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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That is not nice. When I think of famous chefs know quite a few of them are male.

Hmm, Katie replied. She wants to know what kind of girl I like.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Did you tell her? I always had trouble answering that question.

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I gave a bit of a vague description (not specific), and posed the same question to her.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I used to use a canned answer to that question but it did not go over very well.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What answer was that?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I used to say, "a girl like you" to her.

There is a tougher question that I also never came up with a good answer to.

Incidentally, it is good to see that at least some things have not changed in the thousands of years I have been living.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I sometimes think about saying that but instead I like to give hints at it, or sometimes frustrate her a bit to the point where she is basically asking the question "do you like ME?".

Tougher question?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I never thought about it much. I realized much later that it is a trick question. Either it is built in or their mother gives it to them.

Yes there is a tougher question. "Why do you like me?" That one was particularly hard for me to understand.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That is a hard one... but probably extremely common, with girls who have low self-esteem (like adriana). I have noticed her lack of confidence in her mathematics too.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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As far as I could determine, and this is just my guess their need to be liked is the underlying reason for the partying.

This need to be liked is a direct consequence of their low self esteem and general lack of confidence.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She will probably get plenty of that from her 'BF' when she goes to Cyprus.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She can get many things from him. None of them are good.

I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yep.

I've also noticed the numbers of e-mails she's been sending me each day have been slowly decreasing. For 30, then about 20, then 11, and yesterday it was only 8.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Interesting, the curve looks like this.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Would be neat if there was a way to find the number of e-mails a person sends you per day in Hotmail... I can't just go by date either, because sometimes we stay up talking until 1 AM the next day.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That rough count suggests they are diminishing.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That is not good...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It could mean she is losing interest. It could be just settling down to something more realistic than 30 per day.

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Either that or she is just busy preparing for her holiday. She leaves in 15 hours or so.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could be. You mentioned she would be gone for 2 weeks?

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She comes back from Cyprus on the 20th to London, but then she's off to Barcelona on the 21st and her birthday is on the 22nd. I don't know when she is back from Barcelona. But school starts back on Monday the 25th.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does more travelling than the US Senate. What is in Barcelona besides people that live there?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It's notorious for the party atmospheres there, that is probably why she is going...

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I hear it is close to Ibiza, a total party island.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I hope she does not get taken advantage of...