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December 22nd, 2009
Seduced by a Magazine

Today I visited Newmarket (an upmarket shopping area not far from the inner city) and then stopped at Sylvia Park, one of the local malls. I was peering out the window on the way there and I saw it…

An ad for a magazine. I noticed one of the headlines on the cover and had to have a copy of my own. I was seduced. The story title?

2 Weeks to a Flat, Sexy Stomach.

I tell you, a little voice inside my head screamed, “Buy me!” so like the good consumer I am, I purchased a copy of New Zealand Women’s Health. I now have all the details at my fingertips: the quick, toning moves, the no-fail rules of flat abs and 12 fat-blasting foods.

Along with the flat, sexy stomach article there are ones on making love last, a guide to a stress-free life and motivational secrets for real women to get and stay fit. I tell you…I’m set for the holiday season.

Do you purchase or read magazines? If so, do you have any favorites?

9 comments to “Seduced by a Magazine”

  1. I love Bicycling Magazine. I’m already stoked for the spring riding season, and winter just started yesterday!

  2. One of my favorites is called Taste Of Home. Lots of good home-cooking recipes. We also take Smithsonian and read it cover to cover. Every article is fascinating.

  3. Hi Shelley :)
    I haven’t bought a magazine in years.
    The reasons?
    1) Photoshopping of pictures so none are real.
    2) I get the articles and news online.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Susan – I really enjoy cycling. It’s funny because I never owned a bike as a kid and rolled my eyes terribly when hubby suggested we get bikes. I ride mine way more than hubby and have gone through a set of tires. I don’t think hubby has ridden his bike for months.

    It’s the longest day of the year here. I’m definitely not thinking of winter. :grin:

  5. Maria – we used to subscribe to a couple of similar magazines with recipes and home hints. These days I tend to watch the Living channel and the Food channel for that sort of thing.

    The Smithsonian is one magazine I would love. It’s really expensive down here. I must check the library to see if they stock it.

  6. RK – good point. They’re expensive too. I have to say though that sometimes it’s good to get away from the computer. Sometimes I think I spend my life doing stuff on the computer. :mrgreen:

  7. I use to love magazines but I now work in a factory that makes them and I can’t hardly stand to look at them. I still buy Readers Digest and Romantic Times but that’s all.

  8. Sherry – I can understand that. My brother-in-law gets the Readers Digest. He really likes it.

  9. I do enjoy magazines. I get Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Family Circle, and Woman’s Day. I like the recipes and the health articles. Also enjoy the decorating themes.