Monday, December 7, 2009

amongst women

Almost everyone in the followers' box over there on the right is a woman. Judging by the comments, most of the anonymous RSS subscribers are as well, although one should allow for the possible silence of the men among you.

So I thought I'd follow my benevolent mention of torque in the previous post by going round the house, pointing the camera at things other than the soft furnishings.


Isn't there a striking lack of pink in these images? Men readers, all three of you, I hope this suits. If it proves to be a runaway success (i.e. it elicits three comments) I'll be delighted to continue the series with a photo of the beautifully made mechanical elements of the Kitchen-Aid mixer, or perhaps our five year plan for the lawn.

39 comments:

  1. Elaine, please read this important post out loud to Joe.

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  2. Oh so manly! I must say though, I love the color scheme of the books - the teal and brown, so earthy and sophisticated.

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  3. Oh, I love this post Mise. You are so clever. You think up the BEST posts. Mine is all interiors and silliness !! I think that I only have one male follower and I only had one comment from him ! My poor husband doesn't get to have many manly things around the house. I make him take them all up the shed !! Hehe.
    Oh, and Mise, thank you so much for your lovely, kind words over at my place. I'm rather funny about comments. I think that, if your going to make a comment it should be a comment and it should say something and not just 'that's nice'.
    Have a lovely week, Mise and do pop over for a glass of mulled wine and bring some of that lovely banana and walnut bread that you make. If only. XXXX

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  4. You always make me laugh, Mise! I'm married to a guy who actually likes a lot of "girl" things, so when I glanced around after reading your post, I realized that I wouldn't have many "manly" things to photograph in our house. I mean, he owns tools, but I think I use a lot of them more than he does!!!

    I needed your wit to clear the fog of my head cold today.

    xo Gigi

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  5. I like this post muchly, and I am of the female persuasion. Please share your lawn!!

    I always thought it was called a newel post, but I suspect I am wrong. (Now that IS off topic!)

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  6. Hi Mise Very funny. As it happens I LOVE Tools and Browny black things. I only have five male followers my favourite is number two, soccer player from Hungary who has never been back as far as I can see. I can only imagine there are many many manly blogs out there with lots of male followers. Like a Top Gear blog. Or am I being naughty and sexist.

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  7. Your male followers must be the strong quiet types...

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  8. I am actually a man. And a very hairy one at that.

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  9. Joe isn't here at the moment, he's out doing manly things but I will be back here with his comments...I think he'll have a lot to say about top left photo .

    in the meantime .....not unlike flora ,I must confess to being a hairy gay man trapped inside a woman's body

    I think it may be a glass-makers phenoMENon

    and i swear my wf was MENCH

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  10. Hello!

    Been noticing you popping up on various other blogs we both peruse and thought I'd stop by and say hi! Am I gatecrashing? Looks like a party, every time! Lots of fun happening over here!

    C x

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  11. Joe is suitably impressed, he said if scottish husband and him were ever to meet , he would delight in talking to him about his digitech rp1 effects processor
    and his vintage vox ac 30 treble boost circa 1961 with original blue bull dog celestion speakers not to mention his marshall jmp 50watt combo.

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  12. Your such a great hostess thinking of your male readers too. I too like the colors in the books.

    P.S. I am quite honored to be honorary "Auntie Amy" for craft time. I hope the projects came out great. :)

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  13. Oh tools, I don't know if the roles are changing these days but I love tools.

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  14. haha... i dont even have a guy here to read it too ! my boys have tools but they stay in the shop ... the tools.

    have a great day
    ~laura

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  15. I'll make sure my husband reads this one!! I love this!

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  16. Oh yes, my husband would love the Boss GT6 to snuggle up to his own beloved Korg D4. And can I borrow the set of allan keys please? I seem to have mislaid mine
    *typed while scratching my hairy arse*

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  17. What scintillating reading material over at your house! As exciting as Brunnel's sales and motivation books which are here if you ever need to borrow them.

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  18. I'm impressed that you can do the 'manly' things without having to include anything football related. Or Simple Minds albums.

    As a reaction to the Sindy-ness of the last few weeks in my house, football loving husband is getting an action man, with retro soccer kit, for his birthday tomorrow.

    And, Mise, you know me so well- my word verification is 'agingsop'...

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  19. Mise, this is charmingly blokey and most considerate of you. I fear it's unlikely to incite male comments, though, as they are probably just giving a silent nod of approval and trusting you'll know what that means without them having to say the words.

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  20. Mise! you are in the Irish Times today! Huzzah!

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  21. I've often wondered about this. Is it that men don't blog or is it that they are all congregating elsewhere and no matter how much perusing I do I'll never be able to break through into the uncharted territory?

    It would be cool if one of them, just one, could find the courage to comment though. They probably wouldn't dare for fear that we would visit them and burst through in to their male territory and muddy it all up with our womanliness.

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  22. Then again, with all you entertaining women around, who needs male commentators anyway?

    Ciara, welcome to the party! Just like jaboopee, we have a special chair for bloggers of note, though the one here is less rickety.

    Jaboopee, yes, I sometimes hear that voxxy language around here too and then I have to suddenly hear a saucepan boiling over.

    Speccy, that's a wonderful present! You'll be able to knit team scarves for it and all.

    Fiona, all my zealous commenting is clearly paying off. Once the Irish Times starts running giveaways I'll be home and dry. The collected Fintan O'Toole perhaps?

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  23. who needs male commentators...bah humbug and it the season and all that...

    this particular post was pointed out to me by another blogger, and in pointing out this post i was refered to as a 'blessed art thou amongst women'...

    hadn't a clue what was meant until i read the post...i thought i was some sort of blog-stud for a second...

    maybe i'll get an invitation to that rickety special chair for bloggers of note...

    or maybe i'll add mise and 'you-know-who-you are' to my own blogroll...follow theirs and become one of those strong silent types...!!!

    great post mise - i enjoyed reading the comments on this post...

    *typed while scratching my not-too-hairy arse*

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  24. If we search blogs all day long, what the heck do our husbands do? Ahh, that's right, fantasy football leagues here in the states. I'm kicking my husband over to your blog to show him just how 'manly' blogging can be. Right on Mise.

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  25. lovely blog! just been perusing. i now need coconut ice. not just want. need!!

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  26. Mise, on an unrelated to men note, saw this post today and thought of your bathtub conundrum. A sunny setting for your sunny house:

    http://brownbutton.blogspot.com/2009/12/splish-splash-stunning.html

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  27. You crack me up Mise. I must see if I have any male followers.....you have me curious now.

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  28. Ever since HoneyB came along I've had to soften by otherwise hard stance on pink. Last week there was a lady interviewed on radio who had a 'pink stinks' campaign. I semi agreed ... then bought a pressie for my girl: a pink dollie.

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  29. LOL- my husband would be jealous... in a household of five females I'm not sure we even have four manly things. ;) Even his "mantown" had to have gorgeous leather furnishings and a rich wood bar- all picked out by me. Oh, wait , he does have his New England Patriots (NFL) dart board. And the lawn mower and snow blower- do those count?!

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  30. Oooh what's this about Mise in the Irish Times? - link please! As well as being a part-time hairy man, I am also nosy.

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  31. Nothing worth speaking of, Flora May, just me dishing out a brief opinion on a list of books of the decade. Opinions come so readily with age, I find.

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  32. Ha! I love it - I know is it just the topics we tend to have or the circles we move in - or the lack of, of, of well I don't know what - I for one find you fascinating and wonderful - where are teh men we ask - perhaps I will do a post in honour of your post to see if I have any lurking blokes...

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  33. Now I'm totally curious about those books.... are those yours?

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  34. Mrs Dandy, only the mathematics books are mine, the flying ones belong to Scottish Husband.

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  35. The pink Kitchen-Aid mixer??? Please!

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  36. There may be a lack of femininity, but there is still beauty in those photos!

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