Things have changed a bit from the "good old days" when I was a student. In all of my undergraduate overnight field trips, the first stop at the end of the day was the beer stop where we picked up cases of beer for the evening around the campfire. When I was in graduate school, the department had Friday afternoon symposia and one rotating job among the teaching assistants was to collect money from the graduate students and faculty to make the beer and chips run for after the talk. It's a damn shame that these days young men and women are judged old enough to travel half-way round the world to kill people yet are deemed too immature to imbibe in a glass of beer or wine back home.
One of the good things about October, a time when one is reminded of the inevitable onset of winter, snow, and cold, is the appearance of good Oktoberfest beers from local breweries in the local tavern. By the way, for some of you who need edumacatin', beer looks like this...
Anyway, on another blog, my attention was drawn to a dating trends blog from OkCupid, an online dating site. They had a post on the Best Questions for a First Date - in other words, what can you ask on a date that will give you the most useful information about that person?
What's the most important thing most guys want to know when they're on a date? OkCupid knows and they did some statistical analysis of their member's profiles and found a clear correlation.
What's the biggest predictor of being willing to sleep with someone on the first date? Liking the taste of beer! Geologists drink a lot of beer. Ergo, geologists are easy! Can't argue with logic.
Being married for 18+ years, such information is useless to me today but in the interest of science I thought I'd share it with my readers. If you want to get laid quickly, find a geologist. You have to be willing to be seen with someone who's sometimes a bit dirty (with real dirt) and wearing jeans, hiking boots, and flannel (and that's the women geologists!). But geologists really do know how to make the bedrock (ha, "bed rock", get it?).