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.
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.
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?
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!