Okay guys. Still in Hawaii. How sad. Wait, no it's not.
Take a listen from my good friend Katie today.
She's great. And funny. And sweet. It's sure to be a treat! Oh hey, I didn't even do that on purpose!
ah, my first guest post!
(take a moment to revel in it.)
(another moment if you need it.)
(i needed it.)
mmmmk moving on
so normally the only things i watch on the ol' tellyvision are Saved by the Bell or Boy Meets World dvds. (i'm not complaining.) but recently i tuned in to a discovery channel show, "The Science of Sex Appeal."
i watched 2 min.
then i watched 5.
then maybe like an hour.
one word: fasc-i-na-ting.
(i might've just made that into like 4 words. just go with it.)
the show basically explains the biological reasons why men and women are attracted to one another, in incredible detail.
for example, men secrete some kind of hormonal whatnot (sorry, i didn't take notes and i don't have much of a science brain ... and some of you do and would catch me if i fibbed and invented pretend scientific terms...)
the point is, men secrete some kind of...chemical...that women are actually naturally averse to EXCEPT when women are ovulating, in which case they can't get enough of the aforementioned secretion.
there was also a bunch of stuff about the attractiveness of our voices
and the way we walk
and i think something about dancing and flirting
(i, for one, cannot multitask those two endeavors or it gets scary and possibly harmful to anyone in the near vicinity.)
food for thought, eh?
by the time the show ended, i thought, "we are all basically animals."
(actually, i think this same thought after catching glimpses of anything on MTV, but that's a blog for another day...)
i put all this thought into relationships
and playing the dastardly dating game
and pretending i know how to flirt
(yeah, yesterday a boy told me i have a frequent habit of almost touching him and then stopping my hand just short of his body, like he has a force field around him. apparently i have a subconscious barrier to completing the most basic of all flirtation moves: the arm touch.)
(either that or he does indeed have a force field around him.)
the question is,
if biology plays that big of a factor,
are the rest of our efforts only fruitful to the extent that our carnal natures are also giving us a green light?
i'm sure science plays some factor
and i'm sure there's something innately built in that causes those initial sparks with certain people
but i don't think it's the deciding vote in who we end up loving.
i do believe in choice, you know.
and the power of love.
(celine dion? anyone?)
how much weight do you think biology pulls in who we end up with?