Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Magazine Subscriptions

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Personal,The Network Geek at Home,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Dragon which is in the early morning or 9:35 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

I probably should have specified magazine subscriptions that I let lapse for a reason when I put up that poll.

For instance, Writer’s Digest. Writer’s Digest recycles the same writing articles, or article subjects, about every 18 months. Nothing I haven’t read or don’t have in a book.
Or, National Geographic. Nice magazine with wonderful pictures, but I hate to throw it away and it takes up a lot of room.
Smithsonian magazine. I stopped that one because my ex-wife insisted we get it, but, after getting me to spend the money, never read a single issue or article. Ever. It’s a nice enough magazine, sure, but the articles are so wordy and often not on subjects that interest me and, yet, I feel guilty when I don’t read it because the entire magazine is so damn educational.

Oh, and that cutie from Match? Hasn’t responded to the last e-mail I sent Saturday morning. And her profile seems to be missing now. Do you think it was something I said? 😉


  1. Been there done that brotha! I chased a girl off the internet completely because of match a couple years ago. And my current girlfriend wouldn’t exactly call me a stalker. Maybe a bit of a slob, but certainly not a stalker. 😛

    Comment by Ian — 7/30/2006 @ 6:30 pm

  2. Your poll was all messed up there. For some reason Maxim wasn’t already listed. Of all the magazines I get my smarts and smoking good looks from this one is totally the bestest.

    Comment by fefa — 8/2/2006 @ 4:04 pm

  3. Well, there goes the last, thin veneer of civility and culture this site might have had. Oh, well, at least it balances out Smithsonian! 😉

    Comment by the Network Geek — 8/2/2006 @ 4:36 pm

  4. Okay, I’ve been a lurker for sometime but have to comment…you are SO RIGHT! I thought I was the only one who noticed that Writer’s Digest seems to do that? Geez. You have some really good posts here. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    Comment by Monica — 8/5/2006 @ 4:36 pm

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