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5.4 Post Vernal Equinox Fever

March 25, 2010

It’s been on my mind the last few days to do a podcast about stereotypes, both quilting stereotypes and science stereotypes. 

But I am someone who surely doesn’t want to step on any toes here, and I am slightly worried that I may be misunderstood, and I could unintentionally offend someone. 

I am talking about the cultural stereotypes of crafters and the cultural stereotypes of scientists and/or nerds and/or geeks.

It could be an opinion-based podcast more than a factual one, and perhaps no one wants to hear one person’s opinions on fighting stereotypes. 

I can be as factual as possible, and potentially through extensive research I can find a way to touch on the subject more factually than I anticipate.

Or is it too “off topic” for me?

Any thoughts?  Is it silly to be scared about this? 

It is seriously the only idea that has given me a lot of ‘spark’ lately for a podcast topic.  And once I started thinking about it, I see stereotype (quilting and geek) examples everywhere.

As far as other things

Due to the Vernal Equinox we had a few days ago, I can’t concentrate all that much on the computer lately.  Or anything for that matter.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

I do have to confess, the last week my mind has been on the great weather that is either here or just around the corner.  

After I got my posts done last week, I haven’t done anything crafty and just don’t sit that long at the computer either. 

I am sorry if I haven’t directly replied to all of your comments.  They really DO mean a LOT to me as a podcaster and crafter. 

It’s like I’m drawing blank about this quilting and blogging passion and I know it will pass, and I just want to straighten up all my quilty stuff and get to work on getting things put away.

And go fishing for an afternoon.

So that I can get my lure stuck in the tree like this:

And hopefully catch something like this:

5 comments

  1. I say, do what interests you. If someone doesn’t like it, they can turn it off. You’ve got no sponsors or advertisers to worry about offending, so go for it.


  2. i would really enjoy it personally – as an uber geek programmer, a quilter, mother, and general all round techno hippy geek chick, why not?:)

    and good fishing mate!


    • Haven’t been successful on the fishing yet timelady. I am working on the quilting side of the stereotype podcast. I have hit a lack of information specific to quilting stereotypes even though I know I saw an article or something about it before, I can’t find it anywhere – I have read through and through a book I thought had something in it and I still cannot find anything tangable about stereotypes and quilting. There are TONS and tons of information about science stereotypes though, but I want the podcast to be more balanced than that.


  3. How exciting to see the apron on your website. I have been working around the clock so I need to catch up on your podcasts. I have gotten some great ideas for future projects!!! Thanks and keep up the good work.



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