Thursday, May 2, 2013

X Chromosome

"X" is for x chromosome.

Okay folks here we go, right into our first genetics lesson. Or is it biology? Maybe it's math. Well now, let's see, two x chromosomes make a girl. One x and one y chromosome makes a boy. Sounds simple enough and it is, except for one thing. There's a huge difference between males and females. Aside from the obvious physical contrasts there are definitely some serious flaws in the x y chromosome.

Don' t get me wrong, I think men are wonderful. They just think differently than women, which is probably a good thing unless they don't think at all.

Let me state three examples:

1. Driving along in the countryside, a woman spots a lovely crystal clear stream with a pair of ducks paddling along peacefully, and comments, "Pull over Honey, I'd love to get a picture of that and send it to the grandchildren. Man, affectionately referred to as "Honey", says, "If I had my gun with me, we'd be having duck dinner tonight. Oh, by the way, I need to stop and go pee in the stream."

2. When discussing human  mortality,  a woman usually opts for discussions on spirituality, religion, or personal faith formation. Men, on the other hand, want to decide which daring adventure they should consider before the end of life, such as alligator wrestling or sky diving or maybe even bungee-jumping over the Grand Canyon.

3. Last, but not least, my idea of flowers, as an anniversary gift, is a dozen long stemmed red roses, not a bag of King Arthur flour so I can make chocolate chip cookies.

There you have it, folks, combine, genetics, biology, and math and you have a recipe for...uh...chocolate chip cookies.

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Esther Joy said...

I've made my share of chocolate chip cookies for the males in our family!

Along These Lines ... said...

I wonder what two Y chromsomes would create?

gsb said...

I can smell them now. I'll be over right after I stop at that stream, relieve myself and kill a couple of ducks

Leovi said...

Yes, that's life, one X chromosome is much irony laden!

Lola said...

Great, creative post for *X*– so thought-provoking!

And thanks for visit.

Gattina said...

Lol ! I totally agree with you ! and it's even worse ! I almost also wrote about that, but then gave up !
I am happy to be an XX and not a combination ! X stands also for a kiss !

Lmkazmierczak said...

How have me smiling♫ Thanks for commenting on my blog♥ Happy week-end!

Cathy Kennedy said...

LOL this is so funny and so true. I love your creative take on the male/female X chromosome and the way we think differently. One thing, I wish you hadn't mentioned chocolate chip cookies because now I want some.

Granny-Guru said...

Love your creativity and stories. One more, when my husband and I talk about living in the DC area, he talks about traffic, I talk about grandchildren.

Pondside said...

The Chocolate Chip Cookies would only work for me if they came wrapped up from the best bakery, in a basket with a good book, a bottle of wine, a bottle of scent, a silk scarf......I'm sure you get the picture, because you have two X chromosomes too!

Jim said...

Hi Pam ~~ You've got it all wrapped up tight!!! Good job with the "X" word.

You have shown why a man could love a woman. Not for her prowness but rather that she adds a touch of gentleness to his life.

BWW, I found "xu" as a word in scrabble dictionary so it's legal. XD

Pam Beers. said...

EJ: Me too!

Nick: Good question. My answer: Two "Y"s would probably equal a really dumb XY...present company excluded.

gsb: You're definitely an XY.

L: That one X is the culprit.

Thanks, Lola. You're welcome.

Gat: Glad I could make you smile. I like the kiss X.

Lmk: Smiles are why I do this blog. You have a happy weekend too.

CK: I want a cc cookie too.

GG: Good one. I like it. HA!

Pondside: You're my kind of XX.

lightly said...

it only takes one Y to make a moron.
males are born with 2 Y but after we turn 20 we do lose one.
in our 2Y years we will challenge all that is good in the world.
there are lots of warning labels produced because of our 2Y.
now since we know women don't have the Y can you explain why women also do stupid things

Pam Beers. said...

Jim, glad you cleared up the legality of Xu, the Scrabble word, I was really worried. ;)

lightly: You are so funny. I like the YY explanation.

Women occasionally do stupid things when they're around the men in their lives. Or maybe we're stupid because we have an XY in our lives. That's not nice of me. I really do think men are wonderful.

Splendid Little Stars said...

LOL! awesome!

criticalcrass said...

i was reading your explanation in your blog's title bar for the use of the word pucky, and how it's another word for the thing that begins with an "s"... i thought "sucky". and then i saw the "t" and was like, what? it took me a minute. wow.

that first one, about the ducks, SO true in so many instances. but i can tell you without a doubt that my brothers would want to feed the ducks rather than feed upon them.

Jenny said...


What an xcellent link to the letter X.

This was so funny and thought provoking!

Thanks for linking.