We’ve started cooking for my FAB class. I’m cooking! I never cook unless it’s for other people, and it usually ends up that "other people" = "boyfriends," and seeing as how I’ve not had one for almost two months now and when I did have one last, he lived in a different state, I’ve not been cooking much lately and oh, it’s nice to be bustling around a kitchen again. Not to mention a professional kitchen stocked up the wazoo.
It’s odd, but I’ve always been attracted to men who enjoy partaking in things I don’t much care for myself (smoking excluded): coffee, meat, alcohol. I don’t drink coffee, I don’t eat meat or fish and I’m not much of a drinker (though these last few weeks might argue otherwise)– but my boyfriends always have and have been. In fact, I *look* for those qualities in potential dates. I adore men who drink coffee because I love the smell of it, particularly first thing in the morning, and a guy who doesn’t say no to a beer is quite likely also a guy who doesn’t say no to social gatherings in a bar, and I love bars.
The meat thing– it’s less that I’m attracted to carnivores than it is I’m attracted to omnivores. Because I love to cook and I’m *good* at cooking, and I like knowing that the guy I’m dating will be willing to eat most anything I create in the kitchen. It’s kind of hypocritical, I know, unless you know the prime, foundational reason why I’m a vegetarian, and of course you don’t because no one does– though there is exactly one person who knows the prime, foundational reason why I’m not much of a drinker– but in any case– yeah. I can create miracles with chicken. Have you tried my pot pie? Probably not, but, oh honey, trust me: you should. It trumps
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What’s that? While I’m on the subject of boys, why don’t I talk about the science factor? Well! Since you asked!
Another odd fact is that I’ve never been attracted to liberal arts majors, despite having been the poster child of liberal arts majors (Comm is maybe the only thing that comes close to rivaling English) and despite having an otherworldly passion for the liberal and dramatic arts. I’ve documented this before– boyfriends or crushes or whatever have, in the past, actually tended to fall under a Computing/IT umbrella. But since having ventured down the path of obtaining a degree of my own in CpE, I’ve found myself fascinated by the physics and life science majors. Theoretically, anyway. It doesn’t hurt that the BPB is a pretty awesome building to kill time between classes in. It also doesn’t hurt that I am head-over-heels in love with xkcd and have been for… well… for over a year now. Wow! Who knew it had been that long?
This post is veering in a direction that ends in me listing off all the qualities I find attractive in guys, so I’m going to shut up now because those lists never lead to anything good.
On another note, whoever decided to read (slash-click) through every single post I’ve ever written using Typepad today between the hours of 10 and 11:30 a.m., thereby *tripling* my typical daily site stats? I would be in admiration for your zealotry, but chances are you’re either insane or a spambot, so in place of admiration, here’s some reprobation: didn’t you have anything better to do today? Honey, *sleeping* would be more productive.