I often share overly personal information about my family on Mostly Teachable, but neglect to share some of the honest to goodness details of my happy life here in the wilds of Southern Michigan. This year I plan to post my photo collection from each Week That Was. To kick off 2013, I thought I’d go back into my vault and share some of what turned out be a really nice 2012. Here are some of the pictures from the last 12 months:
Today was one of those days when I was going to write about being superstitious because the calendar read Monday the 13th. Of course, that would be just stupid. Just because I stuck my face too far into a fax machine this morning doesn’t make today any worthier of superstitious behavior than the next. That, and there is no line on the fax machine that warns users “Get your face out of the machine! You’ll burn your nose!” I did and that’s the end of the subject. As I was putting salve (alright, cream cheese) on my face, I happened to read an LA Times article about a theory being tested that purports stressed out men prefer heavier set women. The article is insulting to so many cross-sections of American society, that I’d be better off faxing my face to the Times than commenting on one its blog posts. Then again, today has shown a lack of sense on my part across the board.
The post (“Stressed Out Men Prefer A Fleshier Woman”), part of the LA Times blog Booster Shots and authored by Melissa Healy, cites a newly published study by the Public Library of Science on the subject of male attraction to curvier women during times of struggle. The way the study was conducted went something like this: A group of heterosexual males were taken into a stress free room for some quiet relaxation. A second group were given job interviews and shown a series of Richard Gere movies. The non-stressed guys were shown photos of women who represented various physical make-ups, and apparently showed a preference for a leaner body type. They were then sent home with trainer Jillian Michaels and made to pay for their vanity. The agitated, post interview group showed an inclination for more buxom women. Actually, many of them just curled up in the fetal position and just hoped a woman might be nice to them at some point. I find it hard to believe that this study actually is justifiable in any way. We live in the world of compartmentalization and instant judgement. I look for more subtle things in people and appreciate those obscenely beautiful things my wife does. Her humanity, wit, and compassion are the reasons I was first attracted to her. My wife’s ability to remove my face from office equipment is super sexy. Yeah, I love her shape. No matter how stressed out I get. I’m sure there’s more stress to follow this post.