Sayonara – After subscribing to a magazine for over thirty years, I’ve decided to call it quits. I love paper magazines better than digital. I love to support them but I have to draw a line in the sand. This particular magazine used to be larger and much, much thicker with wonderful articles. In the past few months they have changed the font. I have a hard time reading it. The words are as big as a sesame seed and more gray than black. That eliminates the older folks (who are their biggest paper customers). It’s not only that. The recipes give me no joy. They contain those ingredients that you buy for one dish and throw out five years later. I’m not a fan of the fashion section either. Clash and clutter. I’m a classic dresser preferring styles that are good for more than one season. Maybe I have aged out of this one but I will miss it (or at least the old version).
More of the same – I’ve also noticed that trendy ingredients are popping up in cookbooks to the point where I’ve no interest in buying. When I can google a recipe on-line it takes a lot for me to buy a book. Especially if there are only one or two recipes I would make.
What would Mom say – After thinking about that last comment I was reminded that my mother felt the same way back in the 1960’s. I remember she had an aversion to a stir-fry and considered soy sauce exotic. Yeah Mom, I hear you. It happens to us all.
Saying of the week – Yesterday morning my cat Morgan was limping. I checked her and could find no visible reason. The beloved husband asked if I was going to take her to the vet. Without visible trauma, I thought it prudent to wait a day. It’s like a person overturning their ankle. Sometimes those things go away by themselves. My comment was “No. I’ll check it tomorrow again. Cats are like people except they are less annoying.”
The other side to the story – If you read my post a couple of weeks ago about a fellow walker who was “dissed” from the “after walk” social group, I have a new piece of information. Many of us wondered why someone would purposely exclude her. I suspected it was because she talked too much, never listening or allowing someone to finish a story. As it turns out, she told one of the other walkers that his best friend (who has a repair shop) was a cheat and a liar. I don’t know why anyone would do that. If I’m asked for a reference I would express (kindly) my reservations but to trash someone’s best friend for no reason is not good. We reap what we sow.
So how was your week?