Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ohhh..a storm's a comin'....

We have been sunny and bright, but we have had another "Spring" change. It's gotten much colder and skies are very dark. Rain we can handle - snow - not so much. (you don't have to 'shovel' rain!)

Today was a good mail day - 2 new magazines. Both have dedicated this issue to "Going Green" - you know, saving, conserving, not wasting, all that good "green" stuff.

But, this is how much "fluff" was inserted in the magazine that I took out.

I know, I know, they need their advertisers. But give me a break - How many subscription postcards does one magazine need? I counted 7 in just one...all for subscriptions - which, obviously, I already have....

Hmmm..

And yes, I realize that I am a little obsessive about taking the junk out of magazines. I actually tear out the medicine ads (usually 2 pages full of unreadable small WARNINGS..)

I always take out the postcard thingies - even if I'm at the doctor's office or the hairdressers. I feel I am doing a public service.

Which, now that I write this out, maybe is not so good seeing one might actually see a magazine they've never seen before and think, "Oh, I have killer bronchitis, a fever of 105 degrees, my skin is turning blue, I have a urinary track infection, toe fungus...but I want to subscribe to this wonderful magazine!! And I want to do it NOW!

OK, so I was blogging around and found some old bottle with charms and ribbons hanging from them and thought, "well I have old bottles and some ribbon and some photo charms..I can do this"...but the openings for the ribbon was very small so I have to use really thin ribbon. Maybe I'll dress them up more later. Until then, this dresses them up a little and gives Mr. B one more place to see family around.


Have a fun day and in the immortal words of Kermit ...

"It isn't easy being green..."

-me

4 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

OK, that does it. I'm about to bust because I've been seeing the new Country Living at the grocery store and waiting and waiting for mine to arrive in the mail!!! And you have yours. Exactly why I can't stand subscriptions!! Anyway. How are you sweet Colleen?? I love love the bottles with charms on them!! Makes them so special ~ xxoo, Dawn

Mary said...

My pet peeve is the junk in the middle of magazines. Before I will even read one thing, out comes the junk. It's so distracting to me to be reading an article and have to move the cardboard add out of the way to see the rest of the article. I'm happy to see someone who agrees!

Brenda said...

the bottles look so cute!

the old schoolhouse said...

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