Science, single

Prelude to a Kiss: The Science of Kissing

couple kiss whimsy

(originally appeared in Brain World Magazine) Mae West once said, “A man’s kiss is his signature.” Surely, if you were blindfolded and kissed three or four people you could still recognize which one was your significant other. There is an art to the kiss, and there are certainly different styles of kissing. My girlfriends and I once theorized that everyone has their own style. How compatible their style is with yours is what makes them a good or bad kisser. This hypothesis came up shortly after discovering that we had all kissed the same guy and each of us had a different reaction. I’m a scientist and prone to over…

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single, Weightloss

Single and Losing…

If you read my first post you know I’m single and still looking for my Prince Charming.  One of my steps to my goal of wifedom is to lose weight. Over the years it really does slowly creep up on you.  My friends and I have been taking part in a six month long weight loss challenge at work. Well, it’s over and I have gained 10 pounds!   WTH!!, it’s the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do in a weight loss challenge! Sugar Sugar My Bestie was trying to help me figure out what the heck happened and how I gained ten pounds. I did give up sugar…

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Childfree, no kids, single

Childfree by Choice

wisdom: childfree

  This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending what we call our “LA Lady Brunch”.   Truth be told, the first LA Lady Brunch is where I was encouraged to start this blog.  In attendance were seven childfree independent 40-ish women. All of us childfree by choice.  We were a mix of four bachelorettes, two divorcees, and one of us married. The conversation drifted to the fact that we are a forgotten demographic in pop culture and in society in general. You have shows about the single Mom and shows about single millennials looking for love, but where’s the Mary Tyler Moore of 2018?  We had Sex and…

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blogging, Finances, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, retirement, single

Welcome to the Whimsy & Wisdom blog!

I hope that you enjoy and get some wisdom from my blog.  Since we’re both new here, I thought I would introduce the blog a bit.  Of course like anything creative it is an organic entity, meaning it will grow quit possibly into something completely different from what I had originally planned on.  Life just works that way. You plant the seeds not knowing exactly what you will get, but rest assured whatever you get will bloom and flourish into something lovely. However, you don’t find those seeds to plant without digging in some dirt.  The seeds of my blog were discovered around the time my Mom decided to sell…

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blogging, Gen X, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, single


While I do have a Science blog (, I have recently been drawn to writing about other topics I like.  I’m a Girly girl after all, I love fashion and makeup and all the gadgets that make my life easier.  I like to think I’m the grown-up Elle Woods of Science, with an English Bulldog instead of a chihuahua. One day it suddenly dawned on me that I was creating a lifestyle blog.   Sigh…  Another lifestyle blog. Then I realized there are Mom blogs up the whazoo, Christian blogs, Vegan blogs, Millennial blogs, Gay blogs, even blogs about blogging! I‘m not writing about any of that. I’m an over 40,…

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