What Am I Reading? Politics and Work Stuff. Oh Yes. Weddings.


The last few categories in my Reader are Politics, The Web, and Weddings. You can see, by peering, that there are very few Politics or Web blogs. I was reading Tales From The Recently Laid-Off, since I was, I think, but then the author got a job. Hmmm. I was reading Wonkette, but I couldn’t stand the yelling. I find most political discussions on the web to be like lying as a small child listening to my parents fighting downstairs. And I didn’t like that the first time around.

The Web category? Well, that’s my work. My current, or recently misplaced work. In my life I have worked as an office manager for a British theatrical producer, in funding for Off-Broadway theater, for a former McKinsey consultant in a firm that was half strategy consulting and half Primal Scream workshops, as a freelance writer traveling in India, as a newly-minted MBA in corporate strategy (can you tell I decided to get a grownup job around then?), as a salesperson of liquid nitrogen, oxygen, and argon, and then as a self-employed consultant. But for the past 12 years I have been in high-tech, working mostly as a product manager, manager of product managers, or VP of Product Management. I ought to stay current. But truth be told, to put myself in work mode I have to crank up the testosterone levels beyond acceptable levels for someone trying to reacquaint myself with the sofa. I read the Cranky Product Manager and make crabby comments on the posts. I read Mashable so I can feel that some day I might actually go back to work.

And then weddings. I love weddings. But I have already talked weddings. So for the next few days I will just change my blogroll to include every wedding blog I read and nothing else. There might be a few gems in there. As always, A Practical Wedding. And try DJ and the Remix. Or maybe 100 Layer Cake.

And there you have it. My Reader. On Friday, April 3rd, 2009.

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One Comment

  • 04/03/09
    10:16 am

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    Meg said...

    waitwaitwaitwaitwait.
    You worked in funding for a off b’way theatre? WE HAVE THE SAME BACKROUND?

    We have to get lunch. Someday. That’s final.

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