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**zetafunc.****Guest**

By practicing the art of detachment in situations like I am in now?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think so. I think you have to come to the realization that most girls out there would not make good wives, or even good girl friends. This is not intended as an attack on the the gals, the same goes for most guys. I do not talk about them because we are not interested in them in that way.

Since there is more bad than good it is obvious that most attempts at relationships will end badly.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

And despite that we keep trying. I suppose part of the excitement is exploring unknown territory.

Katie said this: "I haven't really got a type- I tend to find that the geekier (is that a word?) People are, the more I like them, but I think that's just me trying to find a kindred spirit!" (when talking about guys she liked)

She also said 'people'. Maybe she swings both ways...?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now you are getting it. Cold analysis of every word. One of the points of detachment.

Talk to her, writing is often better than speaking. Find out all you can and make a decision with your head and with your insides. Leave the passion and the curvy bodies out.

I am going get something to eat see you in a bit.

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Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I had to call the cable company yesterday, my cable kept going out. I do not know if they fixed it but so far I have had no outages.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Do you have Freeview in the US?

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I asked Katie if there was anyone on her radar, and she said "Afraid not! Not nearly enough harry potter/ doctor who/ physics and maths enthusiasts in the year! What about you?"... hmm.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have never heard of freeview. What is it?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is a box you buy for about £10, and you never have to pay anything more, it receives a decent amount of channels depending on where you put your antenna. No monthly bills due to having a dish or anything.

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

I did not mean that. I meant my internet connection.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh, I see, I thought you meant TV.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not watch any TV. I prefer DVD's of movies or a TV show. That way I do not have to watch commercials. I can not stand them.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

With some services I like to pause the show for a bit when it has just started, then whenever the adverts start I just forward through them. You can do this on adriana's TV.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I know. Over here they have two types of commercials, beer and cars. Sometimes I use hulu or rent the DVD.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Same for over here, and you can never really tell if an advert will be about cars, beer or food these days.

Nothing from adriana yet today...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She is probably busy making last minute packing changes.

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I hope that is the reason.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is nothing you can do about any of the other situations. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I suppose so. I guess I have been too used to spending the last few weeks chatting endlessly to her, it feels strange to have no contact with her at all at this time of the evening.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will have to get used yo it until she comes back. What is is with the other one? Why does she say she is not looking?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Katie? She said there is no one she likes at the moment...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then why is she asking you what you like?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

We were just talking about relationships (I initiated the topic). I might ask the same question to someone whom I didn't have a crush on, just to see if I fit into their type. It is probably an ego thing.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Usually when they ask that question they are hoping you say them or some similar type.

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