I tried to go through my stuff while I was packing, but apparently I did not let go of enough. I probably recycled half the magazines I owned. I had collected a year's worth of New York Times Sunday Magazines. There were New Yorkers from a year ago I still had not read. And countless indie mags. I feel especially bad when I throw out an indie magazine because I know all too well from experience what went into making an issue. Blood. Nothing less than blood. But damn, magazines are heavy, so some of them had to go, even pilot issues and first issues.
I also have back issues of various Asian American magazines and I feel obligated to keep those, especially since so many of them aren't in publication any more.
Anyhow, speaking of magazines, I just got my Bust magazine in the mail and Sandra Oh is on the cover. Two of my friends don't like her. One complains that she is difficult to look at. The other says she's always got "that look" on her face. By that, I think she means an exasperated, annoyed look. Whatever. How can you complain about someone in TVland who doesn't have that generic pretty look? As to that look on her face? I think it depends on the character she's portraying. And Sandra often plays strong women, women who will beat your sorry self with a motorcycle helmet. So, she's all good in my book. Kick ass, Sandra. Kick ass!