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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Reading my email, I saw a link to this article about the biology behind physical attractiveness. Then I went and looked for a way to calculate my waist to hip ratio, which at my current weight means a 29 inch waist with 43 inch hips. This may explain why I'm often perceived as thinner than I actually am. My ratio is .67, which is lower than the ideal of .70. (I have a disproportionally large bubble butt, but that's okay.) Now the odd thing is that most American women have a much higher ratio - something on the order of .75 or higher. So bouncing around Google I find this article which ultimately explains why I never get to wear pants. People often wonder why I always wear skirts, and the ultimate reason is very very simple: pants don't fit me. Ever. Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to find some jeans that I only have to belt moderately, but usually I put on a pair of jeans or other pants and if they make it over my thighs and butt, then there's an extra dozen inches of fabric floating somewhere around my waist. It's ridiculous, unflattering, and uncomfortable. Skirts are far more forgiving.

Ultimately, I don't know what the heck it all means, other than I'm at a statistically lower risk for heart disease. And that the odds of my ever wearing pants on a regular basis is very very low.


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