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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That may end up happening with adriana but I can gain a lot from meeting up with her next week. I still need to determine if she really does like me (signs point to yes so far). I also don't want to become too emotionally attached.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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In your case the experience will do you good. Many bad things can happen in a relationship. When it is all over and you are an old man you will be able to finally answer the question.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The experience is the reason I want to jump-start things like this too. Having at least one before I go to uni would help.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Listen, you set it up as best you can after that it is out of your hands. Many things can go wrong. Hope for the best and expect the worst is a good maxim to live by.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes... and if the worst happens, then at least I have other girls as possibilities. But I know that I can't be picky.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The dates could actually happen and still things can go wrong. You never really know. A week is a long time, she can change her mind. Be ready for the unexpected.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Does this count as a date, really?

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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YES IT DOES!

Good luck.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Thanks! I'm hoping for the best and expecting the worst but the 6-day wait is nerve-wracking.

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi zetafunc,

Just spent the last half an hour catching up on your posts. You're at post 6884. Eeeekkkk!

So have I got this right ... you're going to her house to help her with step papers ? Or is it the coffee shop ? Or both ?

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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

Yes, I do believe that is a date. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

bob bundy wrote:

hi zetafunc,

Just spent the last half an hour catching up on your posts. You're at post 6884. Eeeekkkk!

So have I got this right ... you're going to her house to help her with step papers ? Or is it the coffee shop ? Or both ?

Bob

Going to her house to help with STEP; she hasn't done any questions yet... but I'm hoping that she knows I'm not there to help her with maths.

bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Yes, I do believe that is a date. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

Thank you. I guess I am most worried about meeting her family.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Never worry about the things you can do nothing about. Try being polite first, see if they want to reciprocate or want war.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I think they'll be fine. There's a good chance they'll be like her.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I hope it will be okay. I googled her and found out that she has an older sister (early 20s), but I don't know anything else about her family. Who knows, maybe she will send her family out so we are alone.

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I've still been talking to adriana (so looks like we will be talking up until the 26th). She's just been asking me about why I want to go to UCL, where I'll live, etc... she seems to agree with everything I say.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is wrong with that? In the old days that was considered the perfect gal.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I guess nothing is wrong with it, although if she disagrees with something I say, I suppose I'd want her to say it... at the moment we're just talking about random stuff, like being 18, or gap years.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Two people who do not agree very much can rarely be together. Even for a limited time.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hmm, well, we seem to agree on everything so far. She also loves it when I tell her about maths; she said that as long as I keep talking about it, I could never bore her. Which is a good sign, I feel...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not following you, this sounds perfect. You know what I would do? I would put on my camouflage paint, my bulletproof vest, my night vision goggles and grab a big burlap sack. Then I would sneak across town invisible to the ordinary human and throw her in the sack and take her home with me. That may be illegal in Britain, so check first.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Sounds good, I may try that. She is small so should be a snug fit.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, they outlawed that in the US just last year. Something about human rights or something else.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I've no idea why they'd do that, seems perfectly fine to me.

I think adriana's gone to bed now.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it is kind of late.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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