A follow up on the things we like in chicks.

In the comments on yesterday’s post on desirable traits in a woman, Jack from Sigma-Frame posted up his own list which he published a year ago. He made a bit more of an effort than I did as he actually took the time to explain his thinking, whereas my list is a take it or leave it and if you don’t understand it then I don’t give a shit compendium.

But I like his list a lot. Particularly number 7:

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The traits of the modern marriageable woman

An email from a female reader, (I didn’t know there were any. Mental note to self; must be more misogynistic.)

I would be interested in hearing a parallel list of traits of the modern woman, or an ideal woman, or your idea of a good woman. Obviously youth and beauty are high on the list, but as you’ve said many times those are traits by definition that drastically reduce in value over time. You seem to be a person who values hard work and continuing to become the best person you can be – so where does that leave women in your equation? Simply worthless after they’ve hit “the wall”? Why would any man ever get married if his wife is only going to be valuable until she hits age 30 and his value is just going to increase?  I definitely take the point that a woman would be wise to consider her youth and beauty as important and strategic assets in building her family and the life that she wants – it just seems that there are still many traits that a woman should continue her whole life long to develop and establish.  You’ve got quite a hopeful message for men – put in the work and you can change your life – but it seems that you think that all women should do is be young and hot. Maybe also quiet.

Sounds good to me! But seriously …

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Sunday lifting thread – diet and fasting.

It’s been a while since I posted a Sunday lifting thread, mostly due to the present circumstances. I have been lifting throughout this period but it has been a bit up and down, like my moods. But it’s critical to keep working at the iron no matter what your circumstances. The iron gives you strength, not just physically but mentally as well.

In addition to the iron I am doing my best to make sure that I eat properly. This means that Sunday afternoon is my big cooking day of the week. Typically a roast chicken for lunch which I will then turn the leftovers into stock and then use that to make a soup and a stew which go into the fridge and serve my hunger needs during the week when I am a little tired or lacking motivation to cook properly.

A good diet high in protein and fat and low in carbs is really important for you in a general health sense, but if you’re lifting serious weights 3 or more times a week then you also need a big replenishment so as to not suffer muscle atrophy.

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Podcast #96 – The 28 traits of the modern man episode.

I have moved the weekly podcast release to Saturday, (this was uploaded to Soundcloud yesterday), as Wednesday is just too difficult to record and I like to put it up immediately before I have a chance to rethink things.

This week’s episode is about clearing up the misconceptions regarding my 28 Traits of the modern man series. I go into a little more background on each of them, in particular those in which the meaning is inferred rather than being obvious.

The recession Australia deserves to have.

Australia’s housing bubble is on the verge of going pop. The housing bubble is based on a few factors, namely an immigration Ponzi scheme, the market distortion created by the Reserve Bank manipulating interest rates, and the demise of Australia’s manufacturing economy which has resulted in a scramble for wealth generation via asset inflation.

Australia has staved off an official recession for almost 30 years by sleight of hand manipulation of the economy and official measuring indicators such as GDP. But with so many jobs now based on the housing and construction sector, a bursting of the bubble would see such an impact on the economy that it is hard to determine how this would not result in a recession.

This chart that was published last week in The Australian is illustrative of just how big the problem is and for how long the market reckoning has been put off.

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