Friday Five: The Newspaper

Oh, man. This is a throwback! I can’t remember the last time I read an actual, printed-on-newsprint newspaper. Even when I’ve been back home and there has been a real paper in the house, I only pick up the comics and the WashPo Magazine.

  1. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? As I just said, I like to read the WashPo Magazine best. Sometimes the NYT Mag as well. If I have to pick up a real paper, it would either be the A section for general news or the Style section.
  2. Sunday comics or weekday strips? Which comic is your favorite? I like that the Sunday comics are in color, but it can be super fun to follow the storylines throughout the weekdays. I like Baldo, Zits, Baby Blues, Beetle Bailey, and Cathy when I do pick up a paper.
  3. Do you read your daily horoscope? Do you believe in it? I used to read the monthly ones in my teen magazines (I read Seventeen, Teen People, and CosmoGirl for years*), but I gave them up after I went back to church. It’s just easier not to get tangled up in that kind of thing, even when it seems like it’s just for fun.
  4. Does the paper become bird cage lining, do you recycle, or does it get thrown in the trash? I recycle whenever possible. I don’t get a newspaper at home, but I do recycle the sales circulars that come in the mail separately.
  5. Where do you read the paper? At home, at work, or elsewhere? I skim The Daily Texan because it’s vaguely work-related, but I only read it online!

*Whoa. I did some Wikipedia-ing just now. CG and TP both stopped publishing? I remember owning the very first issues of both of those. Too bad I had lost interest a few years before; it would have been kind of cool to own the first and last issues. It’s hard to fight Seventeen‘s longevity, though.

The Friday Five



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