JC treated me to a meal in the pre-evening hours that included the crab cakes I practically lusted after all week. While being out and eating a good meal I didn't have to cook was a blessing, the cakes were burnt, there was lipstick on my glass of Pellegrino, and the shrimp were overcooked. All in all it was a delicious meal. Dessert was a long ride--a backtracking to Barnes and Noble--where I picked up several August issues of some really read-worthy magazines. Oh! And a lovely toy that has to remain undisclosed until I'm able to take photos of the thing in better light. It deserves every advantageous perk available; it's just that sweet.
This has to be my third "O Magazine" in years. It's thinner, less . . . less of a sensory overload, and free of perfume samples, which makes it good enough. Hip-hip! Back when I subscribed, I requested scent-free issues only. Accommodation creates a degree of loyalty, don't you think?
It needs more women of color in the ads and articles, items on the O List are too expensive-- shamefully so--and border on being darn near decadent, in my opinion, but perhaps I am not one of "O Magazine's" target audience members. The "Bootyful Dreamer jeans that'll have you backing into a room" is clever enough copy. It made me laugh before I thought, "Women are more than booty, Oprah." Truth is, "Man of Letters" is the real reason I bought the magazine anyway, so "leave the booty and the rest of the stuff alone, girl," is what I'm telling myself as I type.
"Man of Letters" begins: "Three years ago, my father began sending me a postcard every day. 'Twentieth century texting," he called it. They were the kinds of cards sold on revolving trees in gift shops . . .
Then there's "Haven't Got Time for the Pain? Don't just lie there, read page 71!" It just blipped on my scanner radar when I gave it another thumb-through just for you. "Movement as Medicine" is right up my alley because it's true. It's in the Feeling Good section. I recommend it. And check this out:
"If you can't love it, eat it, wear it, sleep with it, make peace with it, gain strength with it, find joy in it, the time has come to let it go." *grin*
I'm saving "Garden & Gun"for a future post. I learned a major lesson from the movie, "Moonlight" that was reinforced in an IKEA ad. Lessons come when and how they will.
As did another in "Mother Earth Living." 'Age in Comfort.' I am so on a mission. Plain and simple.