Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pucker Up


Since it's the season of LOVE, I decided to do a post on the KISS! What's funner to talk about during Valentines than kissing right? Do you remember your first kiss? I do, and it's so the worst and most horrible memory of a first kiss ever. It was with some weird French guy in Cancun. Jill and Jenny...do you remember? Needless to say I've had a few better "first kisses" since then, Mr. L being the best and last of course. Anyways, here are some fun facts about the kiss for your enjoyment...

*A total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles are used during kissing.
*Indian text written in 1500 BC contain the first description of people kissing.
*The Romans started the tradition of kissing after the wedding ceremony. They considered themselves betrothed after kissing passionately in front of a group of people.
*Before the 1400's, kissing under the mistletoe was very serious and meant that the couple was engaged.

So I also thought it would be fun to take a poll. Do you think Kissing is LEARNED or INSTINCTIVE?

*I chose the Titanic picture not only because it's one of our favorites, but if you ask Mr. L about it, his first response is "Now That Was True Love!" Referring to Kate and Leo. So funny.

5 comments:

Liz said...

Ooooh... I love Titanic! I definitely agree with Dean. I think kissing may be instinctive. Very interesting facts.

I do remember my first kiss. It was terrible. I was 15 and I wasn't allowed to date until I was 16 but my Dad gave in and let me go to church with this guy. We kissed in the church. It was gross! I should have stayed home... LOL!

BookwormMom said...

My first kiss was also terrible...

As for learning vs instinctual, I think the need to give and show love is instinctual, and each culture teaches what is the appropriate outlet for those emotions are.

Mindi D said...

I think you should've used a picture of Jason and Molly, didn't Mr. L think that was true love? I remember my first kiss, and it is not a good memory! Ask me about it but I will not put it here!! Fun post, I love valentines!!

Meg said...

even i remember the french guy- and i wasn't even on that trip. the french are supposedly the most romantic- so i guess it's a good place to start.

Aaron and Jenny Westboek said...

Oh Jaime....I sure do remember that trip and of course I remember that french guy kissing you! I shouldn't laugh, but it was so funny! Okay....maybe not at the time, but it sure is funny now!! I'm glad there were others that made it better for you especially Mr. L!! Thanks for bringing back that memeory for me!! It made my night!! Love ya!!

 
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