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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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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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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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

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...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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...