Monday 4 September 2023

Saint Belford Planner - Short and Sweet Review

 I cannot state how much I love this planner enough!

It focuses on your health and well-being while allowing so much space for actual appointments and tasks and planning, and it's September and I'm still using it.

And maybe I'm not using it to its fullest potential, but I'm getting there, but not using it to its fullest is even okay with the creators because they're all about taking care of you and you don't need to stress yourself out by filling your planner completely.

I love it so much that I signed up for the VIP access, ordered 2024's already, and it's still in it's packaging because I'm being a good girl and it's a Christmas present for me but I soooooooooo very much want to open it now!

Sunday 3 September 2023

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: The Smiling Experiment Gone So Very Wrong

 I might finish this book in the next few years! 

I finished Chapter 3 on Blond Bombshells (Barbie--Manufactured by Mattel, Designed by Evolution (note that this book was written well before the movie so take that title for what it's worth)) and why men like them so much. The long story short: youth in women = we can have babies, and blond hair darkens as we age so that's an indicator of youth. Etc.

This chapter also talks about how men err on the side of false positive because they're wired to procreate. IE, for men it's better to assume that a woman is interested because if they aren't, oh well, but if they are and the man didn't follow up on a flirt then he missed a procreational opportunity.

Women, however, err on the side of false negative, IE if she's unsure that a man is interested (long term?) then oh well. If he wasn't interested, she didn't get pregnant. If he was interested and she didn't pick up on it, oh well because she didn't get pregnant with someone who maybe just wanted a one-night stand. 

Double IE: men need to err on the side that gives them progeny, and women need to err on the side that doesn't saddle them with long term responsibilities by themselves. 

The Really Interesting Tidbit from the chapter was the story of a Supermarket Chain making all of their cashiers thank customers by name while smiling and looking them in the eyes. If it was a male cashier, or if it was a female cashier and a female customer, no problem. If it was a female cashier and a male customer, well then there was stalking and harassment because if a woman looks into a man's eyes, smiles, and says "thank you for shopping with us, George Smith," then she must want to be his sex slave and marry him.