Bloody Nerd/Day ONE!!!!

Oooh… day one of NaBloPoMo and I must confess I am very excited.  A whole host of possibilities to write about  and honestly–from Herr Meow’s colossal sugar rush and party-hearty antics last night to the ABO diet to how when you’re craving sweets you should really try reaching for a piece of fruit you like instead and watch your sugar craving go away– I’m giddy with possibility.

Let’s see… what else shall I blog about?  Here’s a tip for the uninspired:  I’ve found that if you make a quick yet public jot of things that have popped into your mind, it makes it kind of easy to go back and, days later, read your own blog when you’re stuck for idea.   Also, anytime you commit things to writing it makes it easier to remember without looking back at your notes.  True story– I believe it has something to do with using different pathways in your brain to remember, such as your visual and kinesthetic areas when writing a list, as opposed to just one pathway (your inner monologue).   Which is why lists work, unless you forget where you put the list.

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Back to the ABO types, though.
I guess that one thing lead to another and I found several interesting-for-different-reasons sites.

The first one is the Wikipedia explanation of the blood type diet.  If you’ve never heard of this, it was a theory that was popular a number of years ago and explained your diet preference and/or what you should eat as your ancient world preference thing or whatnot.  Wait.  That was confusing.

Well anyway, what struck me as funny is that this diet claims that type B blood people are the only people who can handle dairy products.  It struck my fancy for two reasons:

1. Maybe type B people were truly meant to be cows?
2. Doesn’t that assertion kind of negate the prevalence of lactose intolerance in certain ethnic groups, notably Asians?

So to check this point, I found this site on blood type distribution across the world and I found it interesting that type B blood’s prevalence is not very high across the world’s populations –so I guess there aren’t too many people who are meant to be cows– but that for instance in Japan, a whole 22% of the population is type B– if you look at the native Ainu, that number jumps to an amazing 32%!!!!!  So at least 22% of the population should be perfectly fine with eating dairy, but it could be as high as 32 percent– and for people who consider it an insult to put cream cheese in sushi rolls, I find that chuckle-worthy. 

(Incidentally, Philly rolls are a disgusting concept to me.  Ew.)
(OMG!  I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY IS SUSHI DAY!!!!  DRAGON ROLL HERE I COME!)

By contrast, the Swiss –those devils of candy and dairy confectionery goodness, and fondue! fondue! (and raclette….. mmmm)– have only 8% of their population as the dairyholic B type.  So, ha!

Of course,  I didn’t need to go through this wormhole, considering that this theory is highly criticized, but wasn’t it fun?  Well, at least I had fun.

The internet: a delicious waste of time.
Incidentally, I’m an O-type, and the ABO diet thingy says that we’re meant to be carnivores.  And yes, I must admit, I do love meat.

But honestly, that’s me and  75% of the world population or some ridiculous number like that.  One of us was bound to like meat, right?

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So anyway, back to the blood type stuff, a friend of mine had mentioned something about how in Japan horoscopes are nowhere near as popular as your lover’s bloodtype.

And I hadn’t really thought about it until I ran across this website  on the temperament descriptions of the four types. So of course here I am sharing with you and asking you to tell me in the comments (if you’d be so kind),

1. What’s your sign blood type, baby? (this would make an excellent Halloween pick-up line)
2. Does the description fit? If so, a lot or a little?

I love impromptu social experiments!

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10 thoughts on “Bloody Nerd/Day ONE!!!!

  1. My bloodtype is O negative but the descriptions for A and B are closer to my personality. At least for the calmness, practicality, and focus parts.

  2. I’m type A (A+, baby!), and it’s some accurate, some not. πŸ™‚ As a graphic designer, I do find it interesting that we’re labeled as the most artistic of blood types — maybe I’ll have to do a survey of my designer friends. πŸ˜‰
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    People with blood type A have a deep-rooted strength that helps them stay calm in a crisis when everyone else is panicking. However, they tend to avoid confrontation, and feel very uncomfortable around people. A types are shy and sometimes withdrawn. They seek harmony and are very polite, but all the same feel that they never really fit in with others. A types are very responsible. If there is a job to be done, they prefer to take care of it themselves. These people crave success and are perfectionists. They are also very creative, and the most artistic of all the blood types, most likely because of their sensitivity.

  3. I’m O positive. I was so entirely entertained by this concept I’m going to have to read more about it. I see you’re off to it for day 1! Have fun!

  4. Like Vixen, I’m O-. Not that it makes a hill of beans … how silly. I think even horoscopes are better at personality-definition than blood types – at last you get more choices!

  5. I have no idea what my blood type is (though I’m sure I have a donor card where somewhere). I do have to agree with you on taking notes during your day to day activities. It does make a difference when you need or want something to blog about.

  6. Type A+. Yeap! I’d say it’s pretty accurate – both diet and personality wise.
    Happy NaBloPoMo-ing! I’m glad I’m not the only crazy blogger out there.

  7. My blood type personality (type A) fit me eerily well. My husband’s (O), though, was pretty off the mark. So I’m only half convinced.
    Happy NaBloPoMo to you! I’m already freaking out with all the reading I now need to keep up with. (Type A?)

  8. Interesting link. I blood-typed myself in college biology class, but can’t recall my result – either AB+ or B+, I think. The analysis would have been more meaningful to me if I knew that little fact about myself.
    Happy NaBloPoMo, now into Day #2! And yikes, I forgot about the READING part…

  9. I am A- and I would have to say that quite a bit about Type A fits me. I wonder how the RH factor affects blood personality type :-).

  10. I’m B+. I didn’t realize that so few people in the US have type B blood (compared to O & A).
    As far as the analysis, I would say some parts are true, but others are a bit off. I’m definitely stubborn, but I know I don’t come off as cold. In fact, I’m the one strangers will approach on the street because I have a “friendly face.”

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