07 June 2011

Except Almond Joy. That one is pretty good.

On the subject of people who apologize for not blogging lately (I swear to the earth and back I won't ever do that), I was ecstatic to find Corey Arcangel's project "Sorry I haven't posted lately", in which he aggregates apologetic entries. This is when the internet gets good. Unfortunately I cannot link to the original New Yorker article where I first read about Mr. Arcangel (oh how I would like to see his show!) but I recommend you seek out a Doctor's waiting room or the library to read it yourself. Or subscribe! I did when the lure of $25 a year was too ridiculous to ignore. People sometimes ask why I continue to live in the United States and here is a statistical breakdown:

I'm not really kidding. I'm certainly not here for the chocolate bars or the great hockey commentary. But Americans - you can have such amazing magazines sent to you for a pittance! Why don't you? Here is our current subscription roster:

New York Times (just Saturday and Sunday during the school year but the magazine takes me all week to read and my god, the Acrostic! The Acrostic!)
The New Yorker
Sun magazine
Newsweek (this one is Sergio's)
Tape Op (ditto)
Edited to add: And Canadian Living!!! How could I forget the magazine which my beloved beloved and very sick Grandma has been subscribing to for me for over 10 years now? I love Canadian Living!

I would/might add a few more, just to try and keep some of my favourites alive, and yeah, my kitchen table doth overflow with reading goodness. So much so that it is admittedly hard to keep up with it all. But I am never, ever without good reading material when running for the bus, catching a flight or heading on vacation. The kind you can leave behind all salt-stained and water-logged. Or put their cover on your wall. (Like this one, which is on my daughter's wall.)
PS- In case, like me, you want to make a mildly humorous pie chart, I simply Googled "instant pie chart" and voila! the first link "Instant Pie Charts" did exactly what I wanted it to do, for free. You can just drag the resulting pie chart to your desktop where it saves as a .png file. Don't say I'm no information professional!)


melinda said...

With you on the magazine subscriptions. We do New Yorker, National Geographic, EW, Bitch (ha - as if "we" do Bitch), and Bust. Have done short stints of the Nation, Real Simple (argh), Ms, Mother Jones, and some random Martha Stewart cooking thing. We also did the Sun for years, but I had to give it up when I got too gd annoyed by the predictability of the Readers Write tone. Like, the subject could be "Puppies and Rainbows" and the first three entries would STILL start with "When my father died..." or "The last time I saw a puppy was when I was in the act of cutting my thigh with a utility knife..."

Make!Do! said...

Omyyess, I hear you on The Sun. Truth be told, that one was a gift subscription from a friend - I had an interview with them when I was living in Chapel Hill but we had to submit a personal vision for the magazine and mine involved less of the editor and more outreach and use of computers. Needless to say, I did not get the job. Should have been more mopey...
Nice to see you getting both Bitch AND Bust!