Monday, April 12, 2010

In More Barbie News...

The Reverend Barbie
It appears that Computer Engineers aren't the only people with their own new Barbie, the Episcopal church has it's own too. The Reverend Barbie even has her own Facebook page.

She presides over the parish of St. Babs-by-the-Sea in beautiful Malibu and her entire group of friends are joining the church as well.

She will soon be joined, I am happy to say, by a diverse group of friends. Bishop Barbie will be African-American; the soon-to-be finished Canon Ken will be Latino, and Ken’s friend will be Deacon Steve, also African-American.

I can't wait to see what her animal companion for this one will be. Probably a fish. Too bad it won't have legs or tentacles though.

Evangelizing Shopping
For those worried about her outfits, she has multiple clerical outfits as well, so she will always be at the height of fashion for the pulpit. She's planning on spreading the good word of Barbie.

“Barbie’s very versatile that way,” said her owner. “She’s open to new possibilities, so evangelism is definitely in her future.”

I can't wait to read the Gospel according to Barbie. "In the beginning there was shopping..."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Want A Computer Engineer Barbie!

Okay, it's been a long time since I bought a Barbie doll (maybe 6 months *blushes*), but I want this one. Even though I don't like the glasses or the shirt or the bluetooth headset or the ... You get the idea.

Computer Engineer Barbie
As everyone knows, I don't mind being called a Barbie Doll, it happens all the time, often in a derogatory attempt to make me feel bad. But it never does. I like being tall, blonde, and fashionable. I always thank people when they say it, even if they did it sotto voce or as an aside to a friend thinking I couldn't hear it.

In my previous post I think I made a convincing argument why anyone should be happy to be called Barbie. I'm a weird combo many days, I work in the technical world and dress well, wear makeup, and often have some level of heels on. And I work deep in technology, not at the periphery, able to discuss technical matters at the most geeky level. With my extensive background in science and wide range of knowledge, I often surprise people with what I know.

This is one of the first Barbies that really get into the geek world, I can't wait for 'Molecular Biologist Barbie', although I won't hold my breath for that one.