Dan's post on the dating thread was both comic and tragic.
I think about a lot of things too, but spend as little time possible thinking about menstruation.I spend a lot of time thinking about: plants, sex, gender, animals, natural building, decoding rabbit language, menstruation, apple trees, what I want for my next meal, feminism, sexuality, veganism, the institution of marriage, food, relationships....I think about a lot of things. I hope you do too
It's unfortunate that someone would appear to embrace a stereotype so enthusiastically, but nevertheless folks do it all the time. If she really wanted to come off as a characature she could have included things like "winter solstice, majicke, Gloria Steinem, global warming, the color black, coriander, gender equality..." But the lady in the dating ad was probably being quite truthful in reporting some of the things she thinks about. Make no mistake, though, her intent was a thinly veiled attempt to convey a message about how she wants to be perceived by others. She did not assemble an entirely random list, rather she interspersed code words that would advertise her political/social convictions. It's not an unintelligent approach.
So what do you think about?
My 'random' list would include: sex, plants, how the repertoire of mundane things forms our perception of reality, coffee, sex, maps, pattern recognition, warfare, time and space, Cyburbia, relationships, consciousness, sex, decoding human language, UFO's, what I want for my next meal, Anne Hathaway, and sex.