Friday, August 22, 2008

Do they still have Teen Beat & Tiger Beat Magazine?

I have been coloring my hair for years - not because I had gray hair, but just because I liked to color it. I have had hair color that has seen almost every shade of brown, purple and red with some copper and blond thrown in here and there for good measure. Right now its simply brown - mostly because of 2 reasons: 1) what 6 year old girl wants their mom having shades of purple in their hair (or what husband does, for that matter?) ? and 2) keep up is much less costly and less frequent as well. So, for those reasons we are simply brown.

But guess what? I now have to color because I'm gray!! OMIGOSH, I woke up recently with 2 silver things peeking out on top of my head! Holy crap - when did that happen??? I can't tell you what that did to my mental health - now I color because I HAVE TO BECAUSE I HAVE GRAY HAIR - not because I want to.

Then guess what else has been happening lately - I have to move my arm back and forth a few times to adjust the clarity of my vision when I am reading something. Again, OMIGOSH - not to be dramatic or anything, but I'm getting old age eyesight issues. Yes, once you start to have reading issues I have decided that is no longer simply an "I need new glasses/contacts because I can't see" issue but a "I need new glasses/contacts because I can 't see BECAUSE I'M GETTING OLD" issue. Maybe if I stay out of restaurants and ignore all of those teeny-tiny directions on cosmetics and over-the-counter medications and all of Allie's toys, I can hide the fact that I'm having trouble seeing - I mean I can still enjoy to read books, they make big print right?

Allie's theme in school this year that the use for awards and bribes and general classroom management is warm fuzzies/cold prickles. Now I remember loving warm fuzzies - who doesn't right? So, I was so excited to learn Allie was going to be using them. When Allie realized I knew what they were she said, "Oh, I didn't know warm fuzzies were so old, I thought they were young like me".

Then the other day I was cleaning up Allie's rooms and found an old issue of People Jr. from last year that as all about High School Musical and then another one I bought for her this summer that was all Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus.

And that reminded me of all my crushes - Robby Benson, Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy, Donny Osmond, Leif Garrett, John Stamos (yes, he was a hottie before Full House and ER - remember Blackie on GH??), and all those other yummy guys we pinned up on our walls at home (and I was really lucky - my mom even sent me those magazines when I was at summer camp - all my bunk mates loved when I got those in the mail - we never had enough scotch tape to hang up all those pictures).

And then it made me think, please tell me Tiger Beat & Teen Beat are still around. . .I can't decide if I feel older because they might not be or because if they are, I'll have no idea who is the centerfold. . .

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1-2-3...Get Organized said...

Hi Meryl - If you wear contacts, you can get your eye doctor to perscribe one long distance contact and one short distance contact, and you don't have to get reading glasses. I did it for sheer vanity, plus I don't have to keep up with reading glasses! - Bev Coggins

Anonymous said...

Your mom loved sending you all those Tiger Beats as well as sneaking candy strategically placed in feminine products. Your mom also remembers how you loved Mick Jagger and look how hot he still is today.


My Vision said...

I loved those mags. I hope they are still around. I liked YM too and got Seventeen when I was twelve. I was a New Kids fan and loved Kirk Cameron and Michael J Fox and Rob Lowe.

HappyHourSue said...

As a mom of a tween and 8 year old girl - the answer is Oh Yeah, baby. Tiger Beat, Bop, j-14, and it's all about the Jonas brothers. All Jonas, all the time. The unfortunate side effect of this has been the mom developing the crush on a Jonas brother. How embarrassing.