Jenn, my beautiful talented partner in this blogging world emailed me this morning, "Any posts for this week?" I had been on a much needed four full days off, and was committed to getting my house, yard, garage, and self in working order. "Uh, no I don't." Dang, I have been thinking non-stop about work, but only in the year-end, inventory, bill-paying way...not in a creative or filled-up way.
While running errands, I stopped in Barnes & Noble for a magazine/book fix. This is a story of how my 'ah' turned into 'ugh'.
...And this is where my rant starts. If you ask Kathy, Kim or Jenni about my rants, they will roll their eyes like I am craaazy! They usually stop me before I get this far, but Kathy is away being a baby nurse, Kim is also enjoying days off, and Jenni is with her boys.
Anyways, I pick up the first magazine I purchased, Country Living, which is odd, because I haven’t bought this mag in maybe a year. I sit down to relax and read, and OK, here it comes...out of the first 38 pages, 23 of those are ads, and 11 of them are medically related! I look at the cover to make sure it wasn't a health related issue...nope it's not. This is messing with my relaxing, inspiring afternoon. Throughout the remainder of the issue, there are 12 more medically related ads for a whopping 23!
So as I am looking to be inspired but I am now stressed out about: lung function, COPD, joint damage, depression, heart palpitations, the flu, arthriitis, osteoarthritis, heartburn, cholesterol, etc. There is also info on a metabolism boosting powder for my 'bikini plan' (dang, I hadn't started to even think about my 'bikini plan!'). There is also vaginal cream (we wont even go there), and finally on page 129 of 134 pages, there is a correction tucked back there to straighten out a 'wrong impression' that Boniva may have given in regards to postmenopausal osteoporosis!! I realize that magazines must sell ad space, but this is decorating/recipe magazine. Come on, guys.
Ok, that felt good.
Kathy, Kim and Jenni, I want you to know that this was the edited version. You were fortunate to not hear the full rant.