flight from where we live.)

No exploring amazing places on our wish list. (Ditto.)

No exploring new puffin territory in Maine. (You can't sneak up on a bird with a toddler who squeals.)

And we can forget about rafting through the Grand Canyon. (Not suitable for toddlers.)

We tell ourselves someday, someday....

Dern those magazines!

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Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

Magazines are propaganda, I say!!! We flip through them, anticipating some fun reading, maybe some good recipes or a few good tips. Before we know it, we've been sold.

It's very sad.

I remember reading somewhere that the more television a person watches AND the more magazines a person reads means they spend more money. Not surprising with television, but the magazines surprised me!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Yes, someday...and then that someday will come and we'll look back wistfully and fondly at these precious moments...those little toes and fingers, the laughter, the snuggles, the wonder and awe of toddlerhood.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I love Outside magazine. Don't subscribe, but I have a doctor who does, and he ever so kindly puts them in the waiting area.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

I loved the title to this post. I'm not the adventurous type.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I get the AAA Travel Magazine each month and I immediately recycle it. Hurts too much to look at all the places we won't be going for quite some time.

7:39 PM  

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