Here’s a goal I have for the New Year. I don’t want to read the cover of all the magazines at the grocery store. I don’t want to read any of them! I go to the grocery store every Monday and as I stand in line to check out I read all the covers of the crazy magazines. I catch up on all the celebrity gossip. I find humor in the outrageous claims that are made. I marvel at how many diets the magazine people can come up with. How to lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes. Lose weight while you sleep. Eat what you want, never exercise and still look great in a bikini. For some reason I search out for People magazine because in my mind they tell the truth. I only rely on what they have on the cover as fact.
It’s crazy! I would never buy one of those magazines and read it. (Wait. I did buy one fan mag and it was because my friend Elliott was in it!! I still have it!) But, on the whole I would not buy or read one. I don’t watch “Extra” to get celebrity gossip. I don’t read internet celebrity gossip. So, why do I read those covers? Am I just bored as I wait to load my groceries? Why is it since I haven’t wanted to read them that they’ve been taunting me at the store? It must be a gossip demon.
Well, my goal is to avoid them all. I will refuse to look at them. I will have to let you know what I find to do productive while I wait in the grocery line.