Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Only in the Blogosphere...
Shrinky was intrigued by a comment I made recently - I mentioned that some time ago I had been made an Honorary Girly.
Well, this is roughly how I remember it happening.
When I started blogging I attached myself to a group that was forming - one was a real life friend, the rest were "virtual" friends - mainly female, as it turned out. Most of this group is nolonger blogging, sadly, but Terri is still here and Ali keeps threatening to blog again (I live in hope, but little else).
So, anyway, our early days of blogging involved sharing background stuff that we thought others might be interested in.
I talked about how much I love being a parent, how I became "Mr Mom" when my wife had to be away for various reasons - looking after relatives being the most common, but there was also the time just after our first daughter was born when my wife got bilateral mastitis and almost died. In these times I take over running everything, and do a pretty good job, even if it does sound like I am bragging!
I talked about movies, the most relevant being Beaches (Bette Midler) and how I cry like a girl every time I watch it.
Hey, there I go again.
Meanwhile, in a group of mainly girls, lots of girly stuff got talked about - you name it, it appeared in print.
Now I can't remember the exact sequence of events, but at some point it was decided that given my relevant experience and qualifications (see above), it was OK for me to read all this stuff and I was made an Honorary Girly into the bargain. I was assured that cramps and mood swings would follow, but I think that I dodged those...
So there you have it. I don't think that many straight guys get that sort of award, and I am very proud of it!