When I was aÂ kid, I was pretty much just another busy, noisy body, milling around in a house swarming with busy noisy bodies.
Â Now kids have questions, they always do, and I’m sure my parents had lots of answers, but no time to give them. What they did do was provide a house full of books. Usually, my questions, from how to spell something to what something meant, was met by the emphatic statement “go look it up”.Â (Either that, or go pester one of your siblings!- which I’m sure I did)
This was one of the best things that could have happened to me. I became adept at looking things up, and devoted to books as a source of all things interesting. My parents always encouraged reading. My Dad would read anything and I used to have to hide my books from him because if I happened to put one down and he came along and found it he’d pick it up to read and not give it back!
I grew up with a love of learning and a strong aversion to any kind of censorship.Â One of my fundamental beliefs is that a person should read widely, ask lots of questions, keep an open mind, and make decisions and judgements based on an open and accepting attitude.Â The only danger is in lack of knowledge and aÂ closed mind.
Â So, where am I going with this?Â My approach to learning means I’m always stumbling across new and interesting things.Â Today for example, I learned something about physiology, that I didn’t know, and I thought I’d share, as kind of a ‘public service’.
I was ‘googling’ on whiskey. Why? I couldn’t think of the exact difference between Scotch, Rye, and Bourbon.Â I found out some pretty interesting things, such as, in the States, there is a law that if a whiskey is to be called ‘rye’ it has to have over 51% Rye mash. In Canada, that’s not the case so our rye isn’t as much rye as I thought. Bourbon is madeÂ with corn mash and Scotch with barley. Also learned that its very annoying to the Scots if you spell whisky with a ‘e’. Don’t do it!
One of the interesting links was on a rather prentious site ‘for men’. (It is a tough site if you’re on dial-up, lots of pictures and adverts).Â However, IÂ read the article on Scotch then I thought, cool, I can look around here and see what men talk about. My observations so far at work have been that men talk about computers, cars, drinking, and, when they think there are no women around, they talk about getting laid.Â (Ok, maybe they talk about sports too).
So, this site is designed for men to hang out, talk about cars, gadgets, babes, and, sexuality. Not a bad idea since I know women like talking about these things too (well maybe not so much about cars and gadgets). I clicked on that link and there are all kinds of ‘coaching’ lessons for guys. You know, dating, handling rejection, keeping her interested, and sex.Â I clicked on the sex link because well, I’m interested in everything right?Â I was actually curious about what kind of advice guys give other guys.
Â Well yahoo, I learned something that I never even thought of. Men can do Kegel exercises too!Â Now for years, ladies have been discussing exercising their pelvic floor muscles for greater sexual pleasure and also to recover from having babies. Here, in this article, they suggest the same thing for men. This is to enhance stamina and have even greater orgasms.Â Now, did everyone already know this and the only one behind the times? Girls? Opinions?Â Anyway, I saw some crap on that site (like the top 99 women of 2006!) But, I’ll forgive them. I learned something useful today!!
Â Away you go then.
You’re Welcome 🙂