Post # 17
I’m 90% tomboy and 10% girly girl. That 10%? It’s ALL in the wedding! Because the rest of the time I’m wrestling iguanas (they’re everywhere here!!), horseback riding, etc. I played football in high school, hockey in college, and I thank my two older brothers for my incredible tolerance of all things "gross."
Post # 18
- Wedding: July 2020 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
I am 100% girly girl (I mean, come on! I picked a POWDER PUFF as my icon!). I’ve always loved dresses, doing my hair, shopping and looking cute. When I was little, before I would give a dress the OK, I would twirl in it to make sure that it twirled well. OK, you got me, I still do that! 🙂
Post # 19
I’m 60% tomboy and 40% girly girl. I think I’m kind of hoping to lean the average the other way as I get older.
Post # 20
I’m with Mighty Sapphire. I’m about 90% tomboy. This is horrible, but when ever I got a doll as a kid, I used to maim them (to put them back together) or cut their hair. My sister would cry if I got a hold of her dolls. I had a collection of matchbox cars to rival any boy. I could wax poetic about big block corvette engines!
Even now, I’ve been known to change my own oil, replace a radiator or a tire. In college, I hung out with mostly guys (and could often drink them under the table) and I was quarterback of a championship flag football team.
You might ask, then, where the heck the 10% girlie girl comes in? I think the answer would be the wedding. All of a sudden I have a moisturizer and a beauty regimen. (My friends were stunned this weekend when I knew Laura Mercier products). I’m going to wear a beautiful dress to an event, and I’m wearing heels that are more than 1/2 inch!
Before the wedding, my girlie pleasures were getting my eyebrows tweezed and pedicures. Oh and hanging out with my girl friends! (some of them are quite girlie)
Post # 21
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Ooooo this a a good one. I think I’m a lot like Bee, driftslikesmoke, and others who said they’re half&half.
TomBoy: I love video games – specifically fighting and racing games. Like Need For Speed – I’m damn good at that. (But as a GirlyGirl, I make sure I paint my cars pink.) In real life, I can drive a standard transmission and I drive very ‘fast and furiously’. I can rebuild a carburator and I know what feeler guages are for (and I can use em). I used to own a classic car, so that’s how I learned. I know tons about cars – I almost always know more than the car salesman when we go to a dealership. I also cuss like a sailor – not very girly… and I like beer. I love fatty foods too (I suppose a lot of girls do), but I eat like a guy when I am feeling bad (big bacon cheeseburger and fries? No problem – even Future Father-In-Law was impressed by my mad eating skillz recently when we were out for lunch). I also am terrible at things like applying makeup and doing my hair (though I’ve gotten much better). I am good with technology (computers, photographic equipment, etc.) and I’ve worked several tech support, web design, and computer-sales type jobs before starting my career.
GirlyGirl: Most recently, I like pink. My mother must be jumping for joy (though she doesn’t care for pink herself). She dressed me in it so much when I was little, that I boycotted it for 20 years. But now I don’t mind it – I even like it sometimes. I’d consider a pink iPod, a pink cell phone, a pink wallet, etc.I like to smell nice (lotions). I looooooove high heels (shoes and knee-high boots) even though I’m almost 6′ tall already. I love cooking and baking too, and making things look pretty. I love things that are delicate and I’m a sucker for cuteness. And most recently, I even like babies (though they still kind of terrify me). I can give myself a perfect manicure or pedicure too.
SO definitely, I’m a little of both.
Post # 22
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
@doctorgirl – me too re the maiming barbies! I used to immediately cut their hair, and make parachutes out of coffee filters and throw them off the roof (they’d always break). I had tons of tonka trucks and matchbox cars too. And I love working on my own car. No football for me though – that’s really cool!
Post # 23
@marquise- we would get along just fine IRL! Classic cars are awesome and I believe that I am only driving when it is a manual transmission 😉
Post # 24
I’m gonna say the same as Mrs. Bee, 60% girly girl, 40% tomboy.
When I was younger I had short short hair and wanted to be a tomboy until I was playing Barbies at one of my frend’s houses and her brother said "What is that boy doing playing Barbies"
Suddenly being a tom boy wasn’t so cool to me. I still have some "tom boy" in me now though.
Post # 25
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Don’t you love how surprised people are when they find out that you can drive a manual! lol.
Post # 26
I would say I’m 70/30 girly:tomboy ratio, my fiance would say more like 90/10. I was VERY girly as a child. My parents tried the whole 1970s "don’t force gender identity on children thing" and presented me with Barbies (girly), Legos (androgynous) and cow"person" playthings- but I was strictly a tea parties with my dolls type.
I am, however, fiercely competitive and have never had a problem fitting in with the boys. I love getting dressed up in heels and dresses, but prefer "professionally polished" over what I perceive as prissy. I love manicures, but am the one scaling the roof to clean out the gutters every spring and fall. I am pretty girly about the wedding, though.
Post # 27
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
Ditto with Driftslikesmoke, I’m probably 50/50…I do love my shoes!
Post # 28
@ Doc & Marquise: I maimed Barbies too! My grandma worried that it meant horrible things about me. 🙂 Even at a young age, I hated unhealthy body images, and took it out on Barbie, I’m sure! 🙂
@Marquise: Amen to the video games and the junk food!
Post # 29
Up until college, I was 100% tomboy, then I did almost a 180 and now I’d say I’m 75% girly girl and 25% tomboy. I tend to go super girly or super tomboy. I love dresses or sweats, nothing in between. I love fancy nights out and shopping, but I also love going to hockey games and playing sports and tomboyish side has definitely taken a back seat lately.
Post # 30
Can I be 70/70? I’m a physicist and an engineer, so generally speaking one of very few women in most situations. Is it tomboy-ish to have built an V6 engine, know a lot about cars (I’m from Detroit), play with model rockets and airplanes as a kid? My dad says that when I was little whenever he got out the toolbox to fix something I’d always grab whatever he was using and insist I could do it myself. I don’t know…I like to think of those as gender neutral things myself. I also like hiking over mountain passes, sking *up* steep slopes and then back down, climbing, and mountaineering…but again, I think maybe these are gender neutral. More boys than girls do them, but they aren’t inherently masculine. I prefer beer or just a plain V&T to the fruitier cocktails (which FH loves), though, maybe that’s tomboy-ish.
I do like fancy shoes, nice dresses, handbags, jewelry, and makeup…those are girly girl things. I also loved, loved playing with dolls when I was a kid (take that Larry Summers). I especially liked finding the lamer looking ones at the store that I knew no one would buy so I could rescue them:) I think these are inherently feminine things…so maybe I’m really just a GirlyGirl astrophysicist…who knew? 🙂
Post # 31
@doctorgirl & marquise: totally hear you on the stick shift thing! I heart cars… one of my friends once joked, "you’d rather have a guy rev outside the door than bring you flowers." I plead guilty to that one.
I’d say maybe 85% tomboy, 15% girly– mostly that’s the exterior. My friends from college and med school are about 90% male, which is pretty representative of the demographis for the fields I’ve been in (engineering, surgery, finance) but I also don’t mind wearing heels and getting dressed up to go out with my guy.