A few months ago I threw out a question from my Facebook: “What is the strangest combination of foods you’ve eaten when unusually low on groceries?” The replies were hilarious.
So here’s another one.
Everyone has a magazine rack or basket of reading material in at least one room of the house. In a shared space, it might contain material of interest to multiple household members. I recently contemplated what the one in our house might reveal about our family if it were discovered after our hypothetical demise (or, less morbidly, what a passing stranger might learn). I challenge you to do the same.
What is in your magazine rack and what, anthropologically speaking, might it say about you or your family?
I will start the bidding off with: a book of New York Times crossword puzzles, Lake News by Barbara Delinsky (been there for seven years with a bookmark about 75 pages from the end), two back issues of Vanity Fair, a country ham catalog, the current issue of Playboy and A 40-Day Lenten Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You tell me.
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Your collection makes ours look so boring in comparison!
Lowe’s Creative Ideas catalog
Vanguard Windsor II Fund Annual Report
Mary Higgins Clark – I Heard That Song Before
Weight Watchers five ingredients 15 minute cookbook
USGA – The Rules of Golf
The XM Channel Lineup
Wii Fit Plus CD holder
(realizing that if I got off my fixation with TV that I would not need to be consumed with dieting)
Must be Joe’s Playboy…
Yikes, I have a basket in every room! One:
-the aforementioned Bonhoeffer
-The Help — Stockett
-Michelin road map for Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
-Arias for Tenors
-Oct 2008 People mag with Paul Newman on the cover
-Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandma
(yes I do!)
-Consumer Reports – best cars
Where’s Spot sounds interesting. Is this Spot of Dick and Jane fame?
Dick and Jane?? You are showing your “old fart” side! And it takes one to know one.
But no, it seems that new toddler-book writers still name their puppies Spot.
Nice premise. In fact, we have the Bonhoeffer in the smallest room and Martha Stewart Living (Oct.’97) on the prie dieux.
That we rarely throw anything out;)
Two issues of Arizona Highways
Sports Illustrated 2010 Masters Preview
Health Magazine featuring “Eat Your Way to Slim”
Fast Company Magazine
Quilter’s Home Magazine
Two more Arizona Highways
ESPN Magazine featuring “Vancouver, Here they Come”
Dance Studio Life Magazine
2 issues of Fons & Porters Love of Quilting