Wednesday, April 4, 2007

One year old

Posted in Diversions, Generalities, On the Internet at 10:27 pm by graceandpoise

A year ago today, this blog was born. It should now be able to:

  • have mastered fine motor skills, able to pick up and put down toys at will
  • feed itself and particularly enjoy finger-foods (finger-words? finger-links?)
  • be an expert crawler
  • wave goodbye, point, nod, and shake its head
  • realize it misses me when I’m not around (perhaps I should do better about being around more often)
  • understand the word “no”
  • enjoy simple sorting games to increase its mental dexterity
  • respond to its own name
  • learn that doing one thing leads to another happening
  • take some of its first unassisted steps
  • start to become shy of strangers or people it doesn’t see very often (though I’m not sure whether this fact would encourage people to visit more often, or to avoid visiting altogether)

And in addition to all of these ordinary 1-year-old milestones, this blog has gone several times from DC to Seattle to Seoul and Shanghai, and never once cried on an airplane. Now that’s an accomplishment!

So here’s to the birthday of the blog. May it soon walk longer distances on its own, learn a few nouns, and point to parts of itself when someone says the names of them.


  1. May this blog continue to grow in wisdom and stature before God and men … and women.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  2. Julie said,

    And in my experience, your one-year-old blog will also be very clingy, for at least the next 8 months.


  3. Gaupyinny said,

    Two new studies show why some people are more attractive for members of the opposite sex than others.

    The University of Florida, Florida State University found that physically attractive people almost instantly attract the attention of the interlocutor, sobesednitsy with them, literally, it is difficult to make eye. This conclusion was reached by a series of psychological experiments, which were determined by the people who believe in sending the first seconds after the acquaintance. Here, a curious feature: single, unmarried experimental preferred to look at the guys, beauty opposite sex, and family, people most often by representatives of their sex.

    The authors believe that this feature developed a behavior as a result of the evolution: a man trying to find a decent pair to acquire offspring. If this is resolved, he wondered potential rivals. Detailed information about this magazine will be published Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    In turn, a joint study of the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University and Duke University, Duke University in North Carolina revealed that women are perceived differently by men smell. During experiments studied the perception of women one of the ingredients of male pheromone-androstenona smell, which is contained in urine or sweat.

    The results were startling: women are part of this repugnant odor, and the other part is very attractive, resembling the smell of vanilla, and the third group have not felt any smell. The authors argue that the reason is that the differences in the receptor responsible for the olfactory system, from different people are different.

    It has long been proven that mammals (including human) odor is one way of attracting the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. A detailed article about the journal Nature will publish.

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