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.