Sunday, April 27, 2008

Book Tag

Long overdue
I owe my cyber-buddy Gizelle @mirage2g a "123" book tag entry.
Gizelle is a super-mom with the cutest kids and a penchant for great cooking. Her blogs are worth a visit because she posts some of the most wonderfully vivid photographs that give a sense of her life in Vienna, Austria.

Sorry for the slow Alzheimeric book tag reaction from me Giz ,
I have just been too laptop, DVD and Ipod intensive that I haven't really been near a good book lately.
I thank you for reminding me of the continued relevance of books.
There is after all, nothing like a paperback to keep me company while sipping coffee at Starbucks
(As opposed to having to talk to "wifey"
the paperback is looking like a mighty good option ...)

For those in the audience - the book tag works like this :

Here are the easy to do tag rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

So - here's my book:

Yes - the book is entitled "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?"
It is a question and answer book.
One question , one answer
Then - on to the next question

I love books like this because they are entertaining, informative and such easy reads.
Great for stolen reading opportunities such as coffee breaks, afternoon tea, or waiting in line ,
As well as when waiting for someone who is always at least 30 minutes late for anything, knowing full well that that irritates me no end ...
Though that doesn't seem to matter despite the fact that she now legally owns half of everything I own ...
And 100% of everything that she ever bought despite my pleas for rational spending because my ability to pay credit card bills is stretched to the max already ...
And that a closet packed with dresses cannot be by any stretch of imagination so empty as to say "I have nothing to wear ... "
But then I digress ...

Back to the book tag
Hmmmm - page 123 - 1st 5 sentences
Then post the next three ...

"If you want to read about the first reported case of tone deafness, just go to the 1878 journal Mind and read Grant-Allnes article "Note Deafness". The article describes the case of a thirty-year-old man who took music lessons as a child, but was completely unable to carry a tune or recognize familiar melodies.
Congenital amusia is similar to a learning disability. "

This is part of the answer to the question - "Are some people really tone deaf?"
Unexciting answer
(Shucks - I could have just YouTubed wifey singing - and the answer would have been obvious)

Anyway ...
There are clearly more interesting questions and answers in other pages of the book.
The most interesting I guess is the part that answers the title,
"Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?"
This appears on page 14-16
A lengthy discussion that includes the role of body chemicals like oxytoxin, prolactin, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), and endorphins.
Ho hum
Perhaps boring but interesting to know nonetheless.

Of course if the authors had just taken the time to ask me,
Then I could have given them the simple answer

Q: - Why do men fall asleep after sex"
A: - Because ... there's nothing left to do.


luna miranda said...

Hahahaha I just love your reading materials! But i wonder why you need a whole book to answer the question.:D

mirage2g said...

I sometimes wonder if your wifey ever read your blog! =D

I guess though that your simple answer goes the same for women, But IM guessing all those explanation is why the book isnt titled 'Why do people fell asleep after sex?'

(Homer has really been the epitome of a not so good example

Thanks for doing this tag, I'll send you more! lol. =D

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

I love question/answer books almost as much as I love "quotation" books.
Short easy reading that contains a lot of either information or profundity.

Of course I do indulge myself in the obligatory readings of the time. Right now - that for me means
"A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Gizelle @mirage2g,

Yes - wifey occasionally reads my blog. Her sisters do too - so anything I write is "chismizd" straight to her .



mirage2g said...

Well, its nice to know she's cool with it! I sense so much patience in her! Wahahahaha, not you but her!

Sidney said...

Great to see you are back...
I guess too much sex... and too much sleep... ;-)and no extra time to blog!;-)

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...


Yes - she is cool with it
And yes - she is patient- she always waits a few minutes before she throws something at me


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

hahaha - NO SEX , ALL SLEEP


rita : ) said...

they, actually, have a book for that? oi...

you had to put homer up there, too. love it!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

It seems they have a book for everything these days.

Homer looks so good - doesn't he?


rita : ) said...

oh yeah. homer just turns me on like no other men(insert sarcasm here). hahaha!

torogi said...

ha ha ha ha ha stups! manen manen manong?