I'm sure I've referenced this before, but I can't seem to find the post.
I'm very anal-retentive when it comes to the specific order in which I purchase and/or consume magazines over the span of the month. I've got my top-tier magazines, that I buy every month, the only thing that would ever stop me from purchasing these tomes is if my leg was trapped in a bear trap, but that's highly unlikely because that would actually require me to be outdoorsy (shudder). Magazines that fit into this category would be: Vice and Jane, essentially magazines that I wouldn't be ashamed to have fall out of my bag, and that I've been reading since before I graduated from high school.
Lame aside: I actually frst discovered Jane, when it was featured on The View, a show, I'm ashamed to admit, I used to watch with some frequency - but only for the 'Hot Topics' segment!
Then come the mid-range ones, that I might be tempted to pick up based solely on who's on the cover, and how bored I am. These range from the borderline informed (Vanity Fair), to the downright geeky (Mac Addict/Mac World), to the on the way to self-helpy (Self), and all the way down to the "I'm not getting laid so why bother even fronting" (Martha Stewart Living and Blueprint - a new one from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia).
and then, there comes rock bottom aka. magazines that get folded over when you're carrying them so as to only expose the back advertisement, and not your overall lameness. Magazines that fall into this category: Seventeen (yeah, I used to have a subscription, but that was in grade 6), Cosmo (because when I 'matured' I needed my magazines to grow with me, Canadian Living (think Martha Stewart, with less cachet and for working women who don't have time to make wreaths for every holiday/season) because I'm secretly in love with all their recipes, and as of late, O (Oprah's magazine, "I'm Oprah, and I'm fucking fabulous!")
It's only November 6th and I'm already at Bluprint, help!