I love biology.

"The combination of a lack of distinct behavioral estrus and absense of distinct cues as to when ovulation occurs and continual sexual receptivity are attributes that anthropologists suggest contributed to the evolution of societies among early hominids. As males were unsure as to the exact timing of female fertility, they tended to remain close to their partners to ensure their chances of fertilizing their mates. This promoted maintenance of pair bonds and reduced the chances of cuckholdry. As a result, permanent groupings became established and eventually societies formed and were sustained."

Really? You'd think there'd be a few other factors in there, too. A need for love? Feelings? Monogamy for the sake of monogamy?

It does crack me up, though, thinking about the mental imagery I associate with this passage. I see confused, young cavemen, wondering when the heck their mates were going to ovulate, and deciding to just... hang out with her a lot until she got pregnant. Tee hee.

Alright, back to studying. Gosh, it's a beautiful day out there today.


Last post was the 600th one on this blog. Happy belated blog day... to me.

Today was a good day. None too efficient, but I managed to entertain myself quite well. Went to play class for two hours and had fun playing the improv game where you re-dub old movies. In German, this managed to be hilarious, as we were dubbing German over an old kung fu movie. I guess you kinda had to be there. (lots of my stories have ended that way lately. Is that a bad sign?)

I also played frisbee, went on a small bike ride and had a chat with an old friend on a balcony overlooking Lake Union. It was pleasant, to be sure, but now I know I should probably be at the library. And I really don't want to go... it would mean I'd have to put more clothes on. And I am usually opposed to putting clothes on.

This weekend looks promising. My sister is coming up to hear the Senate play on Friday with me, and then Saturday we will hopefully go hiking. If that doesn't sound awesome, I don't think your definition of awesome is correct.

Speaking of awesome, I am on the verge of buying plane tickets for a weekend in San Francisco in June. I've never been there, and Tina says she'll put up with me for 3-4 days, so I'm 99% sure I'm going to go ahead and do it.

Alright, time to blowdry my hair and get going to the library.