Thursday, January 31, 2008

LIVING


So one of my guilty pleasures for the last few years has been stealing a peak at the Martha Stewart Living magazines at grocery stores and friends' houses. And cute Spencer got me a subscription for Christmas, which I was ecstatic about. But it's funny because I'm really not much of a cook, a gardener, an interior designer, or a seamstress. So why do I like it so much? Looking through my last edition, I figured it out. It's just like on "You've Got Mail", when they talk about choosing what to order at Starbuck's: it's full of easy decisions. Decision-making is for sure my lot in life. It takes the length of a movie just to choose what to watch, it took months to decide if Spencer and I were actually going to date or not, and I'm going on six months of deciding where to get my nursing degree! But, when I open up Martha Stewart, I can look at the pictures and say then and there whether or not I like it: I don't like deep-fried-mushroom dumplings, I do like triple chocolate cake. I don't like the idea of rusting all the medal in my house for an antique look, I do like the look of baby's breath bouquets to brighten up a room. And while I'm not really in the position to grow a Greek-style garden, it is helpful to learn the best way to sew on a button. Thus, by the end, I've made myself (and sometimes even Spencer) think I'm capable of making a plethora of decisions! ...at least until I try to decide what I should do next after reading the magazine...

2 comments:

Spenceanna said...

vote for the urinal Banana!!

StrykerLOVE said...

i usually read martha stewart then go home and despair that MY house/room/dinner table will never look like that in my whole life! everything is too gorgeous to be true! good entry....