05 November 2010

Free Your Mind Fridays

  • Got the Facebook page up and running...and I kind of hate it already.  I guess it promotes the blog, but it doesn't do what I want it to do: to act as The Well-Read Mom the entity.  I made a Facebook persona (Alexis Well-Read) to run it and to play with the other blogs, but that is unsatisfactory too.   I guess it is really about where I want my "real" life to intersect my blog life. 
  • I have a theory that why men are "bad" at housework has to do with the larger social issue of how women are more trained to understand meta-messages.  I think this explains why Chris and I have very different version of just what it means for a job to be "done." 
  • I am fascinated by the phenomenon by which the parents of boys have such a wild aversion to anything that might be even slightly construed as "girly."  I know that is painting with broad strokes, but man, being a mom to a boy is apparently serious fucking business and no, the pink lids on those sippy cups WILL NOT be acceptable for my precious miracle.  I thinks some of it is cultural, I think it has a bit to do with socioeconomic status and a lot to say about the odd man out sexism where girls can be tom-boys but boys certainly better not be hosting tea parties. I appreciate that most of my readers don't feel this way, but as a society, the sentiment seems awfully pervasive.
  • Have I ever mentioned that I have a huge crush on Stephen Colbert?  Well, I do.  That is all. 
  • A week from today, my baby, my last baby, will be one.  I wont miss having an infant, and I certainly don't want to do this again, but it is a bit sad that our baby days are officially drawing to a close.

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Ginger said...

I've been unsatisfied w/my Facebook thing to. I don't want a fan page, I want to interact, but...I don't know, I don't think I'm going about it right. I just *DON'T* want my real account to be the one that mixes w/my blog. So, I don't know what to do.