Monday, November 7, 2011
Muses for Monday
The magazine section of the bookstore has lost some its appeal for me. I can't bear to read about mascara application as if it were a science, I'm cynical about ads for wrinkle cream featuring twenty year-olds and articles about the rapist living next door...no thanks. And yet people pay lots of money every month for these glossy pages and my past experience is that quite a lot of it is simply flipped through. Don't get me wrong, there are times when that's all you want, for instance at the dentist's office. But I am one of those people who apparently can't carry around enough guilt and feel a bit as though I'm stealing from Persephone. There is so much to sink your teeth into with the Biannually and it's free. It must cost quite a bit to produce and mail out so I for one would not be opposed to a subscription rate to help fund it.
And....listening to a podcast featuring James May this morning, he mentioned that he has been debating with his father for forty years about milk versus tea in the cup first. James puts the milk in first and so do I. And even though I feel righteous when buying loose leaf tea, I get lazy and end up plopping a bag into the pot...without warming it first. Tsk, tsk. What's your tea ritual?