Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Boys and Girls: The Prelude

There was a time where I wrote on this blog about silly, trivial things like Captain Planet and the washing machines in my dorms going crazy. As time has moved forward, I have matured discussing love, family, and a depressing amount of death. Who knows how many posts ago I actually said it, but I decided that it was time to conquer bigger and better things. It was my job--nay, my born duty--to go after some of the most difficult questions that have plagued mankind for ever. No, I don't mean the trivial stuff like "where did we come from?" or "why am I here?" Those questions have no real answers, so why even bother to attempt? (Answers are: the sea and to keep reproducing.)

Almost Enlightening was a name that came about a few months or so into this blog existing. It was first called, "Dribbling Drivel," but I felt like I was directly ripping off Steve Martin a tad too much (his book of essays was titled Pure Drivel). The post count is hovering around 100, so I think it's time to tackle one of the most loaded, but constantly asked, questions of our or anytime: What's up with the opposite sex?

For too long I have heard complaints from either end about style, emotions, decision making, small actions, and so on and so forth. None of these problems are ever answered directly, but instead piled into a vast collection of "I don't get it." Here on this blog, I will attempt the unheard of: explain why these things happen.

This is an already difficult task on my own for many reasons (one of them is that I'm not female), so I'll need some help. Earlier, I texted a few girl friends to tell me what their biggest complaints/questions/befuddlements are in regards to men. Needless to say, it didn't take long to get a large amount of responses. Every question won't be answered directly, but I hope to explain the reasoning behind these problems to the best of my abilities.

Now, I turn to you. If you're a man and are confused as to why women watch chick flicks? Put it in the comments. If you're a girl and don't get why we just don't put the seat down? Put it in the comments. If you have too much for the comments, you can email here. This is your chance to get these things off of your chest...and then criticize me for my answers.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do guys lead girls on when they're not interested?
Why aren't most guys into monogamy?
Why is Mike Anton so fucking good-looking?

Anonymous said...

Why do guys lead girls on when they're not interested?
Why aren't most guys into monogamy?
Why is Mike Anton so fucking good-looking?

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA why IS mike anton so good looking? That is a good question.
why am i constantly drawn to that sexy, witty, quirky man?

Anonymous said...

what is the acceptable time frame for calling/texting someone after getting their number?

what is with guys and porn?

Anonymous said...

I've heard the answers in Cosmo, but I think I'll like the Manton answers better.

How true is this "he's just not that into you" theory? Is it true that if a guy is interested in someone, he will always make every effort to be around her? Or are they ever shy and secretive about it?

Anonymous said...

do girls use some guys as 'practice' for the guys they are really interested in? and if so, how do i know that when a girl hooks up with me, i'm not her 'practice' hookup?