T is for Teen Magazines
Man, I did love reading those, even though I am not the kind of person who cares of gossip or celebrities now. I guess it was sheer naiveite on my part but I just loved reading about what my favorite actors’ favorite colors and foods were.
But more than anything else, I guess I just liked looking at pretty guys. I lived in a time when girls plastered their walls with posters and pictures of actors and band members. I feel like this no longer happens! I have this memory of trading a picture of Patrick Swayze from Teen Bop for a picture of John Stamos. I was in a day camp at a local college, probably 5th grade, and this girl and I set it up and traded these glossy 8×10 shots of our guys in the bathroom one day after lunch. It felt like I’d gotten my hands on some kind of treasure, which is funny since I am sure I could have just bought that same magazine and gotten that photo.
(I’m behind on my days so this one is short.)