Sometimes I feel like the weirdest mix of the masculine and feminine, and I think that this collision is illustrated in my blog reading, which is split between content that’s aimed specifically at women and other content that’s aimed pretty much at men. I mean, this is what I’ve read today:
All my knitting sites, including Mason Dixon knitting
All my general craft sites, headlined by the Craft Magazine blog
Then there’s BoingBoing, not totally masculine, but getting there.
And then, what’s this? My new blogroll category, infrastructure! Here’s where I have completely gone over the edge into Boy Country:
Telstar Logistics, the blog about “The Technology of Land, Air, Sea, Space”, etc. I spent a few happy minutes listening to their audio of a pissed-off JFK ground traffic controller trying to figure out who’s supposed to be going where, when. Awesome!
There’s aslo gCaptain (“for mariners, by mariners”), from which I followed a link today to Popular Mechanics. They had an infographic about a container ship captain.
Man, it’s not that I’m a boy, it’s that I’m a complete, 50/50 boy/girl hybrid. Are other people like this? I can think of one friend, I guess, who’s similar (points if you can self-identify, person!). But it seems like an anomaly in our culture. Guess I should just enjoy what I enjoy, but it creates a bit of a cultural disconnect.
This makes me remember a craft project in which I actually brought together these two sides of myself: I made an embroidery based on an architectural drawing by Robert Mallet-Stevens:
Now I want to create more things like this, and bring together male and female!