aw, how cute.

I'm watching I Heart Huckabees. It's kind of cute, but I don't recommend it: someone tried to make a movie about Mahayana Buddhism, and make it entertaining, but it's a bit shouty and pedantic, and I'm not sure how much it makes sense with everything divorced from its original Buddhist context.

I was thinking yesterday (it was a bumpy day) how one might explain to a young child the special relationship women have with chocolate, which has hormones similar or identical to primary female hormones, so that when women eat chocolate, it can help them feel better on a chemistry level and not just a psychology level. It dawned on me that it's possible that women have the same sort of visceral relationship with chocolate that men do with aggression: a sense of satisfaction that reaches deep into our hormonally-driven lizard brain.