31st 2010
A peek at chez Historiann

Posted under: childhood, European history, fluff, jobs, women's history

Forgive this solipsistic post–those of you who aren’t interested in la vie Historiann can just click away.  But, yesterday Tenured Radical said that I don’t “reveal the nature of [my] sexuality, [my] relationship or [my] parenting status on the blog, and is a pretty radical feminist,” which is a little inaccurate.  Longtime readers know that I “came out” on my blog as a married heterosexualist last year, although I grant you that there’s nothing more specific about my sex life here.  I thought about it a while, and decided that these were pretty good representations of “how pleasant is the life [we] lead” here at number 17 Cherry Tree Lane.

First, here’s Historiann:  “We’re fighting for our rights militantly–never you fear!”

Next we have Fratguy:  “It’s grand to be an American, in 2010.  King Obama’s on the throne–it’s the age of men!”

We’ll leave it up to you to imagine what the rest of the household looks like–the servants (if any), Jane and Michael (if any), and the nanny (if there is one.)  Glynis Johns and David Tomlinson were perfectly cast in Mary Poppins–they played Mr. and Mrs. Banks as a bit clueless, but happy and satisfied with their lives.  Mr. Banks gets the worst of it in this movie–the mother’s off doing her political work, but the lessons about the ephemeral nature of childhood and the importance of family time are really directed at Mr. Banks.  So what if they needed a magic nanny?  (Who couldn’t use one of those?)

“Adorable?  Well that’s debatable, I must say.”


10 Responses to “A peek at chez Historiann

  1. Janice on 31 Jul 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Ah, what a fantastical life they led! But, to be honest, I think the Simpsons nailed it even better with their Sherry Bobbins homage (as illustrated by this video mash-up): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_ltjFJVysE

  2. Historiann on 31 Jul 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    I loved that Sherry Bobbins episode! From way back in the 90s, when I still watched the show. Thanks for the link, Janice!

  3. Comrade PhysioProf on 31 Jul 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Speaking of the age of men:

  4. koshem Bos on 31 Jul 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    As far as I am concerned you could be a bisexual transvestite with an army of butlers and a castle to boot. Not to rain on anyones parade, relative mediocrity is the lot of most of us.

    Mary Poppins? Isn’t there a more interesting metaphor?

  5. Historiann on 31 Jul 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Like you suggested koshem Bos–I’m afraid I’m actually a very boring person! But happy, pleasant, and “consistent.”

  6. cgeye on 01 Aug 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Dr. Historiann:

    Could you pleez pleez pleez write a post about Bennet, before the mail election ends?

    I’m kinda skeered that the Fix Is In, and moved to Romanoff — why am I the last to know that Romanoff co-chaired the Colorado DLC?


    I’m hella suspicious that the Denver Post and other press has veered away from Bennet. I think it’s due to Bennet’s last minute kabuki about Congressional reforms — if he kept his big mouth shut, they woulda made it a shoe-in, but now they’re making him work for it. Either way, there’s no guarantee Romanoff won’t go Blue Dog and cash in, once he pleads “oh, no, the big bad GOP’s too big to fight without corporate cash”c

  7. Historiann on 01 Aug 2010 at 7:07 am #

    cgeye–Romanoff is closing in on Bennet, and no one knows what’s going on with mail-in ballots and people voting over a 3-week period, but it seems like people are starting to believe that Romanoff might actually win. Over at ColoradoPols, which has been all pro-Bennet all the way, they put up a post yesterday “So. . . What if Romanoff Actually Pulls it Off?”, when all year long all they’ve done is mock him and mock his efforts in the primary. The Denver Post is going into overdrive to protest their little Wall Street Senator–apparently, bringing up the source of Bennet’s big bucks is going too negative in their view.

    The link you sent pretty much sums up why I’ve always thought Bennet was a complete tool. With Democrats like Ritter and Bennet, who needs Republicans? Romanoff is also an Ivy-league carpet bagger, but at least he came to Colorado and made something of himself in one line of work, and built up his expertise and competence. Bennet just went from appointment to appointment with Daddy’s help. I don’t have too many illusions that Romanoff will be a Front Range Russ Feingold–but at least he worked to get where he is.

    Incidentally, everyone running for the Senate here is an Ivy Leaguer except for Jane Norton, who went to Baa Ram U. Ken Buck went to Princeton, and Romanoff and Bennet went to Yale (Bennet was Yale Law.) WTF?

  8. Historiann on 01 Aug 2010 at 7:16 am #

    And–my paper was just delievered. The headline? “Romanoff roars into virtual tie.” There you have it, friends. I thought the campaigns must have had some interesting internal polling information that at least one side had been leaking to the media for the past week or so.

    Post to follow later!

  9. Tenured Radical on 01 Aug 2010 at 9:52 am #

    True — you did out yourself, and I sort of remembered that, and sort of not — and then actually decided to leave it ambiguous to shill our JWH forum.

    But it is also true you have kick-ass gender politics, in addition to being a radical feminist.

  10. Historiann on 01 Aug 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I thought I was only “pretty radical.” (But because I’m so conventional, I’ll have to cop to that, I suppose.)

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